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GAIL AND STEPHEN A. JARISLOWSKY CURATOR

Become an integral part of the Audain Art Museum, a 56,000 square foot institution in Whistler, British Columbia. Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, the Museum, designed by the award-winning architectural firm Patkau Architects, is a must-see experience in Whistler, Canada’s favorite year-round destination.

The Museum’s permanent collection showcases the art of British Columbia from the late 18th century to present. Anchoring the collection is James Hart’s The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), the most significant contemporary carved cedar Dance Screen in the world. Other highlights include an important collection of 19th and 20th century First Nations masks and works by some of Canada’s most celebrated artists including Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes and the internationally renowned photo-conceptualists Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas. In addition to the permanent collection the Museum has visiting exhibitions of art from Canada and around the world.

Whistler has a lot to offer; vibrant arts and culture opportunities, two majestic mountains with an energetic village, epic skiing and snowboarding, championship golf courses, hiking trails and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Dive in and make Whistler your home.


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Tourism Whistler, Justa Jeskova

Reporting to the Director & Chief Curator, the Curator works in partnership with the Director & Chief Curator on the preservation, research, financial and logistical planning, administration and interpretation of the exhibition program and the permanent collection. The successful candidate possesses a thorough knowledge of contemporary art practice, as well as familiarity with curatorial, education and museum practices. This position will supervise education program staff, volunteers and interns to ensure the Audain Art Museum’s (AAM) services are provided effectively and efficiently and with excellence.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • develop, organize and manage the AAM’s exhibition programs
  • research, curate and present exhibitions of a national and international level
  • identify and oversee the presentation of touring exhibitions from other institutions
  • ensure the overall safety and conservation of the permanent collection
  • Assist in identifying and acquiring art for the permanent collection
  • maintain clear and accurate records of the permanent collection art including all areas of collection and records management
  • In collaboration with the Director/Chief Curator prepare all project budgets
  • write and oversee the production of catalogues, and assist with communications and educational grants and fundraising materials applicable to the curatorial department
  • educate residents and visitors through public lectures, publications and planned docent training
  • cultivate and maintain artist, donor, Board, collector and community relations
  • recruit, train and supervise contract staff and volunteers to assist with exhibit tear down, exhibit preparation and installation
  • supervise and mentor staff, interns and volunteers concerning curatorial and exhibitions related activities


QUALIFICATIONS

  • a Masters’ degree in visual arts, art history, curatorial studies or a related field of study
  • minimum of 5 years professional experience in similar positions
  • demonstrated credibility as a curatorial professional
  • knowledge of BC art, Northwest First Nations to contemporary masters
  • experience in managing acquisitions, a permanent collection and working knowledge of collection software
  • knowledge of a second language is preferred
  • strong administrative and management skills
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • excellent organizational, time-management and team work skills
  • excellent knowledge of computers and software packages
  • must have a valid BC driver’s license


The successful candidate will be required to complete/provide:

  • Recent résumé;
  • Cover letter;
  • 3 recent work related references;
  • Applicants must be able to work in Canada;
  • Criminal Records Check will be required by the successful candidate.


Applicants are requested to submit a résumé package including a cover letter describing their qualifications prior to 5:00pm on Friday, May 18, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Visit https://audainartmuseum.com/employment-opportunities/ for posting.

ALL RESUME PACKAGES MAY BE DIRECTED TO

Brianna Beacom, Acting Director
Email: bbeacom@audainartmuseum.com
Subject line: Audain Art Museum: Curator Application May 2018


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Tourism Whistler, Justa Jeskova

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