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Programming Coordinator - Artcite Inc.
Application deadline: January 20, 2019.

Artcite works on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.

Artcite Inc. is a non-profit, artist-run centre with a rich history of supporting interdisciplinary, contemporary art presentation in the Windsor-Detroit area. We’re seeking an engaging and dedicated Programming Coordinator to join our team.

20 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends as required. Hours may increase as funding becomes available.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

In association with the Executive Director and the Artcite Programming Committee, in accordance with the policies set by the Board of Directors and voting artist members of the centre, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for the general development and presentation of exhibition and events program, and as such, will:

  • solicit and process programming submissions from artists, empowering underrepresented groups, and independent curators
  • organize and facilitate programming meetings
  • coordinate exhibitions and events including contracts, shipment, travel, and partnerships
  • assist in the application of special project grants
  • coordinate documentation of exhibitions and events, and archive related programming media coverage (compile print and online articles, obtain copies of broadcast and webcast features, etc.)
  • act as main Programming spokesperson with the media, presenting partners, community stakeholders, artists and the public, organize press and media coverage and promotion for gallery activities, including media releases and the design and distribution of digital and print materials.
  • meet with the public in the gallery, answer telephone and email enquiries
  • assist the Executive Director in day-to-day responsibilities
  • update and maintain Artcite website and exhibition archives
  • attend monthly Board meetings, programming meetings and other relevant meetings as required


Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience

  • a post-secondary degree in visual arts, fine art, curating, museum studies, art history (with a concentration in contemporary art) or equivalent experience and a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices and the guiding principles of Canadian artist-run culture
  • experience programming and working in a gallery or artist-run centre
  • experience with exhibition installation. Curatorial experience an asset.
  • experience facilitating events and coordinating with artists


Communication, Public Relations and Grants

  • the Programming Director is one of the first points of contact between Artcite, artists and the public, and must have the ability to represent the gallery in public and to granting bodies and community stakeholders, requiring strong oral and writing skills and experience with new media technologies
  • the ideal candidate will have proven grant-writing abilities, including demonstrated success in grant writing for various levels of government


General, Administrative and Interpersonal

  • proficiency in various computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, graphic design, web management and social media platforms
  • strong time management skills, and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • capable of performing the varying physical demands of gallery and off-site art installation (e.g. hanging large pieces, comfortable working on ladders, moving plinths) and shipping and receiving art work
  • the successful candidate will possess a demonstrated involvement or affiliation in their local arts community
  • experience working in the non-profit sector, and managing volunteers an asset


Deadline for applications is January 20, 2018 at 11:59pm

No telephone calls please. Please send inquires by email to hiringcomm@artcite.ca


To Apply:

Please submit: A one-page letter of interest describing your skills and experience as they relate to this position; a curriculum vitae or résumé; and 2 samples of writing (e.g. critism, grant or creative writing, journal articles, or other professional writing).

Please email a single PDF file to: hiringcomm@artcite.ca. Please put “Programming Coordinator” and your first and last name in the subject line.


Please Note:

  • preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • this position is a 3-year contract with a 3-month probationary period
  • prospective applicants may be required to take a written and technical competency test, and will be required to provide a police check

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Artcite Inc. is a semi-accessible, multi-level facility located in downtown Windsor, Ontario. Artcite is committed to employment equity by maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on Artcite Inc., please visit our web site at: www.artcite.ca


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