Curator of Art & Visual Culture, The Reach Gallery Museum

Curator of Art & Visual Culture
The Reach Gallery Museum

Full time: 35 hrs/wk
Salary: 65,000- $72,500 plus benefits
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The Curator of Art & Visual Culture plays a lead role in shaping the artistic vision of The Reach by developing exhibitions, public programming, and publications related to creative practice and associated forms of cultural production.

The Curator of Art & Visual Culture works closely with a highly motivated team to devise an ambitious, visitor-centered exhibition program and to plan engaging experiences that inspire and challenge audiences. The Curator of Art & Visual Culture must be eager to build meaningful relationships with diverse communities across the region, and to consider how these audiences will be best served, challenged, and represented by the exhibition program.

Our ideal candidate is a hands-on leader who is passionate about community-building through the arts, and has an exciting vision for responsive, ethical, and forward-thinking curatorial practice in one of Canada’s fastest-growing and most diverse cities.

This is a full-time position (35 hours per week). The compensation package includes extended medical and dental coverage, generous vacation time, a flexible schedule, and the ability to contribute to a matched RSP program. Core work hours are between 10 am-4 pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility to work outside these hours as needed to achieve the goals of the position.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership for short- and long- range exhibition planning with a focus on community benefit, curatorial rigor, visitor engagement, ecological and economic sustainability, and leveraging the unique interdisciplinary quality of the Gallery Museum
  • Act as the content lead for art exhibitions including unique curatorial research, facilitating partnerships with guest curators and touring projects, managing timelines and logistics, writing and/or coordinating all associated curatorial and media text
  • Act as the lead for exhibition-related public programs, events, and activities to meet attendance and participation goals.
  • Participate in senior management activities as appropriate including policy development, planning, budgeting, and scheduling
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and development staff to secure private and public funding support (e.g. grant writing, contributing to sponsorship briefs)

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A graduate-level degree in art history, curatorial studies, visual arts, cultural studies, museum studies or a discipline relevant to the visual arts. Those with comparable training and substantial cultural sector experience will also be considered
  • At least five years of curatorial experience with increasing responsibility

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and résumé by email to as a single PDF by 5pm on Friday October 28, 2022. Please use “Curator of Art & Visual Culture” as the subject line of your email.

The posting will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Reach strives to create a staff that is as diverse as our community and encourages applications from candidates who are IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, persons with disabilities, and new Canadians.

About The Reach

The Reach Gallery Museum is located on Stó:lō Téméxw, in the unceded territory of the Semá:th and Mathxwí First Nations. The Reach is a board-led, not-for-profit organization and a registered charity. The award-winning contemporary art gallery, local history museum, and regional archives was established in 2008 and operates in a LEEDS certified facility that features over 6,000 square feet of fully accessible exhibition space. The Reach presents three dynamic seasons of contemporary art and history exhibitions annually and is a hive of education and public programming activity. Abbotsford is one of the most diverse, fastest growing communities in Canada. Within this exciting context, The Reach strives to build a program that both reflects and challenges the interests, desires, and attitudes of our community.

The Reach Gallery Museum
32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3
Phone 604.864.8087

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