Curator of Exhibitions & Programming, Art Gallery of Swift Current

Deadline: July 17th, 2021, 4:30 p.m. CST
Permanent, Full-time position

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Art Gallery of Swift Current

Art Gallery of Swift Current is seeking a Curator of Exhibitions & Programming. Located on Treaty 4, traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis people, the Art Gallery of Swift Current is a dynamic cultural hub, promoting the development and appreciation of contemporary Canadian art, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and western Canadian artists. AGSC programming includes a diverse range of exhibitions, educational programming, artist led workshops, and seasonal classes; As well as artists talks and receptions when possible.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to and collaborating with the Gallery Director, The Curator of Exhibitions and Programming will…

  • Curate exhibitions and assist in gallery installations.
  • Create and/or edit original, published content and materials.
  • Assist in development of multi-year exhibition schedule.
  • Enhance local arts programming & community connections.
  • Assist in development and implementation of public programming in collaboration with Operations and Programming co-ordinator.
  • Assist with gallery events including public speaking at receptions.
  • Assist with grant preparation and the reporting of operating grants as well as project-based grants.
  • Conduct art interpretation tours and presentations for school and public groups.

In collaboration with the Registrar/Preparator the Curator of Exhibitions and Programming will…

  • Maintain permanent collection object and files.
  • Maintain as well as archive past exhibition files.

In collaboration with all gallery staff

  • Assist with day-to-day operations including and not limited to: working with public, correspondence, registrations for programming, conducting art supply sales, taking membership payments, working with and training gallery volunteers, and maintaining/building partnerships with other city departments and community groups.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of membership and member relations.
  • Assist with development of fundraising initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor of Fine Arts. A master in Curation, Art History, Fine Arts would be an asset OR equivalent education and experience.
  • Two or more years of experience in art galleries, museums and/or, artist run centre including proof of programming and curation.
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for Saskatchewan and Canadian artists and art practices.
  • Ability to conceptualize, analyze, prioritize, and make decisions from research and conceptualization to project implementation.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including grant writing.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Experience in Fundraising
  • Knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Comfort using social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of physical handling of works of art in a diversity of media.
  • Willingness to be flexible with work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively and foster a healthy work environment.
  • Attention to detail, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with artists, interns, volunteers, donors, and the public.

Assets:

  • Experience in building sustainable relationships in community arts.
  • Website and design experience.
  • Experience working/living in a rural community.
  • Knowledge of Adobe photoshop.
  • Experience working with students.
  • Familiar with CADAC.
  • Experience in arts education.

Salary Range: $61,345.95 to $74,636.72
The City of Swift Current offers an attractive benefits package and pension plan.

Please submit

  • A letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Support material (PDF catalogues, URL link to documentation of curatorial projects and/or reviews of projects)
  • Two references

Human Resources
City of Swift Current Fax: (306)778-2194
P.O. Box 340 Email: hr@swiftcurrent.ca
Swift Current, SK
S9H 3W1

We wish to thank all candidates who apply,
however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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