Curator of Learning & Community Engagement, The Reach Gallery Museum

Curator of Learning & Community Engagement
The Reach Gallery Museum

Full time: 35 hrs/wk
Salary: $55,000-$62,500 plus benefits
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Overview

The Curator of Learning & Community Engagement provides vision and leadership for the development of interdisciplinary programs to meet the needs of diverse audiences ranging from children to seniors, and regular museum- and gallery- goers to first-time visitors. The position plays an essential role in helping audiences build meaningful connections between exhibition content and their own lives and experiences.

The position oversees contract staff, interns, and facilitators who deliver a suite of regular programs. The Curator of Learning & Community Engagement is responsible for innovating programs and events to engage new audiences and participating in the ongoing evaluation and improvement of all public and educational programs. Success in the role also includes building meaningful relationships with diverse communities across the region and encouraging external partnerships and collaborations in the development of public and educational programs.

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:

  • Coordinate the development, delivery, and facilitation of educational and public programs
  • Oversee the recruitment, training, and supervision of facilitators, instructors, and volunteers
  • Manage educational programs and develop learning resources at The Reach to be delivered across a variety of platforms
  • Manage the overall programming budget and monitor project-specific budgets
  • Oversee promotion, registration, and evaluation for educational and public programs

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience in teaching/education, public programming, community organizing, or event management
  • Post-secondary education in an area related to the position. Relevant credentials (e.g., diploma, degree) or an appropriate combination of education and experience will be considered

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and résumé by email to lschneider@thereach.ca as a single PDF by 5pm on Friday October 28, 2022. Please use “Curator of Learning & Community Engagement” 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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