Director of Learning and Engagement, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Photo courtesy of the AGGV.

Director of Learning and Engagement

Start Date: As early as March 2022
Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time
Salary: $100,300 per annum, with additional extended health & dental benefits, pension contributions and 4 weeks paid vacation.
Location: Onsite at 1040 Moss St., Victoria, BC. Remote work feasible for an initial period.

About the Position:

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) seeks an ambitious and experienced leader to join its senior management team, in the newly created role of Director of Learning and Engagement.

Reporting to the Director/CEO, the Director of Learning and Engagement is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of public engagement initiatives within and outside the Gallery including learning and interpretive initiatives, educational objectives and audience development goals. The Director is a key liaison between the Gallery and other arts, cultural, education, non-profit and governmental organizations and is responsible for connecting art to audiences through innovative programs.

The successful candidate will have a working intercultural skill-set of effectively working with a diverse group of staff, artists and community members, and a history of engagement with Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC communities.

The position manages a team of staff, contractors, interns and others working in educational, interpretive, public and studio programs and events. As a member of the management team, the candidate will participate in establishing priorities for the Gallery in consultation with the Director and other senior staff. The candidate will develop and lead the delivery of a comprehensive engagement strategy for the delivery of public programs that provides learning opportunities for adults, youth, families and children including programs for schools. They will also work closely with the Chief Curator and other curatorial staff to develop and deliver public programming related to the Gallery’s exhibition program and collections.

A graduate university degree (M.A. or M.F.A.) including a comprehensive knowledge of art and cultural history are required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of experience in program development and delivery through traditional education models, interactive learning and innovative media technologies to diverse audiences in a museum or gallery setting.

The AGGV is embarking on an exciting future including the planned construction of a new gallery building, and this position is critical to its success.

Application Deadline: 4PM PST, Friday January 27, 2023

Full job description and application details at:

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV)
1040 Moss Street
Victoria BC V8V 4P1

Accessibility: Accessible

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