Gallery Manager, Centre A
Centre A is looking for a Gallery Manager!
As early as May 2021, or flexible
35 hours per week, full-time
$40,000 – 44,000 per annum, commensurate with experience, with benefits and two-week paid vacation
Onsite at 205-268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC (subject to COVID-19-related restrictions) and online
About the Position:
Interested in building your professional experience in the exciting world of contemporary art? Have a passion for community-building, non-profit management, and collaborating with creative minds? If so, then joining the Centre A team as a Gallery Manager might be the perfect fit for you.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Gallery Manager is a dynamic, newly-created position engaged with all aspects of Centre A’s day-to-day operations. We are a small team looking for an energetic person who can take the lead in revamping and running our key administrative systems, including financial planning and accounting, membership coordination, scheduling and record-keeping.
The Gallery Manager will also play an integral role in supporting our fundraising, programming, marketing and outreach initiatives. This includes contributing innovative ideas for diversifying our community and building long-term sustainability and success. As a champion for Centre A’s mission and values, the Gallery Manager will help us raise awareness of our exhibitions and programs while greeting members and visitors on a regular basis.
The successful candidate will be highly organized, proactive, and a strong communicator. Prior experience in the arts or non-profit sector, knowledge of an Asian language, or fundraising experience will be a strong asset.
About Centre A:
Centre A (officially, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) is a leading public art gallery situated in Vancouver’s Chinatown, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. It is the only public art gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Asian and Asian-diasporic perspectives since 1999. A registered charity, Centre A is committed to providing a platform for engaging diverse communities through public access to the arts, mentorship opportunities, and provocative exhibitions and programs.
Overview of Duties:
- Work with the Executive Director to oversee and implement the operating budget, program budgets and annual audit
- Manage day-to-day financial transactions and cost control, including accounts payable and receivable, invoicing, remittances, budget tracking, and reporting
- Ensure effective financial processes and systems with input from the Centre A staff and Board of Directors
Operations and Planning
- Coordinate gallery and office maintenance, including managing office supplies, security, and other facility needs
- Systematically file important organizational documents, with a focus on preserving institutional memory and providing administrative support
- Ensure that staff are following workplace health and safety protocols
- Receive gallery visitors, answer phone calls, and respond to general inquiries
- Support exhibition installation including scheduling, shipping, and equipment management
- Coordinate and provide hands-on support for events and logistics
- Work with the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee to secure funding through grant writing, donor cultivation and sponsorship activities
- Maintain Centre A’s membership program and database
- Work with the Executive Director to ensure Centre A maintains strong and positive relationships with funders and sponsors
- Develop and execute fundraising plans including identifying new opportunities
Community and Public Relations
- Extend Centre A’s audience reach via marketing, strategic communications, and public relations
- Produce clean and professional copy, press releases, and other written materials
- Cultivate and steward relationships with members and stakeholders
- Oversee the development and implementation of digital and social media strategies to enhance the profile of the organization
- Contribute to a positive, inclusive, healthy, and safe work environment
- Mentor and supervise entry-level staff
- Oversee the recruitment and training of volunteers
- Minimum 2 years of work experience in financial management, arts administration, non-profit management, fundraising, business, or equivalent, preferably with additional knowledge or experience in the cultural sector
- An undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in arts management, business administration, non-profit management, or equivalent experience
- Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), time management skills, and the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines
- Detail-oriented, strong work ethic and initiative, able to work independently and with others
- Familiarity with QuickBooks Online or other accounting platforms
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Cargo, and WordPress is an asset.
- Familiarity with social media platforms for organizational use
- Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends
- Strong assets: a valid driver’s license, experience in installing artworks, design skills, photography skills, knowledge of languages other than English (particularly Asian languages)
How to Apply:
To apply, please provide:
- a letter of intent describing your interest in the position, reasons for applying, any other information that may help strengthen your application (max. 2 pages),
- a curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) or resume, and
- a support material portfolio including writing sample(s), past project(s), and/or anything that demonstrates relevant skills (optional).
Please email the application package as a single PDF document with your name and the position in the title, in the above order, to email@example.com by April 13, 2021, at 11:59 PM.
Review of applications will begin on April 14, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
We acknowledge the time and effort invested in each application, and thank you in advance for your interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and asked to provide contact details of three professional references.
Centre A values diversity in the workplace because it allows us to better understand and meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and personal growth among our staff, and it’s essential to our success as an organization. We are committed to equity and inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups, including but not limited to sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, and/or disability.