Job Postings: Artistic Director/Curator and Director of Operations and Development, Artspace

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378 Aylmer St N, Peterborough, ON | artspace-arc.org

Artspace Artist Run Center is inviting applications for the positions of Artistic Director/Curator and Director of Operations and Development

Artspace values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of colour, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and foreign-born residents to apply. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Artspace is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against for any reason, including race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, mental health or medical condition. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and the needs of the organization.

Artspace is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs: hr@artspace-arc.org

Artspace is Peterborough’s artist-run centre, a non-profit organization committed to the presentation of contemporary art and the support of artists. We change in response to the needs of artists and work to engage and develop audiences. Our programming is both national in scope and regional in spirit. As a part of our mandate to connect artists to the community and welcome a broad range of involvement, Artspace has a long history of employing vibrant and talented individuals from across the country. We offer the stability of strong infrastructure, alongside a dedication to experimentation allowing for creative development and new directions. The centre is a respected training ground and launching pad for a new generation of cultural workers.

Artistic Director/Curator

$40 000 Full time, 35 hours/week

Requirements
BFA, MFA, or MA degree in the Arts, and/or Arts Administration, or a BA with at least two years related work experience.

The ideal candidate will have garnered a wide range of experience in arts administration, curating, building strong professional relationships, financial management, grant writing, and teambuilding.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director/Curator will:

  • Work alongside the Director of Operations and Development to fulfil the mandate of the organization
  • Research, write and compile all operating, special project and employment grant applications
  • Seek out new funding sources and develop partnerships to actively increase the centres operating and programing budgets
  • Oversee the annual call for submissions and selections, coordinate all exhibitions and special programs
  • Develop and guide short and long term operational planning and vision of the organization in collaboration with the Director of Operations and Development, and the Board
  • Lead all gallery preparations and installations in accordance with internal guidelines and government regulations
  • Recruit, hire, train, and oversee staff along with the Director of Operations and Development, and the HR committee
  • Attend regular Board meetings and report on all the programming activities of the center
  • Be flexible and available on some evenings and weekends for openings, meetings and other events

Skills Required

  • A strong knowledge of current trends in Canadian contemporary art
  • A background in the not-for-profit, culture related sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, and proficiency with general office/design
    software
  • Highly organized, self-directed, able to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to strategize short and long term goals and develop an innovative vision
  • Proven track record of seeing projects through to successful completion
  • A passion for inclusivity and understanding of regional arts challenges
  • The ability to implement curatorial standards for the exhibition of works and a working knowledge of archival and proper art handling procedures

Director of Operations and Development

$40 000 Full time, 35 hours/week

Requirements
BFA, MFA, or MA degree in the Arts, and/or Arts Administration, or a BA with at least two years related work experience.

The ideal candidate will have garnered a wide range of experience in arts administration, fundraising, building strong professional relationships, financial management, marketing and outreach, and teambuilding.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director of Operations and Development will:

  • Work alongside the Artistic Director/Curator to fulfill the mandate of the organization
  • Develop and execute all fundraising activities of the organization including sponsorship, donation, events and drives
  • Seek out new funding sources and develop initiatives to actively increase the centres operating and programming budgets
  • Develop and distribute all publicity and marketing materials and strategies
  • Develop and guide short and long term operational planning and vision of the organization in collaboration with the Artistic Director/Curator, and the Board
  • Manage general operations of the organization including membership, building maintenance and communications
  • Recruit, hire, train, and oversee staff along with the Artistic Director/Curator, and the HR committee
  • Attend regular Board meetings and report on all the financial, fundraising and operational activities of the centre
  • Be flexible and available on some evenings and weekends for openings, meetings and other events

Skills Required

  • A strong understanding and proven ability to successfully implement marketing and communications strategies
  • A background in the not-for-profit, culture related sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, and proficiency with general office/design software
  • Highly organized, self-directed, able to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to strategize short and long term goals and develop an innovative vision
  • Proven track record of seeing projects through to successful completion
  • A passion for inclusivity and understanding of regional arts challenges
  • The ability to successfully develop and implement fundraising strategies

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit by e-mail only to hr@artspace-arc.org a cover letter, current resume, writing sample and contacts for three professional references, using the subject heading: ATTN: ARTSPACE HIRING COMMITTEE _ Your Name. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: Open Until Filled

For more information please contact:
Cyd Hosker
Board of Directors – Chair
hr@artspace-arc.org
(705) 748-3883