MSVU Art Gallery Director, Mount Saint Vincent University

Art Gallery

About the Opportunity

MSVU Art Gallery functions as a resource to Mount Saint Vincent University and communities served by the University. It makes contributions to artistic life in general, with a focus on the Atlantic Provinces and Canada. The programmatic emphasis on women as cultural subjects and producers reflects the University’s mission. The Art Gallery recognizes socially-engaged artmaking as a means of deep community engagement. In recognition of its civic role, the Art Gallery has introduced accessible practices throughout its public programs.

The Director of the Art Gallery is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Art Gallery and the campus community through their specialized knowledge of visual art. Reporting to the Dean of Arts and Science, the Director has overall responsibility for the Gallery operation, including management of the budget; hiring, training, and full supervision of personnel; maintenance of Gallery facilities; and oversight and care of the University’s permanent collection. The Director plans and implements the annual program of exhibitions, publications, and special events, and secures external funding to support these initiatives. They also consult and collaborate with the internal university community, as well as with external individuals and groups to support the mission of the Gallery and the University. The Director develops and enacts Gallery-specific policies, with the approval of the Board of Governors.

About You

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Visual Art or Art History and a minimum of five years of relevant gallery experience. Previous experience in an academic environment is an asset.

Classification: Full-time MPA Level 6 Position
Starting Salary: $75,903 per annum (Step Progression $75,903 to $92,348)
Start Date: ASAP

To apply for this position, go to MSVU Careers and follow the online application system. Applications should include a cover letter and resume. This competition closes on May 10, 2023.

About Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in online and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. There are approximately 390 full-time permanent faculty and staff dedicated to supporting the Mount’s mission. Learn more about MSVU at

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Carrie Dawson
Dean of Arts & Science
Mount Saint Vincent University

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