Public Art Curatorial Manager, Calgary Arts Development


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Public Art Curatorial Manager
(Term Certain Position One Year, Full-Time)

Calgary Arts Development Authority is our city’s designated arts development authority. We provide grant investments to hundreds of arts organizations, individual artists, and groups. We value relationships, generosity, reciprocity, plain language, and curiosity.

We believe the arts have the power to build our city. Through the arts development strategy, Living a Creative Life, our vision is a creative, connected, prosperous Calgary where every resident has the opportunity to live a creative life. We foster a sustainable and resilient arts sector, and support arts-led city building.

We have been newly appointed by city council as the future operator for Calgary’s public art program.

We are recruiting for a full-time public art curatorial manager to join our team. This is a new role, and will report to the public art director.

The individual in this role will work closely with the public art director in the planning and commissioning of art programs and works. This individual will work closely with engagement and communication staff to establish and share a vision for public art in Calgary (known as Moh’kinsstis in Blackfoot). This vision will be shared through the commissioning of new work, but also through artist talks, community education opportunities, and artist education opportunities.

It is expected that the individual in this position will work closely with a variety of City of Calgary departments in the development of programming plans.

The successful candidate is committed to embedding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in all relationships and processes related to public art. This includes Truth and Reconciliation and right relations with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities within Treaty 7 territory, in part realized through the activation of the White Goose Flying Report, a local adaptation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report with calls to action that can be influenced locally.

PLEASE VISIT our website for the full job description and how to apply.

For best consideration apply by August 9, 2021. We are hoping to fill this position by September 1, 2021 but our commitment to finding the right fit may require more time.