Public Art Director, Calgary Arts Development


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Public Art Director
(Permanent, 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 director to join our team. This role is a new position added to the leadership team, which comprises the president and CEO; the director, communications and engagement; and the director, community investment and impact.

Reporting to the CEO, the public art director will provide creative and executive leadership of the year-round schedule of commissioning, programming, and community engagement as an integrated practice.

This role includes the management of the public art program, long-range planning of the program’s initiatives and contracts, and direction of the public art team. The role also includes leading Calgary Arts Development’s work in activating the existing collection through programming and education opportunities. This is done with attention to reputation management and risk management for the program and the organization.

For this position, we are looking for a visionary leader who is passionate about the Calgary arts community, public art, and enjoys working with people.

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

For best consideration apply by July 26, 2021. We are hoping to fill this position by September 1, 2021 but our commitment to finding the right fit may require more time.