Public Programming and Education Coordinator, Art Gallery of Algoma

Art Gallery of Algoma

Public Programming and Education Coordinator (full time position)
Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

The AGA is acknowledging the support for this position received from Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

About the Art Gallery of Algoma

The Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA) is the regional public art gallery serving the city of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma region and the surrounding area. Housed in 10,000 square feet building in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, the Gallery has a permanent collection of over 5,000 artworks and presents a year-round program of exhibitions, educational activities and special events. As the cornerstone of culture for Algoma and Sault Ste. Marie, the AGA is a gathering place, a destination for visitors from across the province, Canada and the USA. The AGA offers a dynamic work environment that encourages creativity, cooperation and growth.

About the Job

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Public Programming and Education Coordinator will be responsible for developing and carrying out public programming for children, students, and adults, based on exhibitions. Developing tours and art activities for various age groups in person and digitally. Planning, organizing, carrying out, promoting and project managing art workshops and art classes at the AGA for all age groups. Developing and presenting curriculum-based school tours for all grades. Developing new audiences and increasing attendance to all programs at the Gallery. Raising revenue as a result of various programming offered at the Gallery and writing educational and public programming grants. The Public Programming and Education Coordinator will work with Gallery staff as part of the Gallery team and assist with other gallery operations as needed.

Ken Danby Education Studio, Summer 2023

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain close working relationship with two School Boards.
  • Maintain connection and develop programs with Algoma University and Sault College.
  • Conceptualize and produce art workshops and classes for different audiences and age groups.
  • Develop and execute educational outreach activities in the community, in Algoma region and in Michigan promoting the Art Gallery of Algoma and visual arts in general.
  • Project manage all aspects of education-based events, including fundraising events.
  • Prepare and administer budgets pertaining to the education department to be approved by the Executive Director.
  • Ensure the Public Programming is increasing revenue yearly through increase in attendance to different programs, art classes and workshops.
  • Prepare grant applications and reports for projects.
  • Provide innovative and age-appropriate custom tours for each exhibition for different audiences, including School Boards.
  • Develop and oversee active Docent Program at the Gallery for education activities.
  • Supervise contract employees, student interns, and volunteers related to Public Programming and Education.

Job Requirements

  • Candidate must be a new entrant into the workforce, are transitioning to a new career, or the unemployed or underemployed who are entering a new field.
  • Candidate must have not previously participated in an NOHFC funded internship in the 2020 Mandate.
  • Candidate must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Candidate must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Once hired, the candidate must reside in the Northern Ontario community in which they are employed.


This is a full-time position for 52 weeks with the possibility to become permanent, 35 hours per week exclusive of breaks, 7 hours per day – flexibility with working hours is required. The pay is $20 per hour plus MERCs and vacation pay which is $41,860 per year. The probationary period is three months.

  • Master’s degree in art history or art education or combination of education and experience with minimum 5 years of experience in a public art museum/gallery field.
  • Knowledge of art – historical and contemporary.
  • Ability to carry out hands on art activities.
  • Knowledge of marketing and communication strategies to increase Gallery’s presence in the community using online and in person tools.
  • Increase revenue for the AGA through various activities.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Excellent written and oral ability.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, to work independently and in cooperation with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Knowledge of funding requirements and the relevant funding agencies.
  • Computer proficiency.

Please send a personalized cover letter and resume in confidence to: Jasmina Jovanovic, Executive Director, Art Gallery of Algoma, 10 East Street Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C3 or by email to: The posting will be open until filled.

The Art Gallery of Algoma is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal record check with vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence. The start date is as soon as possible.

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Art Gallery of Algoma
10 East Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C3