Supervisor of Arts and Culture, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)

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Supervisor, Arts and Culture
Digital and Information Services – Community Connections

Are you a visionary leader who is able to shape and capture diverse audiences?
Do you have 5 years of curatorial experience with an art gallery or collections-based institution?
Do you have experience with grant and subsidy applications?

This may be the opportunity for you!

The role…

The Supervisor of Arts and Culture is responsible for the initiation, research, development, and presentation of a dynamic curatorial vision, including exhibitions organized within Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) and exhibitions originating from other institutions; and co-creating exhibitions working with Peel’s Community.

This role is integral to the planning and organization of education and public programs related to exhibitions and collections in PAMA.

What you will do…

  • Provides leadership to build a high performing, engaged and committed team of professionals. Oversight of a multi-disciplinary team of core PAMA staff, vendors and contractors
  • Leads the Art and Museum teams within PAMA, providing a high level of expertise and oversight in accordance with relevant industry standards within a culturally diverse community.
  • Responsible for the resolution of challenges regarding collection stewardship, storage, preservation, exhibition and program content, accessibility standards and community engagement
  • Responsible for the delivery of gallery services, including exhibitions, publications, management of the Permanent Collections, community relations, incoming and outgoing loans, donor relations, community liaison, conservation, grant management, reports and evaluations.
  • Maintains connections with local, provincial, and national visual arts and museum communities and has a demonstrated knowledge of theoretical, historical, and intellectual contexts of contemporary art practices, museum practices, and an ability to communicate this knowledge to specialized and general audiences
  • Ensures that program strategies align with goals and objectives of the Region of Peel Community for Life, and that plans and resources support the program while also ensuring PAMA’s long-term financial sustainability
  • Oversees the daily work of the Art and Museum team and provides coaching and mentoring. Sources grants and donations to increase program capacity
  • Liaises with a network of stakeholders, boards and committees, patrons, donors, artists, colleagues, grantor’s; community, business, and educational leaders, volunteers, and Peel partners to fulfil the objectives of PAMA and Region of Peel to meet the needs of the community
  • Develops operational plans for the Art & Museum to support strategic directions of PAMA’s program plan
  • Leads the collaborative cross-departmental process for establishing exhibition schedules
  • Develop and implement policies, standards, and procedures related to exhibition, collection management, risk management, art & cultural services, conservation, community engagement and public access
  • Foster innovation in design and curatorial vision to create exceptional visitor and user experiences
  • Curate exhibitions, conduct research, produce publications and facilitate loans of exhibitions to and from other lenders, including artists, collectors and colleague institutions.
  • Manage strategic relationships, including with donors, funders, partners and stakeholders, in order to strengthen institutional and community links
  • Manages fiscal resources by monitoring expenditures, allocating funds, making cost savings and recommending operational improvement identifying appropriate revenue sources, ensuring compliance with budget expectations, and assisting with developing the annual section budget.
  • Secures grants and identifies potential exhibition and program sponsorships to further PAMA’s objectives
  • Responds to emergencies as part of the leadership team
  • Develops communication strategy documents, exhibition plans, project proposals, Council and Advisory Board reports, program business plans, policies and procedures, exhibition text / didactics and publications, contractual agreements, reports, presentations, grant applications, letters, general correspondence and social media, and other content

What we require:

  • Master’s degree in art history or related field combined with 5 years of curatorial experience in a related position in an art gallery or other collections-based institution
  • 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one major area of the PAMA collections
  • Demonstrated results in building community engagement
  • Demonstrated results related to best practices, industry standards, digital curation, and current trends in curation and exhibition, collections management, educational programming and visitor experiences
  • Demonstrated expertise with co-creation
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate information to improve existing programs or to develop new approaches or processes
  • Strong problem solving and judgement skills
  • Strong financial management and planning skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Knowledge of legislation effecting cultural institution service provision.
  • Demonstrated results in grant and subsidy applications.
  • Knowledge of AODA
  • Experience with Diversity and inclusion

Location: Due to Covid 19, most of our offices are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community. As such, this position will be required to work remotely for an undetermined period of time. Once our offices re-open you will report to 9 Wellington Street, Brampton ON

Hours of work: 35 hours per week/ Monday- Friday. This position will require flexibility in hours with the ability to work weekends and some statutory holidays.

If this leadership opportunity matches your qualifications and experience please apply directly online by June 17, 2020.