Visual Arts Coordinator, City of St. Albert


As Alberta’s ‘Botanical Arts City’, St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 70,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert among the best places to live in Canada.

Our Community Services Team is currently recruiting for Visual Arts Coordinator. This position is responsible for administering, coordinating, supervising, and overseeing public art projects within the City of St. Albert’s Public Art program including procurement, maintenance, and access. This position oversees and administers adjudication and the selection process for Public Art Projects in consultation with associated internal and external stakeholders. The Visual Arts Coordinator develops annual reports on the status of the Permanent Art Collection and makes recommendations for future restoration, or deaccession, as needed.

This position acts as a liaison between visual artists, visual arts organizations including St. Albert Visual Arts Council (SAPVAC), Arts and Heritage Foundation, and the City of St. Albert. The Coordinator provides consultation and expertise to visual artists and visual arts organizations enabling them to access assistance with board and program development, strategic and event planning and funding opportunities as it applies to Visual Arts.

This position supervises the Public Arts Associate & Registrar, as well as contractors. The Visual Arts Coordinator is also part of the Children’s Festival Team and provides input into overall Visual Arts design, program planning and operations.


$79,053 – $97,296 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package.


  • Degree in Fine Arts or a related area is with 5 years related experience (an equivalence of diploma and 7 years of experience maybe considered)
  • Membership in the Alberta Museums Association AMA, Visual Arts Alberta, Alberta Public Art Network APAN, Creative City Network of Canada, Public Art Network is an asset
  • Excellent communication and supervision skills.
  • Organizational skills, community development philosophies, strategic planning, facilitation, and mediation skills.
  • Excellent research and report writing are required frequently.
  • A vast knowledge of the visual arts community, visual art mediums and specialized equipment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers License and a personal vehicle for work use is required.

Hours of Work

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks). There is a requirement for a flexible work schedule that allows for evening and weekend commitments, and occasional overtime.

Hybrid Remote Work – This position may be eligible to apply for Hybrid Remote Work at the completion of the probationary period. Hybrid Remote Work means the majority of worktime (51+%) will be completed in the designated workspace, and the remainder may be worked remotely.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website

Closing Date: September 27, 2023

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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City of St. Albert
110, 120 Carleton Drive
St. Albert, AB