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Job: Curatorial Projects Manager, Art Gallery of Alberta

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, March 18. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The Art Gallery of Alberta is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the province's only solely dedicated art museum. Serving both the city of Edmonton and the province of Alberta, the Gallery maintains a collection of over 6,000 objects and presents an ongoing series of collection-based and temporary exhibitions with related educational programs. The Art Gallery of Alberta is committed to deepening the understanding of visual culture through on‑going investigations of artistic and curatorial practice, where the viewer is inspired to go beyond the end product to gain greater awareness of and appreciation for the creative process.

Position Description
Reporting to the Deputy Director / Chief Curator, the Curatorial Projects Manager will provide administrative assistance for the production and presentation of AGA exhibitions and special curatorial projects. This responsibility includes: developing and administering exhibition production schedules and files; liaising and coordinating with visiting artists, guest curators and lending institutions; administering and coordinating: art work loan requests, loan forms, contracts and list of works. The Curatorial Projects Manager will oversee the administration of exhibitions and special curatorial projects such as: art work commissions, calls for submission and other art installation projects. The Curatorial Projects Manager will also coordinate AGA national travelling exhibition projects, and may be asked to oversee the installation of select in-coming touring exhibitions.

The successful candidate will possess a university degree in art history or a related subject; a minimum of five years working experience in an art or related cultural museum; a proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong organizational and administrative skills; project management experience; a knowledge of exhibition installation and art work handling procedures; and the ability to work under general direction and in a team environment.

May 30, 2010
Please submit resumes by mail or e-mail to careers -at-

Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2C1

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