Job: Curatorial Assistant, Walter Phillips GalleryPosted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, December 7. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The application date for this opportunity has passed.
Reporting to the Curator, you will be responsible for providing organizational support and collection-registration assistance to meet the diverse needs of the Walter Phillips Gallery (WPG) programs, the Banff International Curatorial Institute and related projects.
Provide organizational and administrative support to the Curator, artists and guest curators and coordinate WPG programs.
Liaise with artists and/or their dealers to discuss the organization of loans and/or commissions in coordination with the Curator and Director.
Implement all aspects of registration, insurance, customs, conservation, maintenance, packing, shipping, storage, inspection and condition reporting, and acquisitions of art and collections in accordance with WPG protocol.
Maintain schedule for Gallery and related events, coordinating all Gallery activities and related new works projects.
On occasion, work in the Gallery space, interacting with the audience and ensuring general maintenance, cleanliness, and security of the exhibition.
Conduct Gallery exhibition and facility tours, coordinate opening receptions and special events for the Gallery, and ensure smooth running of events.
Coordinate and monitor all touring exhibitions and publications.
Maintain liaisons with the general public, professional organizations and associations specifically related to the Gallery and assist in establishing and maintaining effective contacts with the arts, cultural, government and business communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
Provide organizational support to the Gallery Program Assistant for the development and coordination of all WPG promotional materials, and for the distribution and archiving of all Gallery materials including publicity, reviews, slides, photos, audio/visual material and files.
Provide support in grant research and preparation, final reporting and other fundraising efforts.
Track budgets relating to Gallery programming, providing regular updates to the Operations Manager, Visual Arts and the Curator Assistant in the hiring, supervision, and training of the Gallery Assistant.
University degree in art history, curatorial studies, fine arts, media arts and/or museum studies with a specialization in contemporary art.
Excellent planning and organizational skills with close attention to detail and function.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal diplomatically with a wide variety of people including The Banff Centre staff and the public.
An independent worker who is able to prioritize effectively to produce work of a high standard while working on multiple projects.
Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the local R.C.M.P. detachment, verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be made.
You may be required to work irregular hours, including weekends.
This is a CUPE local 4318 salaried support staff position, with a 6 month probationary period. This position pays $3183.38 per month increasing to $3537.63 per month after probation, working 37.5 hours per week.
Date Closes: December 17, 2010
The start date for this position is February 21, 2011.
For information and to apply: Banff Centre careers website