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Job - Curator, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, deadline August 8

Posted by April Steele • Friday, July 8. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Job Title: Curator
Institution / Organization: Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Location: Brandon, Manitoba
Closing Date: August 08, 2011
E-Mail: director(at)
Fax number: (204) 726-8139
Web link to Institution

Job description:
As Manitoba’s second largest public art gallery, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is committed to contemporary art programming as a vehicle for community transformation. In keeping with this commitment to contextualize regional art practice within the larger Canadian art discourse, we are seeking to fill the key position of Curator.

The Curator will possess significant knowledge of contemporary Canadian art, be committed to collaborative work methods, understand the value of regional art practice, and share in the Gallery’s vision to actively engage diverse communities and cultures with the visual arts.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator is responsible for developing and producing contemporary art exhibitions and related publications, and working collaboratively with other staff to provide innovative public programs and effective communications strategies. Responsibilities also include actively engaging relevant community groups and members of the regional arts milieu.

Qualifications include an advanced degree in a relevant discipline and at least one year related experience, with a sound knowledge of contemporary art history. Comprehensive knowledge of funding requirements and relevant funding agencies is mandatory. Excellent interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills, demonstrable writing skills, and proven publishing ability are also required.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent employee benefits package.
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