Job - Curator, Walter Philips Gallery, deadline August 7Posted by April Steele • Sunday, July 24. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
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The Walter Philips Gallery (WPG) at The Banff Centre is looking for a Curator who is passionate about contemporary art, curatorial and museological practice, and brings a solid reputation based on exhibition and publication history. Reporting to the Director, Visual Arts this position carries out the day-to-day responsibility for the leadership of Gallery related activity and budget management, as well as for the administration, registration and logistical coordination of all Gallery and related programs including the Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI).
- Planning, research and delivery of an annual program of exhibitions, public programs, publications, commissions, conferences, and events and for WPG and BICI
- With the Director, develops and plans Gallery programming which augments the Creative Residencies and other activities of the Visual Arts department
- Hires, trains and performance manages the Gallery staff including the Preparator, Curatorial Assistant, Programs Assistant, Gallery Assistant and casual staff
- Oversees contracts and agreements with artists, guests, contract staff, touring and in-house exhibitions, and other Gallery and BICI programming
- Manages Gallery programming and events, develops appropriate scheduling and ensures all logistical arrangements for shipping, storage, packing/crating, customs, insurance, contracts and condition reports are in place in a timely manner and on budget
- Monitors and tracks program related income and expenditures on a day-to-day basis, conducts budget reconciliation and regularly identifies variances and reports potential problems to the Director, and Operations Manager and other project leaders
- In coordination with Creative Residencies program, organizes and gathers materials for websites, and iTunesU, both for WPG and BICI and oversees the updating of the web accordingly
- Researches, secures and reports on appropriate external funding support for Gallery activities via grant applications and private sector funding requests
- Implements and develops an active and ongoing Gallery workstudy program, ensuring the appropriate learning objectives are tailored for each participant and that they are being met and that workstudies are mentored and supervised in an appropriate manner
- Ensures the overall care, conservation, security and ongoing management of The Banff Centreâs fine art collections and public artworks
- Implements best practices in digital data management and digital preservation and oversees the development of organizationally-appropriate digital data management standards and digital preservation policies and procedures
The Ideal Candidate:
- Masters level degree in art history, curatorial or museum studies
- At least 3 years of institutional experience working as a Curator and managing a permanent collection
- At least 3 years' experience actively managing and supervising staff
- Knowledge of national and international contemporary art and theory
- Demonstrated reputation based on exhibition and publication history
- Experience with outdoor sculpture commissions
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, innovation in museological practice and an interest in developing a relevant practice within the context of the Walter Phillips Gallery
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and must possess excellent research, administrative, financial, management, supervisory and organizational skills
- Takes initiative, works well both independently and in a team-oriented environment
- Willingness to travel and work irregular hours as required
Employment Terms & Benefits:
- In accordance with the terms of employment governing Management/PSP employees, this is a salaried permanent position, subject to a 12 month probationary period.
- The annual salary for this position ranges between $47,222 and $51,947 depending on experience.
- The Banff Centre offers a comprehensive benefits package to all of its full time salaried employees. For more information please visit our benefits page.
The Banff Centre is accepting applications for this position from July 22 until August 7, 2011.
To apply, please visit http://tbe.taleo.net/NA3/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BANFFCENTRE&cws=1&rid=1463