The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is Manitoba’s second largest public art gallery and one of the few public galleries in Canada to formally embrace cultural diversity in Contemporary Canadian art practice as part of its program policy. In keeping with our commitment to reflect the diversity of our community, we are seeking to fill the key position of Curator.

The Curator will possess significant knowledge of contemporary First Nations, Métis and Canadian art, be committed to collaborative work methods, understand the value of regional art practice, and share in the Gallery’s vision to reflect the cultural diversity of our community through contemporary art.

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 two years 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.

This is a permanent, full-time position.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please forward your cover letter, resume and samples of your writing in strict confidence by February 15, 2011 to:

Curator Search Committee
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
710 Rosser Avenue Unit 2
Brandon, MB R7A 0K9
Fax: 204 726-8139
Email: director -at- agsm.ca

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