Curatorial Assistant – Walter Phillips Gallery, the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

Deadline: February 24, 2013.

The Opportunity
Are you a highly-motivated arts professional with a broad and strong knowledge of Contemporary Art? Do you have an aptitude for project organization and an eye for detail? The Visual Arts department at The Banff Centre is looking for a Curatorial Assistant to provide the organizational and administrative support required for the successful coordination and implementation of exhibitions in the Walter Phillips Gallery (WPG).

Responsibilities
Provide all levels of administrative support to the Curator, artists, and guest curators to coordinate WPG programs.
Liaise with artists and/or their dealers to arrange loans and/or commissions of their art and implement all aspects of acquiring, shipping, and receiving art and collectibles for installation in the WPG.
Maintain the schedule for the WPG, coordinating all Gallery activities and related projects
Work in the Gallery during exhibitions and opening receptions as needed.
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.
Track budgets relating to WPG programming, providing regular updates to the Operations Manager, Visual Arts and the Curator.
Associated duties as required.

The Ideal Candidate
Has completed a university degree in art history, curatorial studies, fine arts, media arts and/or museum studies with a specialization in contemporary art.
Brings a minimum of three years’ experience working in a museum or arts organization setting.
Exhibits excellent planning and organizational skills, paying high attention to detail.
Demonstrates highly-developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal diplomatically with a wide variety of people.
Is an independent worker who is able to prioritize and time-manage effectively to produce work of a high standard, while developing multiple projects.

Special Requirements
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.
Due to deadlines in the job and weekend activities, the Assistant Curator may be required to work irregular hours and some weekends.

Employment Terms & Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probationary period.
This position pays $3246.75 per month increasing to $3609.13 per month after probation, working 37.5 hours per week.
The Banff Centre offers a comprehensive benefits and pension package. For more information please visit our benefits page.

Application Process
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please submit your application online via The Banff Centre careers website as per below.
We are accepting applications for this position from February 7 to February 24, 2013.

Further information and application: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BANFFCENTRE&cws=1&rid=1849

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