Thursday, 25 October 2012

Stride Gallery Call for Applications – Gallery Director

POSITION: Gallery Director
TERMS:  30-40 hours per week, 2 year contract beginning January 15, 2013
SALARY: $36,000 per annum plus benefits and professional development support

DEADLINE: Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 5 PM late, emailed, or faxed applications will not be considered

Stride Gallery Hiring Committee
1004 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M7

Stride supports artistic pursuits that combine innovative creative expression with informed critical discourse and promotes recognition of emerging, mid-career and established artists by providing opportunities for community engagement with contemporary art practices.

Stride provides gallery exhibition spaces and presentation opportunities for diverse art projects that stimulate reconsideration and reframing of conventional points of view.

Stride envisions a curious and engaged society that recognizes contemporary artists for their commitment to critical discourse and creative expression and their contributions to community and culture.

Reporting to the Stride Art Gallery Association’s Board of Directors, the Gallery Director is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Stride Gallery. Areas of responsibility include: financial management of the gallery, including but not limited to budget planning, grant writing, fundraising, invoicing, deposits, bookkeeping, preparation of reports and payroll; working with the Board of Directors to select and implement programming for Stride’s three exhibition spaces and other sites as requested; coordinating and overseeing the production and dissemination of publicity materials and publications; developing and maintaining partnerships within the local and national arts communities and organizations; recruiting and supervising volunteers and staff; maintaining gallery premises and equipment; and all other duties as required by the Board.

This position is an excellent opportunity for an artist or curator with a strong interest in artist-run centres, arts administration, and contemporary visual art practices.

  • Minimum Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History or equivalent post-secondary visual arts education;
  • Some experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations;
  • A background in arts administration and management is considered an asset;
  • A solid understanding of contemporary visual art and related disciplines;
  • Previous successful grant writing and fundraising experience;
  • Familiarity with basic accounting and bookkeeping principles;
  • Excellent communication, presentation, writing, editing and time management skills;
  • Working knowledge of Mac software, Microsoft Office Suite, and Simply Accounting;
  • A mature attitude and ability to work independently in a cooperative environment;

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter (two pages maximum) which includes a brief description of the applicants' knowledge of Stride Gallery, interest in artist-run culture, detailed understanding of the position and required skills, along with their curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum), at least two suitable references, and up to two writing samples (500 words maximum each) in confidence to the above address.

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Communication Consultant, Arts Branch

Information in this posting was retrieved from: AFA Newswire - October 18, 2012

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