Monday, 11 November 2013

Alberta Culture Seeking Manager, Art Collections

Alberta Culture is looking for a passionate and talented leader to provide strategic direction to the management of this collection and 15 other provincial art collections. If you’re a proven leader who’s looking to contribute to Alberta’s arts community then this may be the job for you.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Arts Branch, the Manager, Art Collections is responsible for the management of all government art collections including the AFA art collection. This includes providing support to the AFA Collections Committee and developing and administering the AFA Collections Framework and Policy. Significant advisory work with the AFA board also exists in the areas of acquisition, curatorial assessment and deaccession. The successful candidate will also oversee the physical care of the collection which regularly has approximately 30% of its pieces in circulation. This includes overseeing the digitization of the collection, damage and loss claims and maintaining standards for storage and collections management. 
The position is responsible for ensuring that the AFA art collection is accessible to people across Alberta, nationally and internationally and therefore, is responsible for developing and implementing all art placement policies. This includes lending works to stakeholders within the Government of Alberta, to Alberta not-for-profit organizations and to public galleries and institutions. Additionally, the successful candidate will oversee the administration of contracts for the AFA's Traveling Exhibition Program (TREX).
Finally, the successful candidate will have responsibilities in the areas of financial and human resource management. This includes operational planning, contract management, preparing briefings, directing and supervising staff and budget management.  

Qualifications: Completion of a related university degree (e.g. Fine Arts, Art History, Museum Studies) and at least three years of related, progressively responsible experience is required. Experience supervising staff and managing and working with an art collection is preferred. A related master’s degree is considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
Salary Range:     $2,936.39 - $3,951.53 bi-weekly ($76,640 - copy03,135 annually)
Competition No:  1020199                                                                                                          
Closing Date: November 12, 2013
Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit  If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Mechelle Silveira or Lindsey Tribe by e-mail: ; by mail Alberta Culture, 7th floor Standard Life Centre 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Mechelle Silveira or Lindsey Tribe at  .

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