Job opportunity with Centre: Artistic Director
March 16th, 2021
Lesley Loksi Chan, (L) 16:9
WITH SPINNING WAIT
CURSOR, (R) 4:3 WITH
SPINNING WAIT CURSOR,
2019, Interweavings Exhibition
at Centre , 2019. Photo by Andrew Butkevicius.
Call for Applicants: Artistic Director
Centre for Artistic and Social Practice
Reports to: Executive Director
Application Deadline: Friday April 16th, 2021
Centre for Artistic and Social Practice is dedicated to supporting artists with creation, production, presentation, and dissemination. Centre’s programming encourages experimentation through site-specific interventions, installations, new media, performances, hands-on research, creation and presentation, interpretation and dissemination, and promoting post-medium practices for artists. Our artistic mission is to support artists in a variety of ways: networking through our forums, breaking down barriers to engagement, connecting artists to different sectors, and creating inclusive work spaces. As an artistic leader in supporting and strengthening artistic discourse, Centre serves artists by providing opportunities for exhibiting, and offering professional development opportunities through residencies.
The Artistic Director is responsible for overseeing all visual arts programming at Centre including the curation and coordination of the Main and Members’ Gallery exhibitions, along with artist talks and affiliated public programming. The Artistic Director will also generate and circulate calls for submission, as well as oversee coordination of public art projects and artist residencies. The candidate should also have grant writing experience and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Manage exhibition programming and liaising with artists;
- Collaborate with peer organizations;
- Oversee jury committees and submissions;
- Oversee promotions and marketing;
- Manage programming budgets; and other general duties as specified.
- Strong background in and knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international art, applicants will preferably hold an MFA or MA in fine art, art history, curatorial studies, or museum studies.
- Two – three years experience with exhibitions and public programming.
- Strong administrative skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong time management and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work both collectively and independently.
- Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and InDesign.
- Program development skills and promotional experience.
- Experience with artist-run centres.
- Knowledge of and connections to other artist-run centres and galleries in Canada and abroad.
All applications must include both a resume and cover letter and should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and addressed to the Executive Director.
The deadline for applications is April 16th, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
Centre welcomes and strongly encourages people from marginalized communities and intersecting identities to apply.