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POSITIONS AVAILABLEThe Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) have collaborated to create this free job posting service for the heritage sector.
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POSITIONS AVAILABLEThe American Alliance of Museums posts listings of positions available at American museums.
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INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTORNovember 12, 2013

Job Posting
Interim Executive Director Comox Valley Art Gallery
12-Month Maternity Leave Replacement
27-30 hours/wk, $22/hr
Start date: Monday January 6, 2014*
*flexible in the event that relocating to fill the position is necessary
Reports to: the Comox Valley Art Gallery Board of Directors

The Comox Valley Art Gallery seeks an Interim Executive Director for a 12-month maternity leave replacement, beginning in January, 2014. The Gallery is a regional public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and celebrating emergent contemporary art practice. This involves facilitating art education and community development initiatives that encourage an ongoing exploration of the arts and their role in shaping and clarifying our culture.

The Interim Executive Director is responsible to successfully lead, develop and manage the organization according to the direction articulated in the Strategic Plan. S/he manages finances and operations, oversees staff and reports to the Board of Directors. The successful candidate is energetic, organized, creative, self-motivated and has a deep respect for the role of culture in communities. The ability to work within a team structure and to multi task is vital.

Qualifications: Minimum post-secondary Business Administration, Cultural Management degree or equivalent educational background with experience related to financial management in arts and culture 3-7 years of supervisory and management experience Comprehensive understanding of common financial management tools, and ability to manage all financial aspects of a not-for-profit organization Supervisory skills that inspire cooperative responsibility and a supportive work environment Organizational skills that ensure effective delegation and productive positive results Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Experience must include an in-depth knowledge of business operations with some experience in not for profit charitable organizations Must be willing to undertake a criminal record check.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Financial:
Responsible for all aspects of the financial operation/management of the Gallery (e.g. annual budget, clash flow forecasts, revenue and expenses and comparisons to other years) and monitors cash flow Supports and directs revenue generation through grant writing, event planning and researching additional resources (municipal, provincial, federal and private funding) Works with staff to monitor the annual budget Ensures that all documentation re: financial management and planning is up-to-date (insurance, licensing, etc. re: by-laws and constitution) Prepares year-end audit file with appropriate documentation and meets with auditor ensuring that the gallery remains fiscally responsible.

Personnel: Works with the Board Personnel Committee re: staff recruitment and performance review Prepares job descriptions for board approval Responsible for and approves time sheets, holiday schedules and banked time Responsible for supervising staff with an emphasis on cooperative responsibility and creative flexibility in problem solving, ensuring a respectful work environment
Public Relations: Works with the board as required re: public and community relations Represents the CVAG at Gallery and community functions Responsible for ensuring that the CVAG vision and core beliefs are represented in all media communication.

Board Relations: Directly responsible to the Board of Directors, and serves as the bridge between Board and Staff In conjunction with the Board President, sets the agenda for and attends all monthly board meetings Produces timely and accurate reports for board review Creates an open, transparent and mutually respectful relationship with the board.

Please forward Cover Letter and Resume to Roger Albert, Board President: rogalb@shaw.ca by 5pm on Friday December 6th, 2013.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
rogalb@shaw.ca


CURATOR/PROGRAM DIRECTORNovember 12, 2013
Job Posting
Curator/Program Director
Comox Valley Art Gallery – Permanent

28 hours/wk, $20/hr
Start date: Monday January 6, 2014*
*flexible in the event that re-locating to fill the position is necessary
Reports to: the Comox Valley Art Gallery Executive Director

The Comox Valley Art Gallery seeks a Curator/Program Director, beginning in mid-January, 2014. The Gallery is a regional public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and celebrating emergent contemporary art practice. This involves facilitating art education and community development initiatives that encourage an ongoing exploration of the arts and their role in shaping and clarifying our culture.

The Curator/Program Director is responsible for developing a vision for, and managing, the CVAG’s exhibition and education programming – working towards the goals identified in our strategic plan. This position has extensive knowledge of contemporary art and community-engagement practices, and a proven track-record in acquiring funds to support artistic programming.

Qualifications: Minimum post-0secondary degree in Contemporary Visual Arts Curatorial Studies, Contemporary Visual Arts, Cultural Management or related field (Masters degree preferred) Demonstrated success in developing unique and dynamic community engagement strategies Demonstrated success in securing funding for programs through grants, fundraisers, etc. Excellent time-management and organizational skills Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to work cooperatively with a diverse group of people Must be willing to undertake a criminal record check.

Curatorial & Programming Manages and directs all aspects of the exhibition program including but not limited to: working with a selection committee to program featured exhibits, coordinating production of exhibitions, management of production budget and annual calendar of exhibitions. Responsibility for this function includes establishing a collegial relationship with regional, provincial and national art galleries and building a network of contacts within the arts community.

Researches and writes exhibition and programming grants Manages fundraising events and initiatives Oversees, develops, and evaluates new and existing education programs Develops teaching materials and other resources for program delivery Conducts analysis to determine effectiveness of programming
Public Relations: Manages the marketing of the Gallery and its events, including media interviews and releases and social media communications Researches, prepares and disseminates communications material for internal and external audiences – assists in the preparation of brochures, reports, newsletters and other material Arranges interviews and news conferences, and acts as a spokesperson for the Gallery.

General Administration: Recruits, trains and oversees Gallery Volunteers Assists the Executive Director in writing operations grants Required to work in the Gallery Shop as needed Conducts various office coordination/administration tasks as determined by the Executive Director (ie: maintaining a schedule of Gallery activities, ordering supplies as necessary, etc.).

Please forward a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculim Vitae to Sharon Karsten, Executive Director: admin@comoxvalleyartgallery.com by 5pm,
Friday, December 6th, 2013.
Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
admin@comoxvalleyartgallery.com


CALL FOR CURATORSDisjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon is accepting proposals for a Curator-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 exhibition season. Click on web link below for application guidelines.

Proposals are due to Disjecta by
Friday, January 31, 2014 midnight PST. Please forward application materials to Bryan Suereth at bryan@disjecta.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted in February. No phone calls please.
503-286-9449  |  http://www.disjecta.org/media/transfer/doc/disjecta_announces_2014_2015_call_for_curators.pdf

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