Contemporary Art Curator - Kootenay Gallery of Art

Kootenay Gallery of Art
Posted a month ago
Castlegar
~$30,000
Part Time

Job Description

Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science Society is looking for a permanent part time Gallery Curator to oversee the development, coordination, and administration of all aspects of the Gallery’s ongoing exhibitions.

The ideal candidate would have an academic background in a field related to the position, excellent written and verbal communication, team working skills, and a passion for the arts.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director the Curator would ultimately include the efficient and smooth operation and planning of yearly exhibits including:

• Research, development, and implementation of the annual exhibitions schedule for temporary exhibitions in the two galleries • Fabrication, installation, and disassembling of exhibits including:

  •   Develop storylines and themes and organize displays and exhibitions
    
  •   Coordinate the storage of collections and the setting up of displays and exhibitions
    
  •   Oversee the conservation, display and circulation of collections
    

• Work with contract personnel (guest curators) as appropriate • Develop and oversee exhibition programs that extend exhibition impact • Ensure a high level of quality and professionalism in the presentation of all exhibitions and interpretive materials • Build and maintain positive relationships with local and regional artists • Research and write material such as curator statements, essays, grants, etc. • Liaise with artists and volunteers • Assist in reports and grant writing • Oversee exhibition promotions and collaborate with the Executive Director in preparing exhibition budgets and grant applications • Assist in ensuring exhibition reporting requirements are met in a timely and professional manner • Available to work a varied work schedule and additional hours based on operational demands that may include day, weekend, and/or evening shifts • Other duties as required

Assets:

• An academic background in art education, studio art, and/or art history • Experience with an electronic accounting program and Desktop Publishing • Experience with arts programming • Strong social media skills

Additional:

Hours – 15 to 22.5 hours per week Salary – $22.00 - $24.00 per hour

Start Date – ASAP

Some evening and weekend work may be required.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter by email to: kootenaygallery@telus.net. (Please write “Gallery Curator Position” in the subject line.)

Deadline for Applications

February 28, 2023 12:00 PM (noon) PST

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