Employment: The Banff Centre
Director, Visual Arts and Walter Phillips Gallery
The Banff Centre
The Banff Centre is looking for a dynamic Director, Visual Arts and Walter Phillips Gallery to envision, lead and manage the implementation of all Visual Arts programming at The Banff Centre, including the studio residency program, Walter Phillips Gallery and the Banff International Curatorial Institute.
Leads the Visual Arts department, envisioning a compelling future for programs that meets the ambitions laid out in the overall strategic plan of the Centre
Develops new programming of a high artistic caliber that meets the needs of Canadian and international artists in the 21st century and increases the reach of our nationally and internationally renowned programs
Creates an environment where artists can experiment and push creative boundaries to build on existing artistic knowledge and facilitate personal growth and development
Oversees a group of onsite staff with expertise in studio facilitation across artistic disciplines, curatorial research, exhibit preparation and production, publications, and collections management
Draws on his/her own network of contacts within the visual arts community to form a roster of exceptional sessional creative faculty
Ensures the Walter Phillips Gallery's reputation is enhanced as an institution of artistic excellence so that it is positioned at the forefront of contemporary art
Responsible for the Banff International Curatorial Institute, which supports research and professional development opportunities in the curatorial field
Has excellent knowledge of current art practice and a comprehensive understanding of art education and professional development at the post-secondary level
Displays familiarity with funding sources to identify and support the application for grant opportunities
Possesses at minimum a master's degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Fine Arts or a related field
Has worked at least 5 years in a leadership role in a visual arts context
Demonstrates knowledge of and has at least 5 years' experience with all aspects of collections management
Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the local R.C.M.P. detachment, verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be made
This position requires flexibility in schedule, working occasional weekends and evenings
Travel is required
Employment Terms & Benefits
This is a permanent, salaried Management/ PSP position, subject to a 12-month probationary period, based on working 37.5 hours per week.
Salary will be commensurate with level of education and experience.
The Banff Centre offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to all of its full time salaried employees. For more information please visit our benefits page.
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please submit your application online via The Banff Centre careers website at www.banffcentre.ca/careers/.
We are accepting applications for this position until: September 10, 2012.