Art Gallery of Burlington – Head of Programming & Associate Educator: Call for Applications
The Art Gallery of Burlington’s curatorial and programming department is currently hiring for the positions of Associate Educator and Head of...

The Art Gallery of Burlington’s curatorial and programming department is currently hiring for the positions of Associate Educator and Head of Programming.

 

ASSOCIATE EDUCATOR:

Status: Full-Time Permanent, 35 hours per week, some evenings and weekends required
Start Date: January 27, 2020
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020, 4:30 pm

Job Description:
The Art Gallery of Burlington is looking for a creative leader for the full-time role of Associate Educator, Gallery Learning and Programs. As the Associate Educator, you will report directly to the Senior Curator, and will develop, plan, coordinate, and supervise all matters regarding education programs and initiatives at the gallery.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and recruit Education team, including the Volunteer Coordinator, Studio Technicians, Educators and instructors, and overseeing all internally-generated and external programs;
  • Coordinate, organize, school program bookings;
  • Schedule Educators for school programs and outreach programs;
  • Lead training for Educators and Instructors;
  • Create new education programming;
  • Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate volunteer training, scheduling, and management;
  • Engage in research for interpretive and scholarly contributions to gallery texts, education guides, audio guides, social media, and publications;
  • Ensure the development of education and adult programs that enrich the permanent collection and exhibitions, and enhance visitor experiences;
  • Build capacity to initiate community engagement through education;
  • Work with marketing staff to promote workshops, lectures, courses and special events;
  • Supervise volunteers, interns, and co-ops as required.
  • Maintain annual allocated budgets
  • Coordinate all finances, contracts, budgeting and invoices for in-gallery programs and school bookings.

Qualifications/Skills:
The ideal candidate is an ambitious and collaborative thinker, organized, and well versed in contemporary art and craft practices. A strong knowledge in studio production and project management is necessary for the position. Must possess solid writing skills, be detail-oriented, and able multitask on overlapping projects. Previous teaching experience, and experience working with school programs is as asset. First Aid/CPR-C certification is required, or the candidate must be willing to acquire it.

Experience:
Minimum college degree in a related field and 2-years of working experience in education
Previous experience in a non-profit and/or public environment, teaching visual arts, and/or working with Ontario schools is an asset. Relevant alternative experience will be considered.

HEAD OF PROGRAMMING:

Status: Full-Time Permanent, 35 hours per week, some evenings and weekends required
Start Date: March 23, 2020
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020, 4:30 pm

Skills:
The ideal candidate is an ambitious and collaborative thinker, organized, and well versed in contemporary art and craft practices. They must have an adept understanding of fine art handling, shipping, and condition reporting. A strong knowledge in exhibition coordination and project management, and publication coordination is necessary for the position. Candidates must possess solid writing skills, be detail-oriented, and able to multitask on overlapping projects. Understanding the nuances of the non-profit public gallery sector, is key to complete project and operating grant applications.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Reports directly to the Senior Curator, the Head of Programming provides logistic support for the AGB exhibitions, publications, collection, and education programs and designs and implements public programming;
  • Manage preparatory team and overseeing installation for all internally generated and touring exhibitions;
  • Assist in exhibition installation;
  • Work with contemporary artists for public projects, and gallery events;
  • Undertake the preparation of operational and project grants and developing promotion strategies for public programs;
  • Build new and lasting relationships with intergenerational communities in Burlington and surrounding area;
  • Engage in research for interpretive and scholarly contributions to gallery texts, education guides, and publications;
  • Work with the Senior Curator to oversee artist residencies, site-specific installations, and collection commissions;
  • Work closely with the Senior Curator to identify and secure funding sources and undertaking the preparation of operational and project grants;
  • Support the curatorial team and working closely with community engagement and education;
  • Supervise volunteers, interns, and co-ops as required;
  • Coordinate contracts, shipping, travel, schedules, and correspondence for exhibitions and public programs.

Experience:
A university or college degree in a related field (Fine Art / Studio, Art History, Curatorial Studies, etc.). An advanced (Masters-level) degree would be an asset. A minimum of two years professional programming experience, preferably in a public gallery setting. Previous experience in a non-profit and/or public environment, teaching visual arts, and/or working with Ontario schools is an asset. Relevant alternative experience will be considered.

Compensation:
Art Gallery of Burlington offers a competitive salary for these positions, commensurate with experience. The AGB is an equal opportunity employer, provides benefits, pension plans, and encourages applications from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume that clearly indicates your relevant work experiences and a cover letter that describes your interest in the position at the AGB and qualifications in one pdf. Send to jobs@agb.life with the Subject Line of the position you are applying for (eg. Head of Programming) by the deadline.

About the Art Gallery of Burlington:
The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is a public art gallery devoted to supporting contemporary art, craft, and related thought. The AGB is the home of and partner to Arts Burlington, our region’s largest association of artistic producers.

We are a gathering place for experiences, ideas, and conversations. We commit to this by producing exhibitions and publications that offer critical engagement with contemporary art. We create programming initiatives that push the boundaries of traditional arts education by supporting artists, youth, and the wider community in their personal, professional, and artistic development, and by leading in the study and preservation of contemporary Canadian ceramics.

The Art Gallery of Burlington is located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, at the head of Lake Ontario, within the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant and the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation.