Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Deadline: April 9, 2021
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
Start Date: As early as May 2021, or flexible
Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time
Salary: $90,000 per annum, with additional extended health & dental benefits, pension contributions, and 4 weeks of paid vacation.
Location: Onsite at 1040 Moss St., Victoria, BC. Remote work feasible for an initial period.
About the Position:
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) seeks a dynamic and ambitious Chief Curator to support the needs of its diverse exhibitions and collections programs.
Responsible for shaping the AGGV’s curatorial and education vision, the Chief Curator collaborates and consults with senior management colleagues, members of the Board, collectors, volunteers and the art community to expand the Gallery’s audience by creating displays, exhibitions, programs and publications that capture and engage a diverse audience.
The successful candidate will have a working intercultural skill-set of effectively working with a diverse group of staff, artists and community members, and a history of engagement with Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC communities.
What we are: The AGGV is a place for people, ideas, and experiences.
Where we are: The AGGV is located on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on this territory.
What we do: The Gallery strives to improve the wellbeing of our community and visitors, to help make Victoria a thriving and dynamic place to live.
How we do it: We encourage the kind of learning that comes from activating spaces and people by providing opportunities for critical thought and meaningful dialogue. Thanks to the support of our friends: gallery members, community collaborators, individual donors, public funders, foundations and local businesses, the Gallery can deliver a rich variety of outreach programs in our community to make art accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Programs touch thousands of local schools and community members every year and empower educators and facilitators to enrich their curriculum with broader understandings of art and practice.
Why our collection is important: The AGGV has been building an art collection for 70 years. It represents significant works produced in this region and art that represents our histories. Since its founding, the AGGV has been assembling work from around the Pacific Rim. We continue to build our collection in a way that can help address our complex histories, both nationally and locally.
Collaborations: We are proud to collaborate with artists, art historians, community groups and other cultural organizations to create engaging and relevant exhibitions and programs. These connections allow us to learn from our colleagues, share artworks, exhibitions, programs and research.
The position will oversee a staff of curators as well as adjunct and contract curators. As a member of the management team, the candidate will participate in establishing priorities for the Gallery in consultation with the Director and other senior staff. The candidate will provide direction on the research, development, preservation, documentation and display of the collections, and will ensure that the collections are made known and accessible to various publics through the Gallery programs.
Full job description and application details at: http://aggv.ca/about/careers