Director/Curator, Mann Art Gallery
About the Mann Art Gallery (MAG): The MAG is Prince Albert’s only public art gallery, and the northernmost public art gallery in Saskatchewan. It has an important role to play in promoting local and regional artists’ work through mounting and touring exhibitions, producing catalogues, and conducting curatorial visits. Adding diversity and community involvement in our programming is achieved by exhibiting works in three on-site galleries from different artists and art groups. This allows the gallery to maintain its curatorial focus (Main Gallery), and display emerging artists (Project Space), while encouraging youth & adult students to actively participate (Studio Gallery/Education Room). OSAC touring exhibitions and community exhibitions are presented in partnership with the PA Arts Council in the John V. Hicks Gallery. The MAG is a not-for-profit organization, financially supported by grants from the City of Prince Albert, The Mann Family, community and government sources.
Position Summary: The Director/Curator oversees the operational, artistic, developmental, and financial management of the organization, in accordance with the strategic and operational plan. Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Board of Directors, the Director/Curator leads the artistic programming and administrative operations consistent with the gallery’s vision and mission. The ideal candidate will have a wide range of skills related to curation and programming management, as well as financial reporting, policy implementation, and staff leadership. Please refer to the full job description posted on our website at: https://www.mannartgallery.ca/post/now-hiring-director-curator-1 and learn more about us on social media: on Facebook, MannArtGalleryPA, and on Instagram, @mannartgallery.
Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, or equivalent education & experience, from an accredited university program with a specialization in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies, or Studio Art. A suitable combination of education and experience may be considered.
Three years of previous art gallery experience, administration and operation of a cultural institution, exhibitions or related programs. Demonstrated leadership working with a professional team, groups, and managing volunteers. Managing finances in the non-profit sector, including grant proposals and fundraising experience.
Please refer to the detailed Skills list under Qualifications in the full job description posted on our website at: https://www.mannartgallery.ca/
Ideal Start Date: Immediately (negotiable start date)
Contract: 3 year renewable contract
Full time Work: Some evenings and weekends are required for meetings and events. Hours are flexible and negotiable.
About Prince Albert: A vibrant community, Prince Albert prides itself on being family-focused. The city is located on the North Saskatchewan River in central Saskatchewan, close to lake country. Prince Albert offers all the benefits of big city amenities, including arts, entertainment and unique cultural experiences. We have a strong and diverse arts community that supports and celebrates artistic endeavours. A city for all seasons, there is easy access to parks, walking, hiking, sled or ski trails, plus modern facilities for indoor recreation. Prince Albert is leading the way in making an active, prosperous city full of opportunities for our 37,000 residents.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit application packages to the MAG Board of Directors by e-mail only to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Application for Director/Curator”. Application deadline is July 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm.
The Application Package should include:
- A cover letter
- Names & contact information for three professional references
- One or two original writing samples, such as a curatorial text, grant proposal, critical art analysis. Sensitive information may be redacted.