MACKENZIE ART GALLERY
engaging people in transformative experiences of the world through art
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is hiring for the position of Assistant Curator
For a full job description, please visit: www.mackenzieartgallery.ca/aboutjobsandopportunities
About the MacKenzie Art Gallery:
The MacKenzie Art Gallery (MAG) is Saskatchewan’s oldest and most comprehensive art museum, serving a leadership role in Western Canada. This is a watershed moment in the history of the Gallery, as it is undergoing a multi-phase organizational transformation. Programming primarily contemporary art from the prairies, Canada and abroad, the MAG addresses an encyclopedic range of visual art and culture, and is an international leader in Indigenous art. Housed within an over 115,000ft2 facility, maintained to Class A Museum standards, the MAG permanent collection spans 5000 years of art with nearly 5000 works. MAG was founded on the collection of its namesake, Norman MacKenzie (1869–1936), who bequeathed his collection to the University of Saskatchewan (Regina College), now the University of Regina.
Opening in 1953 in the first purpose-built art gallery building in western Canada, the MacKenzie enjoys a nationally unique partnership with the University of Regina. After separating in 1990, and moving to its current premises, MAG now maintains separate board governance, site and an expansive mandate and quarters in the T.C. (Tommy) Douglas Building. The MAG features an outdoor sculpture garden with potential for growth through loans, acquisitions and commissions. The MAG is situated in Treaty Four territory, traditional land of the Cree, Saulteaux and Metis, and home to the Dakota, Nakota and Lakota peoples. The MAG is located on the edge of the 2300-acre Wascana Centre, the largest urban park in Canada. Wascana Centre (1962) was designed by renowned modernist architect Minoru Yamasaki, designer of the original World Trade Center in New York, and is a living artifact of modernist design heritage.
Reporting to the Head Curator, and in collaboration with other Gallery staff, assists in the development and production of exhibitions, publications, collections, and associated programs to achieve the Vision and strategic objectives of the Gallery.
Assists with the coordination and development of the Permanent Collection and acquisition processes.
Nature of Work:
Reporting to the Head Curator, works collaboratively with all Gallery staff in a consultative manner to deliver dynamic, engaging and innovative programs. The Assistant Curator must be knowledgeable in curatorial and administrative planning and best practices and assists to ensure consistency of the MacKenzie Gallery program alignment with Mission and Vision, Strategic and Business plans, brand and visual identity, and how these documents are realized through all programs, visitor experience and engagement.
Qualifications – Education: A bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Qualifications – Experience: A minimum of two years of directly related experience in a non-profit, or similarly complex environment, with excellent knowledge of art gallery museum procedures, art handling, and environmental standards, comfortable discussing issues affecting the arts today, knowledge of art, including specialist expertise in an established area of research, with a strategic priority towards Indigenous art and artists, and comfort and experience working with artists and curators; demonstrated knowledge of exhibition production and design; experience organizing Indigenous exhibitions and programs an asset; experience with project management and delivery in a complex, dynamic environment.
Skills: Strong leadership and consensus building skills; the demonstrated ability to think and act strategically; proactive, highly organized and self-motivated; ability to prioritize deadlines; strong team player with the ability to work independently, collaboratively, and within a team environment; ability to express ideas and concepts effectively, verbally and in writing, including the ability to prepare and present verbal and written reports of a specialized nature; fluency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), familiar with Collections Management software considered an asset.
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce that includes women, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities who have traditionally been and are currently underrepresented in the Canadian workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply no later than Friday, November 9, 2018 4:30 PM.
Please include “Assistant Curator” in the subject line of all applications sent via email.