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Manager of Collections and Exhibitions

Application Due Date: January 18, 2018

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is currently seeking applications for the Manager of Collections and Exhibitions position.

To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Jason Fitzgerald, Manager of Finance and Operations

Position description: Manager of Collections and Exhibitions

The Manager of Collections and Exhibitions position is a permanent full-time position that reports to the Director/CEO.

The Manager of Collections and Exhibitions is responsible for overseeing two important parts of the Gallery’s operations: Collections and Exhibitions. The position involves designing, managing and implementing collections policies and procedures relating to the permanent collection and loan collections. The position is also responsible for establishing and overseeing the implementation of exhibition policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Update the Collections Management and Exhibitions Policy and Procedures to reflect current best practices, the Gallery’s mandate and its resources;
  • Work with the CEO and the appropriate staff to re-activate the Exhibitions and Programs Committee;
  • Oversee and manage the collections and exhibitions staff,
  • Work with the entire Gallery staff to ensure that the permanent collection and all exhibitions are properly, safely managed and interpreted;
  • Participate in the strategic planning process;
  • Engage with the community to promote the collections and exhibitions, and to develop meaningful exhibitions including engaging community-based exhibitions;
  • Visit artists’ studios and form effective relationships with the artistic community in the province and across Canada;
  • Propose astute, discerning acquisitions to the permanent collection and prepare submissions for the Acquisitions Committee;
  • Process all tax applications and submissions to the Cultural Property Export Review Board and the Canada Revenue Agency in a timely, efficient manner;
  • With appropriate staff, lead a publications audit and make recommendations relating to a more efficient publishing strategy for the Gallery, including in paper and digital formats, as co-publications, and propose more effective marketing and distribution of publications. Work with the Gallery team to implement the recommendations;
  • Publish material and research relating to the collection in appropriate paper and on-line vehicles, including all in-house publications. Work with the Public Programming department staff to design and present meaningful, engaging educational programming;
  • Work with the CEO to develop and revise the editorial direction and content of Billie magazine;
  • Oversee the departmental budget and work with the Manager of Finance and Operations to develop the annual budget;
  • Supervise contract and guest Curators;
  • Work with the Gallery staff on grant submissions to local, provincial and federal agencies;
  • Represent the Gallery at appropriate public events;
  • At all times be a positive advocate for the Beaverbrook Art Gallery;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Education:

  • Curatorial experience in designing and delivering exhibitions of permanent collections and of temporary exhibitions;
  • 3-5 years experience in a public art gallery with demonstrable experience in exhibitions and collections management;
  • Demonstrable experience working collaboratively on interdisciplinary project teams;
  • Writing and publishing experience in a variety of formats ranging from books and catalogues, on-line formats to educational material in support of exhibitions and programs;
  • Adaptability, an openness to change and a willingness to negotiate divergent views on exhibition design and delivery;
  • Graduate degree in art history or a related discipline;
  • Bilingual in both official languages;
  • Intellectual curiosity and a zest for engaging audiences around art.

Additional requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to provide a valid and acceptable clearance letter (Criminal Records Check including Vulnerable Sector) upon request, obtained from the police department, for employment at the Gallery.

Résumés must be received no later than January 18, 2018 for consideration.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery offers a competitive benefits package including pension and medical benefits.

(The Gallery thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.)


To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Jason Fitzgerald, Manager of Finance and Operations

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