Reporting to the Executive Director & CEO, the position is responsible for leading a team in executing the strategy and related annual plan in all program areas, ensuring high standards of excellence.
About the Position
The Director of Programs is a new position at the MacKenzie Art Gallery that will support the Executive Director & CEO in leading the development, implementation and evaluation of the overall program of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in accordance with the Gallery’s Mission, Vision and strategic and business plans. Responsibility encompasses the curatorial and education departments, working towards implementing a synergy between these areas in order to create a cohesive, collaborative structure for all programs. Programs include exhibitions, public programs, learning and interpretive programs, publications, classes, artist residencies, commissions, collections and all other public-facing interactive, experiential and research activities.
As a member of the management team, this position works with all areas of the Gallery and critically contributes to long-term strategic planning for the organization, anticipating challenges and developing long-term opportunities and sustainability. In accordance with the Gallery’s Mission, Vision and strategic and business plans, this position plays a leading role in guiding the organization’s ongoing operations and evaluation, serving a leadership role in creating a positive work environment, enabling staff to contribute their best, fostering an appreciation for the arts and a culture of philanthropy and total development.
According to these areas of accountability it is expected that the position will allocate time roughly as follows: 50% program development and research; 25% human resources management and administration; 25% fund development. The Director of Programs is expected to curate approximately one major project every two years.
This position supervises the following staff: Head Curator, Coordinator of Public Programs and Community Engagement, Coordinator of Learning Initiatives, and Exhibitions Manager.
For a complete job description, visit www.mackenzieartgallery.ca/aboutjobsandopportunities
This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Interviews will commence on July 16th, but only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. The MacKenzie thanks all applicants for their interest.
Interested candidates should submit the following in their application:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Max. 500 word Vision Statement for this opportunity
4. A curatorial/critical writing sample of up to 1000 words
Please include “Director of Programs” in the subject line of all applications sent via email.
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Attn: Jackie Martin, Director of Finance and Operations
3475 Albert Street
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Jackie Martin, Director of Finance & Operations, at (306) 584-4250 ext. 4275.