Become an integral part of the Audain Art Museum, a 56,000 square foot institution in Whistler, British Columbia.
Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, the Museum, designed
by the award-winning architectural firm Patkau Architects, is a must-see experience in Whistler, Canada’s
favorite year-round destination.
The Museum’s permanent collection showcases the art of British Columbia from the late 18th century to present.
Anchoring the collection is James Hart’s The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), the most significant
contemporary carved cedar Dance Screen in the world. Other highlights include an important collection of 19th
and 20th century First Nations masks and works by some of Canada’s most celebrated artists including Emily
Carr, E.J. Hughes and the internationally renowned photo-conceptualists Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas. In addition
to the permanent collection the Museum has visiting exhibitions of art from Canada and around the world.
Whistler has a lot to offer; vibrant arts and culture opportunities, two majestic mountains with an energetic
village, epic skiing and snowboarding, championship golf courses, hiking trails and arguably the best mountain
bike park in the world. Dive in and make Whistler your home.
Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator, the Curator works in partnership with the Director/Chief Curator on the
preservation, research, financial and logistical planning, administration and interpretation of the exhibition
program and the permanent collection. The successful candidate possesses a thorough knowledge of
contemporary art practice, as well as familiarity with curatorial, education and museum practices. This position
will supervise education program staff, volunteers and interns to ensure the Audain Art Museum’s (AAM) services
are provided effectively and efficiently and with excellence.
develop, organize and manage the AAM’s exhibition programs
research, curate and present exhibitions of a national and international level
identify and oversee the presentation of touring exhibitions from other institutions
ensure the overall safety and conservation of the permanent collection
Assist in identifying and acquiring art for the permanent collection
maintain clear and accurate records of the permanent collection art including all areas of collection and
In collaboration with the Director/Chief Curator prepare all project budgets
write and oversee the production of catalogues, and assist with communications and educational grants
and fundraising materials applicable to the curatorial department
educate residents and visitors through public lectures, publications and planned docent training
cultivate and maintain artist, donor, Board, collector and community relations
recruit, train and supervise contract staff and volunteers to assist with exhibit tear down, exhibit
preparation and installation
supervise and mentor staff, interns and volunteers concerning curatorial and exhibitions related activities
a Masters’ degree in visual arts, art history, curatorial studies or a related field of study
minimum of 5 years professional experience in similar positions
demonstrated credibility as a curatorial professional
knowledge of BC art, Northwest First Nations to contemporary masters
experience in managing acquisitions, a permanent collection and working knowledge of collection
knowledge of a second language is preferred
strong administrative and management skills
excellent verbal and written communication skills
excellent organizational, time-management and team work skills
excellent knowledge of computers and software packages
must have a valid BC driver’s license
The successful candidate will be required to complete/provide:
• Recent résumé;
• Cover letter;
• 3 recent work related references;
• Applicants must be able to work in Canada;
• Criminal Records Check will be required by the successful candidate.
Applicants are requested to submit a résumé package including a cover letter describing their qualifications prior
to 5:00pm on Friday, May, 18, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for
an interview will be contacted.
ALL RESUME PACKAGES MAY BE DIRECTED TO
Brianna Beacom, Acting Director
Subject line: Audain Art Museum: Curator Application May 2018