Employment Opportunities

1. Executive Director

2. Curatorial Assistant (Young Canada Works)


1. Executive Director

Put your leadership skills to work in a creative and professional gallery environment. Campbell River Art Gallery seeks an experienced Executive Director with a proven background in grant and proposal writing; fundraising; personnel and organizational management; planning and financial management.

The Campbell River Art Gallery is a public contemporary gallery that presents art exhibitions, community programs, workshops, classes, and special events year- round in an Island community of just over 45,000.

As the successful candidate, you are an organized and collaborative manager, with a hands-on style and an understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. You seek new opportunities and relationships and are adept at marketing, community engagement and meeting deadlines. You enjoy building relationships and are skilled in both written and public speaking communication, as well as handling and having oversight on a multitude of tasks, details and public events. You are skilled in staff and volunteer management.

This is a salaried managerial position with estimated hours of 32 hours per week.

Preference will be given to those with experience working in a non-profit organization.

See the job description at www.crartgallery.ca. Send a resume and cover letter by Friday, June 5, 2020 to:

denise.mitchell@telus.net

with ED in the subject line. In your letter, let us know why you are the right person for the job, including concrete experience that is directly related the skills required.

Job Description

Reporting to the Campbell River Art Gallery Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is the executive authority in directing and conducting the activities of the Gallery. He/she shall provide leadership and strong organization skills and direction for the Gallery. The Executive Director is responsible for personnel management, budgeting and finances, facility management and planning, community relations, promotion, and fundraising. He/she will work with and direct the Gallery’s curator in presenting and exhibiting professional contemporary art.

The geographic region of the Campbell River Art Gallery covers the City of Campbell River and the areas included in Strathcona Regional District up to and including the Port Hardy area and surrounding islands. The region is large, sparsely populated, and includes many First Nations communities from a variety of cultural groups.

To undertake the duties and exercise the powers as Executive Director of the Art Gallery, as may be requested of the Executive Director by the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery, the Executive Director accepts the office, on the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, organizational skills, vision, and direction for the successful growth and development of the organization
  • Ensure the maintenance of financial records and reports, with monthly reports provided by the financial manager for Board of Trustees approval
  • Oversee the management of personnel, (paid and unpaid), including hiring, training, and evaluation
  • Oversee the volunteer program
  • Ensure the safe and effective daily operation of the Gallery facility, its programs, events, and activities
  • Foster support for the arts by actively collaborating with community groups such as the Arts Council, Museum, and other arts organizations.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with local First Nations; facilitate respectful and healthy dialog with First Nations and the whole of the north island community.
  • Complete government funding and grant proposals and maintain records
  • Take a lead role in all aspects of fundraising, including events and sponsorships, and build and maintain relationships with donors and granting agencies
  • Facilitate an annual cycle of visioning, planning, reporting and budget preparation, for Board approval
  • Support the Board and its committees, as required; and provide written and verbal reports to the Board monthly
  • Liaise with city and regional organizations, funders and businesses, and network with related arts, business, and cultural organizations
  • Ensure the maintenance of all Society records and Gallery policies
  • Maintain board liability and facility insurance

Qualifications

  • Experience working managing and directing staff and volunteers
  • Enjoy working as the lead in small team
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge for contemporary visual art, particularly Canadian
  • Financial planning and management experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Comfortable speaking and presenting in public
  • Successful experience writing grant proposals and final reports for government and private sector funding agencies
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to meet and manage multiple deadlines
  • Event planning experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience managing the affairs of a non-profit organization, preferably in the arts
  • Demonstrate understanding and experience of the complexities of regional communities.
  • Understanding of First Nations diversity, as well as a working knowledge of the importance of cultural safety and safe engagement practices
  • Strong conflict resolution, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Must live in the region, preferably in Campbell River

2. Curatorial Assistant (Young Canada Works)

Closing date: June 5 , 2020 by 5:00 pm
Location: Campbell River Art Gallery, 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C7
Length of assignment (subject to change): June 15 – October 15, 2020

The Campbell River Art Gallery (CRAG) is hiring a student for the position of Curatorial Assistant from June 15 to October 15, 2020. The CRAG is a contemporary art gallery located on Vancouver Island, BC consisting of a Main Gallery and a Satellite Gallery for exhibition, a studio for classes, and a gift shop featuring fine arts and craft. Our annual programming includes five contemporary art exhibitions, which run in concert with our educational programming and special events. This position will assist the Curator of Contemporary Art in research, exhibition installation, art handling, exhibition proposals, critical writing and publishing, as well as daily administrative and organizational work.

Curatorial Assistant applicants will have a background and/or interest in contemporary art.

Students pursuing degrees in Art History, Museum Studies, Fine Art, and/or Curatorial Studies are preferred. Any previous background in non-profit organizations, art galleries, artist-run-centres, or installation and art handling are greatly encouraged to apply and should be noted in your application.

Responsibilities

Working alongside the Curator of Contemporary Art, the student will assist with the following objectives:

  • Two professionally installed exhibitions: assist with installation, art handling, gallery preparation, administration, promotion, installation, virtual artist lectures, documentation and archives;
  • Assist in preparation for upcoming exhibitions; research and studio visits;
  • Curatorial research focusing on Canadian and Indigenous Arts programming;
  • Interact with the public as a docent, when needed;
  • Maintain Gallery statistics;
  • Assist in developing and testing virtual educational and community programming;
  • Maintenance of exhibition space, storage room and technical devices;
  • Preparation for 2020 fall exhibitions, classes and school programs through creative team brainstorming and improved promotional materials;
  • Increase participation and engagement of underserved audiences through relevant programming and promotion;
  • Other duties as required

Eligibility

This position will provide career-relevant training and experience for a young professional entering the visual art, curatorial, education or design professions, particularly in a non-profit organization.

This project will benefit the intern as they will gain necessary skills that are required for both curatorial and preparator employment within a non-profit organization. Our Gallery continues to exhibit renowned contemporary artists, along with research-based curated exhibitions that the intern will assist in all aspects of. The intern will also interact with the exhibiting artists and performers, as well as gallery patrons and community members. This is a multi-faceted job that requires many skills. Ultimately, the student will learn all the components of contemporary exhibition production regarding scholarly research, interaction and discussion, exhibition writing, education, and installation. 
This is a Young Canada Works (YCW) Summer Student Position. You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. (Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Are registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory;
  • Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; (applicants with disabilities are permitted to work part-time if required)
  • Do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;
  • Has been a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job, pursuing a postgraduate diploma or degree in fine arts (visual arts), education, museum studies, art history or related field;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.

Priority Criteria

All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. CRAG champions and empowers people of all abilities, and fosters an environment of inclusivity and collaboration.

Salary and Hours

This full-time, 35 hours per week, 14-week summer position is from June 15 – October 15, 2020. Hourly rate of pay is $14.50/hr. Applicants with disabilities may request a reduced schedule.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV or resume, proof of full-time student status in the winter semester 2020, and a brief letter of interest summarizing:
1) Your related qualifications
2) If you meet any of the priority criteria (optional)

To:
Jenelle Pasiechnik 

Campbell River Art Gallery
1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C7
or email curator@crartgallery.ca by 5:00 p.m. on June 5, 2020

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received will be screened based on information provided. Please ensure you include all relevant details about your qualifications for this position.