Term: Full-time, permanent.
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the appropriate candidate has been found.
The New Gallery (TNG) is seeking a thoughtful and dedicated individual to lead our highly collaborative team in the role of director.
The director reports to, and works closely with, the board of directors as their primary advisor, and is the direct report for TNG’s staff. The director also has working relationships with artists, committee members, partner organizations, funders, and other community members. The director develops and leads the vision and strategic direction of the organization collaboratively with the board of directors, and guides the staff in TNG’s day-to-day operations.
The successful candidate will have a passion for contemporary art and artist-run culture, and be excited to serve and work with diverse communities. They will lead TNG’s ongoing efforts to be an equitable, accessible, and inclusive organization, and bring these values into their daily work and vision for the organization. TNG is looking for applicants who are community and values-driven, exceptional communicators and collaborators, motivated and passionate about their work, and highly organized.
Additional skills sets include: a history of successful grant and proposal-writing; fund development and donor engagement experience; financial literacy, including budgeting and understanding financial statements; bookkeeping; program development; and a familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Workspace; and experience in program development. Additional language skills, in particular any Chinese dialects, French, or Indigenous languages from Treaty 7, and a valid driver’s license are considered assets. The willingness to work evenings and weekends is required.
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Program Planning & Management
This is a full-time (35 hours/week) permanent position. Compensation for this position includes a salary range of $45,000 to $50,000 per annum, commensurate with experience, 3 weeks paid vacation, health care benefits, and professional development days off with a corresponding spending account.
Applicants can submit a letter outlining their interest and qualifications for this position to email@example.com with the subject line Application: Director 2021.
Oral and video submissions are also accepted, links to these files are preferred but other delivery methods are also accepted. CVs/resumes are not required, but applicants may supplement their letter of interest with this document if preferred. Contact information for professional references will be required if you are selected for an interview.
TNG is dedicated to equitable access, and encourages Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, newcomer, 2SLGBTQ+ artists, d/Deaf and disabled artists, emerging artists, as well as artists from poor and working-class backgrounds to apply to this opportunity.
TNG is committed to working individually with applicants facing barriers when applying to this opportunity. If you require support or accommodations during this process, or have any questions in general about the position, please contact us at 403.233.2399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TNG is an artist-run centre located in Mohkinstsis/Calgary on the ancestral and traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. This charitable centre for contemporary art was established in 1975 as the Clouds & Water Gallery and Visual Production Society.
TNG gratefully acknowledges its home on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, including the Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani and Siksika), Tsuu T’ina First Nation, Stoney Nakoda First Nation (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley), and Métis Nation of Alberta Region III. TNG would also like to acknowledge the many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this land home.
For more information about TNG, please visit thenewgallery.org.
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