EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR
DEADLINE: JUNE 17 2016
ABOUT UNTITLED ART SOCIETY:
Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary, Untitled Art Society (UAS) supports emerging art through public exhibitions, workshops and educational programming, the provision of production resources, and opportunities for discourse. UAS exhibitions showcase early emerging artists as an important aspect of critical engagement in provincial contemporary art.
Under the authority and in consultation with the Board of Directors and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Director will assume the following tasks and responsibilities:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs the overall operations, budgets and capital assets of the gallery by:
a. assessing short and long term financial and capital needs and making recommendations to address them in consultation with the Board of Directors;
b. drafting and tracking the annual operating budget and reporting regularly to the board on the gallery’s financial situation;
c. proactively identifying, prioritizing and pursuing all appropriate revenue sources including local, provincial and national government grants; and all associated grant writing, reporting and budgeting in consultation with the Board of Directors;
d. implementing board policies and directives with regard to financial management and advising the board and external committees on financial priorities and budget matters where appropriate;
e. assistance with fundraising activities and special events undertaken by the board; in liaison with external community and institutional stakeholders;
f. attend the Annual General Meeting, and present monthly reports at Board meetings.
The Director, in collaboration with Board members, plans the overall programming direction and activities of the gallery, including exhibitions and ancillary or special events by:
a. acting as the sole liaison with all artists and external contractors for UAS programming including; contracting, communication, scheduling and management;
b. presenting a balanced program of exhibitions, interpretive programs and special ancillary programs that reflect the gallery’s mandate and community;
c. working with the Board to develop a budget for each exhibition, program, and event within the overall program budget;
d. liaising and maintaining strong ties, and building new relationships with other artist-run and arts organizations in the city and in the province;
e. working with the Board on an annual program schedule;
f. developing a good working relationship with artists and respecting their rights as partners in the visual arts and as creative producers;
g. assists and oversees the installation of exhibitions and all necessary requirements for events.
Managing UAS studios and facilities by:
a. posting and filling studio vacancies through the appropriate promotional channels, and interview process; in consultation with the Board of Directors;
b. collecting and depositing studio rent and managing communications with studio renters;
c. acting as a liaison between the landlord and building management on behalf of the Board of Directors;
d. orienting new renters of the UAS studios to the organization’s policies; and ensuring renters abide by renter’s contracts with regular monitoring.
The Director promotes the gallery and its programs in the media and to the general public by:
a. developing and maintaining connections with a wide range of community cultural groups;
b. attending openings and major events to serve as the gallery’s host and introducing guest speakers, artists and programs;
c. writing promotional copy and approving design circulated in the name of the gallery;
d. conducting tours of the gallery;
e. giving media interviews on request.
5. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
The Director develops and maintains professional relationships with the visual arts community in support of mutual concerns and to promote the non-profit gallery sector by:
a. offering professional cooperation and support to colleague organizations within the visual arts network;
b. supporting advocacy efforts on behalf of the visual arts sector.
The Director manages all permanent, part-time and contract staff and volunteers to ensure efficient operation of the gallery by:
a. establishing clear lines of communication and authority;
b. assigning areas of responsibility, delegating duties and allocating tasks; including training, hours and all other HR related matters;
c. setting standards for performance and ethical conduct among all members of the staff, which are monitored and reported on regularly;
d. advise on the hiring of permanent, part-time and contract staff along with members of the Board.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND ASSETS:
The Director will receive a competitive salary commensurate with their experience and based on a 35-hour work week.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with attention to the HR committee by June 17th, 2016. The full application must be submitted as a single PDF document and should include:
Untitled Art Society is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 403.262.7911 during gallery hours.
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