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Call for Applicant
Head of Communications and Development
Full-time position

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team. Gallery 44 is entering a new and exciting phase in its development and we are looking for a new team member to assist us in reaching our goals and growing our programs. The position of Head of Communications and Development helps support Gallery 44's mission and vision, in addition to our core education, facilities and exhibition programs. This exciting role offers the opportunity to direct the organization's communication materials, creatively innovate new fundraising approaches and to develop professionally alongside a supportive team of staff and Board members.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage G44's main fundraising event, Salon 44, including securing prizes for the raffle, artworks for sale and in-kind sponsors for the event and growing the organization's audience development strategies
  • Initiate additional one-off or annual fundraising events
  • Secure sponsorships and donations through various means including on-line giving campaigns
  • Assist the Executive Director with grant writing, editing and reporting, as needed
  • Develop and maintain multi-level communications strategy, including writing and circulating press releases, calendars and newsletters, updating social media and maintaining media contact list
  • Oversee G44's intern program including interviewing and placing interns
  • Assist as needed with programming and administrative duties
  • Work collaboratively with the G44 team to support the organization's mission, vision and strategic plan

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (arts management or administration, visual studies, photography, communications, fundraising, etc.) with a minimum two years of related experience
  • Experience managing complex projects from concept to production with proven success
  • Organized, motivated and deadline-driven
  • Ability to self-initiate projects
  • Strong understanding of fundraising best practices
  • Strong knowledge of database systems and social media platforms
  • Interest and experience in contemporary art and/or photography
  • Interest and experience in networking and initiating community partnerships
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent editing, written and verbal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Holistic understanding of how non-profit and charitable organizations function
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Adobe Photoshop and InDesign are considered an asset
  • Second language such as French will be considered an asset


  • 32 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday)
  • Available to work evenings and weekends and to attend community events as needed
  • Salary to commensurate with experience
  • Start date: September 5, 2017

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send the following information to Please include name of position in email subject line. All documents should be sent as a single pdf.

  • CV
  • Letter of interest (two pages maximum)
  • Three references


All applications must be received by June 19, 2017 at 5pm. Late applications will not be considered.

While we thank all those applying for this position, we will only contact those who are selected for an interview.
Gallery 44 is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.


About Gallery 44

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs, Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.





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