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Employment Opportunity


Job Title: Gallery Director

Organization: Eastern Edge Gallery
Location: St. John's, NL
Closing date: August 24, 2012
Start date: October 2, 2012
Two-year contract
Starting Salary range: $30,000 - $33,000

Gallery Director, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland


Eastern Edge Gallery is a respected Canadian non-profit artist-run centre located in the heart of downtown, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. As one of Atlantic Canada's most established, vital and beloved non-profit arts organizations, it is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Canadian and international art practices.


Founded in 1984, Eastern Edge is committed to encouraging dedicated, rigorous activity locally, facilitating critical dialogue concerning issues in contemporary art and society, and actively encouraging artists whose work speaks to diverse perspectives.

Currently, we are seeking a Director to lead the gallery through the next stage of its evolution. The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of national contemporary art activity, a commitment to supporting regional and national artistic practice, and a familiarity with and enthusiasm for artist-run culture.

Qualifications:


Excellent knowledge of contemporary art and cultural practices on a local, national and international level
post-secondary degree in visual arts, museum studies or equivalent
Fundraising skills
Administrative skills and experience
Experience working in a gallery, museum, artist-run centre, or non-profit cultural organization
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with gallery stakeholders
Proven financial management track record
Ability to represent the gallery in public: excellent oral and writing skills
Successful grant writing abilities
Experience with new media technologies
A solid working knowledge of various computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, web management and graphics


Application must include:

1) A cover letter outlining your experience, interest and relevant skills as they relate to an artist run culture, with specific references to Eastern Edge programming and mandate (http://www.easternedge.ca/)

2) A current CV


3) Names of three references with contact information 


Please submit all application documents as a single PDF to:

Michael Waterman, Chair of the Search Committee


mwaterma@gmail.com



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