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Director/Curator, Dunlop Art Gallery

Reporting to the Library Director, and as a member of the management team, the Director/Curator, Dunlop Art Gallery is responsible for the overall operations of the gallery and film theatre and for the creative management of these units within the mandate and policies approved by the Regina Public Library Board. The position's areas of responsibility include exhibitions, public programs and education (such as lectures, workshops and film presentations), touring exhibitions, promotion and collection management of the RPL permanent collection, DAG Art Rental Collection and DAG Research Centre.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

1. Manage the overall operations of the Dunlop Art Gallery and RPL Film Theatre including the development of policies and procedures, the planning and evaluating of collections, services and programs, and the development of a balanced schedule of exhibits in consultation with curatorial staff and within the framework of the gallery mandate and the library's strategic plan.

2. Direct and plan overall programming, including exhibitions and special events, by implementing exhibition policy in consultation with curatorial staff. Oversee contracts with artists, exhibitors and lenders, authorize loan agreements and oversee the shipping, customs, insurance, registration and touring arrangements for gallery exhibitions.

3. Work with funding agencies to secure program support. Write comprehensive and detailed grant applications and reports.

4. Develop innovative models for partnerships and extended cultural programming, both within the library system and with external organizations.

5. Develop and manage the art gallery and film theatre budgets, including program budgets, grant funding and capital assets, and actively seek out and build new revenue sources.

6. Hire, develop and evaluate staff to ensure the efficient operation of both units. More specifically, and within established policies and procedures, assume responsibility for hiring, training and evaluation, support, guidance, and discipline.

7. Provide leadership and supervise curatorial staff in research and the preparation of text for exhibition catalogues and other information materials, and curate selected exhibitions. Be a role model for professional conduct, pursuing excellence in execution, seeking opportunities for continuous improvement and producing creative and unique work solutions.

8. Develop and maintain professional liaison with individuals and organizations in Regina and other visual arts communities, and represent the Gallery provincially, nationally and internationally, as necessary and relevant.

9. Oversee the RPL Permanent Collection, Art Rental Collection and Study Collection.

10. Make recommendations to the Library's Acquisitions Committee, chairs the Gallery Programming Committee, and leads the Dunlop Advisory Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. A Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited university program, or the equivalent combination of arts education and experience, and formal training in arts/cultural management.

2. At least five to seven years of progressive experience in the field of arts management, preferably in gallery administration, and experience in the fields of Visual Arts, Art History, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Studio Art or a related discipline.

3. Strong leadership and management abilities including at least five years of progressive experience in management and supervision of staff.

4. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.

5. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with public and staff, and to represent the Gallery, Film Theatre and Library as dynamic resources to the community.

6. At least three years of curatorial experience.

7. Broad knowledge of Canadian and Saskatchewan historical and contemporary art with areas of special interest that may include popular culture, media studies, new technologies and aboriginal art.

8. Experience in collections management and museological skills.



Salary Range: $81,428 to $116,326 per annum. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2013. Please forward résumé and cover letter to:
     Human Resources
     Mail: Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5
     Email: resumes@reginalibrary.ca
     Fax: 306-949-7273

The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.