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Posted on: March 21, 2019
Deadline: April 3, 2019
Grade: 11


This posting represents a full-time thirty-(30) month contract position


Reporting to the Director, the incumbent develops, coordinates and participates in public programs and events that examine issues addressed in the gallery’s exhibition and projects programming, and that respond to the gallery’s curatorial direction and that are relevant to students, specialized audiences and the general public. He/she develops appropriate accompanying printed and web-based documentation relating to the Gallery’s programming activities as well as seeks out and develops partnerships with external organizations and community groups to enhance the Gallery’s public programs and profile.

Primary responsibilities

  • Initiate, coordinate and participate in programs to engage the public (students, faculty and the general public) that investigate issues related to the gallery’s exhibitions that may consist of exhibition tours, artist and curator talks, panel discussions, lectures, film screenings, mini-colloquia, performance series and workshops.
  • Coordinate with appropriate staff, university services and, when necessary, external services, the logistics for the realization of events and activities that constitute the Gallery’s public programs; monitor the budget for public programs.
  • Seek out and cultivate partnerships and opportunities with university departments, associations and external organizations that can contribute to and be beneficial to the Gallery’s public programs; seek out available grants that may be appropriate for the gallery’s public initiatives and participate in the preparation of grant applications; occasionally represent the gallery at functions.
  • Develop and produce, in both English and French, printed and web-based information and documentation that accompanies the exhibitions, events and activities.
  • Maintain a dialogue with the Director, curators and artists, regarding the form and content of public programs; conduct research on areas and subjects addressed by the Gallery’s programming and remain informed on the latest developments in art and curating.
  • Initiate occasional non-exhibition based programs on either a one-time basis or that re-occur periodically and that address larger artistic and curatorial issues relevant to the Gallery’s orientation.
  • Coordinate and oversee the portion of the curatorial internship related to public programs


  • Master’s degree in Arts Education, Art History or Curatorial Studies or in a field related to the primary responsibilities and two to four years of experience developing public programs in an art institution.
  • Knowledge of and a keen interest in and commitment to contemporary art and curatorial practice.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English and French to communicate effectively with members of the internal and external communities in both official languages.
  • Very good knowledge (Advanced level) of Word (to create documents and reports) and good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Excel and PowerPoint (to create spreadsheets, charts and presentations) in a MAC environment.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, and ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with and lead audiences in public exchanges; ability to work independently, be resourceful, develop, and realize original initiatives.
  • Ability to work extended hours and on an irregular schedule from September to June.
  • Knowledge of event promotion on social media and graphic design skills are assets.


$60,610.55 - $72,396.19 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by April 3, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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