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4TH SPACE (OVPRGS/OPVPA)

COORDINATOR, EXHIBITION, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH (C5557)


Posted on: July 26, 2019
Deadline: August 8, 2019
Grade: N/A

Note

This posting represents a one (1) year full-time contract position.

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, 4TH SPACE, the incumbent provides exhibition and design expertise to support 4TH SPACE activities. S/he is a member of the creative team and acts as a resource person for the internal and external stakeholders on issues related to optimal exhibition design and display. The incumbent evaluates the relevance of information in relation to education and outreach, ensures proper format of dissemination to the public and is a resource person in the area of public engagement, and active modes of display.

Primary responsibilities

  • Participate in and collaborate with the Manager and creative team members for project development and design; coordinate the development of 4TH SPACE programming with responsibility for exhibit design and public engagement and outreach.
  • Develop and implement exhibition space parameters and, as applicable, work with other creative team members in activity design and exhibition layout. Identify and reach out to possible external collaborators as related to programming themes and specific events.
  • Manage, with appropriate staff, university services and when necessary external services, the logistics for the realization of education initiatives. Maintain records on outreach activities and project development.
  • Oversee the effective functioning of the presented works throughout each exhibition; incorporate and coordinate agile programming events. Seek out and cultivate partnerships and opportunities with university departments, associations and external organizations that can contribute to and be beneficial to 4TH SPACE’s programs.
  • In collaboration with exhibitors, develop and produce bilingual written content for 4TH SPACE activities to accompany and document programming.
  • Produce and oversee the content and accuracy of the 4TH SPACE website and coordinate updates with University Communication Services.
  • Maintain a dialogue with the Manager and 4TH SPACE collaborators, regarding the form and content of program activities. Conduct research on areas and subjects addressed by the Space’s programming and remain informed on the latest developments in public education programs and modes of communication display.
  • Assist with the installation and building of exhibition pieces.
  • Undertake other duties in support of the Space.

Requirements

  • Masters in Art Education, Art History, Museology, Curatorial Studies or in a field related to the primary responsibilities with two to four years of work-related experience in exhibition design and education programs in an art or cultural institution.
  • Knowledge of and a keen interest in and commitment to contemporary curatorial and educational practices.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English and French in order to produce education and website content and reach out to external partners.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Excel and PowerPoint skills 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 and develop and realize original initiatives.
  • Graphic design skills highly desirable.
  • Able to work occasional weekends and flexible hours during the week.

Salary

$70,835.00 to $84,599.00 per annum

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by August 8, 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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