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Employment Opportunity - Public Engagement Coordinator: Youth and School Programs
Southern Alberta Art Gallery


The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries. In its 40-year history, SAAG has evolved from a grassroots initiative to become a significant participant in the national dialogue on contemporary art.

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is seeking a candidate with excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills to fulfill the role of Public Engagement Coordinator: Youth and School Programs. The successful candidate will develop and execute SAAG’s youth and school programs. Our mission is to foster the work of contemporary artists who challenge boundaries. We encourage broad public engagement and promote awareness and exploration of artistic expression.  Our work extends to local, national, and international communities.

The ideal candidate for the Public Engagement Coordinator will have the following education, skills, and characteristics:
•    A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area of study including: Education, Fine Art, New Media, or Museum Studies
•    Knowledge of the cultural sector and educational programming practices
•    Previous education and classroom experience
•    Expressed interest in pursuing a career in the cultural sector and/or education
•    Self-motivation with the ability to work under pressure and multi-task
•    Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
•    Strong organizational skills and be a detail-oriented individual
•    Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with volunteers and various stakeholders
•    Comfort working with children ages 3 to 13
•    Confidence in fostering relationships with students, teachers, educational partners, and families
•    Comfort using different technologies in the classroom
•    Comfort working with a variety of art ideas and media
•    Valid first aid certification considered an asset, though not necessary before employment.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Successful candidate is subject to a criminal record check.

Applications must include the following components:
•    Cover letter
•    Resume
•    Three references

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer

Deadline for Application: 5 PM, Friday, June 30, 2017.

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to the following address by the deadline:
Ryan Doherty
rdoherty@saag.ca

Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Employment Opportunity – Fund Development Coordinator
Southern Alberta Art Gallery


The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries.  In its 40-year history, SAAG has evolved from a grassroots initiative to become a significant participant in the national dialogue on contemporary art.

SAAG is seeking a friendly and outgoing individual to fill the position of Fund Development Coordinator (FDC). As a key member of the SAAG team, the FDC will maintain a strong community presence and will represent the gallery with a high degree of professionalism. The FDC will report to the Associate Director and Director/Curator, and will work closely with the Fund Development Committee of the Board of Directors and Campaign Cabinet. The duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Individual and Corporate Giving:

•    Assist in planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, analyzing, reporting, and evaluating annual giving campaigns, individual giving programs, corporate giving programs, special donor campaigns, and planned gift programs
•    Research and develop prospects lists and oversee and participate in solicitations of corporate sponsorships.

Foundational Giving:

•    Assist in the research, identification, completion, and evaluation of various grant and foundation applications
•    Assist in reporting to granting bodies and foundations.

Fundraising Events:

•    Develop, implement, and evaluate fundraising events including but not limited to the Art Auction and Craft Beer Festival

Audience Development:

•    Secure corporate membership partners on an annual basis
•    Oversee the development of subscription-based and web-based membership services
•    Oversee membership drives

The applicant should have an undergraduate degree in arts and/or management. Experience in fundraising, event planning, working with databases and various computer programs, such as Word and Excel, is required. The individual should be social and outgoing, highly organized, detail oriented, able to work under pressure, and multi-task.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 35 hours per week but with a flexible schedule to coincide with events.

Successful candidate is subject to a criminal record check.

Your application must include the following components:
•    Cover letter
•    Resume
•    Three references

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for Application: 5 PM Friday, June 30, 2017.

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to the following address by the deadline:
Ryan Doherty, Director/Curator
rdoherty@saag.ca


Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.