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Employment Opportunitiy - Communications 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 with excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills to fill the position of Communications Coordinator. Working with many members of the SAAG team, job duties include but are not limited to creating annual marketing and communications plans, overseeing SAAG participation in various social media outlets, overseeing the distribution of all SAAG communications materials, working with a contracted Designer and Photographer in the development and production of all SAAG print and digital communications, and developing creative campaigns to heighten public awareness of SAAG and our programs. 
 
The ideal candidate for the Communications Coordinator position will have the following education, skills, and characteristics: 
A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area of study
A knowledge of the cultural and not-for-profit sectors
Previous marketing and/or communications experience
Self motivated 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 a variety of individuals and audiences
General computer knowledge; expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel are required
Experience with websites and databases considered an asset
Confidence to foster and maintain positive relations with local, regional, and national media outlets. 
 
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Regular hours of work are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 35 hours per week but with a flexible schedule to coincide with gallery and community events and activities. 
 
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, November 24. 

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.
 
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Employment Opportunity - Executive Director
Southern Alberta Art Gallery


The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) is seeking applications for a full-time Executive Director.

SAAG is a leading Canadian contemporary art gallery committed to the learning and growth of our visitors and community.  We are a bridge between artists and audiences, a platform to access, experience and engage in the ideas of our time.  The Gallery is in an extraordinary phase of growth having secured $2.7 million to expand administrative, storage, programming, and visitor facilities by 2020.

Job Summary:


The Executive Director works to further the Southern Alberta Art Gallery’s mandate: to foster the work of contemporary artists who challenge boundaries; encourage broad public engagement; and promote awareness and exploration of artistic expression.  SAAG’s work extends to local, national and international communities.

The Executive Director reports to SAAG’s volunteer Board of Directors, sits on the Board Executive, supervises all curatorial and administrative staff, and is responsible for leading, developing and enacting the strategic vision of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.

The position is accountable for leadership in all areas of operation including finance, human resources, fund development, government relations, communications, and gallery programming.  The Executive Director will ensure the continued development of advocacy, engagement, and strong relationships with our local, regional, national and international communities.

Qualifications:

Masters degree in Arts Administration, Curatorial Studies, Management, or a similar field of study is preferred although equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.  8 to 10 years related experience in an art gallery, museum, or not-for-profit organization. Excellent governance and leadership skills should be evident as should strong networks of communication across Canada’s cultural landscape.

Skills and Experience:
  • Excellent organizational, administration, verbal and written communication and curatorial skills.  Proven leadership ability and financial management skills
  • Excellent skills with strategic development and organizational planning
  • Demonstrated experience with fund development including major gifts and capital campaigns
  • Experience with project management pertaining to capital expansions
  • A proven ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors, with professional staff, volunteers, artists, members of the community, other community based organizations and municipal government organizations
  • Previous experience with municipal, provincial and national cultural government agencies, related institutions and funding bodies
  • Demonstrated commitment and expertise in contemporary art and culture
  • Possess an open-minded, progressive attitude valuing creativity, innovation, collaboration, diversity, and inclusiveness
  • Strong critical writing skills and critical thinking about art and culture in Canada

Employee status: Full-time, permanent

Application deadline: December 17, 2017

Please email cover letter and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae to:
Carol Williams
Chair, SAAG Board of Directors
601 3rd Avenue S
Lethbridge, AB
T1J 0H4
carol.williams@uleth.ca

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and thanks all applicants for their interest in the Gallery.  Only those short-listed will be contacted.