Employment Opportunity—Curatorial & Publications Coordinator

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Lethbridge, Alberta


The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries. For over forty years, SAAG has evolved from a grassroots initiative to become a significant participant in the national dialogue on contemporary art. 


SAAG is searching for an experienced, dedicated individual to fill the position of Curatorial & Publications Coordinator. The candidate will possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Working with many members of the SAAG team, job duties include but are not limited to:

·      Exhibition coordination administration, budgeting and production facilitation

·      Exhibition and installation preparatory assistance

·      Writing and organizing production of exhibition content such as didactic materials, artist biographies and exhibition information

·      Coordinating guest curator and artist travel, orientation and installation support

·      Facilitating and managing exhibition catalogue and publication production, distribution, book launches and archival projects

·      Managing acquisitions and holdings of the SAAG Art Book Library

·      Maintaining exhibition records, archives, databases 


The ideal candidate for the Communications Coordinator position will have the following education, skills, and characteristics: 

·    The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in a relevant area of study, such as Curatorial or Museums Studies

·    The candidate should have knowledge and a passion for contemporary art, art publications, cultural and not-for-profit sectors

·    The candidate must have previous curatorial assistant or installation experience, with three years minimum experience in a related field or position

·    The candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and multi-task

·    The candidate must have excellent communication skills; both written and verbal, with demonstrated capabilities in proof-reading, editorial and writing 

·    The candidate must have strong organizational skills and be a detail-oriented individual, with demonstrated project management experience

·    The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with a variety of individuals and audiences 

·    The candidate should have above average computer knowledge and skills; expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel are required, database management and archives management knowledge

·    The candidate should have the confidence to foster, initiate and maintain positive relations with all SAAG stakeholders, artists and colleagues. 


Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Occasional shifts outside of the normal work schedule will be required throughout the year for exhibition openings, exhibition installation and other events, as required.


Your application must include the following components:

·    Cover letter

·    A detailed curriculum vitae

·    Three references 


This is a permanent full-time salaried position.

35 hours per week: flexible schedule to coincide with events.

Overtime, weekend, and evening hours will from time to time be required.

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate is subject to a criminal record check.


Deadline for Applications: 5 PM Sunday October 28, 2018


Please send your resume and cover letter, or any queries about the role via email to: Kristy Trinier, Executive Director, at


Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.