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Employment Opportunity – Public Engagement Coordinator, Youth Programs
 
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 seeking a skilled and supportive individual to fill the position of Public Engagement Coordinator, Youth Programs. As a key member of the SAAG public engagement team, the Public Engagement Coordinator, Youth Programs assumes a lead role in researching, planning, budgeting, developing and implementing youth-oriented public engagement and education programs. 
 
They will develop and coordinate overall diverse programs including exhibitions, public engagement and education programs that will enhance the reputation of the gallery and contribute to the discourse and education around contemporary art. The Public Engagement Coordinator, Youth Programs is a responsible and detail-oriented individual with the ability to solve problems in a creative manner, with a friendly, professional demeanour; they are committed to youth education and art engagement opportunities for youth of all ages.  
 
Public Engagement Coordinator, Youth Programs’ objective is to develop and execute public engagement strategies that promote meaningful experiences with contemporary art. Working closely with key SAAG staff, Public Engagement Coordinator, Youth Programs will create programs that address the needs of our varied audiences, focused on engaging youth from infant – age 18. Key goals are to achieve excellence in overall program development and execution including community-based programs, studio education programs, and school programs and to focus on initiatives that foster understanding of contemporary art by engaging visitors of all backgrounds and experience levels. 
 
The applicant ideally has an undergraduate degree in arts education, education or an equivalent program. Two-three years’ experience in an educator capacity and/or in a gallery environment is required, as well as a combination of technical installation abilities such as installing audio or video works, carpentry and construction skills, and art handling skills are necessary. 
 
The candidate has worked with gallery/museum or equivalent databases, and computer programs such as SketchUp, Word and Excel is required. The individual should be highly-organized, detail oriented, responsible, possess integrity in their work and able to multi-task under pressure. Lifting or physical tasks may be required. This is an ideal position for someone wishing to explore a career in the gallery/museum field. A criminal record check with vulnerable sector is required for this role. 
 
This is an annual contract with regular set hourly schedule; contract can be renewed. 3 days per week regularly (Wednesday to Friday, 21 hours) and 5 days per week (Monday to Friday, 35 hours) from April 15 to August 15 annually; flexible scheduling of additional hours to coincide with events and openings. Overtime will from time to time be required; when approved it will be compensated as time in lieu.
 
Benefits wellness package is included, with two weeks paid vacation and one paid holiday break from December 25- January 1 annually. Salary is commensurate with experience, within a set wage range.
 
Your application must include the following components: cover letter, resume and three references. The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate is subject to a criminal record check with vulnerable sector and protocols of our SAAG Employee Handbook and visitor Code of Conduct. Please address any inquiries to the contact listed below.
 
Deadline for Applications 5 PM Friday, January 31, 2020
Please send your resume and cover letter via email to the following address by the deadline:
Kristy Trinier, Executive Director,  [email protected]
 
Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
 
Please contact Executive Director, Kristy Trinier, for the full job description: [email protected]
 
Volunteer 
 
Looking for a way to get involved in the local arts community?  Volunteer with SAAG! SAAG is fortunate to have the support of a group of skilled and dedicated volunteers ready to lend a hand as our exhibitions and public programming expand, and our events grow in size.  We value the time our volunteers have donated to the gallery and are always looking for new and energetic individuals to join our team!

For more information please contact Emma Thomas, Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator at e[email protected] or 403-327-8770 x 21.