Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts: GALLERY ADMINISTRATOR, Application Deadline April 1

Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following position:

GALLERY ADMINISTRATOR

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, the incumbent is responsible for the daily operation of the Faculty of Fine Arts' FOFA Gallery within the integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts complex.

The FOFA Gallery is the primary venue at Concordia University dedicated to showcasing the current artistic and research practices of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and events the gallery makes public the work of Concordia faculty, students, alumni, and staff. A space dedicated to innovation, the FOFA Gallery fosters and facilitates training opportunities, pedagogical inquiries, and curatorial experiments.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In accordance with the Gallery's mandate, solicit, receive and evaluate exhibition and performance proposals from within and outside the Concordia community in collaboration with a selection committee comprised of faculty members.
  • Establish and oversee the Gallery's budget.
  • Manage technicians and part-time assistants; supervise graduate and undergraduate interns, and work-study students; coordinate and maintain all volunteer activities.
  • Ensure the Gallery's programming reflects the diversity and creative activity within the Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • Initiate and coordinate all ancillary events held in conjunction with Gallery exhibitions and performances.
  • In conjunction with the Fine Arts Communications Advisor, initiate and direct marketing and public promotion for the Gallery and its events.
  • Write and submit grant applications internally and externally for the Gallery, including Concordia sources as well as Canada Council, FRQSC, and others as appropriate. This may include project grants, operational funding grants, or others.
  • Coordinate Gallery shows and performances with other exhibitions and events occurring elsewhere in Montreal, when possible and/or appropriate in alignment with the Faculty's objective and goals.
  • Other duties as required by the Faculty of Fine Arts.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's degree in a field pertinent to the primary responsibilities and two to four years of related work experience.
  • Good spoken and written English and French (Level 4) in order to compose correspondence and communicate effectively with and provide information to faculty, staff, students, and the external community.
  • Superior communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the diversity of contemporary visual, media, interdisciplinary and performance art and familiarity with what is being produced and/or researched by the professors, technicians, staff, students and alumni of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel (to create, maintain and update documents and spreadsheets).

Please send your curriculum vitae with a covering letter by 1 April 2019. Please click here for further instructions on how to apply.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Salary
$62,235.00 - $72,210.00 per annum

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities.

About Concordia

With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest art and design schools in North America. Montreal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top ten best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city after Paris. North America's number one choice for international events and festivals, Montreal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premiere sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative moment in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, live performance, historical research, methodological innovation, theoretical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication are equally valued. In addition to curricular experimentation, the formation of significant research centres and external partnerships in the Faculty of Fine Arts have enriched opportunities for faculty and students.