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Executive Director Position

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016
Deadline: November 15, 2016

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Who are we?

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is one of the largest galleries in Western Canada. The Mission of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is to build and to share the art experience, by challenging assumptions and understandings around what constitutes art in a stimulating environment. The AGGP does this by providing patrons the opportunity to view art that may be visually, intellectually and emotionally challenging in a Class ‘A’ state of the art facility. Building on recent growth, the AGGP continues the dialogue between regional, national and international perspectives to offer Western Canada a world class art experience.

Whom do we seek?

The Executive Director (ED) reports to an elected Board of Directors.   The ED will develop, implement, oversee, and administer all aspects of Gallery operations. They will be responsible for setting the tone and vision of the AGGP and maintaining and developing its financial stability and growth.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in arts administration, and knowledgeable about current trends in the field.

Administration

Oversees day to day operation of the gallery, providing effective delegation to proven individuals in the following areas:

  • Educational programming
  • Communication and promotion of gallery
  • Exhibitions
  • Permanent collection

Financial

  • Financial reporting on a regular basis to the board
  • Grant applications
  • Pursue new/innovative sources of funding
  • Develop annual budget with board finance committee
  • Manage and direct appropriate fundraising

Community relations and advocacy

  • Build and establish relationships with the regional and local art community
  • Build and establish relationships with funding community
  • Adept at identifying and engaging regional and local community interest and needs in the development of new programming and initiatives
  • Aware of the current social /cultural makeup of community and its place in larger context

Programming

  • Provide curatorial direction and support
  • Develop medium /long term vision and exhibition schedule
  • Demonstrate ability to network and engage community at all levels
  • Works closely with and oversees events to augment programming (i.e. artist talks)

Fundraising

  • Develop and oversee fundraising plan
  • Solicit and manage grants
  • Maintain and build donor relationships
  • Pursue additional income opportunities

 

Skills Required:

The AGGP is seeking a unique, dynamic individual. The preferred candidate will have a background working with a non-profit organization, arts organization, or gallery; management level is preferred. Fundraising and financial oversight experience is desirable.  A post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline at the Master’s level would be an asset.

Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, resourceful and collaborative approaches to problem solving, strong aesthetic sensibilities, and the ability to manage details without losing sight of the big picture are key to the success of this visible, high-energy role.

A combination of education and experience would be considered for this position.

Salary commensurate with experience.

References, including ones from your most recent position, must be included with your application.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Kendra Davis, Chair of the Board of Directors by email to chair@aggp.ca.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

 

 

Related Links:

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie Facilities Guide

Learn more about the Art Gallery

AGGP Newsletter – 2013: A Year in Review

AGGP Newsletter – 2014: A Year in Review

AGGP Newsletter – 2015: A Year in Review

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Westside of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, historical 1929 Grande Prairie High School building

Westside of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, historical 1929 Grande Prairie High School building

 

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Art Auction 34, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie's annual fundraiser. (2014)

Art Auction 34, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s annual fundraiser, held in the Teresa Sargent Hall in the Montrose Cultural Centre.