The Belkin invites applications for the position of Assistant Curator, Engagement, with an anticipated start date of 30 October 2023. This is a full-time, two-year appointment (Management & Professional, AAPS), UBC Job ID JR13519.
The Belkin is mandated to research, exhibit, collect, publish, educate and develop programs in the field of contemporary art. The Gallery is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People. The gallery promotes understanding and discussion of contemporary art and contemporary issues in art history, criticism and curating, with a focus on our region in an international context. The gallery is an internationally recognized Category A institution and houses the University’s art collection of over 5,000 objects, one of the largest public collections of art in British Columbia. The Belkin also holds one of the largest artists’ archives in Canada and oversees the University’s outdoor art collection on the Vancouver campus which includes twenty-five works. Through a program of exhibitions, publications, loans and special projects, the Belkin participates in the national and international community of institutions concerned with contemporary art. The gallery operates as a unit in the Faculty of Arts and participates in the training of student curators through the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program in the Department of Art History, Visual and Theory.
The Assistant Curator, Engagement position is a temporary two-year term appointment at the Belkin. Reporting to the Associate Director/Curator, the Assistant Curator, Engagement contributes to the planning, implementation and day-to-day management of all curatorial aspects of programming at the Belkin as part of the gallery’s strategic priority to support welcoming, accessible programs focused around the exchange of ideas in person and online. The Assistant Curator, Engagement works closely with the Associate Director/Curator and Belkin team on the development and realization of exhibitions, public programs, performances, online content, and printed matter. The Assistant Curator, Engagement manages curatorial activities from conception to production by contributing to research, content production, fostering relationships with artists and partners, project management and event coordination. This involves collaboration with the Belkin team, artists, cultural producers, and a range of University and external organizational partners. The role requires knowledge of contemporary art and curatorial strategies, and experience in curatorial research, project management, administration, and written materials. As a key member of the team, participates in activities related to institutional planning, growth and development including workshops and staff retreats.
SALARY RANGE: $4,688.67 – $6,754.00 (MONTHLY)
The priority application deadline is 6 September 2023, with a desired start date of 30 October 2023.
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and CV:
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B. C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person.
The Belkin invites applications for the position of Curator of Outdoor Art, with an anticipated start date of 10 October 2023. This is an ongoing part-time (60%) position (Management & Professional, AAPS), UBC Job ID JR13192.[more]
The Belkin is now accepting applications for Winter 2023/24 UBC Student Work Learn positions.[more]