Three-year term appointment (Management & Professional, AAPS). UBC Job ID 20813.
The priority application deadline is June 1, 2015. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at The University of British Columbia has an international reputation for its innovative work in the field of contemporary art. The Gallery promotes understanding and discussion of contemporary art and contemporary issues in art history, criticism and curating through research, acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, loans, education, special projects and exchange programs with major institutions worldwide. Founded as the UBC Fine Arts Gallery in 1948, the Belkin’s history has a deep interconnection with the development of contemporary art practice in Vancouver.
The Belkin Gallery is a Category A institution and houses the University’s art collection of over 3,500 objects—one of the largest public collections of art in British Columbia—and a substantial archive. Operating as an academic unit of the Faculty of Arts, the Gallery is closely tied to the Department of Art History, Visual and Theory and participates in the training of student curators in the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program. The Gallery plays a key role in an ambitious outdoor art plan for the Vancouver campus.
Reporting to and working closely with the Director of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Associate Director/Curator works with the Gallery’s curatorial team developing a program of contemporary art exhibitions and programming. The Associate Director/Curator, in consultation with the Director, assists in developing the University art collection, including outdoor art. The incumbent researches, develops and organizes exhibitions and works with the Gallery’s staff and external contacts to ensure the successful sequencing, management and integration of exhibition production, publications, touring and collections care. The Associate Director/Curator prepares and assists in managing budgets, schedules, loan agreements, contracts and grants, and participates in fundraising and long range curatorial and strategic planning. The successful candidate will oversee the presentation of the annual MFA graduation exhibition at the Gallery and may assist faculty in the delivery of aspects of the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program (CCST) and serve as an advisor to students in CCST. The Associate Director/Curator liaises with a variety of University offices and units, represents the Director at meetings as required, and is expected to participate in the intellectual life of the creative and performing arts at UBC.
The Associate Director/Curator assumes Directorship responsibilities in the absence of the Director, and will assume these responsibilities as Acting Director while the Director is on sabbatical from July 2017 to June 2018.
Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as fine arts, art history, curatorial studies, or museum studies and a minimum of seven years experience in arts administration and curating, including exhibition coordination, loans and collections management, project management, team leadership, budget development and administration.
The successful candidate will have a strong record in scholarly and curatorial practices in contemporary art, be experienced in museum and collections management, have a commitment to and proven ability in fundraising and grant writing, critical writing skills, and experience in effectively leading, managing and working with a team of professional staff. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of post-war art in Vancouver, an understanding of the Belkin’s collection and how it has evolved, and experience working in a university art gallery/museum environment.
Salary range: $66,969 – $80,395 per annum
The priority application deadline is June 1, 2015. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The desired start date for the position is July 1, 2015.
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and CV to:
Annette Wooff, Administrator
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
The University of British Columbia
1825 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
+1 604 822 1666
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