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Job Title: Gallery Programming Manager
Application Deadline: September 15, 2019, 11:59 PM EST, -OR- as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified.
Salary: $38,000 – $45,000 (commensurate with experience)
Term: 1-year full-time contract with the potential for permanent full-time employment

Are you a passionate non-profit leader with a desire to make a positive impact in the Canadian photographic arts community? Are you seeking an opportunity to bring your vision and expertise to an established local arts organization? Are you conscientious about the needs of the Canadian visual arts community, and have a desire to develop meaningful and relevant programs representative of the multicultural diversity of Canada, as well as sharing our unique Canadian voice beyond our borders?
If so, SPAO is looking for you!

ABOUT SPAO
SPAO is an independent, charitable, not-for-profit photographic visual arts institution and a registered private career college. Our mandate is to provide an intensive and collaborative learning experience and to enrich the photographic and visual arts culture of Ottawa and beyond. SPAO’s activities include classes and workshops, community collaborations as well as exhibitions and outreach. SPAO houses the only two year photographic arts diploma in Canada, the Ottawa region’s only critical and independent photographic art gallery, a unique 6-month International Artist Residency, and a broad range of educational and recreational photographic opportunities utilizing both contemporary and historic processes.

SPAO’S MISSION: SPAO cultivates a community of distinct artistic vision, critical dialogue and technical expertise in the photographic arts through exhibition, partnerships and education.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Creative Director, the Gallery Programming Manager is responsible for the delivery and management of gallery programming, is responsible for our gallery’s financial development and grant applications, as well as coordinating SPAO’s International Artist Residency.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of 3 years experience in a lead position at an artist-run-centre, public gallery or similar charitable not-for-profit visual arts organization.
- Proven success in not-for-profit or visual arts grant writing is a must.
- Curatorial and/or Exhibition Design experience is a must.
- Key attributes: Passion, vision, teamwork, flexibility, strategic thinking, willingness to learn and grow both personally and professionally, ability to assess current programs and enhance programming life cycle for years to come.
- Strong and highly-developed interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to thrive in a demanding non-profit environment with competing deadlines and shifting priorities.
- Passion to fulfill SPAO’s mission and vision and strategic direction.
- Knowledge of historic and contemporary photographic arts an asset but not required.
- Police Background Check / Vulnerable Sector Check will be required.

TO APPLY:
Please review the full job description and how to apply at SPAO.ca/employment

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

SCHOOL OF THE
PHOTOGRAPHIC
ARTS: OTTAWA
77 PAMILLA STREET
OTTAWA ON KIS 3K7
613 562.3824 WWW.SPAO.CA

 

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