The Capitol Centre operates as a not-for-profit performing and visual arts organization for a community of 54,000 and beyond. This multi-use facility is the jewel in the very centre of the Northeast. It is home to the WKP Kennedy Gallery, the North Bay Symphony String School, and features a season boosting multi-disciplinary acts from around the world.
*GALLERY DIRECTOR/CURATOR - Employment opportunity posted May 27, 2022
The Capitol Centre is looking for a full-time Gallery Director/Curator to join our team. Located in the heart of downtown North Bay, the WKP Kennedy Gallery is a public art gallery that operates within the Capitol Centre, a not-for-profit performing arts centre, for a community of 54,000 and beyond. The WKP Kennedy Gallery is a gathering place for art and art ideas and offers the people of North Bay and Northeastern Ontario, a forum for artistic dialogue and development.
As part of the Capitol Centre team, the Gallery Director is responsible for overseeing all visual arts programming working directly with artists, curators and community partners. These responsibilities include:
- Directs the delivery of all gallery related services
- Developing an ongoing exhibition program featuring a diverse line-up of artists and art forms
- Researches grant opportunities and prepares grant applications to provincial and federal granting bodies
- Engaging with artists and the public to provide support and information relevant to current exhibitions
- Uphold and grow the WKP Kennedy Gallery and Capitol Centre image and brand within the community with a focus on increasing visitors to the Gallery
- Working alongside Capitol Centre staff when planning and promoting events and educational programming
- Oversees documentation, care, exhibition and loans of collection art works
- Working with the Gallery Committee to meet and support policies, mandate, strategies and long-range plans
- This position will oversee any Gallery Interns or Summer Students when funding is available to support such positions
- Post-secondary education or equivalent experience in Fine Arts, Arts Administration, or equivalent field of study
- 1-3 years of experience in a Gallery role
- Strong communication and research skills as well as grant writing experience
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team and comfortable engaging with the public
- Curatorial and collections management experience an asset
- Bilingualism is an asset
This is an on-site position based on 35-hour work week reporting to the Executive Director. We hope the successful candidate would be available to start immediately. Group Health Benefits and Group RRSP Contribution Plan available upon successful completion of the probationary period.
Please direct your resume and cover letter to the attention of Katina Connolly, Executive Director - Capitol Centre, 150 Main Street East, North Bay, ON P1B 1A8 or emailed to: email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is secured. We thank everyone who applies but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview.