JOB CALL | PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR

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Runs from August 11, 2017 to September 12, 2017

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Deadline: September 12 2017 at 5:00 PM MST

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is now accepting applications for the position of Programming Coordinator. This is a one-year term appointment. The priority application deadline is September 12 2017 at 5:00 PM MST. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 
Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and the Engagement Coordinator the Programming Coordinator provides research, development, and organizational support to a program of contemporary art exhibitions and public programming. The Programming Coordinator works closely with Gallery staff and external contacts to ensure the successful sequencing, management, and integration of day-to-day operations, exhibition production, and publications. This position is responsible for attending Board and other meetings as required; following and applying the Board’s Policies; keeping the Board informed about the affairs of the Society; supporting the preparation of budgets, schedules, contracts, grants, and loan agreements; supporting the planning of programs and services based on the Board’s priorities. The Programming Coordinator is expected to participate in the intellectual life of the creative and performing arts in Calgary and abroad, liaise with a variety of government offices, and represent the gallery publicly as required.
 
Organizational Status
The Second Story Art Society O/A TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art.  Our goal is to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to the global critical discourse on contemporary art. TRUCK’s programs are funded through both private and public funders; public funding is provided through Calgary Arts Development, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
 
Qualifications
The Programming Coordinator must have a Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, in Visual Arts or Arts Administration, and a strong understanding of contemporary art practices, artist-run culture, and the public and non-profit sector. Skills required for this position include: experience with Mac OSX software, and a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software. The Programming Coordinator will exhibit excellent writing and communication skills, bring a high level of self-direction with strong organizational and time-management skills, a high capacity to meet deadlines, and be able to work individually and as part of a team. Experience with installing and maintaining exhibitions considered an asset.
 
Work Performed
•     The Programming Coordinator will support the Gallery's artistic direction and ensures rigor, coherence, and consistency with the Gallery's programming direction.
•     Support the Gallery's schedule of exhibitions and programs, including offsite projects, web based projects, in accordance with the Gallery's artistic policy.
•     Support research, development, and the organization of exhibitions. Contribute support research to the exhibition and publication program.
•     Follow budget information as provided by the Executive Director in planning, schedules, and implementation of projects.
•     Liaises and negotiates with artists, curators, and other museum professionals regarding exhibition and installation specifications and needs.
•     Support projects by guest curators and student curators.
•     Support the Gallery's publication program, including guest contracts.
•     Supports online publications, brochures, and annual reports.
•     Represents the Gallery to the media, and external community.
•     Actively participates in the local, national, and international cultural communities and works collectively with all Gallery staff for the success and advancement of the Gallery.
•     Supports the internal Board of Director Committees and other committees as required.
•     Participates in training and supervising of staff.
•     Supports planning for fundraising campaigns.
•     Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
 
Facilitation Duties
•     Organize and administer Plus 15 window exhibitions.
•     Assist Director with TRUCK’S main space exhibitions and public programs.
•     Organize and administer programming calls: acknowledge, decline and accept proposals.
•     Organize and administer Programming Committee Meetings.
•     Administer artist contracts, shipping, travel, accommodation, technical requirements etc.
•     Provide written material and communiqués to support program activities.
 
Exhibition Installation Duties
•     Assist artists with installation of exhibitions.
•     Organize and maintain exhibition spaces.
•     Design and order vinyl and other didactic materials.
 
Publicity Duties
•     Assist with the solicitation of writers for Gallery invites, catalogues, and publications etc.
•     Liaise with writers, artists, and editors for invitation text.
•     Produce design and layout for invitation, poster, and other publicity materials including call for submissions, workshops, and artist talks.
•     Support the solicitation of press and media for publicity.
 
General Duties
•     Support the writing and administration of grants and funding projects.
•     Support the organization and administration of major sponsorship projects and activities.
•     Develop, update, and maintain digital filing.
•     Represent TRUCK in a professional and courteous via email, telephone and in person to artists, visitors, funding bodies, sponsors etc.
•     Must be able to work flexible hours and be able to travel.
 
The Programming Coordinator receives a salary commensurate with the applicant’s experience with two weeks paid vacation and health benefits provided through Alberta Blue Cross. Please state your salary expectation in your cover letter.
 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to the Hiring Committee by email at director@truck.ca by 5:00 PM MST on September 12 2017.
 
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.