We encourage people of Indigenous ancestry, women, people of colour, LGBTQQIP2SA individuals and members of other diverse communities to apply for careers at the AGGV.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) seeks a dynamic and ambitious Chief Curator to support the needs of its diverse exhibitions and collections programs.
Responsible for shaping the AGGV’s curatorial and education vision, the Chief Curator collaborates and consults with senior management colleagues, members of the Board, collectors, volunteers and the art community to expand the Gallery’s audience by creating displays, exhibitions, programs and publications that capture and engage a diverse audience.
The successful candidate will have a working intercultural skill-set of effectively working with a diverse group of staff, artists and community members, and a history of engagement with Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC communities.
The position will oversee a staff of curators as well as adjunct and contract curators. As a member of the management team, the candidate will participate in establishing priorities for the Gallery in consultation with the Director and other senior staff. The candidate will provide direction on the research, development, preservation, documentation and display of the collections, and will ensure that the collections are made known and accessible to various publics through the Gallery programs.
A graduate university degree (M.F.A. or equivalent) including a comprehensive knowledge of art and cultural history with an emphasis on Canadian and experience in curatorial work and management are required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years museum experience in the areas of curatorial, exhibition planning and implementation, collections care and research as well as proven administrative, managerial, financial and organizational skills.
A museum professional with solid achievements and a good reputation in the milieu, the candidate must possess superior communication and negotiation skills, art historical research abilities and a publication record in an area of expertise. The AGGV is embarking on an exciting future including the planned construction of a new gallery building, and this position is critical to its success.
Deadline: 4PM Friday April 9, 2021
Cover letter and CV to:
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street