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The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is located just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria in a beautiful park-like setting. The Gallery is housed in a combination of contemporary exhibition spaces and the remarkable 1889 Spencer mansion. It is the largest public art gallery on Vancouver Island and one of the most significant in Canada with its important collection of visual and decorative arts.

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.

DIRECTOR FOR LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) seeks an ambitious and experienced leader to join its senior management team, in the newly created role of Director of Learning and Engagement.  

Reporting to the Director/CEO, the Director of Learning and Engagement is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of public engagement initiatives within and outside the Gallery including learning and interpretive initiatives, educational objectives and audience development goals. The Director is a key liaison between the Gallery and other arts, cultural, education, non-profit and governmental organizations and is responsible for connecting art to audiences through innovative programs.

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 manages a team of staff, contractors, interns and others working in educational, interpretive, public and studio programs and events.  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 develop and lead the delivery of a comprehensive engagement strategy for the delivery of public programs that provides learning opportunities for adults, youth, families and children including programs for schools. They will also work closely with the Chief Curator and other curatorial staff to develop and deliver public programming related to the Gallery’s exhibition program and collections.

A graduate university degree (M.A. or M.F.A.) including a comprehensive knowledge of art and cultural history are required.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of experience in program development and delivery through traditional education models, interactive learning and innovative media technologies to diverse audiences in a museum or gallery setting. 

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. 

VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE 

Deadline:  4PM Friday December 30, 2022

Cover letter and CV to:
careers@aggv.ca
Attention:
Nancy Noble
Director/CEO

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street
Victoria, BC
V8V 4P1

NEW EXTREME PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) requires a dynamic, creative, self-starter for the role of Educator, New Extreme Program. This contract runs from December 14, 2022 to May 31, 2023. Hours will average 56 hours per month or approximately 2 days/week. Some evening and weekend availability may be necessary.

The role assists the Education department of the AGGV in the design, administration and delivery of the New Extreme Mentorship Program. This program pairs local artists with groups of youth across Victoria/lək̓ʷəŋən lands, and together they explore various aspects of being an artist and engaging with contemporary art. Every spring, groups learn about and explore: Artistic and cultural practices, creative processes, writing an artist statement (or manifesto) and creating and sharing an artistic project/s with the wider community.

This position will have a background in visual arts and/or education, excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to comfortably interact with many people from a range of backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment.

VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE

Submit resume and cover letter to careers@aggv.ca or to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1; with subject line “New Extreme Program Coordinator”.

Deadline: 4PM Monday, December 5, 2022

We thank all those who apply; only those selected for interview will be contacted.