March 06, 2015
The Curatorial Director brings
artistic vision, leadership and museum/gallery experience to the
MJM&AG, and is responsible for crafting a year-round schedule of
exhibitions that are challenging, innovative, and relevant to the
community. In addition they are responsible for overseeing the care and
development of the collection and all aspects of the education program.
The MJM&AG operates both a history museum (3800 sq ft) dedicated
to the history of Moose Jaw and area, and an public art gallery (4200
sq ft) exhibiting a variety of contemporary and historical exhibitions.
The MJM&AG is in a purpose built museum/gallery adjacent to the
public library in beautiful Crescent Park and welcomes over 30,000
visitors per year. Operating under the guidance of a non-profit Board of
Directors the Curatorial Director and Administrative Director
cooperatively guide all aspects of the organization. The MJM&AG
permanent collection consists of approximately 5500 human history
artifacts and 3300 pieces of art.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Curatorial Director is responsible for the performance of the following:
– Initiate and organize exhibitions, including research, writing,
selection of works, arrangements for loans, supervision of related
publications, design, installation, and touring arrangements.
– Plan and schedule borrowed exhibitions, including coordinating
insurance, shipping, other touring arrangements, and installation.
– Manage development of permanent exhibits and capital projects in concert with the Administrative Director.
– Plan and prepare effective and innovative interpretive programs,
including artist lectures, tours, writing text and title panels, and to
coordinate program delivery with the Administrative Director, Education
Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.
– Manage the collections, including acquisitions, research,
interpretation and exhibition of permanent collections, registration and
care of the collections, and preparation and maintenance of insurance
reports in concert with the Administrative Director.
– Prepare funding applications to municipal, provincial and federal
agencies with the Administrative Director, and to maintain contact with
those agencies and file reports as required.
– Direct and supervise the activities of the Education Coordinator,
Curatorial Assistant, and paid or volunteer staff working in the areas
of exhibition installation, collections care and management, and summer
– Provide the necessary information and direction to enable the
Administrative Director to prepare a detailed annual budget for the
Board of Directors.
– Oversee Resource Centre development.
– Oversee inventory purchases and display in the Museum Shop.
– Oversee all areas of design and display, including exhibits,
signage, promotional materials and all decisions that affect the image
of the organization.
– Follow established Museum policy and work with the Board and
Administrative Director in the development of policy and short- and
– Attend Board meetings, Committee meetings, as required, opening receptions and other similar functions.
– Assist other organizations in areas of expertise.
Qualifications – A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Art
History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Fine Art or a related
field, with recent, relevant museum/gallery experience at a level
appropriate to this positions responsibilities; substantial knowledge of
Saskatchewan and Canadian art history, an appreciation and commitment
to programming that engages the public, fiscal management and
supervisory skills, and significant grant writing experience. Desirable
special skills and abilities would include: superior written
communication skills, excellent time management skills and the ability
to manage multiple tasks, excellent aesthetic judgment abilities, and
the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Candidates with
experience working in both history museums and art galleries are
particularly encouraged to apply. For questions or concerns please
Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experiences,
complemented with a benefits package; salary range $82,021 to $102,517.
Please apply by mail with a Letter of Application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications,
Resume and contact information for three references.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
Mail to: Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, SK. S6H 0X6.