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Opportunity:Gallery Director
Location:Surrey, BC
Date Posted:12/27/2018

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Internationally recognized for its award-winning exhibition and education programs, and much loved by its local community, Surrey Art Gallery is a “Class A” public art museum. The Gallery's mission is to engage the public in an ongoing dialogue about issues and ideas that affect our numerous communities, as expressed through contemporary art. It has excelled in providing relevant and meaningful opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process and is well regarded for its ongoing support for digital art practices.

We are seeking an articulate and innovative individual to join the Surrey Art Gallery staff team in a leadership capacity as its new director as the institution embarks on an unprecedented path of growth, which will include the development and construction of a new and larger Gallery. The Gallery Manager inspires and collaboratively leads a professional staff team and provides guidance and support to the Surrey Art Gallery Association Board. Candidates will be an experienced leader in arts management, have excellent interpersonal, strategic, analytical and communication skills. They will demonstrate significant experience in producing strategic plans, developing and implementing marketing strategies, recruiting and partnering with various stakeholders as well as a track record of responsible fiscal management and fundraising.

As the Gallery’s Manager, you will build and maintain a positive and productive atmosphere for staff and nurture innovation. You will set and promote the direction and overall vision for the Gallery and implement strategies to attain its goals. The ideal candidates has an degree (preferably graduate degree) in a related field, and at least 5 years in a leadership role. Experience developing funding, engaging with community stakeholders and the development of new facilities is highly beneficial.

For more information on the role, please contact Ann-Britt Everett at careers@wmc.bc.ca or call 604-319-0608 during business hours.



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