SBC GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Located in downtown Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is a public gallery with a unique program focusing on contemporary art, culture and politics; offering discursive exhibitions, events and research and outreach activities that engage a wide range of publics.
The Gallery is seeking a Director/Curator to lead the gallery to the next stage of its development as it will be relocating to a new, expanded facility. While a sound knowledge of contemporary art is essential, the ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual who will bring vision and energy to the primary challenge of institutional development.
It is SBC’s mission, as a non-collecting museum, to work with artists and other cultural practitioners to address relevant and timely issues in contemporary art and culture as they pertain to historical, current and emerging discourses both locally and globally. The Gallery prioritizes active engagement with artists and curators whose practices are built around a commitment to equity and social justice, while reflecting the diversity of the institution’s geopolitical context at this juncture in history.
SBC’s collaborative approach to cultural production runs through our distinct programme of exhibitions, events, research, public outreach activities and publications. We embrace different ways of making - making objects, making relations, making politics, making publics, to build relationships between practitioners, publics and institutions in order to foster a diverse and complex community.
Work closely with the Board and staff on implementation of SBC’s strategic plan as well as near- and long-term planning and governance;
Develop and oversee the execution of quality artistic programming consistent with SBC’s historical record;
Actively reach out and forge relationships with government, corporate, community and individual stakeholders;
Develop and implement a compelling case to encourage and energize funding to realize SBC’s objectives;
Personnel management: hiring, supervision and termination of staff;
Communications as primary spokesperson for SBC.
Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art and its institutional framework;
Significant experience working with QTBIPOC-identified cultural practitioners;
Excellent curatorial, management, organizational, administrative and leadership skills;
Significant authored and/or co-authored texts on contemporary art;
Experience with strategic planning and policy development;
Fluency in French or English, written and spoken, with working knowledge of the other language;
Ability to work with the Board in executing SBC’s strategic plan.
Demonstrated ability in grant writing and fundraising, including corporate sponsorship and donor relations;
Familiarity with Canadian, Quebec and Montreal governmental funding agencies;
Understanding of Montreal’s distinct cultural and philanthropic cultures;
Commensurate with experience.
April 5, 2020
To apply, please include a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and your relevant background, a current CV, and any other support material you feel is pertinent.
Kindly submit your application (PDF format) via email, with “Director/Curator Position” in the subject line, to:
Please address your letter to:
Selection Committee, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
372, Sainte-Catherine Street West, Suite 507
Montreal (Quebec) H3B 1A2
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
SBC gallery is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.