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Exhibitions and Communications Manager


SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is a non-profit exhibition centre and public gallery in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, dedicated to providing a forum for artists, curators and cultural practitioners for projects that critically engage diverse publics with current issues in art, culture and society.


Our collaborative approach to cultural production runs through SBC’s 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.


Job Description

We are currently seeking a dynamic, highly organised individual to join our growing team as Exhibitions and Communications Manager.


Reporting to the Director/Curator Exhibitions and Communications Manager will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the gallery’s programming, supervising all aspects of the gallery’s communications strategy as well as ensuring the development and coordination of the internship program.


The Exhibitions and Communications Manager’s main responsibilities


Coordinate all aspects of the gallery's artistic programming (exhibitions, events, launches, workshops, conferences, symposiums and publications), including:


  • prepare production schedules for each exhibition;

  • manage correspondence with artists, curators and gallerists;

  • oversee installation and de-installation of exhibitions;

  • manage technical and other exhibition requirements, sourcing material, equipment, services and supplies;

  • organise openings, launches and events;

  • prepare contracts and other agreements;

  • organise travel and stay for curators and artists;

  • arrange shipping of artworks;

  • secure of insurance for artworks;

  • prepare condition reports for the artwork;

  • supervise occasional contractuals hired in relation to exhibitions, such as technicians;

  • supervise occasional artwork production;

  • welcome visitors, respond to inquiries and offer guided tours;

  • open and close the gallery.


Supervise all aspects of the gallery’s communications strategy:


  • manage the communications plan for key events of SBC’s programming, including exhibitions, conferences, screenings, educational programs and fundraising events;

  • edit and proofread web content, press material and publications;

  • oversee graphic design for invitation cards, press release, floor plans and other auxiliary documents, as well as the signage and visuals for the website;

  • contribute in the writing of grant applications, press releases and any materials used to promote exhibitions, publications and other events, including a seasonal programming newsletter;

  • ensure communications material are produced within timelines;

  • manage and cultivate relationships with media;

  • manage occasional in-house or contracting out of translations of gallery materials

  • archive all programs and prepare tri-monthly reports


Ensure the development and coordination of the internship program:


  • develop and run a stimulating internship program providing relevant learning opportunities for interns;

  • prepare and manage the dissemination of internship offers and calls for applications, as well as apply for support from universities, Cegeps and governmental agencies;

  • supervise day to day intern activities

  • develop intern projects, supervise day to day intern activities, ensure the smooth running of the internship and play an effective role in the pursuit of the internship’s objectives;

  • organise support and follow-up meetings with the intern on a regular basis;

  • file requisite reports and evaluations at different stages of the internship;

  • communicate and work jointly with the tutor organisation or university.


and other tasks as required




Have at least 3 years of experience managing exhibitions and artistic events, as well as experience in the field of communications. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, excellent knowledge of social networks, technologies related to the production of online and printed communications material.


Excellent knowledge of French and English, written and spoken.

Knowledge of contemporary art and culture.


The candidate must:

- be organised, industrious, thorough and a team player. S/he will be self-motivated, work well under pressure, have a high attention to detail and be able to handle several projects at one time.

- have excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; excellent oral communication

- have demonstrated the ability to write clearly and persuasively. 

- work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies.

- have the ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.

- be computer literate and have in-depth knowledge of social media tools.

- be available for occasional after-hours events.



This is a full time, 5 day per week, 35 hours per week with 22$ position.


SBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer


Deadline for applications: May 12, 2021

Start date: May 24, 2021


Kindly apply in writing, by submitting your curriculum vitae and a letter of intent (1-2 pages) explaining your interest in working at SBC (in French), as well as a short essay on a particular aspect of SBC programming (300 words max, in English).


Hiring Committee,

SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art

372 Ste-Catherine Ouest, espace 507

Montréal, QC,

H3B 1A2

or by email: (please attach PDF files only)

Kindly note that we are only able to contact applicants who are invited to interview.

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