Wednesday, August 6, 2008

job opportunity at the Kennedy

WKP Kennedy Gallery

Gallery Coordinator

The successful candidate will be an outgoing person with strong communication skills and a keen interest in the arts and visual arts in particular. The Gallery Coordinator works closely with the Director/ Curator, with Part-time Gallery Staff and with our Board and volunteers. Duties include: day-to-day gallery operations, mailings, memberships, educational projects, volunteer co-ordination, fundraising events planning and development, administration of gallery project staff, and production of exhibition promotion materials. The Gallery Coordinator is also an arts advocate who will liaise with other galleries and cultural groups, set up meetings of the Board and sub-committees, as well as project-based meetings. The Gallery Coordinator will assist with installing art exhibitions and setting up and removing all opening reception and exhibition materials.

The Gallery Coordinator, while reporting to and working with the Director / Curator, will also be self-directed and able to work unsupervised. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working with the public, have excellent computer skills especially in Word, web-based software, Excel and Access, and be able to represent and support the gallery and the arts centre in all visual art matters. A formal background in visual art administration would be beneficial.

The Coordinator will work with the Director in all facets of gallery management and will become proficient in overseeing the day to day operations and maintenance of the gallery. The Coordinator will be able to work professionally with artists, curators, printers, shippers, insurance agents, caterers and gallery volunteers who assist with gallery operations.

The Gallery Coordinator will be expected to shift cheerfully from office duties to public relations, to installing exhibitions, conducting tours and assisting at receptions, talks and other special events – all in the course of a week, occasionally in the course of a day.


· Arts administration experience or graduate

· Excellent communication and social skills

· Computer, Office and Organizational skills

· An understanding of various media art practices is an asset

· Experience working with artists is an asset

· Gallery or non-profit organization experience

· Physically fit as there is some lifting involved during exhibition installations

· Basic graphic design is also an asset


Have you planned, designed and produced educational projects for galleries before? If so, talk about your successes with these projects.

Especially in media art, we can never know the whole technical picture. How would you go about gathering information about new media art practices or techniques?

Have you ever applied for grants or helped to apply for a grant? Which ones and what were your responsibilities?


Please submit to us a cover letter and current resume by August 20th, 2008. Remember to identify the position you are applying for in your letter. Mailing address: W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, 150 Main St. East, North Bay, ON P1B 1A8

For further information about us and the position: Call at 705-474-1944 ext. 231, 227 or email


We will be reviewing applications until August 20th, 2008. A shortlist will be made up at that time and we will be interviewing candidates between August 21st and 22nd, 2008. The Hiring Committee will make

its final decision by Friday, August 22nd (barring unforeseen delays) and the position will commence Tuesday, August 26th.


This position is funded through the Gallery’s operating budget. The salary for this contracted full-time position is 11.50 per hour for a 28 hour work week.

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