Thursday, May 29, 2008

Job opportunity at Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Job: Coordinator, Exposures Project
Contract, part-time

Description of the Exposures project:
Exposures is an outreach and artistic development project that aims to cultivate photographic practices in Kingston through a series of professional artistic workshops and lectures, culminating in a curated exhibition of Kingston photography (14 November to 7 December 2008). Awards for highest achievement and a web-based virtual gallery will ensure wide impact of this project. The project takes advantage of the Art Centre’s major, collection-based exhibition of work by internationally celebrated photographer Edward Burtynsky, and complements planned workshops for Kingston youth.

Job description:
The coordinator is responsible for implementing the Exposures project under the Direction of the Curator of Contemporary Art and the Public Programs Officer and in concert with Art Centre staff.

Duties include:
• Organizing three professional artistic workshops and a lecture on photography, providing administrative, technical and promotional support.
• Administration and technical support for the curated exhibition, including reception of submissions and of work, communication with artists, installation and de-installation.
• Coordinating awards adjudication and the public reception.
• Development of the website component.
• Assisting with promotion of all aspects of the project, fostering wide awareness and engagement of target groups, and responding to public enquiries.
• Maintaining accurate project records and drafting a final report.
• Other duties as required.

Qualifications:
A university degree in art, art history, or museum studies
Experience with education programs in an arts environment
Experience with event planning and promotion
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work accurately
Ability to work independently and exercise good judgement
Knowledge of photographic processes and contemporary art practices
Knowledge of the Kingston arts environment

Computer skills in Word, Excel, and handling digital image files, knowledge of PhotoShop an asset.

Duration: 16 June – 19 December 2008

The workload falls in June and from mid-summer through the fall, for a total of 48 days. The hourly rate of pay is $25.00. Work hours will be flexible and aligned with project needs. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

To apply: Send a letter and CV, including contact information for 3 references, to:

Pat Sullivan
Public Programs Officer
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Queen’s University

Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
613.533.6000, ext. 77053
pat.s[email protected]

Deadline: 2 June.

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