Head, Programs and Collection

Date Posted: Sep 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Oct 05, 2020
Start Date: Nov 02, 2020

Salary From: 55K To 65K
Province: Ontario
Region: Southwestern Ontario
City: Windsor
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

The Art Gallery of Windsor
The Art Gallery of Windsor is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1943 that collects, interprets and presents the visual arts of Canada, including artists of Indigenous and Inuit heritage, as well as the artists from the United States and Europe. The AGW is a valuable cultural resource for Windsor and Essex County as the region’s largest public art gallery. 

Job Description

The Art Gallery of Windsor is currently seeking a Head, Programs and Collection (hereafter “HPC”) to join our organization in a new senior manager position. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the HPC is responsible for developing, executing and evaluating the gallery’s annual programming plan, driven by AGW’s forthcoming 2021-26 Strategic Plan and according to AGW’s mission, vision, and values. Responsibility encompasses AGW’s curatorial, education, collections, and programming, supporting a cohesive artistic direction and building a culture of respect and collaboration as a member of AGW’s management team. An ambitious curator, programmer, and administrator, you will plan the curatorial, preparation, registration, collections, and programs functions of the Gallery.

Note: Salary range is not disclosed


  •  Degree in a related field such as Art History and/or Arts Administration (an advanced Masters-level degree would be an asset)
  • Minimum three years experience in museum or art gallery administration, including exhibition coordination, project management, grant writing, staff supervision, budget development and administration;
  • Minimum three years curatorial experience with demonstrated success in originating art exhibitions, including all facets of research, production, installation, publication, and budget development and control;
  • Minimum two years supervising and motivating staff, volunteers and/or interns;
  • Demonstrated scholarship in the areas of Indigenous Art and/or the art of Canada;
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and planning skills, and ability to supervise and motivate staff;
  • Knowledge of funding agencies and experience in writing grant applications;
  • Knowledge of museum management principles, exhibition methods, team approach to planning, current collections management standards and procedures, and technology within museum services areas.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a statement of interest by October 5, 2020 to:
Thomas Boucher at tboucher@agw.ca
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
 The Art Gallery of Windsor is committed to employment equity and supports building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

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