Head of Exhibitions and Collections

Date Posted: Oct 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2020
Start Date: Nov 16, 2020

Salary From: 100K To 100K
Province: Saskatchewan
City: Saskatoon
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
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Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

rRemai mModern

Remai Modern, a new museum of modern and contemporary art, opened on October 21, 2017 in Saskatoon, a growing city on the Canadian Prairies. Remai Modern is a direction-setting art museum and gathering place for culture and community. The building includes 11 gallery spaces, a 150-seat theatre, Shift restaurant, outdoor terraces and rooms with stunning views of the South Saskatchewan River. We provide a Canadian and Saskatchewan perspective on global modern and contemporary art movements through a mix of regional, national and international programs.

Job Description

Core Function: 

This position is responsible to collectively establish the artistic direction, development, and implementation of the exhibitions, collection, publications, and associated programs consistent with the strategic plan, mission and policies of Remai Modern. The Head of Exhibitions and Collections will oversee the day-to-day management of the Curatorial Department.

  1. Participates in the development of long-term strategies for the Museum to ensure the fulfillment of the mandate and mission as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
  2. Develops rationales and business cases to support significant exhibitions initiatives and sets annual goals and priorities for the exhibitions program and collection.
  3. Prepares written and oral reports as required and represents the Gallery with the public, media, external partners and clients.
  4. Ensures compliance with legislation, regulations, standards, guidelines, Civic Bylaws, policies, procedures and collective agreements as appropriate. Leads a culture of Safety that promotes the health and safety of employees and the general public in accordance with applicable legislation and the City of Saskatoon’s policies and departmental procedures.
  5. Participates in the development and review of determining strategy and development, museum policies, and the annual acquisitions plan in alignment with current strategy and policy.
  6. Manages and trains Curatorial Department staff including performance appraisals and development plans. Provides recommendations regarding the staffing needs of the curatorial and program staff and contractors.
  7. Promotes divisional employee engagement through active listening, recognition and action planning, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and employee involvement.
  8. Prepares and controls the annual Division Operating Budget and Business Plan, manages expenditures, and ensures they are aligned with the Corporate Strategic Plan.
  9. Leads the Curatorial Department with exhibition making, and prepares and monitors the Curatorial Department budget.
  10. Oversees the development and use of the collection.
  11. Contributes to the Development Departments grants, funding requests, and reporting for the exhibition program and collections including taking an active role in seeking out sources of funding.
  12. Provide curatorial content, reviews sponsorship, and other fund development packages to ensure content accuracy.
  13. Provides curatorial content, reviews sponsorship, and other fund development packages to ensure content accuracy.
  14. Participates in communications, marketing, and sponsorship of exhibitions and other projects.
  15. Contributes to the development of effective partnerships with the local, national, and international visual arts communities.
  16. Stewards relationships with key stakeholders funders and donors.
  17. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Degree in art history, curatorial studies, or equivalent.
  • Four to Six years of national and/or international experience of successfully leading a curatorial team or department including the research, development, implementation, and management of exhibitions programs, and  the development and use of a collection of modern or/and contemporary art.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and possess excellent managerial, interpersonal, financial, and organizational skills.
  • Considerable Knowledge of Indigenous, Canadian, and international modern and contemporary art
  • Ability to speak French and/ or an Indigenous language would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated skill in financial management including working within assigned budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with artists, colleagues, and stakeholders, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Thorough knowledge of public sector, non-profit organization operations, and government relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing timely and innovative curatorial

Additional Info:

$100,477.44 to $118,060.56 per annum (2019 rates)

How to Apply:

Please apply directly on the City of Saskatoon website:

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