Program Manager, Visual Arts (12 month mat-leave coverage)

Date Posted: Jul 09, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2019
Start Date: Sep 10, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: Salary is between $67,000-72,000
Province: Alberta
City: Banff
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Job Description

The Program Planning team within the Arts division of Banff Centre is looking for an administrative leader with exceptional project management skills to implement and execute Visual Arts programs in our artistic environment.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Artistic Program Planning, this position is accountable for the planning, promotion, delivery and evaluation of visual arts programming.

Specific Accountabilities
  • Works with the Director, Visual Arts on the planning and design of arts programming; 
  • Manages all relevant and necessary stakeholders to advance the co-creation and/or design and implementation of programs;
  • Communicates and manages overall goals and objectives, key milestones and outcomes, and evaluation with both internal and external stakeholders over the lifetime of programs within the coordinated program plan;
  • Project management of all programs and program events, including recruitment strategies;
  • Manages assigned program budgets, resource allocation (people, materials, agendas, places, partners, technology) and deliverables;
  • Works closely with Program Operations to ensure the successful delivery of programs and successful performance management and mentorship of program team members;
  • Develops and maintains professional, informed working relationships with faculty, participants, and relevant stakeholders;
  • Acts as host for programs and ensures a significant presence throughout the program lifecycle;
  • Ensures measurement and tracking of project impact and the careful analysis of this information in a timely manner, for both on-going improvement, and for funder related reporting;
  • Oversight of application, adjudication and notification process.


  • 5+ years of proven program/project management experience, preferably within a creative or educational environment;
  • University degree in an arts discipline, or related area of study;
  • Strong multidisciplinary visual arts background including experience working with artists;
  • Solid administration skills with an understanding of program and event marketing, promotion and production;
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills;
  • Energetic self-starter who can work autonomously and within a team;
  • Superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence etc.) skills are essential;
  • The ability to formulate long and short range goals, while anticipating and responding to flexible program needs;
  • Applies good management principles in an artistic environment;
  • Visual Arts program management and production experience preferred.

Additional Info:

This is a term position ending September 7, 2020.

We are accepting applications for the Program Manager, Visual Arts until 11:59pm MT on July 29, 2019.

How to Apply:

Apply online at or contact Liz for more information

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