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Head of Gallery & Exhibits
Head of Gallery & Exhibits
Bateman Foundation
Post Date: 23 Mar 2022


The Bateman Foundation is actively seeking a vibrant and organized individual to join the team as Head of Gallery & Exhibits. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated, art and nature focused non-profit in Victoria, BC.

About the position:
The Head of Gallery & Exhibits is a senior role reporting to Executive Management and overseeing a small departmental team. This position is critical to the success of the Foundation in supporting the organization’s mandate, with a focus on curation and strategic development of mission-focused exhibits, collections management, exhibit programming and a deep awareness of visitor experience. General departmental duties will include ensuring smooth day-to-day operations within the gallery, achieving revenue and engagement targets, being a people leader, and maintenance of the gallery space.

Plan, develop and manage all exhibit and curatorial activities (including internally created exhibits as well as those developed with external partners)
Lead the team in exhibit installation, take-down, and shipping/transport
Lead on collections management, acquisitions, condition reports and object preservation
Develop and manage exhibit-linked programs including public tours and gallery events
Manage and mentor the Volunteer & Membership Coordinator in maintaining relationships and communications with foundation members and volunteers, including content for quarterly newsletter and program deliverables
Be a visitor experience leader in ensuring the gallery is a welcoming space for visitors, and employees are well trained in messaging and customer service
Co-manage front-of-house employees to ensure operational expectations are met including orientation and development of gallery policies & procedures
Coordinate with operations around invoicing, processing payments, scheduling and managing contracts
Oversight of venue rentals, ensuring gallery care standards are met including event assistant training
Ensure departmental targets are met or exceeded according to annual objectives
Collaborate across departments to ensure a unified, cohesive strategy and a positive, vibrant working environment

Experience Requirements:
A university degree in Visual Arts, Fine Art, Museum Studies or related discipline
Minimum 4 years experience in curatorial development with an ability to engage with visitors through exhibit messaging and conceptualization
Knowledge of principles and practices of collections care
Management experience and excellent people skills
Experience installing, implementing and taking down exhibits
Experience with collections policies and museum database platforms
Exceptional written, verbal and networking skills
Exceptional time management and organizational skills
Proven ability to complete projects according to scope, budget, and timeline
Proof of up-to-date double vaccination against COVID-19

What we offer:
A passionate, collaborative and compassionate team
A permanent full-time position
Extended Benefits including a health plan, counseling, generous vacation & sick days
A Hybrid Work Policy allowing a mix of remote and in-office time, and a flexible-blocking schedule based on operational and personal needs

To apply to this position, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to Sarah Theophilus, Acting General Manager. The deadline for applications is March 25, 2022.

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you.

Job Type: Full-time


Victoria, Canada

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