Call for Applicants

Call for Applicants

Interim Head of Education and Community Outreach

Part-time position

The Interim Head of Education works on behalf of Gallery 44, through the Education Committee to develop and administer Gallery 44's education and outreach mandates, education programs (including CAMERAreach, CAMERALINKS, OUTREACH and Photomagic) and workshops for artists. This is an exciting and dynamic position that involves programming for youth and the general public. We are seeking a creative educator who can help guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of G44’s education and outreach programs. The ideal candidate is a community minded individual who will assist G44 in forming meaningful collaborations with individuals and organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Gallery 44’s numerous community partners to realize our annual program OUTREACH and secures new community partners for the project on an ongoing basis
  • Schedules and coordinates OUTREACH workshops and directs the installation of the accompanying exhibition and related programming
  • Researches new ideas for workshops, solicits artists/instructors to facilitate various technical and conceptual workshops and oversees all of the administrative details relating to workshops, including space bookings and participant registration  
  • Manages the CAMERALINKS and CAMERAreach programs, including coordinating submissions and the exhibition of student work, and in collaboration with the TDSB, develops workshops for teachers and students  
  • Plans G44’s annual summer camp program for youth, Photomagic
  • Coordinates all communications materials related to educations programs, including updating the website and writing press releases 
  • Ensures that Gallery 44’s education programs maintain a high level of excellence, with a focus on accessibility and inclusion  
  • Oversees all administrative duties related to Gallery 44’s education programs, including preparing and managing budgets
  • Performs other duties as required, including attending evening and weekend events

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (arts education, visual studies, photography, etc.) with a minimum one year of related experience
  • Strong knowledge of analogue and digital photographic modes of production
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary photography and related practices
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and other photo editing tools as well as experience working with database applications
  • Strong interest in and experience with community engagement and outreach
  • A skilled collaborator who motivates team members and builds lasting partnerships
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize simultaneous tasks and meet numerous deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work both independently and participate collaboratively in a team environment
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience working for a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization considered an asset

Salary:

Commensurate with experience. This position is a one-year contract, and carries a start date of April 26, 2016 and an end date of March 31, 2017.  The job entails working 24 hours per week with some evening and weekends.

How to apply: 

Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the position and your relevant background (including 3 references) as word or PDF attachments to jobs@gallery44.org

Deadline: MARCH 20, 2016 by 5pm

Gallery 44 is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

About Gallery 44

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs, Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.