December 10, 2014 - Remai Modern - Seeking Director of Programs/Chief Curator
December 10, 2014

Seeking Director of Programs/Chief Curator

Rendering of Remai Modern.

Seeking Director of Programs/Chief Curator

www.remaimodern.org

Opportunity
Due to open to the public in 2016, Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan is seeking a Director of Programs/Chief Curator. As a member of the leadership team the position works closely with the CEO on the development of program models and programs across all areas including collections, conservation, exhibitions, research, publications, performance, engagement and education. With the support of a substantial team s/he will execute the strategy and related annual plan in all program areas ensuring high standards of excellence.

The Director of Programs/Chief Curator will be a thought leader fully engaged with new developments in both art and museum practice internationally. S/he will have a bold vision driven by interests in artists, scholarship, innovation and public engagement.
 
Candidates will have a strong background in managing staff, budgets, teams and complex projects; be a skilled advocate for the institution and its mandate; be able to support fundraising initiatives and have extensive networks in the field, including artists, collectors, donors, publishers, curators, and educators. S/he will have a track record of inventive projects and a passion for rethinking the possibilities for an art museum in the 21st century.

Background
Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan is a direction-setting modern art museum taking shape at River Landing in downtown Saskatoon, Canada. Inspired by the local landscape and the rich history of architectural modernism, renowned Canadian architectural firm KPMB has designed a 130,000-square-foot museum that will be an architectural centerpiece for the city.

Lead patron Ellen Remai donated 15 million CAD toward construction costs, 15 million CAD to support international exhibition programs and also donated the most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts to enhance an existing collection of 7,700 works.

The inaugural CEO Gregory Burke was appointed in 2013 and the museum is now in the phase of becoming a vibrant, imaginative and prescient institution committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era.
  
Applicants should submit resumes and a one-page narrative describing their interest in the position and the experience that relates to the responsibilities described above. Applications will be reviewed by Linda Sweet and Diane Frankel of Management Consultants for the Arts, an executive search firm working with the museum’s CEO.  Recommendations for candidates are also welcome. 

Send applications or learn more: mcawall2 [​at​] gmail.com

 
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