July 24, 2019 - Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver - Applications open for Executive Director
July 24, 2019

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Gunilla Klingberg, installation view of Brand New View (Vancouver), Contemporary Art Gallery. Photo: SITE Photography.

Applications open for Executive Director

Deadline to apply: August 23, 2019

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
555 Nelson Street
Vancouver British Columbia V6B 6R5
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–6pm

T +1 604 681 2700
F +1 604 683 2710

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Established in 1971, the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is the longest standing free public art gallery in Vancouver dedicated exclusively to presenting contemporary art. Led by a committee of past and present Board Directors, and including distinguished Vancouver-based artists, CAG is now seeking a new Executive Director. 

Approaching its 50th anniversary in 2021, CAG is poised at an exciting moment in its evolution as the Board seeks to appoint an outstanding new Executive Director who will build on our successful legacy. Working within CAG’s strategic plan and priorities, the Executive Director will lead the organization’s artistic vision, initiate and shape fundraising campaigns, and define a future-facing vision and direction for the organization that will ensure its continuing growth and wider reach for generations to come.

CAG is dedicated to the research, exhibition, education and documentation of contemporary visual art as it is practiced locally through to internationally. It aspires to generate significant audiences for its innovative and diverse program through free access and a profile that is international in scope. The appointee will continue in leading CAG’s strong programming, across ambitious exhibitions, off-site projects and partnerships, alongside its deep commitment to dynamic ongoing public programs and learning experiences that inspire engagement at all levels and connect to diverse audiences.

Perhaps most vitally, the Executive Director will closely align with the mission and values of CAG, with a genuine passion for the promotion of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusivity in contemporary visual art. Given CAG’s public role and its context in Canada, it strives for and continues to work toward representation of all peoples throughout the organization and programming. With gratitude as guests, CAG acknowledges that the land on which it operates is the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səli̓ ́ lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

CAG is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search process. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 4245. Applications should consist of a comprehensive curriculum vitae and a maximum two-page covering letter that summarizes your interest in this post and provides evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in this brief. For any informal inquiries please contact Caroline McLean at caroline.mclean [​at​] perrettlaver.com

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm PDT on Friday, August 23, 2019.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Please advise if you are a Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident in your CV or Cover Letter. CAG is committed to employment equity and accessibility; we encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including people of all genders, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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