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Director of Programs, MacKenzie Art Gallery

MacKenzie Arts Gallery


Apr. 30, 2021

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Job Title: Director of Programs (DoP)
Reports to: Executive Director & CEO
Department: Programs
Status: Full-Time, Out-of-Scope Position, Contract position (five-year term)

About the Position

The Director of Programs supports the Executive Director & CEO in leading the development, implementation and evaluation of the overall program of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in accordance with the Gallery’s mission, vision and strategic and business plans. Responsibility encompasses the curatorial, education, and program operations teams, working towards implementing an interdependent and mutually enriching relationship between these areas in order to create a cohesive, collaborative structure for all programs. Programs include exhibitions, public programs, learning and interpretive programs, publications, classes, artist residencies, commissions, collections and all other public-facing interactive, experiential and research activities.

As a member of the management team, this position works with all areas of the Gallery and critically contributes to long-term strategic planning for the organization, anticipating challenges and developing long-term opportunities and sustainability. In accordance with the Gallery’s mission, vision and strategic and business plans, this position plays a leading role in guiding the organization’s ongoing operations and evaluation, serving a leadership role in creating a positive work environment, enabling staff to contribute their best, fostering an appreciation for the arts and a culture of accountability, philanthropy and total development.

According to these areas of accountability, it is expected that the position will allocate time roughly as follows: 50% program development and research; 25% human resources management and administration; 25% fund development.

This position supervises the following staff: Head Curator, Curator of Education, and Head of Program Operations.