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Installation Project Manager

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival


Sep. 15, 2021

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Application deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Projected start date: October 2021

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, a not-for-profit organization, is accepting applications for the position of Installation Project Manager. CONTACT is dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May throughout Toronto and the GTA. CONTACT embraces an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, and cultivates collaborations with and among artists, curators, institutions, and within the organization itself. This new team member will contribute to the further development of initiatives to support the growth of the festival.

CONTACT acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and that this land is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. CONTACT is committed to promoting Indigenous voices; to generating spaces for ongoing, meaningful, and creative Indigenous-settler dialogue; and to continuous learning about our place on this land.

CONTACT is committed to the ongoing development of meaningful anti-oppressive practice on all levels. This includes our continuing goal of augmenting and maintaining diverse representation, foregrounding varied and under-represented voices and perspectives via our public platform (the Festival and all related programs), as well as continually examining the structures of power and decision-making within the organization itself. We aim to actively learn, grow, and embody the values of inclusivity, equity, and accessibility in all facets of the institution, as an ever-evolving process.

The Installation Project Manager’s primary responsibility is overseeing, managing and executing the Public Installation program. Liaising with artists, curators, printers, and fabricators, this team member helps develop unique outdoor site-specific art projects sited across the GTA. Additionally, they are proficient in developing and managing budgets, working with various printing technologies, colour-correcting images, and they have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.


Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator) at a high level
A degree/diploma in photography or equivalent experience
A strong eye for and knowledge of photographic print quality and colour correction
Experience working with a high volume of images
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Thorough attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
Focused, motivated, and capable of working well with others in a small organization
Some familiarity with SketchUp is an asset

Assist in research for public installations
Create preliminary mockups for public installations
Liaise with external Public Installation partners
Secure site permits and permissions as necessary
Manage all planning, fabrication, execution, installation and striking of public installations
Assist with grant applications and reports
Support production of CONTACT Gallery exhibitions on an as-needed basis.
Help manage & edit content and aid in the launch of the website and print materials
Assist with press materials
This is a full-time salary position of $50,000 with benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Darcy Killeen, Executive Director