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Director, Exhibitions and Curatorial

Reporting to the COO & VP Engagement, the Director, Exhibitions and Curatorial is a member of the museum’s management team, actively participating with museum colleagues in shaping the organization’s exhibition and curatorial program to further the museum’s vision and mission. This position leads efforts to assess, build and present the museum’s collections and a touring exhibition program and manages the curatorial department, working in a collaborative, team-centric organizational culture.

Jointly with the CEO and COO and other museum staff, the Director, Exhibitions and Curatorial will work to reimagine Glenbow’s exhibition program and utilization of its collections, in tandem with a planned building-wide renovation. The Director will lead the curatorial team in conceptualizing and developing new exhibitions from the permanent collection that will increase audience engagement, supporting the museum’s mission, vision and values. Working in collaboration with the Director, Collections and the curatorial team, the Director will co-lead discussions on how the collections should evolve to meet Glenbow’s role as a public art museum, including the development of collection plans, soliciting gifts, and proposing acquisitions as resources allow. The Director must also develop a strong relationship with the Director, JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art for the development of an integrated programming vision for the museum.

The Director, Exhibitions and Curatorial must be at ease in a highly visible and public position. The incumbent must cultivate relationships with colleagues, donors, collectors, and the broader community, building support for Glenbow’s program.

Director, JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art

The Director, JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art is a collaborative, creative and flexible thinker
with a passion for Canadian visual art, and experience leading exhibition and curatorial projects that
have focused on artists in Canada. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a candidate to create a
comprehensive, long-term program plan that advances Canadian visual art through annual exhibitions;
programming for diverse audiences through multiple programming streams; a fellowship program
allowing for substantive research and study of Canadian visual art; opportunities for artists in Canada to
expand and deepen their practice through a residency program; and mentor and develop the next
generation of culture workers committed to supporting visual art in Canada.

The JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art and its activities will be part of Glenbow’s overall museum,
exhibition and programming plans, so it’s integral that this Director work collaboratively with colleagues
to ensure the development of an integrated programming vision that will allow Glenbow to meet its
vision, mission and values.

Reporting to the COO & VP Engagement, the Director, JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art is a member of
the museum’s management team, actively participating with museum colleagues to develop and deliver
the goals of the JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art, which contributes to the Glenbow’s overall
programming and furthers the museum’s vision, mission and values.

The Director, JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art must be at ease in a highly visible and public position.
The incumbent must cultivate relationships with colleagues, artists, donors, collectors, and the broader
national visual arts community, building support for the JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art and for the
Glenbow.

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Working at the Museum

Glenbow employees are talented and engaged and possess a rich expertise. Our staff are committed to serving our community; every member of our team, regardless of job description, is responsible for creating a memorable and worthwhile visitor experience. Our work is rooted in our shared values, and together we’re pushing the museum to continuously evolve.

Glenbow is an integral and essential part of life in Calgary. We contribute to making the community stronger, more resilient, more empathetic, more knowledgeable, more innovative and more inspired.

Glenbow’s Mission

This community activates art, objects, and ideas so everyone who experiences Glenbow leaves with something to share.

Our Values

Be there.

We are present. We listen. We step up. We show up. We meet people where they are. We earn rust by being authentic and dependable. We are here for each other and we are here for our community.

Spark big ideas.

We empower our visitors and ourselves by encouraging curiosity and welcoming great questions. We imagine more possibilities and we create space for inspiration. We believe that creativity makes our world better.

Take pride.

Remarkable things happen here because we work hard and we are always learning. We take time to reflect and improve on what has come before. We respect the knowledge and experience of others. We approach every challenge with integrity and humility. Our personal passion fuels our high standards.

Together is better.

We welcome all perspectives. What we do is better when more diverse voices are heard. We champion a collaborative environment where people feel respected, valued and connected. We have greater impact when we work as a team.

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