Call for Programming Director

aceartinc. is seeking a new Program Director.

Applications due Monday, October 28. Please send a cover letter and CV to

Programming Director will report to the Board of Directors. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and schedule all programming: five annual exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, screenings, events, member activities, etc.
  • Develop and initiate new programming directions within the aceartinc. mandate.
  • Manage Cartae Open School, an alternative learning program.
  • Work closely with the FLUX Gallery Committee.
  • Initiate and pursue the planning of the Indigenous Curatorial Residency Program.
  • Develop policies that support the mandate.
  • Oversee and implement strategic plans with the board of directors.
  • Oversee the project room.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Finance and Administration to achieve goals and pursue the mandate.
  • Manage contract staff, interns, volunteers, and temporary workers in coordination with the Director of Finance and Administration.
  • Conduct studio visits with members and other artists.
  • Solicit submissions for the program and other activities.
  • Liaise with local, national, and international arts organizations for program and partnership development.
  • Coordinate the Regular Exhibition jury.
  • Grant writing, reporting, and budget management.
  • Edit and coordinate all Critical Distance Essays, including the selection of emerging writers and thinkers to write about the five Regular Exhibitions.
  • Edit and manage PaperWait, maintaining this as an annual, high-quality, printed publication.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report to the board on programming updates monthly.

Qualified candidates will have a background in contemporary art, including an applicable combination of education, production, writing, and/or dissemination. They will have experience, education, or training in arts administration. They will have experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations, including volunteer experience. They will have had previous success in grant writing or fundraising experience. They will have excellent time management skills, communication, presentation, and writing skills.