Call for Programming Director

aceartinc. is seeking a new Programming Director.

Applications have been extended to Friday, November 1st. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed November 4th. Successful candidates will be notified by November 7th. Programming Director start date November 28, 2019. 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.