Program Manager, Visual Arts (12 month mat-leave coverage)

Date: Jul 9, 2019

Deadline: Jul 29, 2019 - 11:45 pm

Reporting to the Managing Director, Artistic Program Planning, this position is accountable for the planning, promotion, delivery and evaluation of visual arts programming.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Works with the Director, Visual Arts on the planning and design of arts programming; 
  • Manages all relevant and necessary stakeholders to advance the co-creation and/or design and implementation of programs;
  • Communicates and manages overall goals and objectives, key milestones and outcomes, and evaluation with both internal and external stakeholders over the lifetime of programs within the coordinated program plan;
  • Project management of all programs and program events, including recruitment strategies;
  • Manages assigned program budgets, resource allocation (people, materials, agendas, places, partners, technology) and deliverables;
  • Works closely with Program Operations to ensure the successful delivery of programs and successful performance management and mentorship of program team members;
  • Develops and maintains professional, informed working relationships with faculty, participants, and relevant stakeholders;
  • Acts as host for programs and ensures a significant presence throughout the program lifecycle;
  • Ensures measurement and tracking of project impact and the careful analysis of this information in a timely manner, for both on-going improvement, and for funder related reporting;
  • Oversight of application, adjudication and notification process.

Qualification and Educational Requirements

  • 5+ years of proven program/project management experience, preferably within a creative or educational environment;
  • University degree in an arts discipline, or related area of study;
  • Strong multidisciplinary visual arts background including experience working with artists;
  • Solid administration skills with an understanding of program and event marketing, promotion and production;
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills;
  • Energetic self-starter who can work autonomously and within a team;
  • Superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence etc.) skills are essential;
  • The ability to formulate long and short range goals, while anticipating and responding to flexible program needs;
  • Applies good management principles in an artistic environment;
  • Visual Arts program management and production experience preferred.

Employment Terms and Application Process

  • Working 40 hours per week, the annual salary is between $67,000-$72,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • This is a term position ending September 7, 2020.

We are accepting applications for the Program Manager, Visual Arts until 11:59pm MT on July 29, 2019.

Apply online at or contact Liz Kiraga for more information at