Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
The IKG has maintained a public exhibition program of contemporary visual art for nearly 50 years, the longest running such art program in Calgary. The IKG is a significant gallery facility at the heart of ACAD, with two connected galleries measuring a total of 4,000 square feet.
In addition to fulfilling its mandate to foster a living culture in Alberta by providing a context for viewing and discussing new and recent art in all media and by a wide range of cultural producers, the IKG is an integral part of the student experience at ACAD. To that end, ACAD’s goal is to make the IKG even more inclusive and representative of the variety of programs at the college to help us thrive and support future academic growth.
This evolution provides an exciting opportunity for a curator with ingenuity and an international perspective to lead the curation, programming and gallery operations. Under the direction of the curator, the IKG will reflect an innovative and interdisciplinary curatorial vision, and offer the community exceptional exhibitions, inclusive public programs, and compelling educational experiences. The successful candidate will be able to draw upon strong relationships in the contemporary art world, and be able to foster broad engagement with faculty, students, community members, and external partners.
Under the Research + Academic Affairs portfolio, the Academic Curator is responsible for stewardship of the IKG’s mandate and strategic plan including exhibition and public programming, grant applications, external partnerships and teaching undergraduate curriculum in the areas of curatorial history, study and practice.