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05/01/2019 - 14:24

La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse is looking for an artist able to take up the challenge of developing the artistic vision in collaboration with the programming committee and the board of directors.

La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is a feminist artist-run centre whose mandate is to support under-represented projects and artists in dominant cultural institutions. La Centrale is currently undergoing a process of reflection with regards to its organizational structure. One of the first artist-run centres in Canada, La Centrale is a non-hierarchical organization in its operation. Members play a key role in decision-making and programming. Devoted to exhibition/circulation and creation, the centre offers a major place for experimentation.


Driven by a respect for the profound values that constitute feminisms, intersectionality and social justice, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse is looking for an artist able to take up the challenge of developing the artistic vision in collaboration with the programming committee and the board of directors.


Working in consultation with the Board of Directors, staff and members, the Exhibition Programming Coordinator will develop the artistic vision of the centre; coordinate the programming of exhibitions; coordinate and support the installing and taking down of exhibitions; establish partnerships in connection to the centre’s activities, and ensure fairness in the committees for which she/he will be responsible as well as in all spheres relating to her/his position and to La Centrale.


Main tasks:

Coordination of Programming and Exhibition (10 hours per week)
• Develop the artistic vision in collaboration with the programming committee and the board of directors
• Develop and manage exhibition budgets
• Coordinate the programming committee
• Draft artists' contracts
• Plan, develop and supervise the calendar of events, and activities connected to circulation and publication
• Communicate with artists, partners and collaborators
• Draft press releases and develop links with media, in collaboration with the Communications Officer
• In collaboration with the Financing Coordinator, write multi-year grant applications and grant reports
• Presentation of artists at public events

Tech and Installation (11 hours per week)
• Manage physical accessibility of locale
• Count number of visitors
• Manage technical equipment (purchase, maintenance, loan, installation, etc.)
• Coordinate the transportation of works as well as the accommodation and transportation of artists
• Design spatial layout with the artists
• Coordinate the installation and take-down of exhibitions with the external technician
• Manage the budget for maintenance, planning and purchase of equipment

Administration of contractual agreements (8 hours per week)

• Manage mail and voicemail messages
• Manage and negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers: lease, internet, electricity, insurance, etc.


Communal Tasks (4 hours per week)
• Greet public, answer phone
• Assist in preparation for openings
• Assist in preparation of general meetings
• Participate in the drafting of the annual report
• Participate in weekly team meeting
• Participate in the development of major orientations and review of grant application files
• Evaluate the centre’s activities
• Participate in the maintenance of offices and common areas
• Any other related tasks

Professional Requirements and Specific Skills
• Established practice in an artistic discipline (visual arts or performance art an asset)
• Knowledge of Montreal’s artistic and cultural milieu
• Experience in the community sector, and NPOs
• Bachelor's degree in art history, visual arts, design or related experience
• Experience in scenography, exhibition design, installation and mounting
• Minimum 3 to 5 years of professional experience in visual arts administration, programming and project management
• Excellent speaking and writing skills in French and English
• Expertise of IT tools (Office Suite), ease with a Mac environment
• Experience working in cultural/artistic/event milieus (an asset)
• Experience working in the cultural sector and in artist-run centres (an asset)

Skills and Personal Qualities
• Strong interests in feminisms, intersectionality and social justice
• Able to evolve in a non-hierarchical environment
• Excellent ability to integrate into a multicultural environment
• Recognized for her interpersonal skills
• Rigorous, autonomous and good team-worker
• Able to organize work and manage priorities
• Flexible and capable of working under pressure

Conditions of the Position:
• Start date: between June 13 and June 20, 2019
• Flexibility around occasionally working evenings and weekends
• Possibility of telecommuting
• Possibility of training

At La Centrale, we recognize the value of paid and unpaid work.

Number of hours and hourly rate: 28hrs/week - $17.34/hr – permanent position

If you would like to be considered for employment equity, please indicate on the application form. Please note that we do not require candidates to disclose the reasons for this claim for employment equity.

Accessibility of the building:
La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse is currently located in a building that is not wheelchair accessible.

Deadline for application:
Please fill the application form and send your CV to before May 29, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be processed. We thank you for your application, but only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We invite you to contact La Centrale by email if you have any questions before sending your application:


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