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Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for an exceptional student experience.

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The AUArts SA Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the gallery, and for ensuring that programming is adequately communicated and promoted to the community.


Core Objectives…

The MNG Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Marion Nicoll Gallery including the responsible fiscal management of the budget
  • Promotes MNG programming with the goal of supporting community engagement
  • Ensures that programming procedures are conducted in an equitable manner and that programming is accessible to the membership

Assigned Duties…

  • Exhibition Submission Process
    1. Oversee the call for submissions of exhibition proposals and ensure that submission process is efficient and accessible to the community
    2. Compile and format submissions for the jury to review and ensure the process is conducted equitably
    3. Facilitate jury sessions to select programming for all gallery exhibition spaces
  • Gallery Programming Administration
      1. Coordinating all logistical aspects related to the exhibition programming of MNG spaces
      2. Supporting exhibiting artists to ensure that all requirements are communicated and met
      3. Ensuring that all expenses and revenues are accounted for and properly recorded
      4. Monitors the MNG budget to ensure that targets are being met and communicating any discrepancies to the Program Manager
      5. Ensure that programming guidelines related to artworks are updated, accurate and relevant to the related programs
      6. Fulfill duties assigned in programming procedure manuals
  • Community Relations
      1. Develop and maintain partnerships within the local, provincial and national arts communities and organizations in conjunction with the Program Manager
      2. Promote exhibition activities to the community to encourage membership engagement
      3. Provide opportunities for membership feedback on gallery programing and communicating feedback to the Program Manager
      4. Participate in the strategic planning process to support the development of programming goals for the Marion Nicoll Gallery
  • Promotions and Communication Support
      1. Coordinate and oversee the production and dissemination of publicity materials, both print and electronic
      2. Provide exhibition materials to the communications team for promotional support
      3. Work with the communications team to develop a communications strategy for gallery programming
      4. Prepare a ‘directors statement’ to be included in the annual report/catalogue
  • Facilities and Operations
      1. Maintain project and storage workspaces
      2. Help maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces, maintenance supplies, standard inventory quantities, and art storage
      3. Confirm access to requested equipment/space/walls book walls
  • Exhibition and Inventory Support
      1. Assist in the planning, set-up, installation, tear-down and clean-up of exhibitions
      2. Ensure gallery spaces are prepared for exhibition
      3. Provide guidance to artists and volunteers in the installation of work using safe and secure handling procedures and security techniques
  • Miscellaneous
    1. Write reports as requested to present to the Executive Director, Executive Committee, and/or Student Leadership Council
    2. Be able to work independently yet cooperatively with members of staff to ensure quality performance
    3. Complete other duties as assigned by the Program Manager
    4. Support general office visitor interaction

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA we’ve worked hard to develop a culture we are proud to be a part of, and if you can say yes to a few of these things you might be proud to be a part of it too…

Equity & Diversity – Are you willing to consciously create room for respectful dialogue surrounding issues of equity and diversity? Pursuing a creative life takes guts! We’ve got a diverse, spunky, progressive, and outspoken community here at AUArts, and we are always looking for ways to self-reflect and incorporate socially just practices in our workplace.

Collaboration & Empowerment – Do you believe in bringing other people up, supporting your co-workers’ success, and finding ways to work together to accomplish your goals? From start to finish we are constantly learning from each other and finding ways to practice gratitude and celebrate the victories, both big and small.

Inspiration & Innovation – Are you excited to put your ideas on the table, take the risk and try something new even if you might fail? We love a good brainstorming session, and are always open to incorporating fresh ideas into our programs and services.


  • Education background with a focus on art, design, craft, art history, curatorial studies, or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, curatorial studies, technical writing, artist development, and arts administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry resources and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor volunteers and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of art handling and gallery preparation standards
  • Highly competent skills in the use of office software and social media platforms such as Word, Excel, Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule
  • Professional development opportunities covered by AUArts SA
  • Staff appreciation events
  • $15.00-17.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 40 hours per month

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better, and please also ensure you specify which job you’re applying for and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:
Sarah Grodecki
AUArts SA Executive Director

Applications will be accepted until April 15th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between April 15-30th, and the anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2019. To see the full detailed job description click here.

The AUArts Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.