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Looking for a Full-Time Public Art Director – Announcements


The Calgary Arts Development Authority is our city’s designated arts development authority. We provide grants to hundreds of arts organizations, individual artists and groups. We value relationships, generosity, reciprocity, simple language and curiosity.

We believe that the arts have the power to build our city. Through the arts development strategy, “Live a Creative Life,” our vision is a creative, connected and prosperous Calgary where every resident has the opportunity to live a creative life. We foster a sustainable and resilient arts sector and support the building of arts-led cities.

We have been newly appointed by City Council as the future operator of Calgary’s public art program.

We are recruiting a full-time Public Art Director to join our team. This role is a new position added to the management team, which includes the President and CEO; the director, communications and engagement; and the director, community investment and impact.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Public Arts will provide creative and executive leadership of the annual calendar of commissions, programming and community engagement as an integrated practice.

This role includes managing the public art program, long-term planning of program initiatives and contracts, and leading the public art team. The role also includes leading Calgary Arts Development’s work in activating the existing collection through educational programs and opportunities. This is done by paying special attention to reputation management and risk management for the program and the organization.

For this role, we are looking for a visionary leader who is passionate about Calgary’s arts community, public art and enjoys working with people.

Please see the full job description and how to apply here. The deadline for applications is July 26, 2021.


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