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JOB: Gallery Director – Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John’s, Newfoundland)
July 30, 2012
Eastern Edge

* Please note that the deadline for this listing has now passed *

Job Title: Gallery Director
Organization: Eastern Edge Gallery
Location: St. John’s, NL
Closing date: August 24, 2012
Start date: October 2, 2012
Two-year contract
Starting Salary range: $30,000 – $33,000

Gallery Director, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Eastern Edge Gallery is a respected Canadian non-profit artist-run centre located in the heart of downtown, St. John’s, Newfoundland and
Labrador. As one of Atlantic Canada’s most established, vital and beloved non-profit arts organizations, it is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Canadian and international art practices.

Founded in 1984, Eastern Edge is committed to encouraging dedicated, rigorous activity locally, facilitating critical dialogue concerning issues in contemporary art and society, and actively encouraging artists whose work speaks to diverse perspectives.

Currently, we are seeking a Director to lead the gallery through the next stage of its evolution. The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of national contemporary art activity, a commitment to supporting regional and national artistic practice, and a familiarity with and enthusiasm  forartist-run culture.


    • excellent knowledge of contemporary art and cultural practices on a local, national and international level
    • post-secondary degree in visual arts, museum studies or equivalent
    • fundraising skills
    • administrative skills and experience
    • experience working in a gallery, museum, artist-run centre, or non-profit cultural organization
    • excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with gallery stakeholders
    • proven financial management track record
    • ability to represent the gallery in public: excellent oral and writing skills
    • successful grant writing abilities
    • experience with new media technologies
    • a solid working knowledge of various computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, web management and graphics


Application must include:

1) A cover letter outlining your experience, interest and relevant skills as they relate to an artist run culture, with specific references to Eastern Edge programming and mandate (http://www.easternedge.ca/)

2) A current CV

3) Names of three references with contact information

Please submit all application documents as a single PDF to:
Michael Waterman, Chair of the Search Committee