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08.09.2010 | what’s on
by Centre Canadien d´Architecture
CCA Canadian Center for Architecture

Please submit your application in French and/or in English before 27 September, 2010 to the attention of Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 Baile Street, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 2S6, email:, fax: (514) 939-7012. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please do not call.

Job Identification
Job title:                         Associate Director, Programs
Division:                        Programs
Immediate superior:       Executive Director and Chief Curator
Status:                            Permanent, full time (35hrs/week)
Posting period:              25 August to 26 September, 2010
Job entry:                      Fall 2010

Position Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director and Chief Curator, the Associate Director, Programs possesses a thorough understanding of the key institutional aspects of the CCA. She/he provides scholarly and strategic leadership to the activities of the CCA Programs Division, in order to continuously develop and promote CCA projects, exhibitions, publications, as well as public and online activities as catalysts for original inquiry.

The Associate Director, Programs works with the Executive Director and Chief Curator, as well as senior management to define institution-wide policies, goals and priorities for the CCA. She/he develops and maintains relations with individuals, institutions and organizations that can support or partner the CCA in its mission.

Based on the CCA’s vision, in consultation and collaboration with the Executive Director and Chief Curator, with the Associate Director, Collection and with the Associate Director, Study Centre, she/he helps to develop projects that stimulate and broaden participation, and that explore key aspects of architecture and contemporary issues affecting the built environment.

Major Responsibilities
The Associate Director, Programs is responsible for the development, organization and management of multidisciplinary projects including exhibitions, publications, and online projects (in relation to the content of CCA programs), as well as public and educational programs. She/he is responsible for developing the editorial and curatorial content of programs in line with the CCA’s vision, as well as managing the programs division.
Strategic and Management Duties
– Direct and oversee the implementation of the CCA’s curatorial vision in all the activities of the Programs Division, including exhibitions, publications, and cultural and educational programs;
– Develop long-term strategies for the effective implementation of institutional programs, including policies, budgets, action plans, and schedules;
– Establish procedures for the development and production phases of all projects;
– Approve and supervise the content and each step in project development and production;
– Negotiate the institution’s partnership contracts with other institutions and organizations, and maintain and extend a network of contacts with prospective partners;
– Participate in the promotion and outside presentation of CCA projects;
– In collaboration with the Development Division, coordinate Programs fundraising and develop, cultivate and maintain relations with donors.

Curatorial Activities
– Collaborate with the Executive Director and Chief Curator to shape and develop curatorial and editorial strategies for the CCA;
– Propose topics for new research in line with the CCA vision;
– Contribute to the development of policies and initiatives linked to curatorial issues;
– Develop and prepare exhibitions with the curatorial team and with guest curators;
– Develop, and interpret exhibitions with researchers, students, visitors and professors;
– Research and propose new ways or processes to ensure innovative and updated thinking in framing CCA programs or projects;
– Contribute to the editorial content of the CCA website;
– Work with the Associate Director, Collection in order to present material from the CCA Collection to the public;
– Recommend the acquisition of material in collaboration with the Collection Division.

Programs Division Management
– Set the Programs Division’s objectives and priorities;
– Supervise Programs Division staff;
– Prepare and manage the entire division’s budgets for exhibitions, publications, public activities and online projects;
– Contribute to the cooperation of the Programs Division with the CCA’s other Divisions;
– Work in close collaboration with the Associate Director, Collection, the Chief, Collection and Program Services and the Associate Director, Study Centre in order to ensure the full integration of all CCA programs;
– Work in close collaboration with the Associate Director, Communications in order to promote, and diffuse the content of, CCA Programs activities in all media (online, print, newspapers, etc.);
– Work with the Associate Director, Development in order to identify potential financial support and donations for Programs;
– Contribute to the development and implementation of policies set by the management committee;
– Represent the CCA locally and internationally at events and meetings, when necessary.

– Master’s degree in architecture or related discipline, or architectural history, art history, or museology;
– 5 to 7 years experience, with curatorial duties;
– Ability to work in English and French with advanced writing skills in one of them;
– Knowledge of architecture and its related disciplines;
– Communication, team working, technical expertise, result oriented, ability to adapt, innovation, leadership;
– Project Management skills;
– Experience in project coordination or management for cultural institutions, with an emphasis on architectural or urban issues;
– Experience in curatorial practice;
– Have an international network of contacts;
– Experience in specialized architectural publishing;
– Experience in design related to exhibitions;
– Excellent sense of organization and planning;
– A great facility for managing interpersonal relationships.

The CCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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