Curator of Art & Visual Culture

Full Time: 35 hrs/wk
Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 plus benefits

The Reach Gallery Museum is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to be the centre of cultural and creative innovation in the Fraser Valley. With over 6,000 square feet of exhibition space, The Reach presents three dynamic seasons of contemporary art and history exhibitions annually and is a hive of education and public programming activity. Reporting to the Executive Director, The Curator of Art & Visual Culture plays a lead role in shaping the artistic vision of The Reach by developing exhibitions, public programming, and publications related to artistic practice and associated forms of cultural production.

The Curator of Art & Visual Culture works closely with a highly motivated team to devise an ambitious, visitor centered exhibition program and plan engaging experiences that inspire and challenge audiences. The Curator of Art & Visual Culture must be eager to build meaningful relationships with diverse communities across the region, and to consider how these audiences will be best served, challenged, and represented by the exhibition program. The candidate will develop three thematic seasons of exhibitions annually (roughly 10-12 projects in total, varying in size) and will assist in the oversight of exhibition projects developed through curatorial training initiatives (e.g. the Emerge program, internships). Our ideal candidate is excited to engage in community building and has an exciting vision for what excellence and responsiveness in curatorial practice looks like outside of Canada’s major metro centers.

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Please submit cover letter and résumé electronically by 5pm on Monday, November 6th 2017 to:

Laura Schneider
Executive Director & Curator

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Opportunities for Emerge Members

The Reach invites Emerge members to a behind the scenes experience to help you gain professional development with hands-on practical skills to further your art education.

Call for Artists

Emerge at The Reach is currently accepting submissions for Art on Demand 3.4 Fall Edition. This opportunity is ideal for university students looking for exhibition experience. The submission deadline is September 26th, 2017 and you can download more information HERE.


We are looking for volunteers to assist with our exhibition changeovers throughout the year. You will be working directly with the Assistant Curator on a wide variety of tasks from art handling (packing and installing), configuring space, lighting, vinyl removal and application, labeling and more.

We require reliable persons who are able to commit to specific days of work. Most days will be Monday to Friday and as needed the occasional weekend. A minimum half-day of work to volunteer is allowed but to get the most out of this learning opportunity a commitment through several days and up to the entire changeover period is ideal.

Experience with tools an asset but not required and attention to detail is a must. Volunteers will be trained and mentored through the exhibition changeover. This experience is a valuable asset on your CV and for your work as an artist, don’t miss out on this opportunity.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Kate Bradford Assistant Curator
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3

Artist Facilitators

We are regularly hiring artist facilitators for programs and workshops. If you are interested in these opportunities please email your resume to Anna Williams, Education Programmer at

Gallery Attendants

When open to the public The Reach requires the assistance of a team of volunteer gallery attendants. This important group monitors the exhibition spaces in the gallery. Weekly shifts are 2-3 hours in length. New volunteers are provided with an orientation and all Reach volunteers are encouraged to attend scheduled artist & curatorial talks to learn first-hand about each exhibition.Complete the online volunteer form or stop by The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way and complete an application.

For more information contact Carmen Arcilla 604 864-8087 ext 0