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We Are The City, New Westminster, BC


Edmonton, AB
Assistant Professor, Arts and Cultural Management
MacEwan University



Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications


MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred teaching and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs, and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses, and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.

MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management Department (AACM) invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020. This new faculty position will play an important role in the implementation of a BFA in Arts and Cultural Management and may have opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communication.

AACM focuses on preparing individuals for careers working with a wide variety of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. In addition to their academic studies, students have the opportunity to develop skills through experiential learning, including work-integrated learning placements, projects with organizations in the field and international exchanges. One of the first arts management programs in Canada, MacEwan’s Arts and Cultural Management program attracts students from across the country in both its classroom and online cohorts.

Candidates will hold a minimum of a master’s degree in arts management or a related discipline and will demonstrate experience in and a commitment to undergraduate teaching with an ongoing interest in research in the discipline. (A credential near completion, in conjunction with a strong record of relevant experience and post-secondary teaching, may also be considered.) A record of professional or scholarly dissemination is a valuable asset; clear promise of excellence in research and/or creative practice is essential.

In addition to professional expertise in the arts and culture sector, teaching experience in a post-secondary environment, and strong interpersonal and communication skills, the successful candidate will have a commitment to innovative pedagogy, particularly in online learning. Indigenous cultural knowledge and/or experience working with Indigenous peoples would be considered an asset. Application Applicants should submit the following:

  • a cover letter (with competition number stated);

  • a current curriculum vitae;

  • a teaching dossier including recent teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy;

  • a statement of research interests and samples of scholarly work;

  • the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will commence January 20, 2020, and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found. The likely start date for this position is July 1, 2020.


MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Leslie Vermeer, Interim Chair, Arts and Cultural Management at


This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Only applications received electronically will be considered.


To apply, go to and select the job posting.


Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. For general inquiries, please contact us at


This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.


MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For general inquiries, please contact us at


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Oakville, ON
Executive Director
Oakville Galleries
December 20, 2020
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POSITION DETAILS:    Full time, Permanent

REPORTS TO:    Board of Directors     

DIRECT REPORTS:    Office & Facilities Manager; Special Projects Manager; Marketing & Communications Manager; Curator, Education Officer, Installation Officer.





As one of Canada’s leading contemporary art museums, Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. Oakville Galleries engages communities through-out Oakville, and wider audiences generally, with an outstanding track record of presenting the work of early and mid-career artists from across Canada and around the world. Oakville Galleries’ award-winning exhibition and educational programming is rooted in commitments to the visionary, the forward-thinking, and the responsive.

Currently in two locations - one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville, and the other in a lakeside mansion and park - Oakville Galleries is easily accessible to more than 7-million people who live in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). When the time is right, a high-priority for the organization will be to launch a major capital campaign to relocate its two separate operations into an iconic heritage building in central Oakville, which will be transformed to provide more than 30,000 square feet of museum-standard space for the Galleries’ exhibitions, collections and programs.



The Executive Director (ED) is a dynamic and inspiring leader, who is passionate about engaging broad audiences with contemporary art, who champions principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and who demonstrates a robust track record for generating both civic and financial support. The ED will be both visionary and effective, working with the Board, staff, and Oakville community to skillfully steer the organization through its next phase of development and growth.

The Executive Director will provide exceptional artistic and organizational leadership through a period of transformative and exciting change. Responsible for the institution’s vision, strategic and financial direction, and overall management, the ED will bring both artistic and business leadership to the position to realize the full potential of Oakville Galleries’ curatorial, operational, and capital capacities.



Strategic Leadership

  • Accountable for Oakville Galleries’ strategic direction, work closely with staff and Board to ensure the institution’s vision, values, and policy statements are developed ambitiously and embodied compellingly.
  • Develop the Galleries’ institutional and artistic identity through oversight of all curatorial, communications, and development activities.
  • Define the Galleries’ audiences clearly and expansively, develop and implement appropriate strategies for engaging with and growing diverse audiences
  • To realize the Galleries’ strategic goals through comprehensive and effective business planning.
  • Develop audience and membership growth and build community engagement.
  • In an ex-officio capacity, attend Board and Board subcommittee meetings as required.

Capital Development

  • Oversee the development of the Galleries’ capital plans in close partnership with the Board, manage feasibility work, develop operational plans, and assemble and execute on an appropriate capital fundraising strategy in alignment with the organization’s relocation goals.
  • When appropriate, lead Oakville Galleries’ relocation project, serving as a persuasive and effective champion for the organization’s operational and capital expansion with all current and potential stakeholders.


  • Develop and execute a multifaceted income generation and fundraising strategy that builds community, civic support, and trust, along with financial security.
  • Lead annual fundraising campaigns. Be active in fundraising activities through various external relations initiatives and strategic stakeholder engagements. Investigate and develop new methods for raising revenue.
  • Nurture and cultivate contacts with existing and potential donors, sponsors, and members, both individual and corporate.
  • Research and write grants for municipal, provincial and federal arts councils.

Finance & Administration

  • Develop and recommend to the Board an annual operating budget that appropriately balances public sector support with private sector contributions.
  • Manage all income and expenditures, implementing suitable financial controls and providing effective monitoring and reporting throughout the year.
  • Manage audits for the granting bodies and AGM.

Talent Management

  • Recruit, manage, support, and retain a tight-knit team of arts professionals, appropriately engaging staff in the organization’s long-term goals and delegating responsibilities and authority efficiently and effectively.
  • Recommend to the Board the appropriate organizational structure, HR policies, and salary schedules to carry out the Galleries’ operations effectively and within its resources.
  • Develop a culture that encourages inclusivity, promotes respect and teamwork, builds loyalty and trust, drives engagement, and maximizes employee potential.


  • Ensure and assert Oakville Galleries’ robust role in the cultural landscape, cultivating appropriate context and visibility for the organization at regional, national, and international levels.
  • Develop collaborative relationships, both within the local community and among institutional peers in national and international arts contexts.
  • Serve as the Galleries’ primary representative to civic leaders, government agencies, arts communities, and local audiences.



  • 5 to 7 years of experience in a leadership role at a contemporary art museum or similar type of organization.
  • Proven track record of success in identifying and securing opportunities to diversify funding and grow income from a range of sources, including in the context of a capital campaign.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated capacity for engaging, persuading, and inspiring a broad variety of audiences, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Comfortable creating and stewarding relationships with all levels of government.
  • An active commitment to—and passion for—contemporary art and the institutions that support it.
  • A history of dynamic strategic thinking and entrepreneurial approaches to organizational development.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with national and international artists, partners, donors and funders.
  • Experience effectively developing and managing a budget, with an ability to make difficult choices where necessary.
  • Experience or ability to work effectively with and report to a board.
  • A proven ability to lead, motivate, and develop a committed team of staff.
  • A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies.
  • Familiarity with artists working across a range of disciplines and contexts.
  • Graduate degree(s) in an arts or business related discipline.



  • Brings a passion for contemporary art and its potential to help deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities.
  • A high-energy visionary with business savvy, drive and dedication; demonstrated ability to bring creative thinking.
  • A values-based leader. Clearly articulates and models expectations, is accountable and holds others to account in a positive manner.
  • Excellent communications and relationship building skills.
  • Culturally aligned with Oakville Galleries’ mission, vision and mandate of accessibility and equity.
  • Engenders confidence and trust from stakeholders, the community, staff, Board, and government.
  • Highly articulate, with exceptional team-building skills.
  • Enjoys mentoring people and helping to achieve agreed upon goals.
  • High professional standards and honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Exercises influence and empowerment to achieve mutual success.
  • Possesses high EQ; able to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour and handle interpersonal relations judiciously and empathetically.
  • A practical, calm, and creative problem solver and strategic thinker, who can react nimbly to the unexpected and be flexible in their decision-making.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently or as part of a team.
  • Results-oriented and disciplined; accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.
  • Active listener, with a collegial management approach.
  • Vision-oriented leadership, with an ability to set clear, ambitious goals and support them through detailed business planning.



Oakville Galleries offers a competitive salary for this position, commensurate with experience.

The compensation package also includes comprehensive health and dental benefits, a generous pension contribution, and an annual travel allowance.



Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume by end of day December 20, 2020. Send to:


We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

Oakville Galleries is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of the audiences we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities.


Oakville Galleries acknowledges that the land on which it operates is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Toronto, ON
Executive Director
Directors Guild of Canada Ontario
December 18, 2020
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See post on Odgers Berndtson website


The Directors Guild of Canada Ontario (DGC Ontario) – a provincial labour organization – represents more than 2,800 creative and logistical personnel working in the screen-based industry, and in areas that include direction, assistant direction, design, production management, locations, and more. DGC Ontario secures work opportunities for its members; represents their interests through the negotiation and administration of collective agreements; and, engages in extensive industry advocacy and lobbying activities at the provincial and municipal levels. DGC Ontario is seeking a passionate, hardworking, and seasoned individual for the role of Executive Director – someone who will be “an active leader for members in the screen-based industry” – to advance the vision and overall mission of the organization.

Reporting to the DGC Ontario Executive Board, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all operations and business activities for the organization. Working in partnership with a strong staff complement, the Executive Director effectively positions the Guild as the hub for director and production talent while providing valuable resources and services to its members. The Guild is building a custom facility, slated to open in early 2021, where members can come together and build a more vibrant and united membership. For a skilled leader who likes to make their mark, this is truly an auspicious time to join an organization experiencing exciting change.

The ideal candidate possesses an understanding of the Film and Television industry along with several years of leadership experience, preferably gained in a unionized environment. Experience serving a member-based organization, accountable to a Board, will be considered an asset. The new Executive Director speaks with clarity and confidence, and possesses a style of leadership that inspires support from Guild membership and stakeholders from the larger community. Collaboration, team building, and a passion to engage and relate to all members – equitably and fairly – are core to the role, as is a deep and abiding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms. The Executive Director will be a vocal advocate for the future of the Film and Television industry in Canada, and will stimulate a fresh, bold, and exciting new chapter for the Guild.

The Directors Guild of Canada Ontario and Odgers Berndtson are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ persons. DGC Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and DGC Ontario throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The Directors Guild of Canada Ontario and Odgers Berndtson are also partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to further strengthen the diversity of the candidate pool.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Julia Robarts at Odgers Berndtson at 1 866-962-1990 or submit your resume and letter of interest online to by December 18, 2020.