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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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British Columbia

Remote opportunity throughout Canada, BC
General Manager
Creative City Network of Canada
January 31, 2020
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Work Location:   Remote work location/home office

Job Type:           Full-Time Contract

Duration:            12 months (Renewable)

Salary:               $54,720 per year, inclusive of benefits. Possibility of bonuses.

Hours of Work:    Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Posting Date:      January 16, 2020

Closing Date:      January 31, 2020 5 p.m. EST

Starting Date:      TBC

Contact Name:    Sarah Douglas-Murray, Board President            

Contact Email:     



The Creative City Network of Canada is looking for a General Manager to guide its future growth and development. The General Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, while undertaking strategic initiatives to support significant revenue and web-based development to support the organization’s vision, mission, and values and its core activities, events, communications, and newly emerging network clusters. The General Manager will work to catalyze the self-organizing process of network management, thereby dramatically increasing the successful implementation of joint actions and activities across the country.



Your primary responsibilities as General Manager will be varied, but you will be expected to:

  • Lead the effective management of all aspects of the Creative City Network of Canada by working with the Board of Directors and the Network members.
  • Implement strategic initiatives as identified by the Board of Directors through the annual budget planning process, and developing an annual operations plan that is presented to the Board of Directors.
  • Drive on-going revenue development for the organization including annual membership renewal and acquisition, securing sponsorships, individual donations program, preparation of grant applications and associated reporting as required, event and merchandise revenue, as per annual budget targets.
  • Champion all aspects of the organization's information technology, digital systems, web-based platforms, and social media with members, partners, funders, and the broader public.
  • Oversee the successful delivery of in-person events such as the annual national Creative City Summits, Pre-Conference Events, Regional Meetings, and activities that promote the work of the membership, such as the Awards Program. Actively facilitate the intentional development of Creative City network clusters, such as the Cultural Statistics Strategy Municipal Partners Network, and the Public Art Network.
  • Schedule and attend Board of Director and Committee meetings, prepare reports, minutes and other documents as needed, responds to board inquiries as needed. Support the Board of Directors in facilitating the Annual General Meeting, and annual strategic planning process.
  • Manage the organization’s finances such as: work with the Board Treasurer and relevant Board Committees to prepare the annual budget, Summit budget and program budgets; assist in compiling records and information for annual financial audits; prepare monthly variance reports and Year-to-Date forecasts; perform general accounting duties such, as pay bills and invoices, coordinate payroll and remittance, reconcile daily charges and invoice processing, cheques and bankcard payments; coordinating the organization’s insurance and contracts; file documents with CRA, WCB, Industry Canada, etc. as per the financial calendar; and oversee maintenance of the books and records of the organization.
  • Manage the organization’s day-to-day operations including managing paid and unpaid staff, overseeing contractors, as approved by the Board, providing excellent customer service to members, answer phones, general administration, purchase office supplies, equipment and software, maintain and troubleshoot office equipment, maintain the CCNC's hard and digital files, and report to the Board of Directors.



Your application for the role of General Manager should describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • University Degree or College Diploma in one of the following areas: Not-for-Profit Arts or Cultural Administration, Fundraising, Business Administration, or equivalent qualifications.
  • 3+ years of experience in not-for-profit arts and culture management. Extensive experience with all aspects of not-for-profit budgeting and financial management.
  • A successful progressive track record in fundraising, individual and corporate philanthropic giving, corporate sponsorship, and special events revenue goals.
  • Proven track record of human resource management and administration of a broad portfolio of contracts.
  • Experience working in real and virtual networks including developing engaging content and cross sharing between web and social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Advanced computer skills including the ability to manage databases, listserv, websites, as well as advanced spreadsheet, word processing, and other software competencies.
  • Proven ability to professionally represent a high-profile organization, deliver effective presentations, and work one-on-one with partners, donors, and key volunteers.
  • Ability to work within deadlines, to establish priorities and to develop work plans with defined objectives and outcomes.
  • Ability to travel and work with a flexible schedule. Must be able to attend the National Creative City Summits.
  • Language: Excellent verbal and written English.  French is desirable but not required.



Municipalities, arts organizations and individuals are playing a growing role in the development of arts, culture and heritage in Canada. The Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC) is a national-non profit organization made up of municipalities, arts organizations and individuals working to support cultural development in their communities. CCNC facilitates knowledge sharing professional development in the field of local cultural policy, planning and research.

CCNC exists to connect and educate the people who do this work and share this working environment so we can be more effective in cultural development in our communities. By sharing experience, expertise, information and best practices, members support each other through dialogue, both in person and online.

Our goals are:

  • To provide a way for communities, large and small, to access each others experiences and expertise
  • To develop tools and resources for the community of practice in community development across Canada

Through its work, the Creative City Network of Canada helps build the capacity of local cultural planning professionals  and, by extension, local governments  to nurture and support cultural development in their communities. By doing so, the Creative City Network of Canada aims to improve the operating climate and conditions of artists, arts, heritage, and cultural organizations across the country, and the quality of life in Canadian communities of all sizes.


Culture is a core pillar of sustainability, facilitating positive change through creativity and innovation, and creating healthy, vibrant, and engaging communities in Canada.


Creative City Network of Canada connects and supports cultural leaders, celebrates cultural excellence, and nurtures cultural development in local communities throughout Canada.



Interested candidates must apply by Email. Applications (resumes and cover letters) must be submitted before 5 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above. Fax, Mailed or Hand-Delivered resumes and cover letters will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants considered for this position will be contacted.


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Windsor, ON
Executive Director
Art Gallery of Windsor
January 31, 2020
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Link to full posting.

The Executive Director role at the AGW offers a challenging and high-profile leadership opportunity to develop one of Canada’s finest arts institutions with global recognition in mind. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and knowledge of Canadian visual arts; strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; proven leadership ability in all aspects of gallery administration; and a record of success in managing development and fundraising.

The Executive Director will provide strategic and financial direction for the gallery and will report to the AGW’s Board of Directors. They will be charged with the broad challenge of steering the Gallery towards growth and expansion to realize a larger cultural impact in Windsor and the surrounding area.

With an overall mission to advance the Gallery’s relevancy within the diverse and growing community of Windsor, and to ensure the effective management of the Gallery, the Executive Director will have responsibility for development of Gallery strategy, plans, and operations to achieve agreed objectives.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior executive, with the drive and ambition to realize the AGW’s vision, to lead an important art gallery to a new level of prominence.



You are a bright and astute personality who is an accomplished leader with energy, vision and enthusiasm. You love visual arts, but equally you love people and connect easily with them, be they staff, stakeholders, or members of the community. As such, you will be both leader and ambassador for the gallery – building and sustaining positive relationships with the Board, staff, members, volunteers, artists, patrons, the local community and art organizations in Canada and internationally.

You are a Director by nature and not primarily a curator. You are driven by leading an institution that thrives on all fronts and by providing the support needed by your staff to achieve their goals. Your fluency with emergent visual practice will provide guidance for the overall curatorial vision and support for the choices of your curatorial team. As the public face and spokesperson for the AGW, you will raise the gallery profile and grow its importance in Windsor and beyond.



  • Provide visionary leadership, including strategic direction and financial sustainability for the Gallery.
  • Build and nurture relationships with audiences, including local artists, communities, partners, funders, and other stakeholders including the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.
  • Stimulate and promote excellence and innovation in the Gallery’s programs and exhibitions.
  • Play an advocacy and ambassadorial role for the Gallery in Windsor-Essex, in Ontario, Canada and internationally.
  • Manage the Gallery’s resources – human, financial and physical – so as to strengthen the Gallery’s pre-eminent role in an increasingly competitive environment.
  • Manage the critical relationship with the City of Windsor.
  • Provide regular reports to the Board on financial and other matters; keep the Board informed of any actions which may affect the Gallery.
  • Ensure that effective financial control and sound accounting practices are in place; monitor expenditures in relation to budget and to actual income.
  • Lead the AGW’s annual fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain corporate, private foundation, government and community sponsorships and partnerships.
  • Collaborate with curatorial staff, guest curators, and other galleries and institutions to plan and present compelling and popular exhibitions.
  • Ensure effective recruitment, orientation, training and development of staff and volunteers.
  • Develop a culture that promotes respect and teamwork, builds loyalty, drives engagement, and maximizes employee potential and appeals to outside talent.


  • At least five years’ experience of successful leadership within the not-for-profit or cultural sector, or other relevant experience.
  • Strong business acumen. Accountable and fiscally responsible. Proven ability to develop a sustainable business plan, oversee operations, and manage assets/resources.
  • Excellent budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Knowledge and awareness of how to develop future and increasingly diverse audiences.
  • Brings an understanding and experience in marketing, including the use of social media to increase attendance.
  • A vision for presenting innovative exhibitions and programs that attract audiences.
  • Proven track record in managing fundraising and development campaigns.
  • Track record of excellent relationships and results with granting councils and agencies.
  • Experience in working effectively with a volunteer board.
  • Experience in motivating others, delegating effectively, and managing conflict.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills; able to prioritize and juggle projects simultaneously.
  • Culturally aligned with AGW’s mandate, mission, and vision.
  • A relevant university or post-graduate degree.



  • A high-energy visionary with business savvy, drive and dedication.
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, the visual arts in Canada.
  • Interest in the local community and a commitment to educating through the arts.
  • Confident and influential communicator who is engaging, outgoing, and personable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – in written, verbal, and digital.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for fundraising.
  • High standards of professional and personal integrity. Engenders confidence and trust from staff, the Board, and arts community.
  • Commitment to consultation and consensus-building.
  • Active listener, with a collegial management style.
  • Results-oriented and disciplined; accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.



A competitive compensation package will be offered, complete with salary and benefits.



Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume by no later than January 31st, 2020. Send to:


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

The Art Gallery of Windsor is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Human Resource Development Canada policy, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Link to full posting.