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Senior Development Officer, Arts
Agnes Etherington Centre

Application deadline: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A vibrant, growth-minded senior fundraising professional is sought to garner philanthropic support for two world-class arts institutions at Queen’s University: the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts to sustain and celebrate their leadership role in Canada.

The right candidate will have a passion for the arts and for taking a visible role in promoting the appreciation of the arts to existing and prospective culturally-engaged donors who are passionate about visual art and the performing arts. They must possess a solid reputation for integrity, high energy, a strong work ethic, and excellent interpersonal skills. They will enjoy a positive and supportive work culture, and have the opportunity to be on the ground floor of exciting artistic initiatives during this era of tremendous growth of the creative arts at Queen’s University.

For additional details on this three year term appointment, including essential competencies and special skills, please visit our Human Resources website.

If you are interested in applying please send a cover letter and resume by Tuesday, July 12, 2016, quoting competition #2016-190, to The University thanks all who express an interest in this position and advises that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Public Programs & Outreach Lead
Station Gallery

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 30 by 4:00 pm

Public Programs & Outreach Lead 
Maternity Leave Coverage, August 2016– August 2017

: $32,500

:  This position is a FTE 37.5 hours / week. A flexible work schedule to include evening and weekend work is required.

Purpose of the position:

Reporting to the Senior Director, you will be responsible for the management and development of the community, specialized and outreach programs linked to the SG Education Strategy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Creating a compelling, visionary and varied seasonal schedule of public, outreach and specialized educational programming that resonates with the community and reaches out to new audiences.
  • Producing fresh and captivating marketing & communication copy.
  • Monitoring, trending and responding to participants' feedback through demonstrated strategies.
  • Oversight, training and evaluation of Artist Instructors and volunteer management.  
  • Developing and executing interpretive planning for exhibitions.
  • Ownership of grant requests – writing and reporting.
  • Budget – inputting, monitoring, practicing cost effective strategies.
  • Ensuring working knowledge of current Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA), standards for not-for-profits, and the ability to implement these standards within the organization.
  • Completing administrative tasks, data management and correspondence in a timely manner.

Extra information:
This position will also ensure ongoing program evaluation and provide outstanding customer service; adhere to the Station Gallery strategic plan; develop strong working relationships with administration staff, curatorial and communications departments.
Applicants must have a post-secondary diploma or degree in Education, Museum & Gallery studies, Art History, Fine Arts or a related field of study with a minimum of 2 years' experience working with children, youth and adults in a variety of settings.  As well, evidence of demonstrated outstanding management, organizational and planning skills, coupled with good knowledge of current recreation trends.
Current Standard First Aid and CPR certifications as well as a valid licence and access to a reliable vehicle are required.
Please send your cover letter and resume to quoting Public Programs & Outreach Lead by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Station Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive recruitment and selection processes and work environments. The selection process may include assessment methods to further determine a candidate’s knowledge and skills for the position. Please advise Station Gallery of any accommodations needed to ensure your access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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Executive Assistant, CEO and Director
Museum of Contemporary_Art_Toronto

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Employment Type: Full-Time


On May 2, 2017, Toronto will be opening a new museum devoted to the art of the XXIst century, named the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada. This is a new step for MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), the art centre formerly located on Queen Street West for 10 years (2005-2015).

Position Summary:

The Executive Assistant to the CEO and Director will administer the executive office by providing administrative support to the CEO and the Board of Directors. This position serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on all matters pertaining to the CEO’s office. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual with a passion for contemporary art to become part of the Museum’s growing team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set CEO’s schedule, including meetings with staff, board members and committees, prospect and governance events, and outside professional relations commitments.
  • Review daily correspondence, including emails; prioritize correspondence for CEO’s review and attention; provide follow-up as needed.
  • Lead the preparation, proofreading and editing of all correspondence issued by the CEO, as well as that submitted by other departments for CEO’s signature.
  • Track CEO expenses and prepare expense reports for Board approval; book CEO travel and assist with travel planning.
  • Serve as principal liaison between the CEO and Board members as it relates to the administration of Board governance issues.
  • Coordinate Board and Committee meetings, including preparing meeting minutes, packages, and correspondence.
  • Manage Board and Committee lists, contact information and reports, and maintain and update Board and MOCA files and archives.
  • Assist with various Board-related activities.
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the CEO.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; certificate in arts administration or a related field is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience providing administrative support to a senior executive.
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters with diplomacy, discretion, and tact.
  • Professional demeanour and ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity in non-profit administration desirable.
  • Interest in/knowledge of the visual arts.
  • Knowledge of French is considered an asset.

The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and current CV as one document in pdf format
We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

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Curator, Creative Campus Galleries
Sheridan College

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Faculty/Department: Institute for Creativity and Creative Campus
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan Campus)
Application Details: Initial screening will take place June 6, 2016
Employee Group: Administrative
Hiring Range: $88,683.00 - $94,225.69
Salary Range: $88,683.00 - $110,853.75
Payband: NM

Reporting to the Dean, Institute for Creativity and Creative Campus, the Curator establishes strategic objectives and leadership of Sheridan’s galleries and related programming, ensuring that the focus of galleries, exhibitions and events supports Sheridan Research and Creative Activities. He/she leads the conceptualization of programming and exhibits at the Galleries, in partnership with Sheridan, community stakeholders and Faculties, and develops a strategy to build a collection reflecting work of faculty, students, alumni and external partners. The Curator investigates museological standards and architectural requirements in order to achieve “Category A” certification.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with Sheridan stakeholders to help sponsor creative activities and projects for the Creativity institute
  • Developing strategic partnerships with external groups to publicly promote the Galleries
  • Establishing benchmarks around the budget and assessesing the budget allocation so it is in line with strategic plans
  • Responsible for conception, organization and ongoing production of exhibits and programming in the Galleries
  • Developing strategy to build Sheridan collection, including acquisition, documentation, preservation, exhibition, transporting, storage and interpretation
  • Cultivating prospective donors and art dealers and processesing gifts of art to the collection
  • Leading the planning, development, writing, evaluation, and maintenance of a variety of publications, marketing initiatives, media and social networking delivery methods
  • Providing direct leadership, guidance and support to the team and maintaining a high level of operational and staff performance
  • Performing other duties, as assigned


The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in Art, Art History, Museum/Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies or other related disciplines and a minimum of 5 years of curatorial experience with art and culture collections and exhibits, preferably in a university or public art gallery or museum or as an independent curator, with a demonstrated record of continuous management of an exhibition program (or an equivalent combination or relevant education and experience). Knowledge of contemporary art, design and curatorial issues and contact with these communities is required. The incumbent must be familiar with Canadian arts funding bodies and have proven experience working with collectors and donor cultivation. The incumbent will possess excellent program, event planning, project management, and administration skills as well as research, analytical and problem solving skills. The incumbent must offer fresh perspectives on collection and exhibit strategy. Understanding public engagement and being able to foster appreciation and understanding of art through exhibits and programs is required. The incumbent must also have experience with multiple social media platforms as well as setting and managing budgets. Computer literacy – MS Office and database/content management systems is required.  Strong writing skills with experience in fundraising and grant writing are preferred.  The successful candidate will have effective communication (oral and written), including presentation and facilitation skills. The incumbent will have the ability to influence others and strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be creative and have strong organizational skills and work well under pressure.

Please apply online:

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Manager of Gallery Operations
Corkin Gallery

Corkin Gallery is looking for a personable, well-presented and outgoing individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, and has a strong and rigorous work ethic, to join a small and dynamic sales team in an internationally recognized gallery.
Excellent networking, customer service, and interpersonal skills are essential. The candidate must be highly organized, detail oriented, able to multitask and to work well in a dynamic and demanding environment. Superior communication skills, both verbal and written, are required. Strong computer skills with fluency in PC and MAC platforms, MS Office, and artwork inventory software (in particular Art Systems/Gallery Pro) are considered assets, as is proficiency in Spanish, German or French. Must have a University degree. You will have:  a University degree, or (College degree with related experience)


  • Supervises office activities to achieve maximum efficiency, expense control and productivity.
  • Develops procedures and policies for office activities, such as filing, records maintenance, word processing, faxing and mail distribution. May also be responsible for the maintenance of office equipment and supplies.
  • Responsible for human resources: staff supervision, job descriptions. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Typically reports to a senior manager.
  • Implement long and short term strategies and direction
  • Plan and coordinate exhibitions and art fairs both domestically and internationally
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Previous experience supervising/managing a team of people.
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in a hospitality, client-based, or entrepreneurial environment, preferably in a Managerial role.
  • Self-motivated with effective time management skills, able to motivate and manage multiple teams and a varied workload.
  • Experience with process management and comfortable with a variety of systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with inventory management software, Adobe Suite, and OSX.
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, social media tools, HTML.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, highly organized and efficient, attentive to detail and able to multi-task.


  • Deadline oriented work environment.
  • Works closely with management team; must adapt to various communication styles.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to support a client and artist based business

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Logistics Coordinator

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

PACART, Canada’s leading Fine Art logistic specialists, is seeking a full-time Logistics Coordinator to join its dedicated team of professionals in Toronto.

The successful candidate will possess a pleasant telephone manner, exceptional interpersonal skills, and be customer-service oriented.

Job Description:

  • Liaise with clients to coordinate packing and shipping of artworks
  • Assist logistics coordinators with estimating and coordinating ground transportation
  • Prepare and Complete import and export documentation for cross-border shipments
  • Invoice shipments upon completion
  • Reception and clerical duties as required
  • Work week standard - Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The successful candidates must:

  • Have the ability to meet deadlines
  • Have the ability to cope with changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Have well-honed organizational skills
  • Have flexibility for additional hours as projects dictate
  • Be very detail oriented
  • Possess sales and customer-service experience
  • Practice discretion with confidential information
  • Be punctual
  • Be a creative thinker
  • Be computer literate, working in a PC environment (MS Excel, MS Word)

Assets to the position:

  • An interest in the Arts
  • Freight forwarding and/or logistics experience
  • Experience with cross border customs and/or brokerage
  • French as a second language

Wage & Benefits

  • $18.00 per hour starting rate with review after 6 months probationary period
  • Medical / Dental Benefits after 6 months of service
  • Self-directed pension contributions after 1 year of service

Interested candidates may apply by submitting their cover letter and resume to:

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Call for Docents, Interns, and Volunteers
Museums of Mississauga

Application Deadline: Until positions are filled

The Museums of Mississauga are looking for great Volunteers for new positions. 

Sponsored by Suncor Energy Inc., the successful candidates will be eligible to receive transit to and from the Museums as well as specialized training in Visitor Services and Museums specific opportunities.

The goals of the Volunteer program at The Museums of Mississauga:

  • to provide exposure to the inner workings of museums and share professional practices
  • to promote an awareness of museum and cultural careers
  • to offer experiences not typically available through an academic setting
  • to create a multi-layered learning experience for participants
  • to offer hands-on, team focused learning environment

Interested candidates will have:

  • A demonstrated interest in visual culture, history, art and design
  • A desire to learn the inner workings of a heritage house and exhibition museum

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • assisting with exhibition installations
  • assisting with exhibition and education tours
  • providing visitor services
  • Working with collections – research, data entry, artifact cataloguing
  • working with artists, writers and cultural producers

The Museums of Mississauga has a demonstrated commitment to the principles of equality and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with diverse populations. As an equity employer, we encourage applications from women, visible minorities, and people with disabilities.

Volunteer with Museums!

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to support the work of the Museums of Mississauga. The opportunities will expand your knowledge and skills. If you are looking for community service hours, a service project for your organization, an internship, or simply an opportunity to support a cultural institution in your community we are looking for people like you! Whether your interest is a short term placement or an extended commitment, the Museums look forward to meeting you and discussing your options for volunteering.  You will find a rewarding, warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the Museums.  This is an opportunity to network with professionals, learn about history and become a part of a unique cultural community of Mississauga.
See below to learn about how to get involved in our Vision

General Requirements

  • Resident of Mississauga or GTA aged 16 or above.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English, other languages will be an asset
  • Desire to interact with people of all ages sharing your passion for culture
  • An open and enthusiastic interest in sharing Museums, heritage and contemporary ideas.
  • Docent program - a strong knowledge and experience base in the fields of history, heritage and culture or other related fields.
  • Commitment of Time
    • Events - Commit to 3 Museum events within a year or 40 hours with a successful application process and letter of agreement for Event Assistant - Community Voices.
    • Docents and Ambassadors - Commit to the one Year (1 year) program with a successful application process and a letter of agreement.  Also eligible for transit sponsored by Suncor Energy Inc. as a part of this program.
  • Available for Assignments from Monday to Friday or Sunday.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Working experience and professionalism development
  • Free admission to the Museums of Mississauga.
  • Free subscription to the Museum's latest promotional materials
  • 10%-15% discount in the Museum's themed Maple gift shop Feb. – Apr. (exceptions apply)
  • Attend Ontario Association of Art Galleries workshops with a Volunteer discount
  • Volunteer training, seminars and workshops
  • Volunteer training on customer service and visitor experience

Enquiries: Please contact The Museums Volunteer Coordinator at 905-615-4860 ext. 2110 | (Mondays to Fridays 9:00am - 4:30pm) 

Please place in the subject line: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION


The recruitment of volunteers for the Museums of Mississauga Docent Program is ongoing for 2016-2017.

The Docent Program is ideal for those seeking work experience and learning through the Museums of Mississauga.  Docents may be eligible for transportation cost covered by Funding from the Suncor Corporation.

The goal of the program is to create a community of enthusiastic learners for education support, engagement platforms and other upcoming new programs at the Museums of Mississauga. Docents are encouraged to bring their specialized skillset to the Museums of Mississauga; their opinions and suggestions will be valued during the learning experience. The Docents are open to explore a variety of ways to lead visitors through special exhibitions and work with staff in development of concepts and tours. After completion of the training, Docents may choose to specialize in giving exhibition tours or workshops to a particular audience group – the general public, school groups, seniors, artists or people with disabilities.

Docents are guides, teachers, and are enthusiasts about history, heritage, art, culture and sharing knowledge with others.  The Docent will be the link between the Museum and the public.  Docents research, prepare and present projects related to education and exhibitions.  They enrich the visitor’s museum experience, engage personal interests and develop cultural appreciation in all forms with our audience. 

A docent is very important and highly valued at the Museums of Mississauga, helping visitors learn about the history of Mississauga and to engage in conversations about Living Heritage in new exciting ways.  Currently, the Museums have a Collection of over 11,000 artifacts including, furniture, paintings, period clothing, jewelry and household items from the early 1800’s through to the modern era.

The Museums asks the docents for a commitment of time and effort, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.  In return we offer:

  • The benefits of interacting with artists and museum staff and culture division staff
  • Develop and expand your public speaking skills with training and learning opportunities
  • Broaden your knowledge of history, heritage, art and cultural in many forms
  • A sense of achievement in working with the public
  • Working in a warm, open and energetic atmosphere
  • An honorarium may be offered at the end of the docent program for exemplary candidates

Museums Docent Position Description

Job Title:                     Museums of Mississauga Docent
Staff Coordinator:       Community Programs Supervisor | Volunteer Co-ordinator


To advance the mandate of the Museums of Mississauga by assisting in special exhibition tours,  curated events and educational programs for the general public (children, adults, families).

Job Description:

Docents assist with guided tours of the special exhibitions at the Museums of Mississauga for groups of students and adults. Utilizing the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling, the docent encourages visitors to explore the Anchorage – a repurposed Historic House and the Benares Visitor Centre. The programs may explore topics such as the history of Captain Skynner,  his house the Anchorage, the Harris family of Benares and material relevant to current exhibitions. Docents assist in the development of exhibitions, curatorial projects and programs and conduct special activities for students, adults and families.

Activities and Responsibilities

Docents complete an Introductory Training Course, study selected readings and accompany other docents on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in leading groups. Docents greeting visitors, assist with leading tours and programs and provide feedback of visitor experiences.

Docents must be enthusiastic, cheerful and willing to learn. They should have an interest in working with people, especially students and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Museums. Experience or education in history, political science, art, or teaching can be helpful, although not required.

Supervision, Training and Benefits:

The Community Program Supervisor & Volunteer Coordinator will train and supervise all docents. Docents will acquire teaching skills, gain understanding of the purpose and the Museums and have access to resource publications, lesson plans, exhibit guides and background materials on the Museums, Historic Houses and exhibits. Docents may purchase Museum Gift Store items at a 15% discount. Docents will be entitled to free admission to the Museums with up to 3 accompanying adults.


The recruitment of volunteer Museums of Mississauga Ambassadors is ongoing for the 2016-2017 seasons.

Ambassador Programme| Community Engagement

This is great for youth who are in need of Community Service volunteer hours. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help spread the word about the Museums in your community. Participate at our special events, share information about our projects at community events across the city, distribute flyers at special locations in the city plus bring your ideas to the Museums and become part of a team.  If you enjoy the outlook of this position, give us a call! 

Ambassador Programme – Visitor Services

The Museums of Mississauga places Ambassadors in the visitor services area on the weekends, weekday afternoons and evenings. The main thrust of this important position is to encourage guests to learn about the special exhibitions, the historic houses and the City of Mississauga as a whole. The Ambassador is also responsible for collaboratively interpreting & supervising the exhibition spaces to answer questions and ensure preservation of art and objects on display. In addition, the Ambassador will open conversation with viewers about membership benefits with the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga and light administrative duties.  A perfect opportunity for those who are interested in getting a foot in the door for other opportunities.

Ambassador Programme -Event Assistants

Provide support to the Community Programming Events Team and Special Projects Events:
Event Assistants will be asked to assist with event related activities,  assist with event set-up and clean-up, including museum closing procedures, demonstrated ability to follow directions, comfortable working alone and in a team meeting.  The applicants will gain experience in working at Community Based Historic House and sites
Experience or interest in cultural production, events, museums and historic conservation.

Museums Ambassador Position Description

Job Title: 
Museums of Mississauga Ambassador
Staff Coordinator:  Community Programs Supervisor | Volunteer Co-ordinator


To advance the mandate of the Museums of Mississauga by conducting special exhibition tours, assisting in curated events and educational programs for the general public (children, adults, families).

Job Description

Ambassadors conduct guided tours of the special exhibitions at the Museums of Mississauga for groups of students and adults. Utilizing the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling, the ambassador encourages students to explore the Anchorage – a contemporary Historic House and the Benares Visitor Centre. The programs may explore topics such as the history of Captain Skynner and the Anchorage, the Harris family, and material relevant to current exhibitions. Ambassadors assist in the visitor services department, conduct special education activities for students, adults and families.

Activities and Responsibilities

Ambassadors complete an Introductory Training Course, study selected readings and accompany other docents on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in welcoming groups to the Museums. Ambassadors conduct programs by greeting visitors and leading the visitors to Docents & Interpreters. He/she is involved in the evaluation of the welcome greetings and the front-line staff programs.


Ambassadors must be enthusiastic, cheerful and willing to learn. They should have an interest in working with people, especially students, and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Museums. Experience or education in history, political science, art, or teaching can be helpful, although not required.

Supervision, Training and Benefits

The Community Program Supervisor & Volunteer Coordinator will train and supervise.  Ambassadors will acquire teaching skills, gain an understanding of the purpose and activities of a Historic House and Museums, have access to resource publications, lesson plans, exhibit guides and background materials on the Museums, Historic Houses and exhibits. Ambassadors may purchase Museum Gift Store items at a 10% discount. Ambassadors may also gain free admission to the museum for up to 2 adults when accompanying the adults.


Course Credit with University or College Co-op Education Program

The experience is fast paced and requires thinking on your feet! It is an opportunity to learn about our mission, gain practical and theoretical training, while contemplating the role of a municipal heritage house and the function of Museums of Mississauga.

You will work closely with the Curatorial and Programming staff in the planning of exhibitions, writing or editing of texts and publications, database and inventory management, as well as working with the Museum of Mississauga’s permanent collection. Internship projects are based on current gallery needs. The Internship will allow the student to relate critical theory to professional practice. The Museums Internship are for Course Credit with an University, College or with a Co-Op High School Education Program.

For enquiries, please contact The Museums Volunteer Coordinator at 905-615-4860 ext. 2110 | (Mondays to Fridays 9:00am - 4:30pm) 

Please place in the subject line: Intern Position

Volunteer Application Form | How it works!

Email your resume in Word or PDF format to with the subject: Volunteer Application | Your Name | Type of Volunteer Programme

  • Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Applicants will be asked for an interview with the Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • All positions require a letter of agreement and time commitment to the training to be signed.
  • Commitment of Time
    • Ambassador Program - commit to a 3 Museum events and/or a minimum of 40 hours
    • Docents and Ambassadors that commit to the one Year (1 year) programme will be asked to sign a letter of agreement, and may receive transit costs paid for by Suncor Corporation Volunteer Sponsorship Program, if applicable.
    • Intern:  Dependant on the Education Program requirements

For more information or to apply for a volunteer position, please contact:

Community Programs Supervisor
Kelly Kubik
905-615-4860 x 2111

Operations Assistant | Volunteer Coordinator
Stas Guzar
905-615-4860 x 2110

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Chief Executive Officer
Museum of Vancouver (MOV)


The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) (formerly the Vancouver Museum) is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest in Vancouver. The museum was founded in 1894 and today creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage conversations about what was, is, and can be in Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories from the early 1900s to the late 1970s and are complemented by contemporary, ground-breaking feature exhibits.

Led by the outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nancy Noble, the Museum underwent a re-branding and re-visioning in 2009 and became the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). The vision moved the museum from bringing the world to Vancouver, to focusing on Vancouver - both as a physical reality and as an idea. Since this revisioning process the MOV has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Governor General’s award for its programs and exhibits, enhancing the reputation and profile of the Museum in Canada and elsewhere.


The new CEO will now be mandated with building on this award-winning foundation and delivering for the citizens of Vancouver a Museum that truly realizes its potential through active strategies related to higher attendance, membership, public awareness, operations, fundraising and other revenue generation. Working closely with key stakeholders, including the City of Vancouver, the CEO will lead a team of 30 and oversee a budget of approximately $2m.


The ideal candidate is a business-focused and entrepreneurial senior executive with a proven track record of developing and executing on a strategic growth plan on behalf of an organization at a pivotal point. This experience may have come from the cultural sector or an organization with parallels to MOV, such as one that works to drive guest attendance or engage community. Experience working with groups of volunteers, ideally a Board of Directors, will be seen as important. Knowledge of running a facility will be seen as an asset.


This is a high impact executive management role for an individual who is alive to the arts and encouraged by a mandate to develop this highly awarded Museum to its full potential. To explore this opportunity please contact Ciara Farrell, Kathryn Young or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information online at Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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