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  • Apr 25, 2013
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Tribe is seeking an Executive Director.

Information on the mandate and history of this dynamic organization can be found here.

The Executive Director provides leadership across all aspects of the organization – in governance, administration, artistic programming, marketing, outreach and community relations. Within the organization the Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and is responsible for leading the artistic and administrative direction of a unique and significant artist-run centre.

The successful candidate will not only be passionate, entrepreneurial and creative but also be the key spokesperson, developing the organization’s profile in the community. Working with others the Executive Director must have superior inter-personal skills to work continuously in collaboration with a range of visual arts and community organizations. An understanding of the non-profit and/or artist-run sector in Canada, and a commitment to developing the participation of Aboriginal artists in this sector is required. Keen attention to detail and the ability to follow-through with work involving a range of stakeholders including artists, funders, donors and co-presenting partners is necessary.


• Develops and manages annual operational and programming budgets and maintains fiscal  accountability;
• Develops funds through grants, donations and sponsorships;
• Develops co-presentation partnerships and provides artistic direction and leadership in developing and executing programs;
• Demonstrates strong project management skills to undertake and realize collaborative exhibition projects;
• Provides leadership in developing media relations, marketing, outreach initiatives and works to develop the profile of the organization;
• Facilitates the work of the Board, including strategic planning, audit and Annual General Meeting preparations, policy development, and Board-lead fundraising initiatives;
• Oversees efficient day-to-day management of all aspects of operations and undertakes all tasks related to the general administration of the organization;
• Demonstrates an ability to lead and work in a team environment with knowledge of good human resource practices


• Minimum Bachelors degree, with emphasis on working skills and experience;
• Advanced degree is an asset
• Minimum 3-5 years experience in the non-profits arts sector;
• Knowledge of issues and practices in the Aboriginal visual arts community
• Experience writing grants and proposals

 Additional Info:

This position requires a minimum of 35 hours per week. 
Compensation package: $ 40,000
3 weeks vacation per year
Employer sponsored professional development courses/training
There will be an initial probationary period of 3 months.

How to Apply:

No telephone inquiries please. Electronic applications are preferred.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
All applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit one writing sample of a grant application, curatorial writing or proposal in advance of the interview.

To apply, email Adrian Stimson, Chairman of the Board, at the email address provided below, in the contact info.

Contact Info:

Fax: 306-975-0892



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