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||Director, Richmond Art Gallery (Under Review)
|Hours of Work
||Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 5:00 pm (Compressed Work Week).
||Regular Full Time
The Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) is a public gallery operated in partnership between the City of Richmond and the Richmond Art Gallery Association (RAGA). The vision of the RAG is “to be one of the most important public galleries in Canada and to increasingly enlarge our audiences and their understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art”.
We are looking for an energetic and innovative individual who has the keen ability to multi-task and communicate effectively to join the team as the Director of the RAG. Reporting to the Manager, Arts Services, the Director works closely and collaboratively with fellow staff and the RAGA Board to set the direction and overall vision for the RAG, and to set goals to attain this vision. As the Director of the Richmond Art Gallery you will be responsible for directing the activities and operation of the RAG. Examples of key work activities include:
- Giving direction to the activities and operation of the Gallery in order to situate it within national standards of excellence;
- Coaching, mentoring and supervising staff (both City and RAGA staff) and volunteers;
- Strategic planning and implementation of objectives;
- Connecting and developing relationships with the public, the arts community, the business community and all levels of government;
- Preparing and managing City and Association budgets;
- Overseeing and conducting fundraising activities including grant submissions, private sector sponsorships and donations;
- Coordinating and participating in public relations and promotional activities regionally and nationally;
- Supervising community outreach activities and programs; and
- Representing RAG at City and arts community initiatives.
- Work closely with the Curator and staff in exhibition planning and management and the production of publications.
- The Director is the City liaison to the RAGA Board and works with the Board on board development and governance, and strategic planning.
|Education & Experience
||Masters degree in Arts Management or Business Administration supplemented with courses in Fine Arts is preferred. A Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts or a Degree in Business Administration with some coursework in Fine Arts is mandatory. A minimum of five years related professional experience in similar positions preferred OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have a minimum of five years of supervisory experience.
|Knowledge & Skills & Abilities
- The incumbent will have the ability to lead, coach and mentor a team.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a skilled manager with the demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a broad range of staff.
- Experience in strategic and long range planning, forecasting and financial management, fundraising/grant writing, teambuilding, and working with non-profit boards is required.
- Experience in a municipal environment is an asset.
- Have exceptional organizational skills.
- Ability to successfully pass a criminal record check.
|External Closing Date
|PS Pay Band
||Pay Band 17
||$37.58 - $44.41 per hour
The City of Richmond wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in this career opportunity; however, only those candidates considered for the position will be contacted.
No telephone inquiries please.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work applicable to this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
The City of Richmond is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage all qualified individuals to apply, however, our positions are restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.