The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is a public, non-collecting gallery exhibiting local, regional, and national contemporary visual art and offering arts education in the Durham Region. Its mission is to nurture the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creative impulse through arts education, exhibition and promotion.
The Executive Director is the senior administrative officer of the VAC, responsible for setting the overall curatorial direction, providing leadership to the full-time, part-time, contract and volunteer staff, working directly with and reporting to the Board of Directors, and overseeing day-to-day financial and administrative management of the organization. The person in this role fulfills a wide range of specific duties, including:
-Managing the overall operations, budgets, financial and HR records, and capital assets
-Ensuring proper systems, procedures and policies are in place for effective and efficient operation of the gallery and delivery of services
-Managing all human resource-related processes and systems, including recruitment, orientation, performance evaluation, legal and policy compliance, etc.
-Ensuring that the VAC presents a balanced program of exhibitions, interpretive programs, educational programs, and ancillary activities that reflect the VAC’s mandate and community at the VAC facility and related external sites
-Overseeing the production of exhibition catalogues
-Writing grant applications for operational and project funding
-Overseeing and routinely monitoring the effectiveness of all communications, outreach, promotional, and fundraising campaigns and initiatives
-Overall, ensuring that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000