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Open Studio
Accepting Applications for Executive Director

Position Summary:

Open Studio is a non-profit, charitable artist-run centre for contemporary printmaking practice, providing multi-faceted services, facilities, programs and information to artists and the public.

The Executive Director is a full-time position, overseeing all aspects of the organization, the staff and programs, and working with the Board and Membership in the development, planning and implementation of organizational goals and strategies. The Executive Director will promote effective management and growth of Open Studio's programs and facilities, support its objectives, and work to enhance its position within the larger arts community. Over the past 47 years Open Studio has established a well-respected reputation and history of engaging programming. The Executive Director will continue to develop and grow this legacy, working to raise the public profile of the organization, and strengthen it’s financial sustainability.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure optimal implementation of all Open Studio programs
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Lead and oversee fundraising and other revenue generation activities
  • Recruiting, supervising and evaluating staff
  • Preparation of operating grant applications
  • Manage key administrative operations
  • Nurture relationships with community partners, volunteers, donors and funders to support the goals of the organization


Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience working in artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture sector
  • Degree in art, art history, arts administration or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record of strong leadership and strategic planning experience
  • Demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated financial management experience
  • Strong fundraising background
  • Knowledge and respect for diverse aesthetic, cultural and ideological points of view and the ability to facilitate productive exchange
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule
  • Ability to work as a team member in a small, open and busy environment


Full-time Position, 37.5 hours/week

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Open Studio offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application deadline: October 11, 2017, 11:59 EST

Full job posting available here.

Email cover letter and curriculum vitae to jobs@openstudio.on.ca. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Open Studio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Open Studio is committed to equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusiveness in its employment practices and we respect the right of applicants and employees to fair and equitable treatment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.


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Open Studio
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104
Toronto ON  M5V 3A8
416-504-8238
office@openstudio.ca
www.openstudio.ca
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