Campaign Director, MacKenzie Art Gallery

Jacques Lipchitz, Mother and Child II, 1945, edition 7/7, bronze. MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina Collection, purchased with funds from the Brown Estate. Photo: Don Hall.

Campaign Director
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina

Application Deadline: June 29, 2023

The Opportunity

The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan is seeking an outstanding major gift fundraiser for the leadership position of Campaign Director to take the organization through the planning and execution of a five-year capital campaign.

The successful candidate will be a proven major gift fundraiser responsible for leading the overall campaign planning and prospect strategy, will possess the ability to develop multi-year plans and achieve fundraising targets, and will engage loyal supporters while establishing new donor relationships with highly connected members of the community.

Reporting to the Executive Director & CEO, the Director will serve on the leadership team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership in the recruitment, engagement and coaching of a campaign staff team and volunteer leadership committee in identifying and cultivating opportunities that will result in a successful campaign.

The preference is for candidate relocation to Regina to be immersed with the community, however a hybrid work arrangement would be considered with frequent travel into Regina.

About Mackenzie Art Gallery

Land
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is located on Treaty 4 territory in Regina’s Wascana Park, from the Nêhiyawêwin name for this place oskana kâ-asastêki (pile of bones). Regina is situated on the traditional territory of the Nêhiyawak, Saulteaux, Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge and honour the deep art history of this land and aim to serve both this history as well as current and future generations.

Mission
The MacKenzie Art Gallery engages people in transformative experiences of the world through art.

Vision
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is grounded in history, education, and sustainability.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is Saskatchewan’s oldest public art gallery. It serves a senior leadership role as the only provincial organization with the mandate and facilities to address an encyclopedic range of visual art and culture. Purpose-built and maintained to Class A Museum standards, the permanent collection spans 5,000 years of art with nearly 5,000 works. We are proud to take the work of Saskatchewan artists to the national and international stage while bringing the art of Canada and the world to Saskatchewan.

The MacKenzie showcases unique and exceptional programs that encompass research, exhibitions, collections, publications, and a diverse range of immersive encounters including our online experience, gift shop, café, classes, workshops, public programs, school tours, events, performances, residencies, screenings, and more.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery has a proud history of being a leading ally in exhibiting and collecting the work of Canada’s Indigenous artists. We build upon Norman McKenzie’s passion and respect for Indigenous artists and are led by Indigenous curators. In fact, the MacKenzie was the first public art gallery in Canada to present traditional First Nations objects as fine art back in 1975. The exhibition 100 Years of Saskatchewan Indian Art 1830–1930 recognized the creative achievement of Saskatchewan’s First Nations and was curated by well-known Saskatchewan Métis artist, Bob Boyer.

At the MacKenzie Art Gallery, we value the importance of Indigenous artists’ recognition in Canada. We understand that art has always been an integral part of Indigenous culture and a powerful tool to express thoughts and feelings. Therefore, displaying Indigenous artists’ works and providing a space for them to share their stories is a necessary step towards reconciliation. We work with Indigenous artists to ensure that their stories are being told as they intended and strive to facilitate challenging conversations with visitors to support the goal of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Qualifications & Key Competencies

  • Progressive fundraising program leadership experience and a proven track record of responsibility in major gift development.
  • Demonstrated experience in alignment of fundraising activities to the organizational strategic plan, and in the creation and implementation of fundraising business plans.
  • Previous exposure to, and involvement with, a capital campaign would be a significant asset.
  • Excellent project management capacity complimented by exemplary people skills.
  • Proven ability to build, manage and develop key relationships with partners, donors and others involved in making the campaign a success.
  • Proven ability to support staff colleagues and manage volunteer involvement in major gifts fundraising.
  • Familiarity with Indigenous cultures and communities and a commitment to allyship and reconciliation.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously, take initiative and make decisions.
  • Continuous learner with the ability to work and research independently.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience utilizing the strength of an organization brand for charity/business development.
  • Some experience in budget preparation and financial planning for a non-profit organization would be considered an asset.
  • Work history that includes a museum/gallery or art-based non-profit would be an asset but is not a strict requirement for this role.
  • Experience working within a unionized environment would be an asset.
  • Technological fluency, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and familiarity with the donor database software and other tools used in a modern, connected workplace.
  • Post-Secondary degree is preferred, but a combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • This position will require occasional evening and weekend work as needed.

For More Information

KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of MacKenzie Art Gallery. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mia Gardiner, Senior Search Consultant by email at MAG@kcitalent.com

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by June 29, 2023.

To view the full Position Brief, please visit: www.kcitalent.com

The Mackenzie Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce that includes diversity in gender identity/representation, First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis peoples, persons with disabilities and members of racialized communities who have traditionally been and are currently unrepresented in the Canadian workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

The salary range for this position is $95,000-$130,000. This is a five-year term position with potential to grow into a more permanent part of the team.

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3475 Albert Street
Regina, SK
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S4S 6X6

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