Creative Director, Haliburton School of Art & Design


Creative Director

Type of Position: Administrator
Department: Haliburton School of Art & Design
Campus: Haliburton
Location: Haliburton, Ontario
Date Posted: 2021-02-27
Date Closed: 2021-03-13
Job ID: 2271
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours per Week: 37.5
Salary Range: $113,019 – $151,133 Annually

What Are We About?
Fleming is located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Region in Central Ontario…a beautiful place to live and work, surrounded by natural beauty and a mere 90 minutes north-east of Toronto. The College’s 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, including hundreds of international students from countries around the world, attend at campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg. Fleming offers more than 100 full-time programs in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, General Arts and Science, Technology, Skilled Trades, Community Development, Health, Business, and Justice as well as other Continuing Education courses.

We are also extremely proud of our more than 73,000 Fleming alumni who are contributing to their communities in the region, across the province and around the world.

The Haliburton Campus is nestled in the inspirational Haliburton Highlands region overlooking Head Lake. Within driving distance of the Greater Toronto Area, Haliburton is known for amazing scenery and an eclectic community of resident artists. It’s a welcoming, safe community where everything you need is close by – from shopping to accommodations to medical services. The beautiful Haliburton campus boasts spacious art studios, classrooms, common areas and with maximum natural light and exposure to outdoor woodland spaces. It has a three-story Great Hall with adjacent gathering place and eatery and a green design incorporating sustainable heating and cooling systems, fused with contemporary architecture. Outdoors is a remarkable outdoor sculpture gallery featuring 20 installations by Canadian and International artists. This is truly a “one-of-a-kind” destination campus.

Designed to deliver exceptional arts programming while showcasing innovative, green architecture and construction, the Haliburton campus is home to the renowned Haliburton School of Art + Design, a leader in providing unique arts programming in Canada. We offer the Visual and Creative Arts diploma, full-time or part-time, ten intensive art certificates and over 350 art courses in our summer program.

What This Position is About:
The Creative Director of the Haliburton School of Art + Design is a visionary leader who will have an opportunity to shape the transformation of creative arts and design programming at the Haliburton School of Art + Design. The Director will lead the School’s visioning and planning processes and, in alignment with the rest of the College, set strategic direction for the School.

The Creative Director – working collaboratively with the Vice President Academic Experience, the Haliburton Campus Operations Manager, faculty, and staff – develops and implements School goals and objectives in alignment with the College’s Strategic and Academic Plans. The Director is responsible for providing creative and academic leadership and management of day-to-day operations for the School including art, design, and museum/heritage full-time academic programming on two campuses (Haliburton and Peterborough), a vibrant part-time art program that serves diverse interests, and major initiatives at the Haliburton campus (such as public programs and exhibitions). The Creative Director is the academic lead of the campus and is accountable for academic leadership, integrity, delivery, growth, and on-going review/evaluation of courses/programs. The Creative Director plays a lead role in planning, development, and marketing of academic and continuing education programs as well as overseeing program specific equipment maintenance and Haliburton campus infrastructure. The Creative Director has overall leadership in managing change at the Haliburton campus with particular emphasis on communication, co-ordination between areas, and employee morale.

To achieve these responsibilities, the Creative Director will be responsible for recruiting high-quality faculty (including professional artists to teach in School programming) and staff. The Creative Director will be responsible for mentoring and evaluating faculty and staff to ensure a high-quality teaching and learning environment. Finally, the Creative Director will maintain and enhance community, alumni, artist, and donor relationships that support the School.

For More Information
A complete job description for this opportunity can be found on our Careers webpage

What We Are Looking For:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Fine Arts, Visual Arts, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 9-years progressive academic leadership experience combined with professional experience in an appropriate field or discipline.
  • Direct experience and professional knowledge of one or more specialized areas of the visual and/or performing arts with specialized knowledge of requirements for presenting a wide array of arts activities and structuring arts classes
  • Professional experience in the following areas:
    • Curating visual arts presentations
    • Community development and networking experience
    • Experience in supervising/managing employees including performance management, conflict resolution, and coaching; preferably in a unionized environment
    • Experience with art and design program development
    • Experience with budget (large and small) accountability and management
    • Experience with marketing and retail management
    • Experience in leading and managing change initiatives
    • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level is preferred

How to Apply
Internal Candidates can apply by going here:
My Self Service > Recruiting > Careers or My Campus > Career Opportunities

External candidate can apply by visiting our website:

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Fleming College is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible learning and working environments. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our Staff, our Faculty and our Administration including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities and commit to ensuring accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail