Executive Director, Art Gallery of Burlington

Executive Opportunity

Permanent Full-Time
Application Deadline: May 13, 2022 (or until filled)

The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is an award-winning, public art gallery and community art centre situated in downtown Burlington, Ontario. Founded in 1975 for the purpose of creating a professional and social space to promote, protect and grow arts and crafts in Canada, the AGB continues to be an integral part of the community, and is home to the world’s largest collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics.

The Opportunity
The AGB is currently in a stage of foundational evolution and is looking to recruit an Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization through this exciting transformation. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will play an integral role in the creation of a new strategic plan, work collaboratively to advance the AGB’s mission and vision, and will support the long-term vitality, relevance, impact and sustainability of the organization. The ED will provide strong leadership to the staff team, with accountability for human resources, fund development, financial management, and all program and service-related activities, ensuring effective and efficient operations.

About You
The ED role at the AGB requires a strategic, visionary leader with demonstrated ability to advance an organization and build team capacity and engagement. The preferred candidate brings 7+ years of non-profit organizational leadership experience in a role with significant responsibility for operations, revenue growth and results, preferably with an understanding and appreciation of the arts sector and/or Canadian contemporary art and craft.

The preferred candidate is an outstanding communicator and proven collaborator, who is comfortable serving as an organization’s spokesperson. With a passion for deepening the AGB’s impact in the local community and beyond, the candidate sought is adept at building strategic stakeholder and funding relationships with various groups (such as government, sponsors, individual donors, private sector, the public, the Board, and arts-based organizations), to advance the AGB’s position as the primary destination for innovative arts education, programs and services, both within and beyond the Burlington community. A Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Business, Management, Education, or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education is required. This full-time position will be based out of the AGB, located in Burlington, Ontario.

The Art Gallery of Burlington offers a competitive salary for this Executive Director position commensurate with experience. The target hiring range for this role is $125,000 – $159,999.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please forward your resume and any other relevant materials to Four Corners Group, AGB’s Executive Search Partner for this search:

Karen Hsiung, Partner at khsiung@fourcornersgroup.com
or 416-593-0900 x2295

Suzanne Clark, Partner, at sclark@fourcornersgroup.com
or 416-593-0900 x2234

The AGB is committed to fostering an organizational culture embodying an equitable, diverse and inclusive, environment where each and every one of its board directors, staff, volunteers and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. We welcome applications from interested and qualified candidates who are representative of our diverse community, including those from ethnic and Indigenous communities, and from across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as persons with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation at any stage of the process.

For more information, download the job description (PDF)

Art Gallery of Burlington
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