Executive Director, Art Gallery of Windsor



Formed in 1943, the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW, Gallery) has a mandate to present the visual arts of Canada to southwestern Ontario and the international border community of Windsor and Essex County.

As it embarks on its next 75 years, the award-winning Gallery continues to emphasize its education programs and will further develop its cutting-edge contemporary art programs and Canadian art collections (now approaching 4,000 works).

The AGW will focus on popular and culturally significant exhibitions and ongoing displays of its acclaimed collection featuring historical, modern and contemporary art.


The Executive Director role at the AGW offers a challenging and high-profile leadership opportunity to develop one of Canada’s finest arts institutions with global recognition in mind. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and knowledge of Canadian visual arts; strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; proven leadership ability in all aspects of gallery administration; and a record of success in managing development and fundraising.

The Executive Director will provide strategic and financial direction for the gallery and will report to the AGW’s Board of Directors. They will be charged with the broad challenge of steering the Gallery towards growth and expansion to realize a larger cultural impact in Windsor and the surrounding area.

With an overall mission to advance the Gallery’s relevancy within the diverse and growing community of Windsor, and to ensure the effective management of the Gallery, the Executive Director will have responsibility for development of Gallery strategy, plans, and operations to achieve agreed objectives.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior executive, with the drive and ambition to realize the AGW’s vision, to lead an important art gallery to a new level of prominence.

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