Executive Director, Chapel Sound Art Foundation

Executive Director
Chapel Sound Art Foundation

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023
Location: Vancouver/Remote
Term: 10 months
Hours: Approx 14 hours/week
Contract Value: $20k

Chapel Sound Art Foundation (CSAF) is looking for someone experienced in working with artists, administratively skilled, and excited about organizational and community capacity-building to guide the organization into the next stage of its evolution.

CSAF was incorporated in 2016, as a continuation of the grassroots, emerging multidisciplinary artist collective Chapel Sound, which has been organizing events, curating shows, hosting workshops and panel discussions on cultural issues in Vancouver since 2012. The collective was founded to support ESL immigrants, racialized folks, MAD artists, artists living with disabilities/chronic illnesses and anyone who dabbled in multiple mediums (street dancers, DJs, photographers, designers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, etc) that felt they needed to carve a small corner in Vancouver that would accept their social gesture.

CSAF’s mandate is to push creative expression forward without artistic boundaries or prejudice. By bringing people together through events, shows, workshops, and collaborative projects, CSAF creates platforms for emerging artists to experiment in the field of multidisciplinary electronic art and music regardless of their race, class, gender or orientation. As an umbrella organization, CSAF facilitates educational opportunities for artists, engages in advocacy for cultural producers, and at times administers funding and microgrants to local grassroots initiatives.

Job Summary

This is an opportunity for someone who is excited about building an administrative backbone that will support the growth of a grassroots, interdisciplinary, experimental electronic music and art community that includes all artists regardless of their race, class, gender or orientation. The ideal candidate is familiar with the inner workings of informal art communities. They may be a hobbyist, working artist, or cultural producer working in overlapping fields of art, design, tech, community, and/or creative industries. They like making connections, building systems, and turning ideas into action.

Chapel Sound Art Foundation (CSAF) operates on a project basis. The Executive Director will be responsible for community engagement and organizational management including grant writing, financial management, operational planning, record-keeping and filing. The Executive Director will also support and facilitate the organization’s upcoming archival and succession planning initiatives. While this position is mainly remote, some onsite work will be required for programs and events.

This position reports to the Board of Directors.


  • Work with the board to develop a vision, strategic plan, and supportive policy framework to guide the organization
  • Research and write grants to secure funding for operational and programming expenses
  • Build community relationships and facilitate partnerships in alignment with Chapel Sound’s strategic plan and vision
  • Oversee and administer the operating budget, including invoicing, payment processing, and cash flow management
  • Organize files related to CSAF’s operations, including member files, program files, vendor files
  • Support planning and implementation for the Chapel Sound Archival project
  • Reply to emails and responding to general inquiries

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong leadership skills, as well as the ability to be self-directed and work independently
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and teams
  • Experience working with artists across different mediums, i.e. sound, visual, media
  • Experience with collaboratively planning conferences or events
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Affinity for learning new digital tools to simplify workflows and improve collaboration
  • Proficiency with project and data management applications such as Google Workspace, Notion, and Airtable
  • Experience with Webflow or other content management systems
  • Relevant education or experience in the areas of art/design, communications or business development
  • Experience writing successful grant applications
  • Basic to intermediate design skills an asset

Expressions of Interest

To apply, please complete the Airtable application form.

Please provide:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position, reasons for applying, and any other information that may strengthen your application
  • A current resume or CV

Upload your application package to the form as a single PDF document, with “CSAF Executive Director” and your name in the file name.

Recruitment for this position is being led by Cinevolution Media Arts Society. If you have questions or would like someone to contact you about individualized application support, please email Jenniffer Tai at recruitment@cinevolutionmedia.com.

Application deadline: June 30, 2023
Anticipated Start Date: Sept 1, 2023

Chapel Sound Art Foundation
254 East Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

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