Executive Director / Publisher, C Magazine

C Magazine seeks a new
Executive Director /

Apply by: 30 November, 2022

C Magazine is looking for a new Executive Director / Publisher who will be a strategic and visionary leader of the organization, sensitively, pluralistically, and energetically overseeing the publication of C Magazine for the benefit of the Canadian contemporary arts.

Job Title: Executive Director / Publisher
Salary: $65,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience
Employment Type: Full-time (5-days)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employee Benefits*: Flex-time, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation
*Check the Additional Info section for more details
Job Focus: Arts, Administrative
Career Level: Professional, Senior Management
Start Date: Ideally mid-Jan 2023
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2022
Apply by: 30 Nov 2022

Position Summary

The Executive Director / Publisher position is an exciting opportunity to contribute leadership to an important cultural organization in the field of Canadian and international art publishing. A strong candidate should be equipped with extensive experience in managing charitable arts organizations, print and/or digital publishing, non-profit financial management, and organizational leadership, and have a profound understanding of contemporary art discourse. The incumbent will demonstrate exceptional skills in managing staff, board, community, and partner relationships, and bring to life the goals of the organization in collaboration with our team, growing and strengthening C Magazine’s local and international profile, while fostering understanding and appreciation of contemporary art in Canada.

The Executive Director / Publisher leads the day-to-day management and organizational development of C The Visual Arts Foundation and C Magazine, overseeing the mandate and vision, and the publishing program in print and online. The Executive Director / Publisher is accountable for the strategic plan and operations of C, including finances, grant applications, fundraising, and human resource management. The Executive Director / Publisher is also responsible for the distribution and sale of C Magazine, including its marketing communications, promotional events, and circulation. The Executive Director / Publisher works closely with the Editor to manage the production and design of the magazine and to ensure the content serves its readers and the Canadian arts sector—with a commitment to anti-oppression and equity in the visual arts sector. The Executive Director / Publisher reports to, and is responsible to, the authority of the Board of Directors of C The Visual Arts Foundation.

For role, responsibilities, and qualifications please click here

Additional Information

The role is full-time, based on a five-day work week, with two weeks of vacation in year one (increases to three weeks in year two) of employment. All employees receive holiday bonus days off between Dec 26 and Jan 1. We mainly work remotely (office space is also available) with core team hours. The office of C Magazine is at 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, and is physically accessible.

How to Apply

Anticipated Interview Dates: 14-17 Dec 2022
Anticipated Start Date: As early as mid-Jan 2023

Please submit your application as one pdf, emailed to hr@cmagazine.com with the subject: “EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.” The receipt of your application will be acknowledged. Include only the following in your application:

  • Letter of interest (two pages maximum)—include your motivations; your strengths and approaches; and experience demonstrating your EDIA commitments
  • CV (three pages maximum)
  • Telephone or email contact information for three professional references
  • A link to any other documentation of relevant experience (optional)
  • Voluntary self-identification form

C Magazine is an equal opportunity employer that uses an Affirmative Action Program to actively increase the representation of equity-seeking groups in the arts sector, with current priority given to Indigenous Persons; Black Persons; Persons of Colour; deaf, mad, and disabled persons; 2SLGBTQIAP persons. If you identify as a member of one of these groups, you are invited to voluntarily self-identify using the voluntary self-identification form. Only those who self-identify can benefit from the C Affirmative Action Procedures. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be assessed on their merits. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

C Magazine is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and to providing employment accommodation for those who identify as deaf, mad, and disabled. Please let us know of any accommodation we may provide during the application, interview, or selection process.

Candidates will be selected for assessment based on their application submissions. Candidate assessment will include an interview and reference checks. We thank all applicants in advance. Only the most qualified will be interviewed.

Organization Description

C Magazine, established in 1984, is a contemporary art and criticism periodical that functions as a forum for significant ideas in art and its contexts. Each issue explores a theme that is singularly engaged with emerging and prevailing perspectives through original art writing, criticism, and artists’ projects. Our content focuses on the activities of contemporary art practitioners residing in Canada and Canadian practitioners living abroad—with an emphasis on those from Black, Indigenous, diasporic and other equity-seeking communities—as well as on international practices and dialogues. We are committed to facilitating meaningful, pluralistic, interdisciplinary, historically-engaged, and imaginative conversations about art. In addition to publishing three print and digital issues of the magazine each year, we present educational workshops, programs, talks, and other events. We also mentor interns and facilitate two writing awards.

C Magazine acknowledges that we operate on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and MĂ©tis peoples.

C Magazine is published online and in print three times each year in April (Spring), August (Autumn), and December (Winter), by C The Visual Arts Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization established to present ideas, advance education, and document contemporary visual art and artist culture.

Kate Monro, incumbent Executive Director and Publisher
C Magazine

C Magazine
PO Box 5 Stn B
Toronto, Ontario
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