Executive Director, St. Michael’s Printshop


St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

Background: St. Michael’s Printshop (“SMP”) is an artist-run print studio that provides professional fine art printmaking facilities for established and emerging artists. A lure for printmakers who crave a space in which to create art surrounded by the extraordinary natural landscape of the North Atlantic, the Printshop also attracts visuals artists who wish to explore printmaking as a new medium for the first time through workshops with local and visiting printmakers.

Position: The Executive Director, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, will oversee all aspects of management and direction of SMP, services and programming, and the planning and implementation of development initiatives. The Executive Director’s responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following tasks and duties:

  • all public sector grants (municipal, provincial, federal) including identification, application, and reporting;
  • all private sector donations and grants from foundations and corporations including identification, application, and reporting;
  • all earned revenues from courses, workshops, sales, studio editions, and studio rentals;
  • policy and procedure development and implementation;
  • human resources and financial management;
  • marketing and fundraising; and
  • communications including social media management, membership communications, and emails.

The Executive Director will support SMP’s aims and objectives to focus and strengthen our vision, mission, and mandate, through ongoing strategic planning, which include:

  • organizational resilience (ensuring long-term viability);
  • outreach, connections and parameters (building community connections); and
  • processes and protocols (guiding production and programming decisions).

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the printmaking arts and a commitment to artist-run culture. They will additionally have experience with:

  • grant writing and working with funding agencies;
  • artist-run organizations, project implementation and events creation;
  • working on or with a Board of Directors;
  • fundraising for operations, projects and capital needs; and
  • leadership.

They will need skills in:

  • written, verbal, and interpersonal communication;
  • financial management, accounting, and budgeting;
  • planning, problem-solving, decision-making, and organization;
  • capacity to be self-directed, to lead, and to work co-operatively with others; and
  • developing and maintaining positive relationships with artists, arts organizations and communities, businesses and government leaders.

Salary: $30,000 annually
Hours: 30 hours/week (some hours may be day time, evening, and weekend due to the nature of events through the printshop).
Vacation: 3 weeks’ paid vacation
Benefits: Contribution toward health & dental insurance
Terms: Full-Time, Permanent.
Start Date: May 4th, 2020

Application Process: Please send a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for 2 references to Andrew Testa, Chair, Board of Directors, at: atesta@grenfell.mun.ca

Closing Date for Applications: April 3rd, 2020

Photo: Erik Mclean on Unsplash