CO-DIRECTOR, Administration and Development
Reporting to: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Start Date: Summer 2018
Ed. *** APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL AUGUST 9, 2018 ***
Located in downtown Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art’s unique program is focused on contemporary art, culture and politics, offering discursive exhibitions, events and research and educational activities that engage a wide range of publics.
It is SBC’s mission, as a non-collecting museum, to work with artists and other cultural practitioners to address relevant and timely issues in contemporary art and culture as they pertain to historical, current and emerging discourses both locally and in the world at large.
SBC seeks to hire a Co-Director, Administration and Development to ensure the smooth administration of the organization while SBC moves forward into the next phase of its exciting development, which includes ambitious institutional expansion and relocation.
The Co-Director, Administration and Development works closely with the Co-Director, Artistic and reports to the Board of Directors.
Responsible for initiating, monitoring, steering and evaluating progress in day to day administrative matters, including grant writing. Provides support and implements measures to achieve the institution’s medium- and long-term goals.
The Co-Director, Administration and Development is responsible for fundraising and development, institutional strategic planning and expansion, as well as liaising with government bodies.
The Co-Director, Administration and Development’s primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth administrative and financial operation of the organization.
The Co-Director, Administration and Development will take the lead on the management of SBC's expansion, readying the institution and implementing this ambitious endeavor.
Jointly with the Co-Director, Artistic, and the Board, the successful candidate will represent the institution with governmental officials, foundations and corporate and private interested parties.
The Co-Director, Administration and Development will work closely with the Institutional Development Committee, external architectural consultants and governmental bodies to realize the institution’s relocation.
The Co-Director, Administration and Development will work closely with the Fundraising Committee for the launching of a large-scale capital campaign. This will entail developing and implementing long-term strategies for donor/patron cultivation, liaising with private patrons, corporate sponsors, foundations and governmental bodies. It will also entail liaising with an external public relations firm on all aspects of the capital campaign.
Assumes management responsibility for all operational activities;
Responsible for the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the institution, including developing and implementing, in conjunction with the Institutional Development Committee, strategies for growth of the facilities and funding;
HR - staff management: supervising, training, and evaluating employees and interns, and overseeing the work of professional independent consultants when applicable.
Board of Directors
Prepares a variety of special reports as needed for Board members including, in conjunction with the Treasurer, regular, timely and comprehensive financial reports to the Board of Directors;
Attends Board meetings.
Strategic Planning and Budgeting
Has primary responsibility in the development, implementation and oversight of SBC’s operational Strategic Plan in line with SBC’s current mandate and institutional vision. This includes coordinating strategic activities, and writing policies and business plans as needed, in consultation with the Board, the Co-Director, Artistic and external advisors;
Works closely with Co-Director, Artistic and staff, coordinating the development and management of budgets;
Oversees monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy and tracking;
Works with the Board Treasurer and Co-Director, Artistic in preparing the projected and actual budgets for Board approval.
Fundraising and Development
Works jointly with SBC’s Fundraising Committee and Co-Director, Artistic to organize fundraising and donor relation activities, building on the success of SBC’s annual fundraiser;
Identifies new initiatives and partnerships in collaboration with the Co-Director, Artistic and the Head of Outreach and Public Programs;
Coordinates grant writing and reporting, working closely with the Co-Director, Artistic.
Develops and manages private and corporate sponsorships, working closely with the Co-Director, Artistic.
Ensures that SBC employs current and innovative communications/marketing methods needed to reach multiple demographic groups;
Oversees the design, implementation and evaluation of SBC’s strategic institutional marketing program;
Jointly with the Co-Director, Artistic, serves as SBC’s external contact and spokesperson, including interaction with the media, community associations, and others as necessary and appropriate.
We are looking for a dynamic candidate who has knowledge of Montréal’s cultural sphere and a committed interest in contemporary art.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
at least 5 years in arts management with significant responsibilities, or comparable experience;
track record of strategic leadership combined with the attention to detail required to successfully manage a busy organization;
excellent financial management skills including budgeting and forecasting;
successful track record in grant writing in the arts and/or cultural sectors;
fluency in French or English, written and spoken, with working knowledge of the other language;
strong partnership-building skills;
ability to work well in a team and with diverse constituencies;
familiarity with Canadian, Québec and Montréal governmental funding agencies an asset;
understanding of Montréal’s distinct philanthropic culture;
ability to problem-solve and manage multiple priorities under pressure and in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines/turnaround times.
SBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.
SBC gallery, its offices and a dedicated bathroom on the floor are wheelchair accessible.
Start date: Summer 2018
Starting salary $55,000 to $60,000 per annum, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position, with the possibility of flexible hours.
To apply, please include:
A current CV.
A cover letter of no more than 1000 words, indicating your interest in working at SBC, and how you meet the essential criteria.
Apply by email with Co-Director in the subject line to: , noting where you saw this posting in your cover letter. Please attach PDF files only. Kindly note that we are only able to contact applicants who are invited to interview.
Deadline is open until position filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between May 11 and June 15, 2018.
*** APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL AUGUST 9, 2018 ***
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 8pm
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm,
or by appointment
CO-DIRECTOR, Administration and Development