SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, located in downtown Montréal is a non-profit arts centre focused on contemporary art, culture and politics, offering a diverse program of exhibitions, events and research and educational opportunities. It is our mission to present exhibitions and activities that address, in a critical manner, issues in contemporary art and culture as they pertain to current affairs locally and in the world at large.
SBC seeks an energetic, highly organized individual to serve as our Director of Development and Communications. The Director of Development and Communications will work closely with SBC’s Director to plan, manage, and implement all development and communication activities, including upcoming large-scale special projects, major fundraising undertakings and activities related to the Gallery’s program.
The ideal candidate will see themselves as a strong administrator, fundraiser, and active marketing and communications strategist and will welcome the challenges of working in a fast-paced and evolving organization. Given SBC’s small team, the candidate will be expected to work both closely with other staff members and independently.
Reports to: SBC’s Director/Curator
Responsible for: Coordinator of Communications and/or Communications Intern
We are looking for a dynamic Director of Development and Communications to work closely with the Director on the management of SBC's expansion, readying the institution for this ambitious endeavour and representing the institution with governmental officials, corporate and private interested parties.
The Director of Development and Communications will also work closely with the Director and the Board of Directors for the launching of a large-scale capital campaign. This will entail developing long-term strategies for donor/patron cultivation, liaising with private patrons, with corporate sponsors, foundations and governmental bodies. It will also entail liaising with an external public relations firm on all aspects of the capital campaign.
The Director of Development and Communications will coordinate annual fundraising initiatives and will provide support to the Director in the preparation and writing of grant proposals and reports for governmental, foundation and corporate sponsorships.
The Director of Development and Communications will develop a communications strategy for the organization, will work with design firms to establish a graphic identity for the institution and will be responsible for overseeing all print and digital communications materials generated by the gallery, including website and social media.
The Director of Development and Communications will oversee all press relations related to SBC's exhibitions, programming and events.
Other day-to-day responsibilities as required.
We are looking for a dynamic candidate who has in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s cultural sphere and a committed interest to contemporary art.
The ideal candidate must:
be bilingual in French and English, written and spoken.
have at least 4 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, with in-depth knowledge of grant and policy writing processes.
have demonstrated the ability to think strategically and a thorough understanding of strategic development.
possess strong partnership-building and event planning skills.
have excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; excellent oral communication and the ability to occasionally participate in public speaking events.
have demonstrated the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
be organized, industrious, thorough and a team player. S/he will be self-motivated, work well under pressure, have a high attention to detail and be able to handle several projects at one time.
work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies.
have the ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports
be computer literate and have in-depth knowledge of social media tools.
have interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for fundraising and working with people
be available for occasional after-hours events
have good judgment and, ideally, a sense of humor
This is a full time, 5 day per week position with starting salary of $45,000 per annum.
SBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
Deadline for applications: Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 5 pm
Start date: Summer 2014
Kindly apply in writing, noting where you saw this posting in your cover letter:
Director of Development and Communications
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
372 Ste-Catherine Ouest, espace 507,
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please attach PDF files only)