Job Posting

Executive Director

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be charged with the responsibility for ongoing management of the Performing Arts Centre in conjunction with the Artistic Director.

Qualified candidates will be those who can demonstrate knowledge and ability in the field of arts facility management. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, along with successful experience working with boards or committees, funders, governmental agencies and community stakeholders, are qualities essential for this position.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience managing operating and capital budgets in excess of $800,000 dollars per year; proven success with fund development, including grant writing and establishing and maintaining relationships with donors and sponsors. The candidate is expected to build and foster positive partnerships within the organization and with other cultural and community organizations.

Also required is experience in successfully negotiating and managing contracts; hiring, training and supervising facility staff; event and facility scheduling; advertising and marketing activities, metrics and systems. An understanding of event ticketing and associated software systems will be an asset.

This 30 hour per week position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Sigrid-Ann Thors, President, care of quoting "VDPAC ED application" in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted. 


Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Type of Work: 
British Columbia
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society

Pamela Burns Resch
3800 33rd Street
Vernon, BC V1T 5T6

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre houses two performance venues, as well as the administration offices and the 'Ticket Seller,' Vernon's official ticket agent. The main auditorium is a 750 seat proscenium arch theatre with orchestra and balcony seating. The Marie Fleming Hall is a flexible space with potential seating for 100 persons. The Regional District of the North Okanagan owns the facility. The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society has a ‘co-management’ agreement with the Regional District Our Mission: 1. To operate a theatre in a fiscally responsible manner for the benefit of the citizens of Greater Vernon. 2. To foster artists and their work in the region and promote audience development.