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Executive Director- The ACT Arts Centre

The ACT Arts Centre, open since 2003, provides excellence in Arts Programs, Gallery Exhibitions and Performing Arts Presentations, along with being home to many cultural and community events, reaching over 70,000 patrons annually. The ACT Arts Centre is managed by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council through an operation agreement with the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Commission, and owned by the City of Maple Ridge. Firmly established as the primary arts programmer of the region, The ACT receives educational and performing arts presentation funding from both the provincial and federal governments.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of The ACT, including planning, marketing, artistic programming and business management. The Executive Director supports the Board to advance vision, mission and strategic objective and is committed to new and innovative ideas, programs and services. The Executive Director facilitates and participates in initiatives to enhance community engagement in and appreciation for the arts.

The Executive Director is an enthusiastic leader with a strategic and operational leadership experience in the non-profit arts sector. The ideal candidate has a minimum of seven years of management experience, with ongoing professional development and training. The successful candidate brings a blend of arts programming and service delivery experience with the ability to convey organizational values and priorities. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding communication and team building skills and will be committed to building a positive and effective organizational culture.

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity please contact Carol Robinson or Paul Phillips or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest. The successful candidate is required to supply a criminal record check and a copy of their credentials.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
Start Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Maple Ridge
British Columbia
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Harbour West Consulting

Paul Philips
300-92 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E6