Job Posting

Executive Director

Are you committed to the artistic community and cultural space?

Are you a community minded leader who combines innovation and collaboration with strategic focus?

Are you passionate about social purpose real estate development?

Artscape is BC’s rapidly growing and dynamic non-profit development organization for artists and cultural organizations. BC Artscape uniquely creates infrastructure for community cultural hubs and affordable housing for diverse artists and artist-led families. BC Artscape focuses on medium to large scale projects to maximize impact on the scarcity of affordable, secure space for artists, cultural and community-based organizations.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall vision and management of the organization. The Executive Director oversees project development, planning and leadership, while ensuring the continued sustainable infrastructure for artists, cultural organizations, owners and tenants. The Executive Director is a proactive, collaborative and solutions-focused leader with the ability to identify opportunities, risks, and the short and long-term organizational strategic goals and administrative requirements. The Executive Director is committed to developing and maintaining productive relationships with the local community, tenants, funders and other key stakeholders. The Executive Director attends and participates in board meetings and acts as an advocate for BC Artscape professionals, donors, stakeholders and the community at large.

Bringing a minimum of five years of leadership experience, the Executive Director will advance the organization’s projects and programs through sustainable and accountable organizational objectives and operational plans. The Executive Director will guide and support an engaged team in the delivery of efficient, effective and innovative development projects and facilitate the leadership of community driven arts and culture programming.  As spokesperson and steward for the organization, the Executive Director will facilitate stakeholder and funder relationships to strengthen partnerships, opportunities and impact. A graduate degree in arts or arts management, non-profit leadership, business, planning and/or urban studies, is preferred.

The Executive Director is a progressive and innovative non-profit and/or public sector leader with an operational mindset and the strategic vision to build on the diversity of BC Artscape’s non-profit development infrastructure. The compensation for this role will be commensurate with experience and around the $90,000  - 120,000 range.

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique leadership opportunity, please contact Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your résumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 28, 2018
Type of Work: 
Full Time
British Columbia
Education Level: 
High School
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Harbour West Consulting

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