Job Posting

Chief Executive Officer & Director

For an experienced leader in the arts and culture sector, here is an extraordinary opportunity to create and inspire on a larger canvas. The Vancouver Art Gallery has budgeted $380 million for a new landmark building to celebrate its collections, present exhibitions, offer educational activities and serve as a creative hub for Vancouver and the province. As Chief Executive Officer & Director, you will work with the Board of Directors and 200 dedicated staff members to build the Gallery’s new home and prepare for its starring role nationally and internationally.

In this Chief Executive position, you will bring both strategic and operational leadership to the Gallery and its valued constituents that include Indigenous communities, while spearheading the funding and construction of a new, world-class gallery. The Board will look to you for organizational and fiscal leadership, bringing a long-term vision to the Gallery; including dynamic fund-raising, excellence in artistic programs, community bonding, corporate partnerships and stable budgets. You will also bring energy and a sense of shared mission to relationships with volunteers, stakeholders, donors, governments, artists and art lovers. Day-to-day, you will oversee the management and growth of the Gallery’s human, financial and physical resources; stimulate and promote excellence and innovation as you develop a high-performance culture; and be an ambassador of the Gallery locally, nationally and internationally.

An inspirational leader, you have shown a rare ability to articulate a bold vision and mobilize your team to translate it into action. Well versed in financial and entrepreneurial responsibilities, your senior management experience includes oversight of a major capital fundraising campaign and building project. You have extensive experience in an arts and culture organization with a focus on major donor relations and stakeholder engagement. With the Vancouver Art Gallery, you will have the chance to work with a distinguished Board of Directors in re-defining the 21st century art museum as a place of civic importance, social cohesion and an icon for the city.

The Vancouver Art Gallery and Odgers Berndtson are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

To apply in confidence, please submit your resume online at  For further information, please contact Esther McGregor, Michael Williams or Dominik Legault at

We look forward to hearing from you.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 17, 2020
Type of Work: 
Full Time
British Columbia
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

Royal Ontario Museum

Amanda Bugatto
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6