Chief Executive Officer
The Mendel Art Gallery & The future Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan
The Board of Trustees of the Mendel Art Gallery, in the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. The Mendel Art Gallery is in transition to become the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, with a $71-million, state-of-the-art facility now fully funded and in the construction tender phase. Upon completion in 2015, the new gallery's more prominent national stature will be underpinned by a $20-million collection of 405 Picasso linocuts, generously donated by the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, which has also contributed enhanced programming capabilities through a 30-year, $500,00 per annum donation.
The Mendel Art Gallery is owned by the City of Saskatoon. It is a vibrant and progressive institution that enjoys a positive reputation, locally, nationally and internationally. Saskatoon is the province's centre for education, industry and commerce; it boasts a large university, a major live theatre, a symphony orchestra, and an opera society. The visual arts community is diverse, knowledgeable, and progressive.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the CEO is responsible for the vision, leadership and overall management of the gallery's activities. The CEO will manage the gallery's operating budget as well as a comprehensive exhibition, collection, education and extension program. In addition, the CEO will provide leadership and direction to the gallery's professional staff. The CEO will expand upon the gallery's existing relationships with municipal, provincial and federal governments as well as the regional community. Furthermore, the CEO will be responsible for fundraising and membership development.
As the successful candidate, you will combine strong leadership and managerial abilities with a demonstrated fl air for engaging with all segments of the community. You will possess an in-depth knowledge and passion for the art of the past. You will be thoroughly versed in the diversity of contemporary art issues, and you will be excited by the opportunity to participate in and propel the art of the future.
The successful candidate will have 5-10 years' experience as a senior manager in an arts institution; an in-depth knowledge of Canadian art; the highest level of personal integrity, ethics and accountability; excellent communication skills; outstanding skills in team-building, community relations, membership development, fundraising and the proven ability to effectively engage with a Board of Trustees, elected officials and government representatives. A post-secondary education in management and/or administration or similar qualifications would be an asset.
To apply for this position, please forward your résumé by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail résumé to Attn: Manager Employment and Total Compensation, Human Resources, City Hall, 222 Third Avenue N. Saskatoon SK Canada S7K 0J5.