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POSITION TITLE: Executive Director, White Water Gallery

IDEAL START DATE:  March 1st or negotiable

30-35 Hours per week

Some evenings and weekends (Sunday/Monday) are required for committee meetings and events. Hours are flexible and negotiable; work by distance is also negotiable. 

2-year renewable contract

Starting salary to be commensurate with experience

Benefits negotiable after first 6 months 

2 weeks paid vacation per year  

 

About the White Water Gallery:

Incorporated in 1977, White Water Gallery is a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre on Nipissing territory that is committed to supporting artistic practices that are innovative and relevant. Understanding the need to advance the public’s threshold for viewing contemporary art, the gallery encourages outreach programming that promotes accessibility and shared knowledge.

 

Job Description and Requirements:

As the Executive Director of White Water Gallery, the successful candidate will conduct the operational, developmental, and financial management of the organization, in accordance with the gallery’s strategic and operational plans. Reporting to, and working collaboratively with, the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead administrative operations and manage artistic programming staff as well as additional staff in line with the gallery’s vision and mandate. The ideal candidate will have a wide range of skills relating to arts administration, including project management, financial planning and reporting, policy development and implementation, and working as part of a diverse team. They will also be highly organized, self-directed, and able to manage their energy efficiently, work under pressure and meet deadlines. 

 

Reporting to WWG’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director Will:

  •   Implement White Water Gallery’s artistic programming and administrative operations while adhering to the gallery’s constitution, mandate and strategic plan;
  •   Perform day-to-day administrative management activities including carrying out document and records management and correspondence with exhibiting artists, speakers, submission applications, members and donors;
  •   Be responsible for all operating and project grants (and final reports) to maintain a healthy, transparent budget with the organization’s Treasurer;
  •   Maintain a clean, well-organized and safe working environment while planning for a future facility and its needs;
  •   Work with the Treasury Committee to prepare and monitor budgets; maintain accurate records, process payments, deposits and payroll duties, lead annual audit, manage accounts, update CADAC, conduct CRA requirements;
  •   Research and identify new funding opportunities, as well as maintain and grow the organization’s donor base and fundraising capacities;
  •   Work the White Water Gallery’s Board of Directors to monitor membership, and recruit, manage and schedule volunteers;
  •   Manage other gallery staff, such as summer students and interns;
  •   Implement, organize, and schedule assistance as needed for all gallery events and community initiatives, including exhibition installs, opening receptions, workshops, lectures, and screenings;
  •   Working with  the Fundraising Committee, develop and implement fundraising strategies, sponsorships, and events;
  •   Attend monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, Chair the Programming Committee, and sit on the Fundraising and Finance Committees;
  •   Manage website; update, plan, create and share relevant social media content;
  •   Create and distribute press releases, respond to media requests; actively promote the gallery’s activities and exhibitions on a regular basis;
  •   Coordinate the development, printing and distribution of online and print catalogs and publications;
  •   Be an advocate for contemporary art in North Bay, responding to the interests of the local and regional arts communities, including facilitating partnerships and engaging with other community-based activities.

 

 

The Idea Candidate Should Possess:

  • An advanced degree or equivalent experience in arts administration, fine arts, curatorial studies, art history, or related field;
  • A minimum of two years experience (or equivalent) in the leadership of an artist-run space, public art gallery, or cultural institution with a proven track record of successful management;
  • A record of successful partnerships and partnership development.
  • A record of successful fundraising, including grant writing for submission to Arts Councils;
  • A record of successful budgetary and financial experience within a cultural institution in the nonprofit sector;
  • Demonstrated success in developing reciprocal and meaningful relationships in and with Indigenous communities; 
  • Experience managing staff, interns and volunteers, and working with a Board of Directors;
  • Excellent self-management, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary art practices, CARFAC Canada & Ontario, and an understanding of artist-run culture;
  • An exemplary commitment to community, inclusivity, equity and social justice in the arts;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and a proven ability to communicate effectively within groups/committees;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays when necessary;
  • Proficiency in a breadth of computer programs and applications for administration and communication (e.g. Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and familiarity with Sage is an asset);
  • Knowledge and understanding of the functional role of digital platforms, social media and web development for contemporary cultural institutions.

 

Reporting to WWG’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director Will:

  •   Implement White Water Gallery’s artistic programming and administrative operations while adhering to the gallery’s constitution, mandate and strategic plan;
  •   Perform day-to-day administrative management activities including carrying out document and records management and correspondence with exhibiting artists, speakers, submission applications, members and donors;
  •   Be responsible for all operating and project grants (and final reports) to maintain a healthy, transparent budget with the organization’s Treasurer;
  •   Maintain a clean, well-organized and safe working environment while planning for a future facility and its needs;
  •   Work with the Treasury Committee to prepare and monitor budgets; maintain accurate records, process payments, deposits and payroll duties, lead annual audit, manage accounts, update CADAC, conduct CRA requirements;
  •   Research and identify new funding opportunities, as well as maintain and grow the organization’s donor base and fundraising capacities;
  •   Work the White Water Gallery’s Board of Directors to monitor membership, and recruit, manage and schedule volunteers;
  •   Manage other gallery staff, such as summer students and interns;
  •   Implement, organize, and schedule assistance as needed for all gallery events and community initiatives, including exhibition installs, opening receptions, workshops, lectures, and screenings;
  •   Working with  the Fundraising Committee, develop and implement fundraising strategies, sponsorships, and events;
  •   Attend monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, Chair the Programming Committee, and sit on the Fundraising and Finance Committees;
  •   Manage website; update, plan, create and share relevant social media content;
  •   Create and distribute press releases, respond to media requests; actively promote the gallery’s activities and exhibitions on a regular basis;
  •   Coordinate the development, printing and distribution of online and print catalogs and publications;
  •   Be an advocate for contemporary art in North Bay, responding to the interests of the local and regional arts communities, including facilitating partnerships and engaging with other community-based activities.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit by email only to hiring@whitewatergallery.com using the subject line “ED APPLICATION ” by February 14th at 5pm EST.  

Interviews will be held Via Zoom. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Application packages should include:

  •       a cover letter (maximum 2 pages)
  •       CV (maximum 2 pages)
  •       contact information for three professional references
  •       one sample grant project statement or proposal (max 750 words) & sample project budget

 

White Water Gallery

122 Main Street East, North Bay ON P1B 1A8

1-(705)-476-2444

www.whitewatergallery.com