Museum Executive Director [Richmond]

Museum Executive Director



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Museum Executive Director




Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society


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Richmond, BC


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Salary range is commensurate with experience and qualifications


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The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is a non-profit whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry. The Society does this by operating the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing operations of the Society and implementing the vision set by the Board.

Governance & Operations
• Work closely with the Board of Directors
• Write reports and plans as required
• Develop and implement operating policies and procedures
• Direct operations, programs and activities
• Act as a professional advisor and guide to the Board of Directors
• Support the work of the Board committees

Human Resources
• Oversee human resources policies, procedures, and practices
• Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment
• Hire, supervise and evaluate the management team and contractors
• Prepare the Operation Plan and supervise its implementation
• Oversee the implementation of staff benefits plan

Financial Management
• Prepare and manage budgets
• Liaise with the Accountant
• Work with Bookkeepers and staff to ensure accurate financial recording and reporting
• Experience with Sage accounting an asset
• Ensure charitable return and other financial reporting are submitted

• Work with the Maintenance officer to ensure the facility is properly maintained
• Liaise with Parks Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada and contractors regarding capital repairs
Fund Development
• Oversee fund development planning and strategic fund development
• Prepare and submit grant applications
• Manage museum fundraising initiatives
• Oversee sponsorship relationships

External Relationships
• Act as a spokesman for the organization
• Liaise with Parks Canada regarding site operations and contracts
• Establish and maintain relationships with related organizations, government agencies, community groups, corporations, foundations and individuals

• You posses initiative and a collaborative leadership style.
• You have outstanding relationship building and communication skills.
• You analyze organizational trends and articulate strategic recommendations.
• You effectively solve problems.
• You demonstrate a high standard of excellence.
• You act with uncompromising integrity and ethics.
• You lead by example, recognize contributions and celebrate accomplishments.
• You search for opportunities and are willing to experiment and take risks.
• You have a passion for history, heritage and public education.
• You exhibit a business mindset with a drive for results.

• 3-5 years experience in a leadership role in an arts and culture institution
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, human resource management, program development
• Financial skills and proven track record in fund development
• Experience in a non-profit organization preferred
• Fluent in English, with strong research, writing, and editing skills
• Basic IT skills
• Ability to work flexible hours

• Salary Range is commensurate with experience and qualifications
• Comprehensive benefits package
• RRSP matching contribution program

Please email cover letter and resume to Interim Executive Director, Rob Hart at by June 30, 2018. Only suitable candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.