CO-DIRECTOR, Administration and Development [Montreal]

CO-DIRECTOR, Administration and Development



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CO-DIRECTOR, Administration and Development




SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art


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French or English




Montreal, QC


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$55,000 to $60,000 per annum, commensurate with experience


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CO-DIRECTOR, Administration and Development

SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art

372, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, espace 507
Tiohtià:ke/Montréal (Québec) H3B 1A2
Tél : 514 861.9992

Start Date: Summer 2018
Expanded job description:

Located in downtown Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art’s unique program is focused on contemporary art, culture and politics, offering discursive exhibitions, events and research and educational activities that engage a wide range of publics.

It is SBC’s mission, as a non-collecting museum, to work with artists and other cultural practitioners to address relevant and timely issues in contemporary art and culture as they pertain to historical, current and emerging discourses both locally and in the world at large.

The Co-Director, Administration and Development works closely with the Co-Director, Artistic and reports to the Board of Directors.
- Responsible for initiating, monitoring, steering and evaluating progress in day to day administrative matters, including grant writing.
- Provides support and implements measures to achieve the institution’s medium- and long-term goals.
- Responsible for fundraising and development, institutional strategic planning and expansion and liaising with government bodies.

Major Responsibilities

- Ensures the smooth administrative and financial operation of the organization
- Takes the lead on the management of SBC's expansion, readying the institution and implementing this ambitious endeavor.
- Represents the institution with governmental officials, foundations and corporate and private interested parties, jointly with the Co-Director, Artistic, and the Board.
- Works closely with the Institutional Development Committee, external architectural consultants and governmental bodies to realize the institution’s relocation.
- Works closely with the Fundraising Committee for the launching of a capital campaign (developing and implementing long-term strategies for donor/patron cultivation, liaising with private patrons, corporate sponsors, foundations and governmental bodies, liaising with an external public relations firm on all aspects of the capital campaign.)

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s cultural sphere and a committed interest in contemporary art;
- at least 5 years in arts management with significant responsibilities, or comparable experience;
- track record of strategic leadership combined with the attention to detail required to successfully manage a busy organization;
- excellent financial management skills including budgeting and forecasting;
- successful track record in grant writing in the arts and/or cultural sectors;
- fluency in French or English, written and spoken, with working knowledge of the other language;
- strong partnership-building skills;
- ability to work well in a team and with diverse constituencies;
- familiarity with Canadian, Québec and Montréal governmental funding agencies an asset;
- understanding of Montréal’s distinct philanthropic culture;
- ability to problem-solve and manage multiple priorities under pressure and in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines/turnaround times.

SBC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity.

Salary: Starting salary $55,000 to $60,000 per annum, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position, with the possibility of flexible hours.

Deadline is open until position filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until August 9, 2018

To apply, please include:
A current CV
A cover letter of no more than 1000 words, indicating your interest in working at SBC and how you meet the essential criteria
Three references
Apply by email with Co-Director in the subject line to:, noting where you saw this posting in your cover letter. Please attach PDF files only. Kindly note that we will only contact applicants who are invited to interview.