Executive Director [Calgary]

Executive Director



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Executive Director




Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary


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Calgary, AB


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About the Aero Space Museum Association
Founded in 1971, the Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary (ASMAC) is a not-for-profit organization that recently rebranded under the operating name -The Hangar Flight Museum, a civic partner of the City of Calgary and its citizens.

About the Role
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the primary role of the Executive Director is to develop and champion the vision, mission and mandate for the Hangar Flight Museum. In this capacity the Executive Director leads a small team of professionals to deliver on the operational goals and bring the vision and mission to life.

Core operational responsibilities include:

 Board liaison: Working with the Board to develop strategic direction, including vision, mission and mandate for the organization and providing regular reporting on the operational work required to deliver on the strategic direction, seeking advice and counsel from the Board as appropriate and required.

 Fund development: Developing long- and short-term plans for fundraising, including annual campaigns, capital campaigns, grants and other funding applications.

 Finance: Developing the annual budget for submission to the Board, and managing museum assets, revenues and expenses within budget. Ensuring the museum uses proper financial management and audit systems to meet its operating needs.

 Human resources: Providing leadership to the staff and volunteers, performing HR functions, clearly defining responsibilities and expectations of all staff and providing mentoring and guidance. Ensure there is an appropriate policy framework in place.

 Programming: Overseeing the development of educational programs and monitoring performance through the program team

 Marketing/communications: Overseeing the promotion and marketing of ASMAC and maintaining excellent relationships with funders, stakeholders and the broader community.

 Collections: Ensuring that the collection is maintained in service of the public trust, and in service to the City of Calgary as an owner of a portion of the collection.

 Facility operations: Ensuring the physical facilities required to serve the operation of the museum meet appropriate codes, are accessible, and are well managed as an asset. Ensuring the IT systems in place (including networks, hardware, software) are appropriate and well maintained to meet the organization’s operational needs, and to ensure appropriate risk management (ie. records management, backups and data protection) is in place.

About the Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a strong leader and community builder with a keen sense of accountability and service to community. Flexibility, initiative and a passion for creative problem solving will be key attributes that contribute to success in this role. In addition, the Executive Director will demonstrate the following key competencies:

• Strong leadership, team and relationship building skills • Ability to influence positive stakeholder relations and increase community engagement • Exceptional communications skills • Strong financial and organizational management skills • Dedication and drive to improve the operation and programs at the museum • Ability to prioritize, organize, meet deadlines and manage within a budget • Knowledge of aviation is a plus, but not required

Experience and education:
 Senior level experience in fund development, including demonstrated success in fund development campaigns (ideally both annual and capital)
 At least five years senior leadership experience in a museum, non-profit, and/or community facing organization is preferred
 Bachelor’s degree with relevant post-secondary education is required

To apply: Submit a resume and a cover letter outlining qualifications, salary expectations and reasons for interest in this position to board@thehangarmuseum.ca by August 24, 2018. The museum thanks all applicants, however, the museum will only be contacting those shortlisted for interviews.