Chief Executive Officer[Mississauga]

Chief Executive Officer



Job Title:


Chief Executive Officer




Living Arts Centre


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Mississauga Ontario


Application Deadline:


03 May 2019


Job Start Date:

15 Jun 2019 approximate


Date Posted:


16 Apr 2019



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Job Description:


The Living Arts Centre operates a premier multi-faceted arts and entertainment facility in the City of Mississauga dedicated to the promotion of the arts within the community and the benefit of the community generally. The organization enriches the area by presenting high quality performing and visual artists for the enjoyment of all ages, and by providing diverse educational experiences through programming for youth and children in cooperation with the education system. A not-for-profit organization, the Living Arts Centre provides artists with a wonderful venue to pursue their art forms, showcase their work, and mentor others. As one of the six Pillar Cultural Organizations of the City, the Board and management of the LAC work actively and collaboratively to support the objectives of the City’s Culture Master Plan.

Serving as an important resource for the arts, education and business, the Living Arts Centre features over 225,000 square feet of multiple performance venues, studio spaces and exhibition display areas. The two main performing arts venues – Hammerson Hall and The RBC Theatre - are the sites for a range of arts, cultural and entertainment events presented by both the Living Arts Centre and community partners.

The Centre’s professionally equipped seven craft/arts studios are the home of resident artists and also feature dozens of recreational classes for all ages. Laidlaw Hall features constantly changing art exhibitions. The meeting and conference rooms are utilized by many community organizations and businesses for a variety of events, from faith groups, to luncheon meetings, to international videoconference business meetings. Catering services and an in-house restaurant provide high quality food and beverage services for all of the Centre’s activities.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will promote the mission of the Centre and advance the Living Arts Centre as a leading edge cultural entity. Through a talented team of professionals, and the many dedicated volunteers, the CEO is responsible for all of the Centre’s activities, operations, financial results, and shall ensure that the administrative systems and safeguards are in place to best serve the Centre’s interests. As the face of the organization, the CEO will foster the organization’s values, and lead the continuing development of its culture. The CEO will be expected to develop and execute a strategic plan and build partnerships across a broad group of diverse stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be a proven business leader who is a strategic thinker with a strong ability to understand and extrapolate meaningful insights from the organization’s financial results.  The individual will possess a track record of leading and developing teams, and a reputation of being a highly effective executive that can relate to people at all levels. The CEO will have the ability to effectively listen and to communicate, inspire and influence with passion, conviction and sensitivity. They must have a strong affinity for the arts and culture. Having an excellent work ethic is a given.

The Living Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Living Arts Centre throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To learn more contact Margaret Vanwyck at Odgers Berndtson at 416-366-1990 or submit your resume and cover letter by May 3, 2019 to or online at