Executive Director [Nelson]

Executive Director



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Executive Director




Oxygen Art Centre


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$25 per hour


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The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director responsibilities are as follows:

● Implement the vision, mission and strategic plan of the organization as directed by Board of Directors
● Bring to the Board's attention opportunities for new initiatives and programs, fundraising, sponsorship and grant opportunities and to oversee these initiatives once adopted by the Board

Operational Planning and Management
● Maintain existing and develop new sources of operational and program specific funding through annual grants, and support the Board’s inititiaves for corporate and private sponsorship and donations as well as fundraising events
● Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives supporting the strategic direction of the organization
● Review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
● Manage the facility, maintenance and rentals, ensuring facility is in good working condition

Staff, Volunteer and Membership planning and management
● Manage and provide guidance and support for staff, volunteers and contract workers (e.g. artists, faculty, designers, casual and professional workers)
● Maintain database of past and active staff, volunteers and members

Financial Planning and Management
● Work with the Board, Treasurer and bookkeeper to prepare a comprehensive annual budget and provide updates as necessary
● Administer the funds and approve expenditures of the organization according to the approved budget, reporting to the Board as required

Program Planning and Management
● Initiate research, develop and implement new projects that contribute to the organization's mission and vision and are responsive to the needs and interests of the community, region and beyond
● Proactively build and support appropriate and innovative programming relationships with other cultural and non-cultural organizations in the community

Community Relations
● Keep the general public and membership aware of Oxygen Art Centre activities through routine maintenance of website, social media feeds, e-newsletters, relevant media outlets and monthly activity calendars
● Actively liaise with community, faculty, artists, member and funders, paying particular attention to maintaining a positive and accountable relationship with the City of Nelson and provincial and federal funding agencies

● Experience working with non-profit and/or arts organizations
● Arts background and/or education an asset
● Project and program planning and management
● Grant writing and general fundraising
● Curatorial experience an asset
● Staff/volunteer management
● Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications and leadership skills
● Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
● Ability to build and maintain a diverse community network
● Capacity to work with and take direction from the Board of Directors
● Marketing/communications
● Financial and budget management

● Proficiency in MS Office tools: Word, Excel, Power Point
● Capacity to manage social media marketing tools
● WordPress/Photoshop/QuickBooks

● The Executive Director is a part time contract position averaging 20 hours per week, contingent on funding for operations and programming.
● Rate is $25/hour.
● No fixed weekly work schedule as hours fluctuate according to organizational calendar and ED’s role in special programming
● Contract is reviewed and renewed conditional on annual performance review.Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson is looking for a new executive director to begin in early August 2019. Interested candidates can find the complete job description on our website. The position is for an average of 20 hours per week at $25/per hour. The Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019 with interviews taking place the week of June 10th. Thank you in advance for your interest but please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. If you are interested please email a letter of interest and CV with three professional references to oxygenedsearch@gmail.com .