Executive Director [Oakville]

Executive Director 


Oakville Galleries  

Job Type 

Permanent, Full Time

Language Required



Oakville, Ontario

Application Deadline 


Job Start Date 

January 2021

Date Posted 







Oakville Galleries offers a competitive salary for this position, commensurate with experience.   The compensation package also includes comprehensive health and dental benefits, a generous pension contribution, and an annual travel allowance.

Job Description


As one of Canada’s leading contemporary art museums, Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. Oakville Galleries engages communities through-out Oakville, and wider audiences generally, with an outstanding track record of presenting the work of early and mid-career artists from across Canada and around the world. Oakville Galleries’ award-winning exhibition and educational programming is rooted in commitments to the visionary, the forward-thinking, and the responsive. 

Currently in two locations - one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville, and the other in a lakeside mansion and park - Oakville Galleries is easily accessible to more than 7-million people who live in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). When the time is right, a high-priority for the organization will be to launch a major capital campaign to relocate its two separate operations into an iconic heritage building in central Oakville, which will be transformed to provide more than 30,000 square feet of museum-standard space for the Galleries’ exhibitions, collections and programs.


The Executive Director (ED) is a dynamic and inspiring leader, who is passionate about engaging broad audiences with contemporary art, who champions principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and who demonstrates a robust track record for generating both civic and financial support. The ED will be both visionary and effective, working with the Board, staff, and Oakville community to skillfully steer the organization through its next phase of development and growth.

The Executive Director will provide exceptional artistic and organizational leadership through a period of transformative and exciting change. Responsible for the institution’s vision, strategic and financial direction, and overall management, the ED will bring both artistic and business leadership to the position to realize the full potential of Oakville Galleries’ curatorial, operational, and capital capacities.

For more information on the role, please visit: https://www.searchlightpartnersgroup.com/news/2020/11/19/oakville-galleries-executive-director

Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume by end of day December 20, 2020. Send to: oakvillegalleries@searchlightpartnersgroup.com 

We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

Oakville Galleries is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of the audiences we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Oakville Galleries acknowledges that the land on which it operates is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.