Employment Opportunity

Strategic Arts Management
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Strategic Arts Management, Nova Scotia’s leading arts management and resource centre, invites applications for the position of Executive Director.

Strategic Arts Management (SAM) supports Nova Scotia’s artists and arts organizations who represent the rich diversity of the Arts practiced in Nova Scotia. Established in 2006, SAM has been serving an increasing number of clients with top quality mentoring, management, and administrative resources at affordable, subsidized rates through a diverse programming mix developed for client needs.

SAM’s broad range of resources assists artists and arts organizations in creating and disseminating their work.

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors of Strategic Arts Management, the Executive Director holds the key leadership position in the organization. Guided by SAM’s mission, vision and community values, The Executive Director will maintain an institutional culture that balances the diversity and richness of the Nova Scotian performing arts milieu with the efficacy of best business practices, fiscal accountability and institutional impact. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of SAM and its day to day management. This includes budgeting, financial planning and reporting, the delivery of client services, fund-raising, project management, policy development, liaison with government agencies and foundations, and the hiring and supervising of staff. Strategic Arts Management is a well-run, fiscally responsible, healthy organization.

We seek a manager with broad vision, capable of analytical, strategic, and creative thinking, and open to flexible approaches to problem solving; an excellent facilitator who can enable artists to reach their goals; a team leader who can inspire, delegate, and multi-task. However, it is also imperative that the Executive Director has had practical experience in the day to day management of smaller arts organizations and be empathetic to the issues and challenges of emerging artists and groups.

The ideal candidate will have senior experience in arts management; the ability to work with a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of artists, members of the business community, and academic professionals; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Administrative ability must include competence in development, marketing, fiscal management, and grantsmanship, as well as computer literacy. A passion for the arts, an entrepreneurial spirit, political savvy, and the ability to deal well with a broad spectrum of personalities would be essential characteristics of the SAM Executive Director.

Salary $32,500 -$34,900 (salary based on 80% work week) commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter, and a list of references by Friday, May 16th, 2014 to: Strategic Arts Management PO Box 812, Halifax, NS, B3J 2V2, or in a single PDF to admin@strategicarts.org.

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