The Executive Director (ED) is a strategic thinker who develops and implements New Works’ mission and strategic plan. With a current sustained operating budget of $500,000+, the ED is accountable to a volunteer Board of Directors, and responsible for managing operations, human resources, finance and budgeting, stakeholder relations, and fundraising.
Joining an innovative and creative team, including 2 full-time and 1 part-time staff in addition to several contractors, the ED will give leadership to New Works’ efforts to remove systemic barriers positioned against equity seeking practices and practitioners, including Indigenous artists.
Is this the right fit for you?
New Works’ ED is a self-starter with extraordinary interpersonal skills who can prioritize and delegate tasks to deliver desired outcomes in a timely manner. The ED strives to create and lead a vibrant team environment with staff, clients, the Board, and other stakeholders to achieve organizational objectives. The ED is optimistic and versatile in a position that requires frequent change and flexibility, while bringing a practical, results-oriented approach. Lastly, the ED enjoys frequent interaction with others, and values intellectual growth opportunities and creative self-expression.
Management & Governance
Financial Management & Fundraising
Marketing & Communications and Public Relations
DETAILS & REMUNERATION
$60,000-67,000 annually (commensurate with experience). Benefits include: health & dental package, paid by New Works, 3 weeks paid vacation annually in addition to annual holiday office closure for 1.5-2 weeks at year’s end, paid sick and flex leave, and a professional development budget.
This is a hybrid position, and some regular office hours will be required along with the flexibility to work from home part of each week. The ED will lead in establishing a healthy hybrid of on-site and remote work for the entire team.
The ED is expected to spend some time outside of regular business hours attending local and national events related to the dance milieu.
This is a full-time permanent position and is exempt from overtime pay. However, when organizational operations allow, time off in lieu can be taken for overtime worked.
– Knowledge of the performing arts community in Vancouver and nationally.
– Knowledge of or keen interest in dance and the Vancouver dance scene or closely related art forms.
– Experience providing career development and/or mentorship, ideally with emerging and established artists.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will begin on a rolling basis as early as the first week of January and will continue until the successful candidate is identified. Ideal start-date for the successful candidates is Feb 2022.
We appreciate the time and effort all candidates place in applying for this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
New Works is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from qualified members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including but not limited to: status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, neurodiversity, political belief, religion, marital or family status, or age.
We thank all candidates for applying, but we only have capacity to contact those selected for an interview.