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Job (Banff): Director, Indigenous Arts – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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Job (Banff): Director, Indigenous Arts – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff Centre for Arts and CreativityAccepting applications until position filled (updated Feb 13, 2017)

The focus of this position will be to develop new programs that bring together Indigenous artists, practitioners and learners to advance contemporary Indigenous artistic expression in Canada and to explore topics of national importance, including calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The role will also take the lead in the creation of new programming and outreach that drives participation by Indigenous youth in Alberta.

The Indigenous Arts department encompasses programming relating to the performing, literary and visual/digital/media art disciplines. The incumbent will provide the expertise necessary to lead the department, envisioning a compelling future for programs that meet the ambitions outlined in the overall program Strategic Plan of the Centre. Reporting to the Vice President, Arts, the incumbent is also responsible for balancing the artistic ambitions of the department with the operational requirements necessary to function efficiently as part of a post-secondary institution.

The incumbent will be expected to draw on their network of contacts within the Indigenous Arts community to attract a roster of world-class creative faculty and program Directors. Together, this staffing complement will create an environment where artists can explore and push creative boundaries to build on existing artistic knowledge and facilitate personal growth and development.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Programming
  • Operational Management
  • Financial Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Communications
  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Stakeholder Relationships

Qualification and Educational Requirements:

  • 5+ years of proven collaborative and inclusionary leadership.
  • Related university degree with a deep understanding of art education and professional development at the post-secondary level.
  • Network and reputation in the Canadian and International Indigenous arts communities to attract high profile artists and faculty to the Centre to continue to build our profile and reputation in Indigenous Arts.
  • Active member of Indigenous Arts associations and groups.
  • Previous experience in setting a compelling vision and utilizing creativity, innovation and business acumen to delivery on this vision.
  • Background and or interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Operational awareness (budgets, grants and fundraising).
  • Experience working with external donors and stakeholders from government, the private and public sectors.
  • Highly motived and energetic – contemporary and forward-looking while honouring legacy and what has been built.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Adept in the planning and organization required to successfully launch multiple projects at once.
  • Multilingual (preferred).
  • Experience in working in a unionized environment (preferred).

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is currently accepting applications for Director, Indigenous Arts until a suitable candidate has been identified.

For a complete job description, and details on the application procedure, please click here.

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