OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | SFU Woodwards Looking To Hire Director For Cultural Unit
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Vancouver, BC |Reporting to the Vice-President External Relations, the Director, Woodward’s Cultural Unit, plans and oversees the operations and programming of the Woodward’s Cultural Unit, housed in SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
The Director, in consultation with the Vice-President, develops and implements strategic plans for the Woodward’s Cultural Unit and provides leadership to multiple key areas of the Cultural Unit’s activities including: Cultural Programming, Community Engagement, Production and Technical Services, and Audience and Event Services, ensuring that all of the Cultural Unit’s initiatives align with the university’s strategic goals. The Director manages departmental staff and operational and endowment budgets for the Woodward’s Cultural Unit.
The Director, Woodward’s Cultural Unit advocates for cultural and community engagement programming within and outside the University. Working in collaboration with senior staff in the University Advancement Office, contributes to the development and launch of fundraising initiatives to support the Woodward’s Cultural Unit. Learn more about the position and the qualifications after the jump…
The Director, Woodward’s Cultural Unit, facilitates linkages with other units in the University through interaction with the Executive Director, SFU Vancouver, Meeting, Events and Conference Services (MECS), and other SFU public programming units. The Director develops and maintains an effective liaison between the Woodward’s Cultural Unit and the university’s School for the Contemporary Arts.
The Director, Woodward’s Cultural Unit, in consultation with the Director, Cultural Programs, and the Director, Community Engagement, participates in the development of strategies to establish and maintain linkages with external cultural and community partners. The Director advocates for cultural and community engagement programming, within and outside the university, and serves as an advisor to senior University administration regarding the university’s cultural activities.
Please note: This position is located at SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
• Master’s degree in a fine arts related discipline with twelve years of related experience including experience in arts administration, human resource and financial management, public relations, and experience managing a medium to large-size cultural and community organization working with funders, partner organizations, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Excellent leadership, mentorship, and supervisory skills.
• Excellent knowledge of cultural and community engagement programming.
• Excellent financial management skills.
• Excellent oral, written and public presentation skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Excellent strategic planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to conceptualize, plan, integrate, and implement innovative cultural and community engagement programming that aligns with the university’s strategies and objectives and serves diverse audiences and community groups.
• Ability to identify, establish, and maintain strategic partnerships with external organizations and potential funders.
• Ability to exercise a high level of tact and diplomacy when dealing with highly sensitive issues.
• Ability to mediate and to reach decisions by consensus when dealing with matters involving multiple stakeholders and sometimes conflicting interests.
SALARY RANGE: $82,591 – $98,627 per annum
START DATE: ASAP
POSITION END DATE: March 31, 2015
For further details on how to apply see: http://www.sfu.ca/human-resources/prospective-employees/current-job-postings.html#apsa
SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University
3305 – 149 W. Hastings St. | Vancouver, BC | V6B 1H4
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: sfuwoodwards.ca
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Michael Boucher, Director of Cultural Programming
Am Johal, Director of Community Engagement
Leanne Prain, Marketing and Promotions, Cultural Programs
Heather Blakemore, Manager of Audience and Event Services
Ana Marie Kresina, Partnership Coordinator & Inquires
About SFU Woodwards
SFU Woodward’s Cultural and Community Programs (SFU W) is dedicated offering high-value but low cost art events for the public. Located in Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in the historic Woodward’s redevelopment, we offer a wide variety of free public programming on a weekly basis. We believe that art and culture should be enjoyed and experienced by everyone.
By engaging the Lower Mainland’s professional arts communities of the lower Mainland through creative, entrepreneurial partnerships, we offer wide-range of cultural programming to local residents. Whether it is dance, boxing, community, literature, politics, music, or film; you’ll find something in our programming calendar to suit your tastes.
In 2012/13, SFU created a distinct mainstage series featuring world-renowned Canadian artists, including performer and playwright Robert Lepage, Governor-award winning playwright Daniel MacIvor, and Juno-award winning musician Jim Byrnes. Our robust co-presentation program included diverse arts organizations, festivals and other cultural partners. In our second year of operation, we have presented over 100 cultural performances with over 20 diverse community partnerships, including: DanceHouse, Vancouver, The PuSh International Festival of the Performing Arts, the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Indian Summer Festival, Turning Point Ensemble, Hard Rubber Orchestra, the Merging Media Conference, Vancouver Moving Theatre, the Gong Gamelan Festival, Project Limelight, the Spur Festival, and Reel Causes.
SFU W works closely with SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement to explore opportunities that advance community engagement with community partners. These connections include community partnerships, neighbourhood outreach, venue accessibility, free programming, public forums and a community ticketing program. SFU W also works side-by-side with the SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts in the development of SFU Contemporary Arts Faculty Series and Guest Artist/Residency Programs. In 2012, Kidd Pivot and Bard on the Beach were guest residents. Events in 2013/14 include co-presentations of Aprons’ for Gloves Restaurant Rumble, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, the Pick of the Fringe Festival, 90 screenings with the Vancouver International Film Festival, our seasonal fundraiser Bah! Humbug!, and lectures by noted speakers journalist Gwynne Dyer, cartoon journalist Joe Sacco, and choreographer Liz Lerman. For details on our full calendar of upcoming events, see sfuwoodwards.ca and sign up for our weekly newsletter to keep up to date with our many programs.