This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Management
Reporting to the Provost/Vice-Principal (Academic), the Director is responsible for the operations and management of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.
This new facility, located on Lake Ontario immediately west of the Queen’s University campus, l contains a 560-seat Concert Hall, a flexible Studio Theatre seating up to 100, a 90-seat film screening room, an arts media lab, as well as rehearsal and teaching spaces, offices, and event areas.
The Director is charged with the operation of this centre through excellent management and business accountability while serving the university and community through creative and imaginative collaborations, the programming and marketing of a concert series, and rentals. He/she will supervise facility scheduling, ticketing, external engagement, special events, and regional outreach.
The new centre has an initial staffing complement of a director, an administrator, a technical director, box office and front of house staff, and many student interns, as well as shared services through the university for IT, human resources, maintenance, security, and so forth.
A minimum of seven (7) years with senior cultural leadership experience. Knowledge of performing arts facility management and a track record in programming. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a passion for the cultural sector and a vision of how an arts facility can play a role within the life of a university and its community. This vision of the arts should include music, theatre, film, and the visual arts.
A graduate degree in arts, arts management, or not for profit administration, as well as experience in opening a facility and establishing initial protocols, systems, policies and procedures, is preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of many performing arts forms and all aspects of arts venue management. An industry professional with existing networks within the cultural sector who will serve as a mentor/teacher of students and as a facilitator and collaborator with the university departments.
A successful track record in managing a complex institution and the ability to lead a senior leadership team to meet strategic, financial, and operational goals.
An articulate champion for the arts with advanced oral and written communications skills with the ability to represent the Isabel Bader Centre to a variety of audiences and in a myriad of settings.
The ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, both inside and outside the university.
In partnership with the University’s Advancement team, the new director will help to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from high level individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundation/government funders. Experience in grantsmanship, endowment campaigns, and annual fund drives would be helpful.
Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé with a list of references and salary requirements in confidence to:
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