This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Management
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.
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.
Start Date: ASAP
Position End Date: March 31st, 2015
Salary: $82,591 - $98,627 per annum
A detailed resume and cover letter quoting Competition #387 must be received in our office by 4:30 pm on
October 7, 2013, addressed to the attention of Sheva Bridgmohan, Human Resources Advisor.
Please follow the application instructions at: www.sfu.ca/hr/prospective_employees/HowToApply.html
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.