Open Space Opportunity- Executive Director

Open Space Opportunity- Executive Director

"Executive Director Helen Marzolf will be retiring later this fall, after twelve years with Open Space. Helen has increased the scope and depth of programming, established and endowment, fostered residencies, major installations and exhibitions, collaborations and support for Indigenous programming at Open Space. Hundreds of student employees, coop students, volunteers and interns have embarked on careers in the  arts during Helen's directorship. Thanks to her efforts, Open Space is in an excellent state capable, energetic board and staff teams." -Lynda Gammon, Chair, Hiring Committee
 
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
Reporting To: Board of Directors
Salary: $40,000 – $50,000
Closing Date: July 28, 2017
Anticipated Start Date: September/October 2017
 
The Board of Directors of Open Space Arts Society invites applications for the position of Executive Director.
 
Open Space supports experimental artistic practices in all contemporary arts disciplines and acts as a laboratory for engaging art, artists and communities. Occupying a 4800 sq. foot gallery and office space in downtown Victoria, Open Space’s core activities involve the year-round operation of a contemporary artist run centre that presents provocative ideas and work in visual arts, new music, media arts, literary and First Nations programming. During its 45 year history Open Space has created a context for critical conversations and risk taking, providing important opportunities for many of Canada’s most recognized artists in both the formative and established stages of their careers.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
 
Applications should include the following:
 
1.  Cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position
2.  CV
3.  The names and contact details of three references. References will only be contacted if the candidate is shortlisted.
 
Please submit applications in a single PDF by e-mail to:
 
chair@openspace.ca
Attention:  HR Committee
All questions can be directed to the e-mail above.
 
Open Space encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of Open Space Arts Society. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
 
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Lekwungen and Coast Salish peoples including Esquimalt, Songhees, and WSÁNEC First Nations.