Executive Director

Date Posted: Aug 22, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2019
Start Date: Oct 15, 2019

Salary Range: 30K - 40K
Province: Nova Scotia
City: Parrsboro
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Parrsboro Creative
The Vision:
To build a new cultural economy by creating a vibrant artist and artisan community that will establish Parrsboro as the new arts and culture hub of central Nova Scotia.
The fundamental focus of Parrsboro Creative centres on the initiatives required to develop its two Major Building Blocks:
  • A Cultural Campus offering a curriculum in a unique range of cultural disciplines from fine art and artisan crafts including: painting, music, basketry, blacksmithing, writing, drama, fibre arts,  
and geological adventures
  •  An Artist Attraction Program for artists wishing to move to Parrsboro and take advantage of the amazing world that can be found here.
  • An Artist In Residence program that attracts high - calibre artists to live and work in Parrsboro. This is an important stepping stone to Artist Attraction initiatives, and will lead to a national and international artist exchange program
Key Concepts 
At the heart of the vision of Parrsboro Creative is a belief in, and a commitment to, the development of a new cultural economy for Parrsboro and its radial community. We believe that, through the sustained support of carefully selected and well-planned cultural initiatives, an arts-centered environment can be established that will bring artistic excellence and cultural tourism together in such a way that it will stabilize, revive, and in time, sustain a new prosperity for Parrsboro and Cumberland County.
Core Objectives
  • To express, through art, the culture of the Parrsboro Shore/Minas Basin, and to do our part to support the economic benefits of cultural tourism, by actively disseminating the message, both nationally and internationally, that Nova Scotia, with its rich arts community, its world-class outdoor adventures, and its amazing variety of high quality entertainment, is truly an extraordinary place to visit.

Job Description

Parrsboro Creative
Providing leadership in developing a Small Town Cultural Hub
Parrsboro Creative is located in the small town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia where people revere their community security and willingness to work together toward the common good. Parrsboro Creative is spearheading a community initiative committed to improving economic prospects through the development of the cultural economy.
We offer our employees an opportunity to work closely with visual artists, community and regional cultural organizations and municipal tourism strategists in a community that has become a destination for a quality experience in the visual arts, music and theatre. The community is located in a beautiful, visually impressive landscape on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy.

Parrsboro Creative enjoys the support of a broad base of the community from federal, provincial and municipal funders to community wide volunteers. Our town offers a safe and friendly community in which to work, play and raise a family.
  • The board of directors makes a commitment of support both at work and inclusion within the community.
  • We are committed to enabling the growth of the cultural economy in Parrsboro through innovative programming focused on the arts                                                                                                                                             
Executive Director
  • Pay range depending on qualifications - $35,000 - $40,000
We offer
  • A flexible, self defined, work schedule
  • Two weeks of paid vacation
  • The executive director will possess leadership skills, knowledge and experience in managing not-for profit organization including administration, skills in design and execution of marketing programs and skills in communications and public relations activities;
  • Demonstrated depth of knowledge and experience of working within arts and culture community
  • Possess strong oral and written communications skills
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of modern office technology and its application to efficient office procedure.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and vehicle and a willingness to travel for meetings and events as required;
  • Have strong, creative, and strategic capabilities with social media and internet based marketing, and in word processing and data base management.
  • Provide leadership to plan, budget, implement and measure the success of Parrsboro Creative programs;
  • Investigate funding program opportunities and prepare applications for funding where appropriate;
  • Maintain currency of the web site and social media presence;
  • Coordinate media interest in Parrsboro Creative and maintain regular contact with target media.
  • Conduct relevant market research to monitor trends and identify those predisposed to Parrsboro Creative's programs;
  • Assist the board in its work with other stakeholders, such as various levels of government, government agencies, and non-artistic business supporters;
The Location: Parrsboro Creative is based in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada This is a great place to live because
  1. Access to wilderness based recreational opportunities
  2. Cultural based recreational opportunities
  3. High quality P -12,  in town, education system
  4. An extremely low crime rate
  5. A community that works together.




How to Apply:

To Apply: 
Application can be made on line at:
Application deadline – September 25, 2019.
Board Chair – Michael Fuller
Parrsboro Creative
PO. Box
Parrsboro, NS
B0M 1S0
Email – search@parrsborocreative.com
Phone – 902-254-2972
Web site – www.parrsborocreative.com


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