Executive Director

Date Posted: Sep 03, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 24, 2019
Start Date: Dec 15, 2019

Salary Range: 60K - 80K
Additional Salary Information: $65,000-$70,000
Province: British Columbia
City: Bowen Island
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Executive/board member

Organization Description

The Hearth: Bowen Island Arts Council

Founded in 1987, the Bowen Island Arts Council (operating as “The Hearth”) is the flagship organization for the development and promotion of arts and culture in a vibrant community of 3700 residents. With support from multiple committees and 160 volunteer roles, The Hearth operates the Gallery @ Cove Commons (with 10 or more exhibits per year), produces literary and musical performances, offers an array of courses and workshops, circulates a weekly Arts & Cultural Events update, and sponsors a wide variety of events on Bowen Island. The Bowen Island Cultural Master Plan, developed by The Hearth and adopted as a bylaw of the Municipality, is the organization’s guiding document and informs the Strategic Plan.

Job Description

The Hearth is seeking an experienced administrative leader to serve as the full-time Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the overall management of The Hearth, including all operational activity, programming, administration, and financial processes, according to the policies, strategic directions, and budgets approved by the Board.


ANNUAL OPERATIONS - Overseeing an annual operating budget of approximately $250,000, the ED is responsible for the development and execution of annual operating plans and management of the required resources. The ED leads and directs the organization’s staff, volunteers and contractors, and ensures the organization meets its goals through effective delivery of its mission-driven programs and services. The Executive Director is the principal representative of The Hearth to its stakeholders, partner organizations, regulatory bodies, donors, funders, and the general community.

CAPITAL PLANNING - The Hearth’s next Executive Director will be responsible for managing the organization through a period of dynamic change and growth. In addition to its ongoing operations, the organization is working actively toward the development of a performing arts venue as part of a new community centre. As leader of The Hearth, the Executive Director will be a key contributor to this major project.


- Post-secondary degree or diploma in arts, communications, non-profit management, or a related field

- Five years of senior management experience or equivalent combination of training and experience in the cultural sector or other non-profit environment

- Ability to inspire and lead the organization to achieve its vision, goals and objectives
- Strong administrative skills, including financial management, human resources, project management
- Superior communications and marketing skills, including experience with web and digital media tools
- Proven success building community support through public relations, advocacy and fundraising
- Ability to write compelling proposals and grant applications to multiple funding agencies
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to develop consensus in complex situations
- Strategic thinking and problem solving

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may apply by email only - please no phone or in-person inquiries. Send Résumé and Cover Letter as a single PDF attachment to search@thehearth.ca by September 24, 2019. Please mention that you saw the ad on the WorkInCulture job board. 


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