Museum of Vancouver (MOV)
The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) (formerly the Vancouver Museum) is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest in Vancouver. The museum was founded in 1894 and today creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage conversations about what was, is, and can be in Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories from the early 1900s to the late 1970s and are complemented by contemporary, ground-breaking feature exhibits. Led by the outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nancy Noble, the Museum underwent a re-branding and re-visioning in 2009 and became the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). The vision moved the museum from bringing the world to Vancouver, to focusing on Vancouver - both as a physical reality and as an idea. Since this revisioning process the MOV has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Governor General’s award for its programs and exhibits, enhancing the reputation and profile of the Museum in Canada and elsewhere.
The new CEO will now be mandated with building on this award-winning foundation and delivering for the citizens of Vancouver a Museum that truly realizes its potential through active strategies related to higher attendance, membership, public awareness, operations, fundraising and other revenue generation. Working closely with key stakeholders, including the City of Vancouver, the CEO with lead a team of 30 and oversee a budget of approximately $2m.
The ideal candidate is a business-focused and entrepreneurial senior executive with a proven track record of developing and executing on a strategic growth plan on behalf of an organization at a pivotal point. This experience may have come from the cultural sector or an organization with parallels to MOV, such as one that works to drive guest attendance or engage community. Experience working with groups of volunteers, ideally a Board of Directors, will be seen as important. Knowledge of running a facility will be seen as an asset.
How to Apply:
This is a high impact executive management role for an individual who is alive to the arts and encouraged by a mandate to develop this highly awarded Museum to its full potential. To explore this opportunity please contact Ciara Farrell, Kathryn Young or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.