Managing Director, Cultural Services


City of Vancouver


Until filled


Job Description:

With a mission to create a great city of communities that care about people, the environment and opportunities to live, work and prosper, Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities. This reflects the City’s track record of balancing exceptional achievements in urban planning and community arts, with the need to address important social challenges, all while working to pursue its goal to become the Greenest City in the world by 2020. With an annual operating expenditure in excess of $1.5 billion and over 10,000 employees, the City of Vancouver has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 employers and one of BC’s top employers.


As the Managing Director (MD), Cultural Services, you are responsible for leading the Cultural Services Division by fostering, encouraging and supporting arts and cultural activities, celebrations and special events in the City of Vancouver via an array of programs and services including the public art program. Cultural Services develops and manages arts and cultural policy, grants and programs, and participates in the City's planning processes to ensure art in the public realm and development of an array of cultural facilities. You will manage relationships with major exhibiting institutions that hold the City's collection of fine art and artifacts and coordinate the City's initiatives with neighbouring municipalities and senior governments.


As the ideal candidate, you are a passionate and visionary arts and culture leader with experience working in government, or not-for-profit, leading diverse, unionized teams. Your experience includes leveraging cultural planning / cultural tourism with economic development to create sustainable and visionary programs. As this is a high profile role with significant community interaction, you must demonstrate energy, innovation, and high integrity.

How to Apply:

To explore this opportunity, please contact Lisa Kershaw, Derrick Chow or Alex Verdecchia in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or submit your resume and related information to

Contact Name: Alex Verdecchia
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Contact Phone: 604-685-0261

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