BC Arts Council Seeks New Director

The Province of British Columbia is requesting applications for the position of director of the BC Arts Council. In November 2018. Gillian Wood left the role after nine years. Kim Reid is the current interim director.

The listing, which can be found here, defines the role as follows:

The Director plans, establishes and administers provincial programs to develop and support the artistic and cultural community; provides advice to government on key issues related to the delivery of BC’s arts and cultural strategy; and balances the demand for services against limited resources within a politically sensitive environment.  The Director works to ensure that current goals and objectives align with those of government.  The position is also responsible for supporting the Council in achieving its mandate and implementing its Strategic Plan. In overseeing the administration of the work unit, the Director develops programs, policy, partnerships, application and adjudication processes, evaluation frameworks and strategic plans.

The listing goes on to name the following job requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, public administration or arts/cultural or related with four years recent, related experience in a public sector/large organization. Preference may be given for individuals with a Master’s Degree in business administration, public administration, or arts/cultural.

Recent, related experience to include:

  • advising senior officials;

  • working with boards and developing governance models;

  • building partnerships and leading and managing consultations with internal and external stakeholders

  • managing large teams (15+) of professional staff; 

  • contract management and significant financial planning, management and reporting for large budget or grant programs (i.e. $20 million+);

  • developing and implementing  program and/or policy with provincial scope;

  • experience monitoring and evaluating program performance;

  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in provincial regulatory frameworks and government decision-making processes;

  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in the arts and culture sector.

Applications are due by 11:00 p.m. PST on March 21, 2019. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sandra.Wyllie@gov.bc.ca. All applications must be submitted via the web portal here.

Cut image: Andrew Lewis Design for the BC Arts Council.

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