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Executive Director Position

The Kingston Arts Council is seeking an Executive Director.
KAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging Kingston's diverse communities in a life-long affair with the arts, since 1961.
Minimum requirements include a passionate dedication to and knowledge of Kingston's arts and non-profit sectors and outstanding communication skills.
Responsibilities include representing the organization, developing a membership strategy and marketing member services, designing and producing text and graphics for both print and online media, ensuring that website content is updated and relevant, and providing support to a volunteer Board of Directors.
The ED will be expected to work with minimal supervision, succeed as a member of a team, multi-task and juggle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
Send statement of administrative philosophy, resume, references and salary expectations to:
Executive Director Search Committee,
Kingston Arts Council,
P.O. Box 1005, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4X8
Deadline: NOVEMBER 15, 2003
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

Executive Director Job Description
Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as a senior officer of and spokesperson for The Kingston Arts Council. The Executive Director is responsible for the effective planning and management of the organization=s financial and human resources, adherence to established policy and procedures, and the successful delivery of all programs and services offered by The Kingston Arts Council. The following represents a summary of the specific duties and requirements of the position:

Executive and General Management
The Executive Director:

  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the Board and Executive Committee, acts as an advisor to the Board and participates in policy-making exercises.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all approved activities and strategies.
  • Is responsible for the generation of income from various sources, including fund raising, grants programs, membership, advertising, etc.
  • Assists the Treasurer in the preparation of financial reports, budget planning and annual audit exercises, and manages expenditures.
  • Is responsible for the training, supervision, and evaluation of other staff and/or contract personnel.
  • Recruits and coordinates volunteer resources.
  • Represents The Kingston Arts Council on relevant networks, conferences/workshops, meetings, and is responsible for maintaining effective relationships with government and private funders.

Programs and Services Coordination
The Executive Director is responsible for:
  • Delivering information resources and consultation services.
  • Coordinating, planning and evaluating a wide range of activities and events such as workshops, conferences and special events.
  • Establishing and maintaining relevant information databases.

Communications and Public Relations
The Executive Director:

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive communications strategy.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with community and other sector stakeholders, including the media.
    Additional Requirements
    Knowledge of:

  • Kingston's arts, heritage and cultural sectors;
  • Issues affecting the arts and culture sector;
  • Regulations and policies concerning not-for-profit organizations;
  • Relevant government support agencies, private foundations and their programs;
  • Kingston's corporate sector;
  • Canadian media outlets; and
  • A variety of office-related software applications for word processing, budgeting, database management and html.
    Demonstrated ability to:
    1. Operate effectively in a self-directed environment.
    2. Prepare original and eloquent written materials and deliver oral presentations with creativity and imagination.
    3. Establish and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders and collaborate effectively with a broad range of partners including volunteers, cultural professionals, government agents, patrons, sponsors, members, and the media.
    4. Ability to work with people of diverse economic, cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
    5. Manage fiscal operations responsibly;
    6. Prepare written proposals for grant applications and corporate sponsorships;
    7. Prepare reports, research abstracts and policy documents; and
    8. Collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders including volunteers, cultural professionals, government agents, patrons/sponsors, members, and the media.

    The Executive Director must hold a valid Class G Drivers Licence.
    Education and Experience
    Recognized university degree specializing in the arts, arts administration or communications in addition to work experience in a related capacity.
    Working Conditions
    Regular working hours are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the position, it is expected that the Executive Director may be required to work for extended hours on weekdays, over weekends and statutory holidays when required. In these circumstances, time off in lieu of overtime will be provided in accordance with established policy.
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    Kingston Arts Council
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    P.0. Box 1005
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    Kingston, Ontario K7L 4X8
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    (613) 546 - ARTS