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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: artsnb Executive Director!


March 2, 2017

Are you passionate about the arts? Are you a successful executive with clear strategic vision, excellent leadership skills, and strong financial acumen? Do you strive for excellence, inclusion, collaboration and innovation? If so, the Executive Director role at the New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) offers an extraordinary employment opportunity right here in New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency and is committed to the following core values of:

Engagement: Maintaining partnerships and open exchange with various stakeholders, including all levels of government, the arts community, and the general public.

Relevance: Providing relevant programs and services of high quality and consistent standards, while ensuring that Board decision-making processes are based on the principle of peer-review, fair representation, and consensus.

Transparency: Ensuring that the public is provided with accurate and thorough information regarding the Board’s processes, funding programs, and operations.

Innovation: Recognizing and supporting ground-breaking arts practice by remaining responsive to ongoing developments in the arts.

Equity: Promoting fair conditions for professional artists from emerging or minority cultural groups, the handicapped, etc. to build capacity in artsnb programming. While all people have the right to be treated equally, not all experience equal access to resources, opportunities or benefits. Achieving equality does not necessarily mean treating individuals or groups in the same way, but may require the use of specific measures to ensure equity.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for oversight of the operations and to ensure that the policies of the Board of Directors are implemented.

The successful candidate shall play an advocacy and ambassadorial role on behalf of artsnb provincially, nationally and internationally, and act as a spokesperson for artsnb.  They will foster public knowledge and appreciation of New Brunswick artists and the products of New Brunswick culture.

The duties and responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and/or maintaining effective, active and engaged working relationships and collaborative arrangements with the Board, arts community, funders, government officials, the media, and other stakeholders to achieve the goals of artsnb;
  • Responsible for the management and supervision of staff, as well as for all HR related tasks which includes recruitment and retention, training and orientation, and performance management activities;
  • Ensuring compliance with the New Brunswick Arts Board Act, as well as any other applicable act, regulation and/or legislation;
  • In collaboration with the Board, develop and implement strategic goals and plans, and maintain and ensure execution of a communication plan that provides information about artsnb to its partners, clients, government officials, and general public in an efficient manner;
  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work with the strategic plan, vision and mission of artsnb, and reflects Board priorities;
  • Oversee the development and delivery of grant programs, evaluate the results achieved and report to the Board on the success of programs, results of adjudication and any recommendations by juries or other processes;
  • Ensure all programs and services offered by artsnb contribute to the organization’s mission and Board priorities;
  • Ensure the development and preparation of annual operating budgets for Board approval reflect the strategic priorities of artsnb;
  • Oversee financial resources, ensure appropriate controls, and that resources are allocated in accordance with the Board’s approved strategic plan and policies;



  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of six (6) years of related work experience which includes three (3) years of supervisory and/or management experience;
  • Thorough knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and,
  • Written and spoken competence in English and French.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


ASSET QUALIFICATIONS – Preference may be given to candidates that possess:

  • Experience working with government and other stakeholders
  • Experience with fundraising

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.


BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES – The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies:

  • Developing Others
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Relationship / Network Building
  • Results Orientation
  • Team Leadership


TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES – The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge
  • Project Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Planning and Organizing Skills


SALARY- From $2,427 to $3,230 bi-weekly (based on qualifications).


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in confidence to the attention of Tilly Jackson, Operations Manager, at by 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 


For more information about this opportunity, contact Carol Collicutt, Chair, New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) at or (506) 455-2655.