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Art Metropole is Seeking an Executive Director

Fri Apr 22, 2011 00:00

Toronto, Canada

Art Metropole
is seeking an Executive Director
with vision who will lead the organization in an exciting period of
renewal. Art Metropole is an internationally renowned artist-run centre
that promotes the appreciation and importance of conceptually based art.
Founded by General Idea in 1974, Art Metropole fosters a dynamic
network of artist-initiated publishing in any media, especially those
formats pre-disposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole
specializes in the contextualization and dissemination of artist’s
books, multiples, and related materials with an emphasis on innovative
formats and emergent technologies.
The Executive
Director will help shape and implement an
expanded vision of Art Metropole’s role as a prominent advocate and
distributor of concept driven artistic activity, in collaboration with a
committed, active Board of Directors and an experienced staff. The Executive Director will be
capable of executing quality artistic programming that builds upon Art
Metropole's historical legacy while re-envisioning it in the context of
the digital age.
The Executive Director will actively research and execute
fundraising initiatives and be able to create and maintain strong
relationships with private and public partners. As the leader of a team
of four staff, the Executive Director
will have exceptional governance and administrative skills
indispensable to overseeing the day-to-day operations of a public shop
and exhibition space with a strong online presence. The Executive
Director will engage in community outreach,
sustaining the long-lasting, positive relationships Art Metropole has
with artists, collectors, curators and the public.

This challenging and exciting position
promises an ambitious, hard-working individual the opportunity to engage
with a sophisticated international art community and to make a
significant contribution to contemporary art by leading Art Metropole
into the future.
Essential skills for this position include:
- Excellent management and organizational leadership skills
- Keen engagement with new and old forms of artist-initiated publishing and distribution
- Demonstrated ability in grant writing and fundraising, including corporate sponsorship and donor relations
- Experience with strategic planning and policy development
- Practical knowledge of Internet and digital technologies
- Substantial experience with non-profit artist-run centres
- Retail management experience an asset
Permanent full-time, 32+ hours/week
Remuneration:  $40,000
Please submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a short sample (1-2 page excerpt) of relevant  writing, and 3 references by April 22, 2011 to:
Amy Lam,
President, Board of Directors
Art Metropole
788 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5V 1N6
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