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Chief Executive Officer

  • Posted:Oct 21, 2020
  • Apply by:Nov 20, 2020
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haundenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples.

Over 30+ years, Artscape has evolved from a Toronto-based provider of affordable artist studios to a globally-renowned group of not-for-profit organizations with a mission to make space for creativity and transform communities. To fulfill their mission and vision, they provide affordable live work/space for creatives, working closely with Canada’s leading real estate developers; performance and event services; consulting and knowledge exchange; artistic programming and community animation; and creative entrepreneurship development. Artscape currently has 14 properties, including the 37,000 square foot Launchpad, Canada’s first-of-its kind creative entrepreneurship facility, offering learning programs and venues for all forms of artists.

Artscape is intentional in creating spaces that are inclusive and showcase creativity. Their community reflects this intention, as they welcome people from all experiences, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, race, Indigenous status, ethnicity, mental and physical ability, caregiver status, housing status, place of origin, age, and all other statuses protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Reporting to Artscape’s Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees the many aspects of its operations to ensure Artscape remains focussed on its vision of building a world that engages art, culture and creativity as catalysts for community vibrancy, sustainability, prosperity, and inclusiveness.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a strategic leader, directly responsible for implementing the strategic plan, managing the health and performance of the organization, and ensuring the success of its operations. Internally, the CEO will focus on delivering transformational leadership and change management for the ongoing improvement of the organization’s programs, services, activities and social enterprises to ensure maximum impact, resilience and financial sustainability. The CEO will also galvanize and empower a talented senior leadership team and build organizational and financial stability and sustainability. Externally, the CEO will establish key long-term relationships with partners that help realize the organization’s mission with a relentless focus on community impact and shared value for all stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you are a mission-driven leader and skilled manager with a deep appreciation for artists and the role the arts community can play in urban development.  You have a track record of successfully leading organizations through change while preserving their core values. Peers and colleagues describe you as a principled, dynamic, business-savvy leader with a commitment to organizational and team effectiveness.  You have demonstrated an ability to work effectively with highly dedicated boards and can develop meaningful relationships with a variety of donors, partners and stakeholders. Your experience leading highly complex, social purpose organizations will be invaluable.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to Artscape and/or the search consultant at cperiard@boyden.com

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Chelsey Périard at cperiard@boyden.com and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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