We're Hiring a new Executive Director!

We're Hiring a new Executive Director!

Job Posting ::: Executive Director

Vancouver, Canada

Part-time (~25 hours per week) Permanent

We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate to fulfill the role of Executive Director and further enhance our non-profit co-operative.

Company Description

Terminal City Glass Co-op (TCGC) was founded in February 2012 as Canada’s first and only non-profit, co-operative glass arts facility.

Our mandate is to provide access to high-quality glassmaking equipment and resources for the artistic development of emerging and established artists; to offer an educational glass program for the public in efforts to encourage awareness of glass as an art medium; to engage the community through events that promote glass as an art form. 

We offer classes in glassblowing, flameworking, beadmaking, and sandblasting for ages 16+, and encourage our students to further their exploration of glass as form of creative expression. 

Artists work independently out of our studio on their own individual projects and businesses. We support all kinds of community-building activities in the studio including slide shows, social events, member meet-ups, fundraisers and more. 

Job Description

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) leads the Co-op in achieving the mandate and strategic goals of the organization.

This is accomplished by actively seeking opportunities, engaging with other organizations, and working with the Financial Advisor to achieve budgetary goals.

The ED works collaboratively with the Studio Manager and various committees on day-to-day operations of TCGC.

The ED also actively participates in Board Meetings.

Key Duties

The key duties of the ED include:

  • Successful leadership and management of the organization according to the values and strategic direction set by the Board of Directors
  • Advocating for TCGC and leading community outreach efforts including collaborative relationships, funding and grant applications and broadening the awareness of TCGC within the arts community
  • Leading the organization by collaborating with the Board of Directors to create and implement an effective strategic and operational plan that encompasses all aspects of governance support
  • Managing staff development, performance and human resources of the staff of TCGC.
  • Working closely with all staff on decision-making and day-to-day operations, fostering a positive working environment through open communications.
  • Managing membership activities and services, key correspondence, member events, and customer service.
  • Managing education programming including negotiating and planning with visiting artists. This includes working with the Education Committee on curriculum development and planning and working with the Studio Manager to ensure students and instructors are supported.
  • Playing a key role in the development, organization, and promotion of events at the co-op, including working with all staff to manage the Events, Education, and Studio Committees.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Leadership and management experience in a non-profit or co-operative organizations
  • Expertise in human resourses, finance, project management and / or marketing
  • Business administration and technological savvy with a customer service focus
  • Policy governance experience working with and/or on a Board of Directors
  • Familiar with the community of glassblowing and / or the arts

Working Conditions

  • The ED will normally work in the office space within the co-op. Frequent computer use is expected. Interaction with staff as well as members is required.
  • The ED will work on average 25 hours each week, but this may fluctuate between 15 to 40 hours depending on cyclical work demands, special events and responding to unusual situations.

Please send your resume to HR@terminalcityglass.com prior to December 15, 2016. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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