Executive Director

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Executive Director

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After nine years of bringing her talents and vision to the Leighton Art Centre (LAC), the LAC’s executive director is on to her next opportunity, and they are looking for her successor. Are you a passionate and creative leader with an ability to bring out the best in your team while you build relationships in community?

If you are keen to lead a strong Albertan arts, education, and historical organization, and to oversee major site development and facility renewal the Leighton Art Centre board of directors wants to hear from you!

Complete job description and application instructions are available online at leightoncentre.org.

About Leighton Art Centre

The Leighton Art Centre is a non-profit, rural art centre located 15 km south of Calgary and set in 80 acres of beautiful foothills landscape. Managed from an historic home with a schoolhouse and several art studios, we are a vibrant and open place for creativity. Through our collection of art and artifacts related to our founders, artists A.C. and Barbara Leighton, we enrich the lives of our visitors with exhibitions, programs and workshops that uphold their legacy. We provide spaces for our artist members to sell and exhibit their work, offer unique children’s art classes year-round, and maintain the historic site.

Leighton Art Centre Executive Director Attributes

  • A keen understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of the Leighton Art Centre and a desire to realize its incredible potential.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and leadership, a mentor and motivator.
  • Experience  in managing an art gallery, museum, and/or historic house.
  • Experience with art gallery and/or museum standards and practice, programming, exhibitions, events, and education.
  • Strategic, performance goal setting abilities, ensuring successful results.
  • A clear understanding of managing a rural art centre in a rural community.
  • Superior event planning skills pertinent to an outdoor, rural setting.
  • Experience working with school-aged children, groups, and seniors.
  • Excellent IT and computer skills and the ability to continue to work during unforeseen disruption of these resources.
  • Strong understanding of governance.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Experience in non-profit management.
  • Active knowledge of the visual arts sector in Alberta.

Competition for the position of executive director will remain open until a successful candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates granted interviews will be contacted.

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