Job Opportunity: Executive Director Craft Nova Scotia

 
Craft Nova Scotia is an exciting and vibrant membership based charitable organization working with professional craftspeople to encourage and promote both the craft movement in Nova Scotia and the public awareness and appreciation of handcrafted works and community activities.
 
This is a significant time for the organization with the recent retirement of our long-time Executive Director, we are seeking a new voice for craft in Nova Scotia. The candidate will lead the organization at time of change and new directions. A visionary leader who will guide the organization in a program review and development of new strategic directions for the coming years.
 
The Executive Director, reporting to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, is the most senior administrative position in the organization.  The Executive Director directs and administers all Craft Nova Scotia programs and operations, supervises all members of the Craft NS team and coordinates the activities of the volunteers of Craft Nova Scotia. 
 
The Executive Director will represent the organization and advocate for the creative and economic value of the Nova Scotia craft community and the work of Craft Nova Scotia. The Executive Director shall ensure that the directives of the Board are carried out in an effective manner.  The Executive Director brings a commitment to elevating Craft Nova Scotia forward as an inclusive and equitable organization that fully reflects the diversity of the greater craft community.
 
The Executive Director of Craft Nova Scotia is responsible for the implementation, advocacy and communication of the vital role of craft in M’igmag’i - Nova Scotia. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is the champion for craft in the province. The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia is an integral part of the organizations public programming with the Mary E. Black Gallery, Artist Residencies, Workshops and Studios. Craft Nova Scotia manages the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia, under an agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia. The Executive Director develops partnerships with arts organizations, artists, the business community and government, and models through advocacy the value of the craft sector to the community as a whole.
 
The work of the Society is directed by a Board of Directors’ whose voting members are volunteers. The Executive Director is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board and all standing committees established by the Board to attend to the many activities essential to the attainment of the Society’s goals.
 
It is the incumbent’s responsibility to provide to the Board information and advice on matters pertaining to the operating of the Society and to coordinate the delivery of programs and services to its members. The incumbent represents the Society to its members, outside agencies, government departments, and the public.
 
Qualifications
 
The successful candidate will have a University degree or equivalent, with 5-7 years’ experience in a senior leadership role in the non-profit sector, preferably with a Charitable organization. Administrative ability essential and must have intimate knowledge of the crafts community, with preference given to knowledge of the Nova Scotian crafts community. Demonstrated financial management & accounting skills with direct budgetary responsibility in excess of $500K per annum. Abilities with digital literacy and technologies are required. Must have knowledge of Sage 50 (formerly Simply) Accounting software,  Microsoft Word, Access, Publisher and a strong knowledge of Excel fundamentals required, Microsoft Teams and  Zoom. Candidate must be a Canadian Citizens or Permanent Resident and eligible to work in Canada.
 
Benefit Package
 
The work week is based on 35 hours/week. Overtime is required and compensated as per personnel policy.  Vacation is 3 weeks, prorated on time worked in first year, increasing in future years, based on personnel policy.   Craft NS has an extensive benefit package that includes: Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Medical & Dental coverage and a Pension Plan. Benefit package is administered by the Cultural Federation of Nova Scotia.
 
Salary:  $47,000. - $54,000. per annum
 
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a single PDF File containing a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in confidence to:  Craft NS Hiring Committee at:  craftns.hr.committee@gmail.com      
 
The deadline for applications is 4:00 pm,  May 7, 2021
 
PLEASE NOTE: the hyperlink for the craftns.hr.committee@gmail.com within the previous PDF job description has an error when clicked, please confirm the address when sending in your application, it should be craftns.hr.committee@gmail.com
 
 
We thank everyone for their interest, the Hiring Committee will only be contacting those candidates shortlisted for an interview. References will be requested at time of interview.  Interviews will be held in person or via Zoom, depending on public health guidelines at that time. 
 
Craft Nova Scotia is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Indigenous persons, African Canadians, persons with disabilities, racially visible minorities, women, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to this position is Ability, Qualifications and Performance. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to self-identify in the cover letter.
 
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2021 or sooner.