Artcite Inc Seeking Executive Director


Artcite Inc. a non-profit, Artist-run centre with a 36 year history of interdisciplinary, contemporary art presentation in the Windsor-Detroit area, is seeking an Executive Director as detailed below:

Deadline: October 14, 2018


  • 30 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends as required

Key Roles and Responsibilities

In accordance with the policies set by the Board of Directors and voting artist members of the centre, the Executive Director:

  • will help establish programs and events to engage the community, including, for example, workshops, lectures, film screenings, and literary and performance events
  • is responsible for the day-to-day direction and management of Artcite
  • attends to all office correspondence and shares in general office work
  • oversees the preparation of grant applications
  • develops budgets in conjunction with the Programming Director and the Board of Directors
  • forecasts, manages and balances the budget and maintains cashflow
  • manages audits for granting bodies and the government
  • maintains the accounts and records of the corporation, prepares quarterly financial statements
  • manages payroll and benefits
  • coordinates the hiring and supervision of all staff and volunteers
  • sits on all committees relative to the position and attends all relevant meetings or designates an alternate
  • participates in the establishment and implementation of policies and mandate
  • prepares an Annual Report for presentation to the Annual General Assembly
  • acts as spokesperson for the gallery
  • assists with fundraising events
  • is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors

The staff and Board of Directors of Artcite Inc. are jointly responsible for:

  • recruiting new members and volunteers
  • caring for gallery assets
  • general maintenance of the gallery and offices
  • encouraging interest in the affairs of the gallery

The Executive Director, the Programming Director and part-time staff members are jointly responsible for:

  • ensuring that individual duties are carried out in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner, and in accordance with policies set by the Board and voting members of the organization
  • opening and directing mail, answering the telephone and referring messages
  • housekeeping (cleaning, removal of garbage, purchasing supplies, etc.)
  • it is further expected that the duties of the Executive Director will be carried out in a timely and efficient manner within constraints of the budget and policies of Artcite Inc., and that staff members, while having distinct areas of responsibility, will work cooperatively to accomplish day-to-day tasks, especially during periods of intense activity

Minimum Qualifications


  • a degree in visual arts, fine art, curating, museum studies, art history (with a concentration in contemporary art) or equivalent experience and a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices and the guiding principles of Canadian artist-run culture
  • experience programming or working in a gallery or artist-run centre
  • experience facilitating events and coordinating with artists

Communication, Public Relations and Grants

  • strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to communicate and work effectively with the public and community stakeholders
  • the Executive Director is one of the first points of contact between Artcite, artists and the public, and must have the ability to represent the gallery in public and to granting bodies and community stakeholders, requiring strong oral and writing skills and experience with new media technologies\
  • the ideal candidate will have proven grant-writing abilities, which include demonstrated success in grant writing for various levels of government

General, Administrative and Interpersonal

  • the successful candidate will be self motivated, possess good organizational skills, and work in a safe and efficient manner
  • the successful candidate will possess a demonstrated involvement or affiliation in a local arts community
    knowledge and experience of Windsor and Region community a strong asset
  • good timetabling skills, and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    must be flexible on work hours when grants are due and for other key events
  • an excellent team worker
  • demonstrated ability, with references if requested, to work in a friendly and collaborative manner in a busy, small-office environment (or similar experience working in the non-profit sector, and managing volunteers an asset
  • proficiency in the French language (both oral and written) an asset
  • proficiency in various computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, web management and social media sites; knowledge of Mac-based platforms preferred

Deadline for applications is OCTOBER 14, 2018.

No telephone calls please. Any inquires please email

To Apply

Please submit: A one-page letter of interest describing your skills and experience as they relate to this position; a curriculum vitae or résumé; and 2 samples of writing (e.g. critism, grant or creative writing, journal articles, or other professional writing). Please email a single PDF file to: Please put “Executive Director” and your first and last name in the subject line. Or send to: Hiring Committee – Executive Director, Artcite Inc., 109 University Avenue West, Windsor, ON, N9A 5P4.

Please Note

  • preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • this position is a 3-year contract with a 3-month probationary period
  • prospective applicants may be required to take a written and technical competency test, and will be required to provide a police check

Artcite Inc. is a semi-accessible, multi-level facility located in downtown Windsor, Ontario. Artcite is committed to employment equity by maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on Artcite Inc., please visit our web site at:

Contact Information:

Organization: Artcite Inc
Name: Kewy Janisse
Email address:
Phone: 519-977-6564