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Chief Executive Officer (The Guild)

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island · Volunteering/Non-Profit
The PEI Arts Guild Inc in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, has a key leadership opportunity for a Chief Executive Officer. This position is responsible for providing oversight to all facets of the organization. This includes leading a management team responsible for direct program delivery; scheduling; event management; program development; facility and asset management; capital project management; financial management including budget development and reporting; oversight of leases, contracts and agreements; public relations, partner/stakeholder/tenant relationship management and acting as the principal resource to the Board of Directors for the proper governance of The Guild.
Board of Directors, PEI Arts Guild Inc.
September 16th, 2022 (Extended)
The Guild is a Not for Profit / Registered Charity Arts and Culture Hub with a provincial mandate to support new, emerging and professional artists, creative industries, and community organizations through subsidies, mentorship, training and professional development opportunities. We present and produce first class theatre 12 months of the year in our 140-seat black box performance space. Our Hilda Woolnough Gallery at The Guild presents 6 months of curatorial artists paid exhibitions and an additional 6 months of community-based exhibits in our public gallery yearly. We also offer versatile rehearsal space for artists as well as networking and promotional opportunities for Island artists, the public and the cultural sector.
We are the proud owners of a building in the heart of downtown Charlottetown (formerly a Royal Bank of Canada branch). In addition, we also house a Recording Studio, a Musical Theatre school for grades K to 12, and office space for several other creative industries; some of which are Music PEI, Creative PEI, Sandstone Comics and Federation Culturelle de I’IPE. The Guild provides a community boardroom, a creative lab, weekly drop in mixers and several other spaces for artists to grow and flourish.
  • Work with the Board of Directors and stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic plan for the organization;
  • Provide leadership to management team for the delivery of all programs and services related to the safe, efficient, and effective operation of the Guild.
  • Lead in all matters related to Human Resource Management including all personnel-related policy and procedures and file management;
  • Ensure that performance management is an integral part of all employee/employer relationships;
  • Create opportunities for professional growth among all employees;
  • Ensure that all emergency preparedness plans are up to date including requisite staff training and supports;
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for tenants; user groups, media, the public and partners;
  • Provide oversight to the Manager of Finance in the development of operational and capital budgets;
  • Negotiate and manage agreements and contracts with tenants, user groups, event organizers, contractors and any third-party service providers;
  • Work strategically with the Board of Directors and stakeholders to ensure the mission and vision of the organization are upheld;
  • Ensure that the confidentiality of The Guild affairs is respected and practiced at all times;
  • Develop and provide oversight to all operational policies;
  • Provide the Board of Directors with timely and accurate advice and information to facilitate good governance.
This job description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
  • Ability to lead a team, in a positive, productive, diverse, and inclusive work environment
  • Knowledge of principles of facility/asset management
  • Effective written and oral communication skills including presentation skills
  • Ability to write policy
  • Knowledge of current trends in the arts and culture sector
  • Strong relationship skills as it pertains to all aspects of the position, with personnel, board members, the general public, media, stakeholders, elected officials, contractors, tenants and patrons
  • Ability to carry out all matters related to human resource management and knowledge of all practices
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety requirements
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices
  • The work is typically performed in an office environment, around the entire building, and includes oversight/onsite support to the management team for the theatre, gallery and tenants.
  • May be faced with dealing with disruptive members of the public.
  • Will be on call due to 24/7 responsibilities of the operations and if an incident erupts.
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in business management or related discipline or a combination of relevant professional development and related experience
  • Senior-level experience in a leadership role in a not-for-profit or business sector
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Experience in analyzing and reporting on business/financial health and risks
  • Experience in strategic planning
  • Experience in human resource management
  • Experience in project management
  • Evidence of continuous learning
Permanent/ full time / year round
$65,000 - $75,000 per annum 
Commensurate with education and related experience.
Health Benefits, RRSP, Performance Incentive, and other discretionary benefits

​​​​​​If you require accommodation to apply or if you have further questions about this role, please direct them to our recruiting partner Carvo Group via recruitment@carvogroup.com

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