Richmond Arts Coalition seeks Executive Director

The mission of the Richmond Arts Coalition is to promote, support and advocate for the Arts in all their various forms within Richmond, BC. Its members are artists, arts organizations and patrons of the arts. RAC compiles a monthly list of arts events in Richmond, runs a weekly member feature on its website and social media, co-hosts with the City of Richmond the annual Richmond Arts Awards, supports the Maritime Festival and other events with funding and expertise, advocates on a number of arts issues and nurtures relationships in the community to further the Arts. RAC will be hosting its second ArtRich juried exhibition of local artists at the Richmond Art Gallery during December 2017.

Since its inception in 2005, RAC has accomplished a great deal with a small volunteer Board. We are now ready to take the organization to the next level by contracting a part-time, passionate, efficient and results-oriented Executive Director to drive forward our strategic plan. We wish to expand our outreach and better serve the community.

1. Projects – planning / coordination / implementation
2. Membership –  Membership recruitment and retention; organization of networking and other events for members
3. Community outreach – establish and maintain relationships in the community to expand our connections   
4. City liaison –  Liaison with city staff; attend meetings 
5. Marketing & publicity –  Work with consultant on branding and social media development and website and social media maintenance; increase RAC’s presence in local media
6. Grant writing – for operations and projects 
7. Fundraising – develop strategies for increasing RAC’s endowment fund and attracting sponsors for projects; supervise the implementation of these plans
8. Supervision –  of volunteers and staff

1. Artistic vision – can see the bigger picture  and think strategically
2. Strong interpersonal skills
3. Excellent written and spoken English (other languages an asset)
4. Efficient with excellent organizational skills, reliability and confidentiality
5. Substantial grant-writing experience
6. Non-profit experience helpful
7. Experience in arts and culture field (familiarity with Richmond arts community an asset)
8. Familiarity with social media and website development and maintenance
9. Flexibility in terms of time required (availability for meetings with Board,   City and groups)
10. Has own home office

Time commitment and compensation:
1. Position starts in March 2017
2. Time variable, depending on projects
3. Estimated 30 – 40 hours per month, to start; increase in hours subject to funding availability
4. Compensation $12,000 for 12 month period, to start
5. May build into larger position, depending on success of grant applications
6. Contract reviews after three months and 12 months
7. Contract may be cancelled with one month痴 notice from either side

To apply, email your resume to before February 24, 2017 at 5pm.

RAC seeks Executive Director Feb 2017