Executive Director

Date Posted: Mar 23, 2016
Application Deadline: Apr 08, 2016

Salary: $40000
Province: Ontario
Region: Eastern Ontario
City: Peterborough
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Full-time
Career Level:

Organization Description

Electric City Culture Council

The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is a new, not-for-profit cultural service organization serving the arts, culture and heritage (ACH) sector in Peterborough and the surrounding area.  Our mission is to develop and strengthen the creative ecology of the region by connecting individuals and organizations and by providing the leadership, advocacy, professional development, knowledge and educational resources, networking, creative programming and collaborative partnerships, that will build and support the capacity and infrastructure of the local arts, culture and heritage community.

Job Description


Job Description
The Electric City Cultural Council (EC3) is seeking an energetic, experienced and proactive leader for our organization.  Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the EC3 Executive Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic directions set by the Board.  The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the strategic plan of the organization, overseeing administration, operations, financial management, programs/services and ensuring that EC3 fulfills its mission and vision.  Other key duties include advocacy, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.  You will supervise part-time program/administrative support staff, a bookkeeper and from time to time, other contract staff.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, creative, have a passion for arts, culture and heritage, knowledge of cultural development, policy and planning at the municipal level and an understanding of contemporary issues in the sector.  Resource development acumen and solid financial management skills are important.  Knowledge of and appreciation for the Peterborough community is a definite asset.

Salary: $40,000.
4 days/week, requires flexible working hours. 

The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is located in Peterborough, Ontario.



BA, BFA or equivalent
Proven leadership ability and at least 3 years experience in management and administration of a not-for-profit organization.
• Applied knowledge of the non-profit sector, particularly the arts, culture and heritage (ACH) sector in Ontario.
• Knowledge of cultural policy and cultural development and capacity building in the ACH sector.
• Solid, hands-on, financial management skills, including budget planning/audit preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
• Understanding of good governance practices.
• Basic HR skills including staff and volunteer management, training and retention.
• Basic marketing and communications principles and procedures.
• Awareness of the models and roles of arts councils in the development of arts and culture.

• Strong organizational abilities including planning, program development/evaluation and project management and report writing.
• Problem solving, facilitation and team building.
• Ability to convey a vision of EC3’s strategic future to staff, board, stakeholders, volunteers and donors.
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
• Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers, partners and sponsors.
• Exceptional organizational skills, along with a high level of professionalism and diplomacy.
• Adaptability, ability to work in high-pressure situations and to multi-task.
•  Superior written and oral communication skills (strong public speaking ability).
• Demonstrated ability to supervise and collaborate with staff.
• Familiarity with software tools including, Word, Adobe, Excel, Word Press, QuickBooks and other social media and design software is an asset.

• Creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm.
• Transparent and high integrity leadership.
• Ability to engage with diverse members, volunteers, stakeholders and to work with groups from diverse social economic and cultural backgrounds.
• Capacity for on-going learning.

How to Apply:


Application Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2016, 5pm.
Start Date: mid-April, 2016.
Please submit covering letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of 3 references, attached as a PDF or Word document.  Only email applications will be accepted.
Email to billkimball22@gmail.com. Attention: Bill Kimball, EC3 Board President
EC3 is an equal opportunity employer.

While we appreciate all applications, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Info:

Name: Bill Kimball
Email: billkimball22@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ecthree.org


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