Chief Executive Officer

Date Posted: Oct 08, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Start Date: Oct 08, 2019

Salary From: 100K To 100K+
Province: Ontario
Region: Durham Region
City: Oshawa
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: Heritage
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Executive/board member

Organization Description

Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Founded in 1967, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is the largest art gallery in Durham Region. Housing a compelling modern and contemporary Canadian art collection, the Gallery serves the educational, intellectual and aesthetic needs of the community both locally and nationally. A vibrant and engaging art gallery, the RMG is a meeting place for exploration and experimentation, a place where art, artists, and the community come together in conversation.

Job Description

The RMG's collection consists of over 4,500 works of art, acquired either by purchase or gift. About 60 of these works are on view at any one time in the Permanent Collection galleries. Works are also loaned to other institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. The RMG collects historical, modern and contemporary Canadian art, and proudly holds Canada's largest collection of works by Painters Eleven. The RMG also has a growing collection of Public Art.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will build upon the strong foundation that the Gallery has established in the community over the past 50 years and elevate RMG’s role and contribution to Oshawa and surrounding area. The new CEO will understand the value of cultural institutions and will want to contribute to a vibrant community. As a key ambassador for the RMG, the CEO will be passionate about showcasing the Gallery’s collections, advocate for public and private sector support and funding, and enhance the visibility of the Gallery across the province. The CEO will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day finances, operations and administration of the Gallery. The Chief Executive will thoughtfully manage all aspects of RMG’s approved annual budgets, operational and strategic plans and will successfully foster relationships with staff, volunteers and external partners.  


The successful candidate must have proven leadership experience, ideally within a cultural organization, and possess strong skills in finance, operations, fundraising and administrative support. Professional knowledge of human resource management would be helpful. The ideal candidate must possess a high degree of financial literacy and business acumen, with proven experience creating and managing strategic plans and budgets. The successful incumbent will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and must be skilled in community engagement and partnership development. The successful candidate will have a passion for the arts, cultural or non-profit sectors, credibility in the space, and must be comfortable working with a Board of Directors. 

How to Apply:

To explore this opportunity further, please contact or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with differing abilities. 


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