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Chief Executive Officer

Museum of Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest in Vancouver. Founded in 1894, the Museum of Vancouver creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver.

With more than 65,000 items in the collection including an outstanding array of First Nations artifacts as well as items from Vancouver's history from the 1900s through the 1970s, the Museum seeks to increase its relevance to all visitors by telling the story of the city in new and unique voices.

Located in beautiful Vanier Park, the Museum’s outstanding permanent collection is complemented by contemporary, ground-breaking feature exhibits.

The Museum is seeking qualified candidates to build on the momentum of this long serving and important institution. As Chief Executive Officer, you will report to and be accountable to the Board of Directors for providing overall leadership and direction to the Museum and for the achievement of the organization’s strategic and operational goals and objectives. Included in these are the continuation of award winning programs and exhibits, increased public awareness, attendance and sustainable revenue generating activities that will serve to bring the MOV’s offering to even greater numbers.

Working closely with the City of Vancouver, which owns the collection and the facility, and leading a highly motivated and qualified team, the next CEO will materially impact the face of culture in Vancouver, and beyond.

As the ideal candidate, you are an entrepreneurial leader with a proven track record of developing and executing on a strategic growth plan. This experience will ideally come directly from the arts and culture sector, but may also come from an organization with parallels to MOV, such as one that works to drive guest attendance or engage the community. Knowledgeable about, and ‘alive to’ the arts and culture world, and its importance in building and strengthening community is important. Experience working with First Nations, reporting to a Board and overseeing a facility will be seen as distinct assets. A Canadian context will also be important.

This is a high impact executive management role for an individual who is enlivened by culture and driven by a mandate to develop a highly awarded museum to its full potential.

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