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Chief Executive Officer

TELUS Spark

Calgary, Alberta

TELUS Spark’s predecessor organization began in 1967 promoting curiosity, innovation and collaboration, and encouraging children and youth to pursue higher education and careers in science and technology. In 2011, they opened the first new science centre built in Canada in over 25 years; a reimagined science centre – one ready to activate curiosity, enable courage, and highlight collaboration. TELUS Spark is a place for people of all ages and abilities, and particularly families, to take risks and embrace the desire to explore, discover and ask great questions.

TELUS Spark is Calgary's science centre and a not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring people together to learn, play and create with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. They are excited by the next stages in their strategic development and seeking a new leader with the vision and capacity to see the context of TELUS Spark in the local, national and global setting and a changing society.

The Chief Executive Officer is an innovative and engaging leader who will be accountable for the overall leadership and executive management of TELUS Spark. This includes ensuring ongoing strategic thinking and strong operational and financial performance while fostering a culture of collaboration and success, and a “can-do spirit” within the organization to deliver an exceptional visitor experience. The CEO will be responsible for showcasing the value of education and the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) approach to learning.

The ideal candidate is an inspiring leader, mentor, and ambassador who has approximately 15+ years of experience at a senior management level, with previous organizational profit & loss and budget responsibility, and authority for strategic development and execution. Applicants should come equipped with an understanding of governance, marketing and the guest/audience driven experience, and either working knowledge within or at arm’s length with not-for-profit entities. Relationship development with community and stakeholders including the academic/education, business, and the not-for-profit sectors, is expected. 

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to calgaryopportunities@boyden.com and please state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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