New Job Director, Culture In British Columbia
Company : City of Burnaby
Salary : Details not provided
Location : British Columbia
As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community. As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community. With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.
We have an exciting opportunity at the City of Burnaby! Our Parks, Recreation and Culture department is looking for a dynamic individual to lead our Culture division. This pivotal position reports to the General Manager and provides strategic direction and leadership that makes Burnaby a place of rich and diverse cultural experiences and resources. Leading a team of passionate professionals committed to Culture as one of the four pillars of community sustainability, this key person will build Burnaby’s cultural vitality through a sense of place and identity, connection and community, offerings and awareness, and exceptional strategic leadership.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing and implementing strategic plans, developing policy, providing leadership to a diverse team, and managing the financial and operational resources in the Culture Division. They work collaboratively and across City departments and community organizations to deliver on Councils priorities and community aspirations. The Culture team is responsible for City cultural planning, high quality cultural spaces and facilities, festivals and events, public art, the recognition and promotion of intangible cultural assets, cultural heritage, and community cultural organizations.
The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of the cultural sector including current trends, leading practices, policy development and enhanced community engagement.
This position requires a candidate with a Bachelors Degree in Arts Administration, Cultural Studies or other related discipline with 10 years of progressive, related experience, preferably in a unionized environment.
Please submit your application by Monday, June 26, 2023.
Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted.
Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.