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Executive Director – Mississauga Arts Council


Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is the umbrella organization for the dynamic arts community in Canada’s sixth largest city of more than 700,000 people. A not-for profit service organization, MAC will soon be celebrating 35 years  of developing, delivering and promoting arts programming and cultural initiatives in collaboration and partnership with the community.

As we look to the future we see both challenge and opportunity to create a stronger influence on the creation of a more vibrant city for its citizens, through the influence of arts in the community.

The Role

The Executive Director of MAC will report to and work with an energized and committed board of directors and will be responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the organization, assisted by a committed staff, to ensure that programs and services reflect MAC’s mission, values and strategic priorities as well as the requirements of diverse communities and stakeholders within Mississauga. Critical to success will be ensuring the needs of the current client base are realized while implementing a strategic plan creating an exciting transformation of MAC for the future.

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a dynamic professional manager with a strong knowledge of and a passion for the arts, with appropriate prior experience and skills and a proven track record of success and accomplishments within lively cultural artistic milieu. This will include vision, tenacity and pragmatism, a collaborative style in network and community building, working with others both within and outside the organization combined with a strong desire to see artists succeed and how to build capacity for them.

He/she should understand the importance of fiscal responsibility and have demonstrated results in generating diverse sources of revenue and acquiring funding through operational and project grant writing,

Application Deadline:  July 25, 2016

Position Start Date:  September 2016

Please apply with a cover letter and resume as an attachment by email with “Executive Director” in the subject line and stating salary expectations to

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


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