Chief Executive Officer
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.
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.
Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online below.
To explore this opportunity further, please contact Kristen.Manning@odgersberndtson.com or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at http://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16081
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.
Development and Fundraising Lead (Full or Part-time)
This is an opportunity for a builder – someone with the skills and gentle tenacity to grow a fundraising program from the ground up. While the organization and its fundraising is not new, we require fresh eyes and fresh energy. You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get things done. No task is too big or too small in this fast-paced environment.
Located in Durham Region, one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, the RMG has a strong culture of philanthropy, an engaged and supportive CEO and leadership team, and a connected and committed board of directors.
We are the RMG
A vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre. The RMG is the largest gallery in Durham Region, occupying an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson.
A robust roster of dynamic public and educational programs, thriving volunteer program, permanent collection of national significance, gallery shop, inspiring event spaces, artist-in-residence lab, and art studio comprise the gallery’s many rich assets and offerings.
Determinedly Donor-Centred. You understand that our donors and supporters are at the centre of everything we do.
A Strong Storyteller. You persuade with story, not statistics. You beautifully capture and communicate the stories of the RMG and our communities.
Curious and Adaptable. You understand the power of great questions in your work with donors. You can have an engaging conversation with anyone from any walk of life and can move between a corporate board room and a grassroots community event with ease.
Unfailingly Ethical. You know that ethical fundraising is a cornerstone in building and maintaining a trusting relationship with our donors.
Fiercely Inclusive. You are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and know how to bring these core values to life in your day to day work.
- Minimum of five years successful generalist fundraising experience, including annual giving, events, corporate giving, grants, major gifts and bequests.
- A track record of getting things done with limited resources, coupled with the ability to manage competing priorities.
- Exemplary planning, multi-tasking and time management skills; you meet all deadlines
- High level verbal and written communication skills
- Work experience in the cultural sector, knowledge of modern and contemporary art in Canada an asset.
- Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
- Experience working with Donor Management Systems (DMS) fundraising platforms, and databases.
- Basic digital skills and a willingness to adapt to innovative ways of working.
The RMG is committed to workplace flexibility and can discuss options available for flexible scheduling and work location with short-listed candidates.
The RMG features ample free parking, as well as close proximity to local and regional public transit.
We will accept applications at any time until the position is filled. To apply in confidence, please forward your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. While we thank those who have submitted applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The RMG is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Thank you for your interest in opportunities at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.