Job Posting

Executive Director

Job Summary

CHRC’s Executive Director reports to a Board of Directors. As Chief Executive Officer, the ED has overall accountability for the direction and management of all activities of the Council. Fluency in both English and French is essential for this position.

The responsibilities include:

  • Managing the operations of the Council including planning, staff development, contract negotiation, and advocacy respecting cultural human resources issues and communications.
  • Managing the Council’s annual operating and project budgets and reporting to the Board on the allocation and management of resources.
  • Providing the Board of Directors with recommendations, as appropriate, on the strategic direction and day-to-day administration of the Council.
  • Developing strategic proposals to secure funding for activities related to the Council’s human resource strategies and plans.
  • Developing, delivering and managing projects of the Council.
  • Representing and marketing the Council and acting as a catalyst for expanding its membership and impact within the cultural sector.
  • Building long-term relationships with professional associations, large and small employers, unions, guilds, and artists to secure memberships within the cultural sector as well as with government representatives and the community at large.
  • Fostering an atmosphere of respect and cooperation among all stakeholders, from the self-employed to large corporate members of each sub-sector of the Council. .
  • Developing and maintaining strategic links with other sector councils, the private sector, and governments.


The successful candidate will be fluent in English and French.


  1. Appropriate post-secondary or equivalent.


  1. A minimum of 5 years solid management experience, ideally within a similar environment.
  2. Sound understanding of the broad cultural sector and its for-profit and not-for-profit components.
  3. Understanding of the funding environment for cultural projects and organizations.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of cultural human resource development needs, priorities and practices.
  5. Experience in dealing effectively with government representatives, and understanding of the workings of government;


  1. Strong administration, management and leadership skills.
  2. Effective financial planning, budgeting, management, control and reporting skills.
  3. Professional presence to establish credibility both internally and externally.
  4. Superior interpersonal representational and communication abilities.
  5. Proven program development, implementation and management skills.
  6. A team player with the ability to build commitment and consensus within a diverse community.
  7. Highly organized, yet flexible and adaptable to working on concurrent tasks.
  8. Innovative and resourceful; a self-starter and a builder.
  9. Analytical skills to articulate needs, priorities and solutions.
  10. Consultative and good listener.
  11. Sensitivity to the diversity of the community.


  1. Must be able to work in a virtual office environment
  2. Must be able to travel and to work additional hours to meet priority deadlines.
  3. Hours can be flexible as negotiated

Salary to be negotiated. For further information contact Board Chair Richard Hornsby at

Please send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by August 9, 2019

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 9, 2019
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details


Selection committee
c/o Impact Hub Ottawa
123 Slater St., 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together artists, cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues in the cultural sector. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Le Conseil des ressources humaines du secteur culturel (CRHSC) réunit des représentants de toutes les disciplines culturelles et de l'industrie afin de discuter de formation, de développement de carrière et de ressources humaines. .