Job Posting

Executive Director

The Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists’ is seeking an extraordinary individual to lead the organization as its’ new Executive Director.  Established in 2002 to build a permanent endowment fund for North Vancouver School District’s Artists for Kids program, the Foundation has evolved and currently jointly manages a purpose built class “A” art gallery as well as a collection of significant contemporary Canadian art valued at more than $2.5 million.  The Executive Director will manage all aspects of the organization’s operations, guided by board policy and the Foundation’s strategic plan.

The Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists was established 11 years ago to support Artists for Kids and its one-of-a-kind art education program and new public art gallery.  Through Artists for Kids programs, students, teachers, and artists are brought together in a highly enriched learning environment, where insight, skills and stories are shared. The gallery provides the entire community with an opportunity to interact with the ideas and art of our country’s leading contemporary artists.

The Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists has embarked upon an ambitious $5 million endowment campaign to ensure the continued financial health of the celebrated Artists for Kids (AfK) Program and to support the new Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art in the community. Together, these two entities work to bring the genius of contemporary Canadian art into the hearts and minds of our youth, and more importantly, nurture a confident, artistically astute future.


Project management, networking and nurturing relationships, revenue strategies, and capacity building to advance the organization.


The Executive Director will have excellent analytical, financial, and organizational skills, with an ability to assess opportunities and focus the Foundation on its strategic priorities. The ideal candidate will also have an established track record and direct technical experience in managing a gallery and/or museum, curatorial and programming experience and will possess a keen understanding of current trends and issues in Canadian art.

How to Apply:

Contact Mauro Vescera at

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Type of Work: 
Full Time
North Vancouver
British Columbia
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists

Mauro Vescera
2121 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K6

The foundation was created to build a permanent endowment fund whose increasing annual revenues support art education in BC and ensure the success and ongoing viability of Artists for Kids and the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.