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13 - 27 Apr. 2017

Job Opportunity - Administrative Director

Call for applications:
Administrative Director (Full Time)

Art Metropole is an internationally renowned artist-run centre that promotes the appreciation of conceptually based art and fosters a dynamic network of artist initiated publishing in any media, especially those formats predisposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole specializes in the contextualization and dissemination of artist’s books, multiples, and related materials with an emphasis on innovative formats and emergent technologies.

Art Metropole is currently in its 43rd year of operation, and is in the process of strategic planning; looking at our legacy, assessing our present, and determining a path into our future. We are seeking a forward-thinking, engaged team-member interested in collaborating with our team toward structural and administrative change.

The Administrative Director is responsible for the oversight of financial and administrative operations, in collaboration with the Director, Staff and Board of Directors. This position actively supports and co-coordinates day-to-day operations, and works with the Director to strategize and implement long-term organizational goals and planning. This position works in close collaboration with a bookkeeper to ensure the financial health of the organization. This person should have strong budgeting and administrative experience. Some knowledge of Quickbooks an asset.

As a member of a small team, the Administrative Director will have exceptional collaborative, managerial, interpersonal, and administrative skills indispensable to overseeing the day-to-day operations of a public shop and exhibition space.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of contemporary visual art, artist-run culture, and the non-profit sector in Canada. Additionally, the Administrative Director will work with the Director on grant writing, project management, and short and long-term fiscal planning.

This challenging and exciting position promises an ambitious, hard-working individual the opportunity to engage with a sophisticated international art community and to make a significant contribution to contemporary art by leading Art Metropole into the future.

Job Description:

The Administrative Director is a salaried position remunerated at $37, 440 CAD per annum and is based on 32 hours a week for 12 months of the year. Benefits include an extended health plan, 16 days paid vacation, and 5 days paid leave available annually for professional development. The job entails working some evenings and weekends and may require occasional national and international travel. This position is a two-year contract, with an option to renew.

The Administrative Director will

• Oversee financial and administrative operations and planning of the organisation including fundraising and development in collaboration with Director, Board of Directors, and staff

• In coordination with the Director and staff, develop and submit annual operating, travel and project grants and other funding applications, and oversee their timely reporting

• Develop and maintain grant application and reporting schedule, oversee collecting and allocation of receipts for these

• Assist in the development and control of project budgets for programming, publishing, and travel

• Assist in the development and coordination of member- and donorships, including the planning of annual fundraising and membership events, in coordination with the Director and the Board of Directors.

• Direct development, implementation and oversight of annual budgets and financial plans in coordination with Staff and Board.

• Report to the Board of Directors regarding operations, human resources, and financial planning, alongside staff.

• Plan, manage and oversee yearly inventory count in collaboration with Shop Manager and staff.

• Manage day-to-day financial details in collaboration with staff and bookkeeper, including scheduling of payments of artists´ and publishers´ fees from inventory and projects

• Maintain financial information and fill in CADAC financial forms

• Manage year-end reports and audits

• Process quarterly consignment reports using Art Metropole’s dedicated Content Management System and produce detailed sales and inventory reports for artists

• Work with all staff to update and maintain records of inventory and archive

• Assist with, and occasionally travel to, national international art and book fairs

The ideal candidate will have:

• Familiarity with sound financial management practices as well as Board governance.

• Experience in financial management including budgeting, reporting and cost control

• Successful grant writing experience at various levels of government

• Experience in working with and managing a small team of staff and working with a Board of Directors and membership

• Some fundraising experience

• Interest in collective leadership

• Excellent problem-solving skills

• Some knowledge of QuickBooks or other accounting software an asset

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our city to apply. Please send CV and cover letter addressed to The Hiring Committee by Friday April 27, 2017.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

*To apply, please send a CV and Letter of Intent to, * before April 27, 2017.

You can call or write to us for more information:

Art Metropole
1490 Dundas Street W.
Toronto, ON, Canada
M6K 1T5

Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artists’ collective General Idea. Art Metropole has a strong local and international presence, built over four decades served in promoting the appreciation and understanding of art, with a special focus on the production, dissemination and contextualization of artist- initiated publications.

Regular events at our storefront location – consisting of window projects, readings, lectures, exhibition openings, and screenings – attract an audience of artists, designers, curators, other cultural workers, students, and the general public. In addition to our well- attended storefront location on Dundas Street West, we maintain a strong annual presence at art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Basel. Our historical collection, consisting of over 13,000 books and works of art, was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada in 1999.

Art Metropole is a not-for-profit corporation in Ontario, as well as a registered charitable organization, receiving operating grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, as well as support from the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

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