WKRAC Executive Director Job Posting

Deadline: December 3, 2021

The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC) is a registered charity and non-profit organization located in Nelson, BC, established in 1980. As an arts-service organization, WKRAC is dedicated to arts and cultural development in the region by supporting local arts councils and arts and culture organizations in their work. WKRAC produces several annual projects such as ARTiculate magazine, the Kootenay Festival and Events Brochure, Kootenay Arts E-Bulletin, and co-ordinates educational workshops and events. In addition, WKRAC manages the operations of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) committee, distributing arts and culture funding on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust through an annual contract, and management of the annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour.


As the WKRAC/CKCA Executive Director, this position is the key management and supervisory staff member, supporting and executing the vision of the board (and committees) and overseeing all aspects of management of the organization. This includes managing (under direction and supervision of the board): human resources / staffing (two staff members and additional contractors); financial management, budgeting, grant writing, fund raising; executing contracts; development and implementation of projects, to ensure the smooth operation of WKRAC/CKCA.


The Executive Director must also have excellent oral and written communication skills, be very detail oriented and be able to coordinate multiple projects while meeting concurrent deadlines. The successful candidate must be highly self-motivated, flexible, adaptable, and extremely organized. You possess good time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and priorities. You are a calm and collected leader who is mature, shows initiative, acts with discretion and good judgement, and maintains confidentiality. We require staff to be trustworthy, willing to learn, and be comfortable making position-appropriate decisions.

The salary for the role of Executive Director will be approximately $60,000 to $70,000, plus benefits package, depending on skills and experience.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Laura White director@wkartscouncil.com

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