Job Opportunity: Executive Director at SAVAC

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director at the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)

The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors and is responsible for leading the artistic and administrative direction of a unique and significant artist-run centre. The successful candidate will not only be passionate, entrepreneurial and creative but also be the key spokesperson, developing the organization’s profile in the community. You must have superior inter-personal skills to manage a two-person staff team and work in collaboration with a range of visual arts and community organizations.

Role and Responsibilities:
The Executive Director provides leadership across all aspects of the organization – in governance, administration, artistic programming, marketing, outreach and community relations:
-Develops and manages annual operational and programming budgets and maintains fiscal accountability;
Develops funds through grants, donations and sponsorships;
-Develops co-presentation partnerships and provides artistic direction and leadership in developing and executing programs;
-Demonstrates strong project management skills to undertake and realise collaborative exhibition projects;
-Provides leadership in developing media relations, marketing, outreach initiatives and works to develop the profile of the organization;
-Facilitates the work of the Board, including strategic planning, audit and Annual General Meeting preparations, policy development, and Board-lead fundraising initiatives;
-Oversees efficient day-to-day management of all aspects of operations and undertakes all tasks related to the general administration of the organization;
-Demonstrates an ability to lead and work in a team environment with knowledge of good human resource practices


-Minimum Bachelors degree, with emphasis on working skills and experience;
-Advanced degree is an asset
-Minimum 5 years experience in the non-profits arts sector;
-Knowledge of issues and practices in the South Asian visual arts community
-Experience writing grants and proposals

Please forward your resume and cover letter by July 25th, 2011 to:

Fayiaz Chunara
Chairman of the Board

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)
401 Richmond St. West, Suite 450
Toronto ON M5V 3A8

For more information, visit the SAVAC website.