Start date: Late October
Hours: Permanent part-time, 28-hours/week, with occasional evening and weekend work. Possibility for flexible work arrangements.
Benefits: Health and Dental Coverage, 4-weeks vacation
Application Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021, 4:00 p.m. PDT
Interviews: Week of October 11, 2021
Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres, and is located on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied, traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples in Vancouver. Founded in 1973, Western Front operates out of a heritage building that houses a gallery, performance space, AV studios, archive, artist-in-residence accommodation, and a number of organizational and residential tenants connected to Western Front’s history.
Within this unique environment, we deliver a multidisciplinary program that supports artists at all stages of their careers to produce and present work, and to foster public exchange at a local, national and international level. We do this through new work commissions, exhibitions, performances, concerts, publishing, residencies, and workshops. Western Front also preserves and provides access to an ever growing audio-visual archive that documents the organization’s history of artistic programming and production of media artworks.
As Western Front approaches its 50th anniversary, we are moving through a period of organizational renewal to support greater sustainability and operational excellence. To assist us in this process, we are seeking an experienced, motivated and highly-organized arts administrator to join our team.
The Operations Manager is a new position that will support Western Front’s day-to-day operations and is a key member of the leadership team. Working closely with and reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will support the administrative management of the organization, including the implementation of strategic objectives and organizational initiatives, financial management, human resources, facilities and infrastructure, and risk management. The Operations Manager will also support and contribute to Western Front’s engagement, development and fundraising activities.
Engagement and Development
Successful candidates will possess:
Western Front actively supports equity, diversity and inclusion. We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and are committed to helping to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equitable place. We encourage, among others, Indigenous people, people from racialized communities, women, people with disabilities, people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. If you wish to self-identify please do so in your letter of interest.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply, however Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and those who hold a Canadian work permit will be given priority.
Western Front is currently conducting feasibility planning to improve the accessibility of our beloved but challenging heritage building. If you have specific questions relating to accessibility, please email .
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