Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts Opening

Title: Executive Director

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Salary Scale: $35,000 to $45,000

Duration: Indeterminate

DEADLINE for Applications: March 20, 2009


Under the direct supervision of the Chairperson of the Board of Directors manages the programs, activities, employees and budget of the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts (PEICA); promotes and implements the PEICA’s governance policy, manages the policy of peer evaluation and the programs, rules and procedures of the PEICA; assists the Board in developing policy and program initiatives for enhancing PEICA’s role in the development of PEI’s artists; promotes and ensures fair and equal access to programs by all qualified artists; contributes to the strategic planning and short-range and long-range development of the PEICA; and performs other related duties.

Knowledge and skills

The duties of the position require a thorough knowledge of the principles, theories, and practical aspects of non-profit, charitable organization management, as well as excellent project and program management skills.

A thorough knowledge of the history and current state of the arts on PEI and in Canada, a good knowledge of trends and new developments in arts, and a good understanding of the PEICA’s policies and its role as a funding agency is also required.

Strong interpersonal skills are a requirement for this position.


Five to seven years of progressively responsible arts management and administration positions directly related to the arts.


The work requires the management of a staff of two, which includes the direct supervision of all employees.

Consequence of errors

Errors have a serious and direct impact on the financial management of the PEICA and on the effectiveness of programs. Errors could cause serious embarrassment and damage to the PEICA and its reputation.

Working environment and travel

The work is performed in a open office environment. The incumbent is required to travel between fifteen and twenty days per year.

Language requirements

This position requires the proficient use of English, spoken and written, however, the ideal candidate is proficient in both official languages.

More information

For a complete job description please visit our website under the “Human Resources” section.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply by mail or by email. Do not apply by fax. If applying by email, documents should be sent, in order or preference, in PDF, RTF, or DOC (or DOCX) format.

By Mail:

Dr. Greg Doran
Search Committee c/o The PEI Council of the Arts
115 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PE

By Email: Note: Your subject line should read “Search Committee – Executive Director Posting”

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