Director, BC Arts Council
Management Band 4
An eligibility list may be established.
Combine your client service, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning skills in this challenging role
The mission of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is to integrate the job creating capacity of the tourism sector with the vibrant arts, culture and sport sector to promote British Columbia for residents, visitors and investors. The ministry’s work supports welcoming, inclusive communities that value diversity and broad opportunities for participation in sports, cultural activities and the arts.
The Ministry is a customer-focused organization with its sights set on services needed for public excellence. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture collaborates with its clients, stakeholders and partners to continuously improve policies, services and products to assist government in achieving its goals for the future. The Ministry’s responsibilities encompass the development and implementation of strategies, programs, facilities and policies for the following areas: Tourism, Arts, Culture, Film, Sport and Multiculturalism.
The Director plans, establishes and administers provincial programs to develop and support the artistic and cultural community; provides advice to government on key issues related to the delivery of BC’s arts and cultural strategy; and balances the demand for services against limited resources within a politically sensitive environment. The Director works to ensure that current goals and objectives align with those of government. The position is also responsible for supporting the Council in achieving its mandate and implementing its Strategic Plan. In overseeing the administration of the work unit, the Director develops programs, policy, partnerships, application and adjudication processes, evaluation frameworks and strategic plans.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sandra.Wyllie@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Undergraduate degree in business administration, public administration or arts/cultural or related with four years recent, related experience in a public sector/large organization. Preference may be given for individuals with a Master’s Degree in business administration, public administration, or arts/cultural.
Recent, related experience to include:
- advising senior officials;
- working with boards and developing governance models;
- building partnerships and leading and managing consultations with internal and external stakeholders
- managing large teams (15+) of professional staff;
- contract management and significant financial planning, management and reporting for large budget or grant programs (i.e. $20 million+);
- developing and implementing program and/or policy with provincial scope;
- experience monitoring and evaluating program performance;
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience in provincial regulatory frameworks and government decision-making processes;
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience in the arts and culture sector.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.