Nanaimo Art Gallery seeks applications for the role of Executive Director

The Opportunity
The Executive Director is a community-oriented leader with a passion for art museums and contemporary art practice. They collaborate with many stakeholders and lead a diverse professional team, providing direction and oversight in the development and delivery of dynamic programs including exhibitions, education, the collection, and outreach initiatives. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing, directing and developing the administrative and operational functions of the Gallery, including its resources, its strategy and communications, and its physical and online spaces.

Profile of the Gallery in Brief
Located in the heart of Nanaimo, on the lands of the Snuneymuxw, Nanaimo Art Gallery is an ambitious public art museum that inspires and challenges its communities through art.

Over the past several years, the Gallery has moved through a phase of significant transformation to reposition itself in the communities we serve and enhance our capacity. We have completed two phases of renovations at our City-owned facility, expanded our team, created new partnerships, and re-imagined and enriched our integrated exhibition and education programs. These strategic shifts, as well as an institutional willingness to take risks, experiment, and invite and incorporate feedback along the way, has helped us to reframe and strengthen our relationships to artists and audiences. Now, we are a trusted organization with a growing reputation.

Unique in our region, we are creating new understandings of the potential of contemporary art. An inquiry-based approach infuses and connects all Gallery activities and a small, dedicated team of staff, board and volunteers, offer a program that is rooted in our unique regional context and resonates with audiences globally.

For a full description of the opportunity download the pdf Nanaimo Art Gallery Executive Director Search

To Apply
Please submit a letter of interest, bio, and detailed curriculum vitae by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading "Executive Director Search"

Closing date for applications is February 6, 2020.

Nanaimo Art Gallery hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. The Gallery welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



Call for Professional Artists: TD Artists in the Schools

Nanaimo Art Gallery seeks professional artists with a passion for teaching to participate in TD Artists in the Schools. This popular, long-running program is offered in School Districts 68, 69 and 79. It runs during the fall semester (October to December) and spring semester (February to June). Teachers select class options from our brochure and artists visit classrooms to lead inspiring and fun hands-on sessions. 

Compensation to the artists is $50 per hour.
We are looking for visual artists, dancers, musicians, and storytellers who are skilled communicators and passionate about sharing their practice. Our team will help build workshop descriptions and provide support as necessary. 
Interested? Get in touch to plan a meeting to discuss. Contact Chris Kuderle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250.754.1750.


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