Job Title: Deputy Director, Marketing and Development
Submission Deadline: April 12th 2019, 5pm.
Duration: Full-time, permanent position
Range of Pay: $75,000- $85,000
Anticipated Start Date:
Early May 2019

About The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG):

The new Ottawa Art Gallery is a place for the curious to explore, support and experience Ottawa’s rich artistic heritage – building a hub for creative conversations and connections.

On April 28th 2018, OAG opened its new expanded space to great success. Growing five times its previous size, the OAG represents a coming of age for Ottawa and its arts scene. Since the inaugural opening, the OAG had welcomed over 300,000 visitors.  Our unique approach to this major cultural infrastructure project—the partnership model— exemplifies how we do things differently and effectively at the gallery, working in concert with our community and responding to our many stakeholders while reflecting a diverse, progressive and humanistic view of society.

The OAG’s mandate is to be the most vital visual arts institution in Ottawa. As a leader in the arts community, we present new ideas and provide a cultural meeting place to actively promote relationships and exchanges between artists and various diverse facets of our community. We explore and reflect on diversity and social change through a spectrum of visual arts practice, focused on but not exclusive to the region in a national and international context.

Position Overview:

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) seeks a determined and results-driven marketing and development professional who will help the gallery achieve their long term strategic goals. The Deputy Director of Marketing and Development is a key member of a high-performing, collaborative administrative team. Reporting to the Director and CEO, and working closely with senior staff and executive management, the Deputy Director of Marketing and Development is a key role for the generation of earned and philanthropic revenue at OAG.

Direct Reports: Francophone and Media Liaison Officer, Major Gifts Officer, Communications Officer, Commercial Curator and Visitor Experience Manager, Facilities and Events Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives and Special Events Officer.

Key areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Spearhead the operational planning of the Marketing, Development and Visitor Services departments to maximize revenue generation and increase patron loyalty;
  • Set and manage budgets for Marketing, Development, and Visitor Services departments;
  • Lead the stewardship of major donors as well as foundation and corporate gifts with Director and CEO as well as the Major Gift Officer, and board members;
  • Manage creative and strategic direction of Development initiatives, including individual giving campaigns, donor prospecting, and solicitation, and;
  • Strengthen subscriber retention and acquisition through dedicated attention to patron services and marketing strategies;
  • Lead in negotiation of contracts with suppliers with Director and CEO and relevant staff, including negotiating opportunities for in-kind support;
  • Lead in development of seasonal and programming marketing imagery with Director and CEO as well as senior staff;
  • Guide communications staff in the creation of compelling stories around OAG exhibitions and collections,
  • Strengthen and maintain OAG’s audience development and educational outreach activities;
  • Provide oversight for the production and distribution of all Marketing and Development materials, including web content, brochures, annual reports, email marketing, advertising and social media.
  • The responsibilities listed above address the key duties of this position, other duties may be requested as necessary
  • This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive compensation and benefit package. Normal work hours are Monday – Friday, 9 – 5, and weekend and evening work as required.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate will have knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Minimum ten years of related marketing and fundraising experience, achieving increasing annual revenue goals;
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent, ideally in one or more of the following areas: marketing, fundraising, communications, or arts administration;
  • Demonstrated success in achieving innovative sponsor partnerships that provide a high return on investment;
  • Demonstrated success in building a major and mid-level individual gifts program an asset;
  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit environment and an appreciation of the visual arts;
  • Demonstrable experience in attracting new audiences to the arts, while driving subscriptions and re-attendance with current audiences;
  • Excellent written and oral communication with adaptability for varying audiences;
  • A detail-oriented approach with an appreciation for big picture strategy;
  • Experience in building and managing a high-functioning and positive team culture;
  • A team attitude and willingness to be flexible and pitch in where needed;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities with a creative flair for copywriting;
  • Superior proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite an asset, as well as fundraising and project management software;
  • A passion for the arts, with knowledge of the current Ottawa arts community an asset.

The Ottawa Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and appreciates the interest of all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please apply with cover letter and resume to Zoë MacNeil, Chief of Staff: zmacneil@oaggao.ca . Please reference the specific job you are applying for within the subject line of your email. No telephone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.