The Town of Shaunavon is accepting applications for the full-time position of Director of Economic Development and Culture.
The Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre is the premiere cultural facility in the southwest, serving the artistic and cultural heritage aspirations of the 15,000 people in the region. Offering heritage based research services, a natural heritage museum, an art gallery, displays from the 12,000 piece heritage collection and a community room, this two floor facility, which includes the local library, attracts thousands of visitors annually to exhibitions, events, workshops and other cultural activities.
Shaunavon's business district is very vigorous. The Town of Shaunavon has a very progressive and influential Chamber of Commerce. The active agricultural and oil industry has provided a positive environment for growth in almost all areas of the commercial sector. A strong diversified economy brings with it ample opportunity to succeed in small or large business. Shaunavon has a population base of over 2,000 and serves a market area of over 10,000 people throughout the southwest.
Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Economic Development and Culture is a senior position working with minimal supervision and is responsible for:
· Economic Development
· Administration of the care and conservation of the collections
· Budget preparation
· Supervision of staff and volunteers
· Program & Exhibit development
· Public Relations
· Grant Writing
The ideal candidate will possess a solid knowledge of culture, economic development and tourism - supported by a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field, administration, and three to five year’s managerial experience in a cultural or non-profit organization. Combination of experience and education may be considered. Basic knowledge of history of Shaunavon & area considered an asset.
The Town of Shaunavon offers a comprehensive benefit package and has a pension plan in place.
Visit the Town of Shaunavon’s website: www.shaunavon.com for more information.
Interested candidates are encouraged to forward a resume, including salary expectations and references to:
Town of Shaunavon
Attention: Tara Fritz
Posting Closure: End of business- January 27, 2017
The Town of Shaunavon thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.