Executive Director, Third Space Gallery | Saint John | JAN 26

Executive Director

Application Deadline: January 26th 2016

Interviews February

Start Date:March 1st (flexible)

Salary: 26,000

Province: New Brunswick

City: Saint John

Term: Part-time

Third Space Gallery Mandate:

The artist-run centre for contemporary art in Saint John, Galerie Tiers-espace / Third Space Gallery is an interdisciplinary, exhibition, and performance roving interstices space committed to representing local, regional and national professional contemporary artists.

Third Space will highlight the work of emerging and established artists who cross disciplines and boundaries in their examinations of contemporary culture. The aim of the gallery is to facilitate the education, understanding and appreciation of contemporary art at a local, national and international level. It will do this by hosting exhibitions, workshops, residencies, lectures, performances and screenings, as well as by publishing and disseminating materials relevant towards this aim.

Third Space will strive to present a schedule of balanced programming while allowing space for community-based events. Through a rigorous and attentive selection process gallery programming will present artmaking of an advanced and critical nature.

Job Description:

Third Space Gallery is seeking an Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing, and communicating the mandate, vision, and core values of Third Space Gallery. Through an intimate understanding of the organization’s operation and vision, the Executive Director is responsible for implementing, and communicating the mandate, vision, and core values of Third Space, and its artists, art communities and the general public.

The Executive Director will build and sustain long-lasting, positive relationships with artists and the local community. The Executive Director  will actively seek out and develop fundraising initiatives and be able to create and maintain strong relationships with private and public partners. The Executive Director will execute events and programming to foster these relationships. The Executive Director will have exceptional managerial, interpersonal, and administrative skills indispensable to overseeing the day-to-day operations and executing events.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of contemporary visual art, artist-run culture, and the non-profit sector in Canada. Additionally, the Executive Director will be responsible for all grant writing, project initiation and oversight, and short and long-term fiscal planning.

This challenging and exciting position promises an ambitious, hard-working individual the opportunity to engage with the contemporary art community.

Responsibilities for the Executive Director position include:

  • Administer day-to-day operations and act as the public face of Third Space Gallery
  • Lead all grant writing and fundraising efforts
  • Work with the Board of Directors,  in planning and implementing events
  • Work with the Board of Directors to ensure sound financial management
  • Work with the various Third Space Gallery committees to facilitate programming, events, and publications


  • 2+ years of arts administration or related skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices and non-profit artist-run centres
  • Familiarity with project and programming management including budgeting, and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with other arts organizations, advocacy groups and the media
  • Successful grant writing experience at various levels of government an asset
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors and membership
  • Excellent command of the English language (written and oral)

The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.


The Executive Director is a salaried position remunerated at $26 000 CAD per annum  and based on 25 hours a week for 12 months of the year. Benefits include 50 hours of vacation per year.

The job entails working some evenings and weekends and will require occasional local travel. This position is a new contract, with an option to renew, and carries an expected start date early in March 2016.

Additional Info:

Our Mission


To present work that is exploratory, challenging and critical in nature.

To present work that questions and confronts social and political agendas.

To present work that may not be commercially viable.

To provide a standard of excellence.

To encourage exploratory and hybrid curatorial practices.

To develop creative partnerships and collaborations.

To be treated in a fair and professional manner.

To be remunerated based on CAR/FAC payment schedules


To be an open, inviting and inclusive space; everyone is welcome.

To ensure a variety of educational and community-sensitive programming.

An overview of recent and upcoming programming can be found here.

How to Apply:

Please send the following to the Hiring Committee at thirdspacejobs@gmail.com by January 26th, 2016;

  • CV
  • Cover letter (1 page maximum)
  • 1 character and 2 professional references

In your cover letter please comment on the following:

  • Third Space Gallery currently does not have a fixed gallery space. Considering Third Space Gallery’s Mandate, comment on a contemporary artist-run-centre’s need for a physical space.

Contact Info:

Contact person: Julie Whitenect

Email: thirdspacejobs@gmail.com

Website: www.thirdspacegallery.ca


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