The purpose of this competition is to fill a regular full-time position.
Has participating in the rebirth of an institution dedicated to Contemporary Art always been a dream of yours? Are you an exceptional administrator who thrives on operational and organizational challenges - known throughout your organization for your strategic outlook and your highly collaborative nature? Can you work in French?
If these few lines speak to you, you might be the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s next Deputy Director. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the institutional and architectural transformation of an institution of international caliber, located in the heart of Canada’s largest cultural hub, Montreal’s Place des Arts.
It is in this effervescent context that, reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, you will take on responsibility for the museum’s administration and operations as a whole, managing both daily affairs as well as contributing to building the MAC’s future.
Through rigorous planning, analysis, and supervision, the Deputy Director participates in strategic planning of the Museum’s orientations during this pivotal period in its history, as its major transformation project begins, and participates in the implementation of the objectives defined in all of the sectors under his or her guidance.
The Deputy Director directs the management of operations for the Museum as a whole by improving performance and encouraging efficiency in all departments; he or she oversees institutional and governmental partnerships, as well as Museum governance.
He or she must provide Museum senior management with the strategic information necessary for effective, efficient, and economical management of its operations and development. He or she participates in management of the Museum as an active member of the steering committee and ensures that the orientations and strategic objectives defined with the Director and Chief Curator are complied with and executed.
The Deputy Director will supervise the following departments: Finance and IT, Collections and documentary resources, HR, Marketing, communications and Visitor Experience, as well as directly manage Security services and the various building sites. The Deputy Director will also be responsible for directing, supervising and organising all activities linked with the ongoing architectural transformation project.
For a detailed description, please visit the MAC website at https://macm.org/en/the-musee/job-opportunities/
Works in close collaboration with the board of directors, its committees, and the Director and Chief Curator, as well as the steering committee, to formulate the Museum’s orientations, strategies, and objectives.
Ensures compliance with provincial and municipal norms regarding building safety and follows up with personnel.
Defines, in concert with the Director and Chief Curator, the orientations and operational objectives in relation to his or her sectors.
Ensures that the orientations and operational objectives defined by all the sectors under its responsibility are respected and are related to the Museum’s strategic orientations.
Participates actively in all special projects, including the Museum’s site and digital shift, the transformation project, and other strategic portfolios.
Upon request, represents the Museum with interlocutors and with public and private bodies and maintains close ties with the state’s governmental authorities and administrative apparatus, especially the Ministère de la culture, des communications and the Société de la Place des Arts.
Participates in formulation of strategies to ensure the development of the fund for the Museum’s commercial activities.
Ensures that the orientations and objectives related to the MAC transformation project comply with the execution schedule for the work, the specifications, and the established budget.
Participates in meetings of the audit and verification committee, the governance and human resources committee, the building advisory committee, and other committees as applicable.
Assists the Director and Chief Curator with formulating the different documents requested by the Conseil du Trésor, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, and the Bureau du Vérificateur général du Québec.
Manages application of the asset maintenance plan for the buildings and their equipment.
Ensures management of the sustainable development program within the Museum in compliance with the norms and policies of the Sustainable Development Act.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, art history, museology, or another relevant field
Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline an asset
A minimum of 10 years’ varied and multifaceted management experience acquired in both the private and public administration sectors
Strong experience with managing government grant programs and with relations with provincial civil service departments, notably the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Conseil du Trésor
Experience in operation management, including solid experience in human resources management, financial management, and good knowledge of facility management
Experience in a unionized workplace
Have pertinent accomplishments to his or her credit
Strategic and political abilities
Skills in interpersonal relations
Discipline, sense of organization, capacity for analysis and synthesis, and good judgment
Strong experience with project management
Very strong communication skills
Honesty, integrity, transparency
Adaptability and flexibility
Strong interest in the field of culture
Excellent mastery of spoken and written French and good knowledge of English, spoken and written
SALARY CONDITIONS: According to the salary scale in effect for management level 630. Class 1 of the salary scale for supervisory personnel of the Gouvernement du Québec.
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is a public corporation of the Gouvernement du Québec. It offers excellent working conditions and generous social benefits.
Send your curriculum vitae and a letter of introduction by August 15th by email (email@example.com) to the attention of the Direction des ressources humaines du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal with the subject line “Deputy Director.”
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal applies a program of equal access to employment and encourages women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and people with handicaps to apply.