The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Can work Remote
Community and Social Services


The Chapman Group is happy to support one of our amazing clients artsnb in finding their new Executive Director in New Brunswick.

artsnb is committed to diversity, equity, inclusivity and accessibility in all aspects of its operations and programs. As such, we strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and racialized or otherwise marginalized individuals, who can demonstrate the expectations of the role based on a combination of their experiences and education. 

The New Brunswick Arts Board, also known as artsnb, is a provincial arts funding agency at arm's length from government, with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art, and to administer funding programs for professional artists and arts organizations in New Brunswick. artsnb is governed by a board of nine members appointed by government, many of whom are artists or arts professionals. 

The Opportunity

artsnb seeks a dynamic, engaging and visionary arts administrator to lead and manage the organization as its new Executive Director. The ED oversees operations, manages a staff of five people, an annual budget of $1.8 million dollars, and ensures that the policies of the board of directors are implemented. The ED also maintains warm relations with the artistic community and the media, nurtures collaborative interactions with the organization's many partners and stakeholders, including the provincial government.

What you'll do


The success of the ED will be contingent on the following essential qualities: You demonstrate knowledge of and passion for the arts in New Brunswick, with a deep appreciation of the cultural and artistic diversity. Your public relations and communication abilities are exceptional, able to effectively gain multistakeholder cooperation and collaboration. You have well-known inclusive leadership skills. You are adaptable, caring, creative, and sensitive-a champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion with a track record of creating welcoming and supportive spaces in which colleagues and community stakeholders can thrive.

In addition, the Executive Director leads the strategic and operational planning process; ensures accountability and stewardship of artsnb's funds and resources; identifies, assesses and informs the board of directors of issues and opportunities impacting artsnb; and represents, along with the Chair, the organization in the artistic ecosystem at the provincial, national and international level.

What you'll need


  • A passion and a profound understanding of the role arts play in society and the issues facing the New Brunswick arts community
  • A minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience in managing people, organizations, budgets and projects, preferably in the arts and culture sector
  • Demonstrated experience working with a board of directors and building strategic relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • Experience working with government and a good understanding of how arts funding works in Canada would be strong asset
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent organizational work experience. Note: Candidates who may have acquired their career experience and understanding of the artistic sector through means other than a formal education are also encouraged to apply.
  • Fluency in French and English (spoken and written) is mandatory

Behavioural Competencies

  • Possesses a strong business acumen
  • Effective in decision making with the ability to understand and persevere through the complex nature of management and leadership in a multi-stakeholder organization
  • Strong public relations and communication skills
  • Can effectively cope with change and shift gears comfortably
  • Has strong interpersonal skills; understanding of self and others
  • Demonstrative qualities around creating integrity and trust driven environments

Additional Information

  • The successful candidate must reside in New Brunswick and be willing to work a hybrid model of remote and office. artsnb office is based in Fredericton, NB.
  • artsnb intends to onboard the successful candidate for this position as soon as possible.
  • Applicants who require accommodations for any part of the application process can include this in their cover letter and/or contact [email protected]


The salary range for this role is between $86,057 - $113,596 per year, plus competitive benefits, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

More information about our programs and policies are available on the artsnb website at

We're looking for

Core Skills

Social Inclusion Budget preparation Collaborative Problem Solving Leadership Public Relations Strategic Planning

A little bit about us

The Chapman Group

We are happy to support our client with this recruitment.