Nova Scotia


Located in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, NSCAD University is one of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions and, with three campuses within Halifax’s downtown core, NSCAD continues to be regarded as a principal centre for education and research in visual culture in North America. Formerly the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, NSCAD University is an internationally recognized centre for the study, practice, and teaching of visual arts. Today, NSCAD offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in fine and media arts, craft, design, art history and critical studies, as well as an ambitious array of Extended Studies courses. NSCAD alumni are among the world’s most highly regarded artists, gallery directors, designers, curators, art educators, and art and craft historians.

Now, NSCAD seeks a new President to build on its solid reputation and continue to deliver a strong focus to student experience, student recruitment, financial stability, and a facilities strategy that will leave a legacy and position the university to reach its full potential.

The President of NSCAD University is appointed by and reports to the Board of Governors of the University. The President is the head of academic and business affairs and is responsible for the general management and direction of NSCAD. The president will provide engaging, visible and inspiring leadership internally and externally at NSCAD to promote the mission, vision and values of the university to local, provincial, national, and international communities, including government, partners, donors, and alumni.

As the ideal candidate, you possess successful senior leadership experience and a proven track-record of creating high performing teams within a complex and diverse governance environment. Your experience in or an appreciation for working within an arts university is paired with your success in developing student recruitment strategies and building enrolment and fundraising, alumni relations, and leading an institution through a capital campaign. Your commitment to arts education and academic excellence will allow you to foster and maintain a culture of positive relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, students, and with external communities, businesses, governments, and other institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. You are community and student-focused, a responsible administrator, and strive to be a mentor while being an engaging, energetic, inspirational, and an inspired leader. Experience in development and management of a significant new fit-for-purpose building as well as in the creative process, either as an artist, designer, or other relevant field would be considered assets.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, contact Katherine Frank, Anna Stuart, or Jason Ozon at 1-866-822-6022, or submit your application online at: www.kbrs.ca/Career/12658.  


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