FRIENDS OF GRASSLANDS

Executive Director (Part Time)

 

Prairie Wind & Silver Sage – Friends of Grasslands, a non-profit, charitable, provincially recognized ecomuseum located in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, is looking for Proposal of Service Contracts to fulfill our need for an Executive Director to work closely with the PWSS Board of Directors toward our successful and lively future. The position will appeal to an energetic and self-directed person with enthusiasm for heritage, the environment and the arts. Work hours are in the range of 415 per year; some periods will require more hours than others and some on-site availability is necessary during the May to September season. Proposal should include fee expected for service. Initial contract is for one year, renewable pending funding.

PWSS is a board-directed volunteer organization working hand in hand with our community and Grasslands National Park to promote the conservation of native prairie landscapes while inviting the exploration and appreciation of prairie culture and natural history. Programs include museum and art exhibitions, a book and gift store and espresso cafe, visitor information service, and public events, all under the ecomuseum concept. Over 5,000 people walked through our doors in summer 2017 and growth is expected to continue.

The ideal candidate has experience in leadership and administration, funding development including grants and sponsorship, and human resources management. Knowledge of museum and or retail/food service operations, building management, public relations, computer and Internet uses, and/or demonstrated interest and ability to learn, is an asset. Minimum education is grade 12; a university degree in a related field is preferred.

While residence in Val Marie is not required for this position, the community is inexpensive, safe, beautifully located, and ideal for creative and independent persons. Assistance with finding accommodation, either permanent or occasional, can be provided.

For more information please click here or contact prairiewind.silversage@gmail.com. Applications must be received before February 8, 2019 and should contain a proposal for a Contract for Services letter outlining how your experience meets the position requirements, a CV, and names and contact information for at least two relevant references.Apply by email to Caitlin Mroz, Chairperson at prairiewind.silversage@gmail.com