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Executive Director

Museums Association of Saskatchewan, Regina
Deadline: December 15, 2021 - January 30, 2022


Name: Wendy Fitch

Phone: 306-780-9280




January 30, 2022

The Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS) was officially founded in 1968 as the provincial museums umbrella organization. Many communities decided to open museums as part of Canada’s centennial because there was federal funding available, which led to a need to help volunteers with their passion to preserve history with professional museum training. As a result, training programs were developed, and professional development continues to be the core of our organization.

MAS is the provincial association of museums and museum professionals. MAS has been a leader amongst Canadian museum associations, introducing a number of “firsts” throughout the years. MAS was also the first museums association in the country to provide conservation services, form advisory councils, and establish a First Peoples and Museums Committee to help incorporate First Nations perspectives into the province’s museum sector.

Today, MAS has over 250 member museums and a total membership of over 400 including individuals and associates. The Association is governed by a member-elected policy governance Board of Directors representative of the museum community. There is an office with 6 staff located in Regina. MAS is committed to continuing to develop an inclusive culture by building a diverse workforce. MAS welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our organization.

The work and support of the Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS) reaches the lands covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10, the traditional lands of the Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, Metis/Michif, Nakoda, and Nêhiyawak.

Reporting to the Board of Directors you will be responsible for the following tasks.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for all MAS operations - financial, administrative, program and service activities. The ED also provides:

● Strategic support for MAS in developing key community and sector partnerships, and funding and
government relations;
● Ensure alignment with the policy framework set by the Board, as well as compliance with established
strategic direction, and legal and funding requirements;
● Report operational matters in relation to ENDS policies to the Board;
● Submit recommendations and advice to the Board as appropriate.

● Manage all administrative tasks relating to the Board of Directors;
● Manage Board development and education with the Executive Committee;
● Work within the Policy Governance Model, specifically Executive Limitations (ELs) and Board ENDs (BEs);
● Work with the Board to ensure they are in compliance with Board Governance Process and Board ED
relationship policies;
● Meet regularly with the President of the Board to update on outstanding issues and to build the meeting
● Provide monitoring reports as required.

Strategic Planning
● Provide direction to MAS Staff on the development and implementation of the MAS Strategic Plan;
● Ensure that the vision for operations and program delivery is consistent with the MAS mission, vision,
ENDS, and strategic direction;
● Ensure that all MAS activities connect to the MAS Strategic Plan and are filtered through the following
areas: Community Leadership, Capacity Development, Collective Voice, and Organizational Capacity;
● Identify and pursue strategic opportunities to advance and/or fund MAS’ interests.

Financial Management
● Ensure the MAS has adequate resources to fulfill its strategic direction;
● Ensure annual long-range and short-range financial and budgetary planning, and submits related
proposals and reports for Board approval with the MAS Director of Finance;
● Manage the internal budget process with MAS Director of Finance;
● Provide financial reports at each Board meeting;
● Work with the Director of Finance to ensure all financial records are maintained;
● Work with MAS staff on program, service, event and project budgets.

Human Resources Management
● Leadership of all MAS staff in setting projects and tasks that help fulfill the ENDs of the
● Primary contact for all MAS staff regarding HR issues;
● Recruit and hire new MAS staff as necessary, including reviewing job applications and conducting
● Ensure the maintenance of all HR records;
● Responsible for ensuring administration of the pension and benefits plans;
● Ensure protocols and mechanisms are in place to support meaningful workplace communications.

External Relations
● Determine appropriate partnerships, collaborations, and sponsorship by MAS for external events and
● Manage external relationship development and management including with funders and all levels of
● Build and maintain relationships with communities, groups, and individuals locally and at the
provincial and national levels as appropriate;
● Represent MAS as its spokesperson for public events and in media relations.

Performance Measures
● Ensure evaluation of MAS’s performance as part of the annual operational planning and budgeting
● Ensure all staff are aware of the measurement of success requirements for the program, service, event
or project that they are responsible for;
● Report to the Board annually on the performance of MAS in relation to the Board’s ENDs.

Qualifications Required:
● Non-profit experience with a minimum of 8 years experience most recently in a managerial role;
● Working knowledge of the Policy Governance Model essential;
● Working knowledge of the museum sector an asset;
● Relevant undergraduate degree, such as in business/non-profit management;
● In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Saskatchewan cultural (non-profit /charitable) sector;
● Government relations experience is a must;
● Public relations and speaking experience required;
● A visionary who understands how to set a plan, how to lead, and to articulate its execution in a clear
and concise manner;
● Strong people-leadership and team skills;
● Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
● Excellent relationship building with external stakeholders;
● Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a Board of Directors.

For each qualification met, please provide clear, concrete examples of how they were met.

The range of salary for this position is $75,000 to $89,554, plus a comprehensive benefits package. This role works primarily in the MAS office, which is located in Regina on Treaty 4 territory. MAS requires that all staff be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment. Travel throughout the province is sometimes required, as well as attending national events.

How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter to by 5:00 pm, January 30th, 2022.
We thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.