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Chief Executive Officer

SaskCulture, Regina
Deadline: January 28, 2020 - February 14, 2020


Name: Ryan Vanjoff

Phone: 306-665-1390




February 14, 2020

Aplin Executive Search invites interested candidates from all cultural and international backgrounds to consider this leadership opportunity.

Created in 1997, SaskCulture is a non-profit, community-based, volunteer-driven, provincial cultural organization that works with members, volunteers and community partners to build a culturally vibrant province. Often recognized as a funder of cultural activity, SaskCulture also plays an important role in nurturing cultural engagement in Saskatchewan.

Together with Sask Sport and Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association, SaskCulture also governs and guides policy direction for the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. SaskCulture’s work and support reaches lands covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, the traditional lands of the Nêhiyaw, Dakota, Dene, Lakota, Nakota and Nakawē peoples, as well as homeland of the Métis.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has operational responsibility for the organization and ensures that the strategic direction and budget are followed. The CEO is also responsible for the fair, dignified and safe treatment of all staff, consumers, partners and volunteers and that the organization’s credibility and public image are maintained. Ensuring that distribution of funds from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust fund are carried out in a fair and equitable manner also falls under the responsibility of the CEO.


• A minimum of 7-10 years’ management experience.
• Prior experience in a non-profit, government, educational or similar environment is an asset.
• A broad understanding of, and passion for, the cultural sector, including arts, heritage and multiculturalism.
• Prior experience reporting and/or presenting to a Board is a major asset.
• Extensive advocacy, diplomacy and/or government relations experience is an asset.
• Superior relationship building and communications skills.
• Strong financial acumen and prior experience with fiduciary responsibility.
• Visionary, creative, strategic and equitable leader.
• Strong cultural awareness and open-mindedness.
• Understanding of grant funding models.

For more information about SaskCulture, visit their website at

If you are an inclusive and strategic leader looking for an opportunity to be a part of the leading supporter of cultural engagement in Saskatchewan, please contact Johan or Ryan.