Leighton Art Centre seeks its next Executive Director

Date: Jan 14, 2019

The Leighton Art Centre is seeking a passionate and creative leader with an ability to build relationships, guide a strong and talented collaborative team, and grow the current fiscal strength of our historic Albertan site.  

ABOUT THE LEIGHTON ART CENTRE: The Leighton Art Centre features the historic home of renowned artist and architect A.C. Leighton and his artist wife Barbara. The Leighton Art Centre exists to keep the legacy of the Leightons alive by offering a space to explore, appreciate, and create.

  • Values:  Respecting A.C. and Barbara Leighton’s legacy, we value creativity, relationships, learning, and the aesthetic experience.
  • Vision:  Enriching lives and connections to each other, the Leighton Art Centre connects you to art, history, and landscape.
  • Mission:  As a vibrant and open space for creativity, the Leighton Art Centre inspires us to explore, appreciate and create.

The Leighton Art Centre is a non-profit, rural art centre located 15 km southwest of Calgary, set in 80 acres of beautiful foothills landscape with a spectacular Rocky Mountain view.

The Leightons’ historic home houses an art gallery, museum and gallery shop, and the Education Centre is comprised of three art studios, one of which is a converted one-room schoolhouse. Through our collection of art and artifacts related to our founders, artists A.C. and Barbara Leighton, we enrich the lives of our visitors with exhibitions, programs and workshops that uphold their legacy. We provide spaces for our artist members to exhibit and sell their work, offer unique children’s programming year-round, and maintain the historic site. We are a vibrant and open place for creativity.  

POSITION OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Chair of the Board, through the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for offering creative and sustainable programs and events, the establishment of a long-range strategy, and the fulfillment of short-term objectives. This includes following established operating plans, procedures and policies. The Executive Director must model, embrace, and uphold the Centre’s mission, vision and values. The Leighton Art Centre is in a rural area and there is no public transportation; a reliable vehicle is a must. 

Complete details on the position, including information on how to apply, are available on the LAC website: www.leightoncentre.org/jobs-at-leighton.

Competition for the position of Executive Director will remain open until a successful candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates granted interviews will be contacted.