Edmonton | Employment Opportunity: Operations Manager

The Works logoThe Works International Visual Arts Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization that advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides artists, designers and the public a forum for exchanging ideas. The Works Art & Design Festival, entering its 33rd year, is the most unique, free event of its kind. It attracts artists, designers and patrons from around the world – boosting the city’s energy and imagination for 13 days each summer.

Working in a collaborative, dynamic workplace the Operations Manager will support the Executive Artistic Director and Chief Operating Officer by applying their administrative knowledge and skills to support festival operations, financial and Human Resources along with running the day-to-day operations of the Works Society.This full time position is responsible for office administration, information technology, security and facility management and the orientation of staff, interns and volunteers. The successful candidate will administer fund/grant reporting, prepare work schedules and draft contracts as defined by projects and programming. The Operations Manager will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and contribute to the over-all effectiveness of strategies, policies and practices to ensure operational excellence.To learn more about The Works, visit www.theworks.ab.ca


  • Diploma in Business Administration or Not-for-Profit Management; coursework in management, accounting, human resources, project management, and organizational behavior. Equivalencies in education and experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in administration, project management and overseeing over-all operations preferably within a non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge/experience in resource management, facility and risk management.
  • Solid knowledge of financial processes, procedures and general accounting practices.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, excellent organizational skills, logical thinker.
  • Proven track record in effectively managing conflicting priorities, collaborating with others and exercising sound judgment within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Strong working knowledge of records and database management, office equipment, etc.
  • Experience with grant applications is an asset.

Work Environment:

The Works Office is in a heritage property east of Downtown. All staff work cross functionally in order to meet project-based priorities, including, annually, The Works Art & Design Festival. Regular business hour availability is required for this position, as well as some evening and weekend work to effectively organize and to adapt to seasonal and project-based concentrations.

Applications: Please apply by email with resume and cover letter by email only to hr@theworks.ab.ca

Posting Closes: October 20, 2017, We encourage early applications as candidates may be interviewed as resumes are received, resulting in an early closing date.

Expected Start Date : November 6, 2017

Job Type: Full-time

All qualified applicants will be given consideration in this process, and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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