The Osprey Arts Centre, located on the stunning Shelburne waterfront, is looking for a full-time Executive Director to build on the Arts Centre’s solid foundation and take the Osprey to the next level.

Established in 2002, the Osprey Arts Centre (www.ospreyartscentre.ca) has continued to bring diverse and powerful performances and experiences to Shelburne County and beyond. Catering to a community that includes seasonal residents and a diverse, multicultural base, we are looking for someone who demonstrates enthusiasm for the Arts, enjoys building on the benefits of community engagement, has relevant experience and skills and is able to deliver far reaching and innovative programming.

As Executive Director you will be responsible for the day to day management of the Osprey Arts Centre including budgeting, writing and submitting grant applications, front of house responsibilities, promotions, including managing the website, social media and communications, and programming appealing theatre experiences.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and in collaboration with board and volunteer committees you will help the centre grow and enable access to a range of experiences and performances not always available in a rural community.

The ideal candidate will have:

Excellent interpersonal skills, good planning skills, grant writing experience, a good working understanding of Word, Excel and graphic design packages (‘In Design’ would be an advantage). Experience in and functional knowledge of stage management and stagecraft.

We are looking for a skilled individual who is flexible and creative, who has a passion for the arts and who is adaptable and excited about the prospect of what growing the Osprey together can offer.

Salary $35,000 p.a.; working pattern will include some weekends and evenings.


Please send your resume with 2 references together with a covering letter outlining the skills and experience that you would bring to the role and the community, including your greatest assets to:

secretary@ospreyartscentre.ca – or,

The Secretary, C/O:

The Osprey Arts Centre

PO Box 193

107 Water Street

Shelburne, Nova Scotia

B0T 1W0

Closing date July 30th2021

Interviews August 15th 2021