Under the general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer and within established policies, procedures and guidelines (including Niagara Parks’ mission, vision, values and goals), the Director, Cultural Stewardship will work collaboratively with other Niagara Parks departments to manage the successful development and implementation of policies, programs, partnerships and initiatives to maximize the social and economic benefits of culture for Niagara Parks. The successful applicant will be responsible for fostering growth through delivery of a broad range of direct and indirect services, events and infrastructure, and ensuring choice and opportunity in cultural experiences for a diverse population of guests.

The Director will provide information and advice to senior management and identify options and recommend courses of action for Niagara Parks’ role in cultural planning and investment. The successful applicant will foster strong relationships and partnerships with other departments, stakeholders, and the public, private, non-profit and cultural sectors while focusing on Niagara Parks’ priorities, initiatives and projects.


  • Progressive artistic training and/or cultural planning and development experience, normally acquired through the completion of a University Degree (Master’s Degree would be considered an asset) in a related field.
  • Extensive experience working within the tourism and cultural sector at a senior management position leading a diverse work group or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Effective communication skills including: oral, written, and effective presentation skills.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Professionalism with ability to act with sensitivity, tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated record of results-oriented leadership and guidance, customer focus, innovation/creativity, team advocacy, staff delegation, empowerment and staff development.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of arts and cultural service issues and opportunities.
  • Extensive knowledge of cultural development, cultural planning, planning, cultural diversity, and artistic excellence.
  • Familiarity with cultural industries, heritage, events, cultural tourism, and economic development.
  • Demonstrated experience in inclusive public consultation processes, in leading programs, and in facilitating the efforts of many interests across departments and within the community.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilities management and development management including budget and human resource relationships.
  • Knowledge of Community Development methodologies and practice. Knowledge of collective bargaining process.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes and regulations appropriate to the position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Health & Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including: elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff and the general public.
  • Proven ability to proactively implement customer service initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of computer software applications, including Microsoft Office.
  • Must possess a valid Class “G” Driver’s License.

A successful Police Information Check is required for the selected candidate.

Niagara Parks offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan.

For further details on the postion, including how to apply, please visit the website above.