Chief Executive Officer, Kings Landing Historical Settlement
Along the Wolastoq (Saint John River), 35 Kilometers from Fredericton, New Brunswick lies the expansive 300-acre iconic living history museum, Kings Landing. Kings Landing is home to nearly 100,000 artifacts and significant historical infrastructure including 70 nineteenth-century buildings, roads and an operating sewage and water system with a mission to create, maintain and operate an iconic, authentic living history museum that will attract, engage, enrich and educate the people of New Brunswick and visitors by showcasing the well-researched adaptation by people who lived along the Saint John River through the 19th century. Kings Landing is focused on providing visitors with an interactive experience and invites guests to roll up their sleeves and put their twenty-first century lives behind them for a few hours. As important as is the historical significance of this heritage site, so too is the economic impact it has on the region and its citizens. Open to the public from June to October for visitation and year-round for special occasions and events, Kings Landing facilitates education, fun, and lifelong memories for all of its visitors.
As it prepares for the exciting celebration of its upcoming 50th anniversary, and in alignment with the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture’s “the Invitation” strategy to make the province as a top Canadian tourism destination, Kings Landing is searching for its next Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization into the future.
What does this role entail?
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is tasked with providing overall leadership and day-to-day management of Kings Landing. The CEO champions the organization’s mission and commitment to ensure that the promotion of educational opportunities, preservation and historical integrity are at the core of all that it does. The CEO leads a dedicated team of 22 full-time equivalent staff and 125 seasonal staff and develops and executes operational plans in alignment with the Board’s Corporate Strategy, overall strategic goals, mandate, and vision of the organization. The CEO provides stewardship of the $4.5M annual operating budget, works in partnership with the Kings Landing Foundation related to fund development opportunities for educational programming and ensures the long-term financial sustainability of the organization. Acting as a key spokesperson, the CEO represents the organization externally to enhance its profile and to build and strengthen strategic partnerships with government, community partners, donors, funders, and volunteers.
Who is right for this role?
As the ideal candidate, you are a strategic and transformational leader with proven experience leading unionized teams, overseeing facilities and budgets, delivering high quality, innovative services and programs and mobilizing organizational change in complex, multi-stakeholder environments. Ideally, you have a post-secondary degree in public or business administration, museum studies, history or a related field.
As a clear, authentic, emotionally intelligent and compelling communicator, you engage and build rapport with a diverse range of organizational partners. You are able to effectively build the profile of your organization through strategic marketing and partnerships and you identify funding opportunities that advance the program, service and infrastructure renewal goals of your organization. You are passionate about the culture and tourism industry and believe deeply in preserving and maintaining the historical integrity of iconic heritage sites and their infrastructure. Most of all, as a leader, you believe true success lies in fostering a cohesive, inclusive, and collaborative organizational culture that enables and inspires the members of your team to work together to champion the mission of the organization.
Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language competence in your application.
How to Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please apply online at: www.kbrs.ca/Career/16810. For more information or to ask any questions, please contact Daniella Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org, Erin MacDonald at email@example.com, or Andrea Forbes-Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility and Commitment to Equity
Kings Landing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.
As part of the recruitment process, KBRS will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant’s accessibility needs. Should you require an accommodation to participate fully in the recruitment process, please inform KBRS at email@example.com.