The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) – Associate Director, IT

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Responsive to the changing cultural context of our time and based on its extensive collection, exhibitions, programs, and research activities, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and provoking new ideas and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice and role in society today.

The CCA’s projects are both international and local in scope comprising interdisciplinary research, exhibitions, paper and online publications, seminars, colloquia and special events, all of which enable the development of new lines of investigation and discourse, promote the study of architectural and urban culture and stimulate active engagement surrounding contemporary issues and debate across a wider public. Linking advanced research with public engagement in architecture, the CCA encourages architects, students, scholars, and other professionals to pursue projects through collaborative inquiry that traverses different times, spaces, and media.

In recent years, the CCA has seen the growth of its digital and online presence. After a first phase with the creation of a new collection comprising digital-born archival material, some projects epub publications, thetransformation of the website into an editorial platform the CCA is now embarking on a long-term digital strategy that leads to the creation of two new divisions, but at the same time will encompass the entire institution. Within this new strategy, the Associate Director, IT is a key leadership position that provides a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to lead the IT division at the CCA, and with the collaboration of digital and the curatorial team to shape the transformation process.

The responsibilities of this job include leading the CCA’s technology efforts to amplify its mission and improve business operations. Reporting to CCA Director, working in collaboration with management, and inparticular with the digital division, the incumbent contributes to the general advancement of a digital culture inside the institution. The incumbent facilitates the digital agenda, in collaboration with the Digital division, for the planning and requirements of digital systems. This position uses effective leadership and interpersonal skills in implementing the vision and strategy for systems and technology. The incumbent is also responsible for planning the human, financial and material resources of the division. S/he ensures the development of the staff, the annual budget preparation, the planning and execution of IT projects, the evolution of systems according to the needs of the departments, notably the digital division, and the sound management of infrastructure.

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