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July 21, 2022

Executive Director

Hosted by JAYU

JAYU is a Toronto-based charity that is a leader in telling human rights stories through the arts. What started out as a community-driven $3,000 crowdfunder in 2012 has grown into a thriving organization with year-round programming creating life-changing impact, a full-time team, and a robust $1.3 million dollar operating budget.

JAYU strongly believes that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world. Guided by their dedicated team of staff, artists, educators and Board of Directors, JAYU’s yearround programming includes an annual multiday festival celebrating the intersection of arts and human rights, iAM arts and social justice training program, The Hum Podcast and our monthly Last Tuesdays arts presentations.

JAYU is facing an exciting moment of transition as it seeks a new Executive Director to join their team and enhance its position as an important, dynamic and evolving cornerstone of the arts and human rights. The Executive Director will collaboratively fulfill the mission through strategic co-leadership of the organization. Reporting to the volunteer Board of Directors and working in tandem with the Managing Director and Director of Operations, the Executive Director is JAYU’s artistic visionary, responsible for all year-round programming, the annual Festival, Exhibition and Podcast Program. The Executive Director develops, communicates, and implements the artistic vision and focus for JAYU, and is responsible for establishing and overseeing the organization’s aesthetic values and activities. The Executive Director acts as an ambassador for JAYU’s brand and reputation and speaks on behalf of the organization to the media, public, funders, and other key stakeholders. 

Applications will be accepted until 12pm on July 21 , 2022 SEARCH CONDUCTED BY PLACEMAKING 4G | p4g.ca

Accessibility

JAYU deeply prioritizes the mental health, worklife balance, and wellness of staff. We encourage applications from Black, racialized and Indigenous Peoples, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers to Canada, and People with Disabilities. If you are a member of a group that has been historically excluded from opportunities, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter or resume and to share your pronouns. We are committed to accommodating those with disabilities at any stage of the hiring process.

Organizations

JAYU

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 354, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8, Canada

Phone number: 416-712-3477

Email: info@jayu.ca

JAYU is a registered Canadian charity and a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect. We believe strongly that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world. Guided by our dedicated team of staff, artists, educators and our Board of Directors, our year-round programming includes our annual Human Rights Film Festival, our iAM arts and social justice training program, The Hum Podcast and our Human Rights Screening Series.