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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 th
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.



  • • Provides information technology leadership focused on CCA’s vision, mission and technology’s current and future role, notably as it pertains to digital requirements;
    • Drives technological innovation in partnership with the Digital team and other key stakeholders while considering its ability to invest;
    • Advocates the strategic use of technology and communicates with leadership and assesses and
    understands technology and system needs;
    • Leads technology initiatives and projects, and works closely with the various departments to ensure
    optimal IT service delivery;
    • Contributes to the decision making of the organization as a member of the management team reporting
    to CCA’s Director;
    • Develops and maintains a strong IT architecture focused on quality of service, reliability, and impervious future planning;
    • Continuously revises technology architecture in light of emerging technologies, CCA needs and
    optimizes financial value;
    • Develops and maintains system performance metrics and monitoring approach to ensure that service levels are met in fulfilling the mission of the CCA;
    • Manages potential IT risks and oversees logical security;
    • Develops policies and procedures for the management and use of information technology.


  • • Builds and maintains a diverse network of local stakeholders, national and international peers across multiple sectors in order to enhance the CCA’s presence;
    • Manages procurement of services (i.e. MSP), software, hardware and devices in line with strategic
    sourcing guidelines;
    • Uses good financial oversight to manage departmental budgets and capital projects to deliver
    exceptional results;
    • Recruits, develops, coaches and retains IT professional to nurture a committed team;
    • Applies best practices in the field to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the various teams under the incumbent’s responsibility;
    • Adheres to CCA policies and supports management decisions in a positive, professional manner;
    • Stays abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends.


  • • Education: Bachelor degree in computer science or equivalent related experience is required;
    • Number of years of relevant work experience: Minimum of 10+ years relevant experience, including at least 5 in a leadership/supervisory role. Experience or prior-work in a non for profit organization and/or in the cultural sector is a definite asset.PERSONAL SKILLS

Organizational competencies

Accountability : Take calculated risks when creating action plans, provide for alternative
scenarios, and be accountable for the decisions that arise

Leadership : Management and expertise leadership: take a proactive role in managing a
team, and lead the team and others by example

Adaptability: Encourage role flexibility across disciplines, and recognize and encourage
open-mindedness within the team

Innovation : Think outside of established norms, show creativity, question the status quo
and manage change with the goal of supporting and contributing to the institution’s strategic vision

  • Professional Influence
  • Curatorial: Encourage and sustain engagement to strategic objectives,
    and align actions and decisions with the CCA’s vision and
    concerns. Extend the CCA’s influence
  • Expertise: Ensure the sustainability of the CCA’s intellectual capital
    and innovation by sharing knowledge and encouraging
    interdisciplinary discussion

Teamwork : Encourage overall and interdisciplinary collaboration; make work teams
responsible for attaining objectives

Communication : Foster, implement and maintain multidirectional communication by
encouraging participation from all parties; encourage and recognize interdisciplinary communication

Other competencies

  • • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written French and English
    • Must have a thorough working knowledge of best-practices in IT and Digital transformation for
    small medium size organization and a deep understanding of current and emerging-technologies
    • Leadership style based on openness, coaching, teamwork, collaboration, respect and active
    • Be recognized as a strong communicator and have a great ability to work in a team
    • Have a great ability to develop relationships both internally and externally
    • Ability to successfully manage budgetary responsibilities, including projections and cost analyses
    • Conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results. Work is complete, accurate, on time and cost effective
    • Personal integrity, strong interpersonal skills, diplomatic tactics and good will toward co-workers
    • Being able to influence various groups to achieve goals
    • Project management skills and methodology, including planning and organizing
    • Strong knowledge in system development life cycle, system integration, networking and
    infrastructure, business intelligence, disaster recovery, security administration, and help desk


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