The purpose of this competition is to fill a regular full-time position.

Terms of reference

Reporting to the Director and Chief Curator, the Deputy Director occupies a key position in the Museum of today and in its future renovated and expanded form. This person plans, organizes, directs, and supervises all activities related to the MAC’s transformation project; the general secretariat; finance, information technologies and the digital; technical services, collections and archives, human resources, security, the buildings, and manages the personnel under his or her responsibility.

Through rigorous planning, analysis, and supervision, the Deputy Director participates in strategic planning of the Museum’s orientations during this pivotal period in its history, as its major transformation project begins, and participates in the implementation of the objectives defined in all of the sectors under his or her guidance.

The Deputy Director directs the management of operations for the Museum as a whole by improving performance and encouraging efficiency in all departments; he or she oversees institutional and governmental partnerships, as well as Museum governance.

He or she must provide Museum senior management with the strategic information necessary for effective, efficient, and economical management of its operations and development. He or she participates in management of the Museum as an active member of the steering committee and ensures that the orientations and strategic objectives defined with the Director and Chief Curator are complied with and executed.


Governance and general secretariat

  • Works in close collaboration with the board of directors, its committees, and the Director and Chief Curator, as well as the steering committee, to formulate the Museum’s orientations, strategies, and objectives.
  • Ensures the formulation and achievement of the Museum’s sectorial action plans.
  • Provides liaison with the appropriate governmental authorities.
  • Supervises all of the Museum’s calls for tenders and follows up on the orientations retained.
  • Actively participates in formulating the corporate plan and the annual report.

Archive and collection management

  • Ensure that the orientations and operational objectives defined by the Collections and Information Resources Manager are respected and are in line with the Museum’s strategic orientations.

MAC transformation project and relocation of the museum’s activities and personnel

  • Defines, with the various project stakeholders, the strategy and general plan for accomplishment of the transformation project.
  • Ensures that the orientations and objectives related to the MAC transformation project comply with the execution schedule for the work, the specifications, and the established budget.
  • Ensures effective communications and cooperation among all stakeholders involved in the Museum’s real estate projects.

Management of financial and material resources and information technologies:

  • Ensures that the orientations and operational objectives defined by the Chief of Finance are respected and are appropriate to the Museum’s strategic orientations.

Management of buildings

  • Writes and manages the different budgets required for maintenance of the buildings.
  • Manages application of the asset maintenance plan for the buildings and their equipment.
  • Ensures compliance with provincial and municipal norms regarding building safety and follows up with personnel.
  • Oversees the different activities involved in management, maintenance, and work related to the buildings, energy systems, and purchase or rental of goods and services, and authorizes payments for these.
  • Ensures management of the sustainable development program within the Museum in compliance with the norms and policies of the Sustainable Development Act. Management of commercial activities
  • Participates in formulation of strategies to ensure the development of the fund for the Museum’s commercial activities.
  • Participates in the negotiation of agreements with commercial partners.
  • Maintains good relations with the commercial partners.

Security management

  • Formulates and manages the different budgets required for safety activities.
  • Oversees and monitors security contracts and authorizes payments.
  • Ensures compliance with provincial and municipal building safety standards and follows up with personnel.
  • Assesses human resources needs to ensure the safety of the site, people, and artworks, and supervises the service personnel.

Human resources management

  • Ensures that the orientations and operational objectives defined by the Human Resources Department are respected and are related to the Museum’s strategic orientations.

Administrative management

  • Defines, in concert with the Director and Chief Curator, the orientations and operational objectives in relation to his or her sectors.
  • Participates actively in all special projects, including the Museum’s site and digital shift, the transformation project, and other strategic portfolios.
  • Upon request, represents the Museum with interlocutors and with public and private bodies and maintains close ties with the state’s governmental authorities and administrative apparatus, especially the Ministère de la culture, des communications and the Société de la Place des Arts.
  • Participates in meetings of the audit and verification committee, the governance and human resources committee, the building advisory committee, and other committees as applicable.
  • Formulates and prepares institutional documents such as policies, standards, procedures, and directives related to his or her fields of activity and ensures follow-up and updating.
  • Assists the Director and Chief Curator with formulating the different documents requested by the Conseil du Trésor, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, and the Bureau du Vérificateur général du Québec.


Minimum education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, art history, museology, or another relevant field
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline an asset


  • A minimum of 10 years’ varied and multifaceted management experience acquired in both the private and public administration sectors
  • Strong experience with managing government grant programs and with relations with provincial civil service departments, notably the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Conseil du Trésor
  • Experience in operation management, including solid experience in human resources management, financial management, and good knowledge of facility management
  • Experience in a unionized workplace
  • Have pertinent accomplishments to his or her credit

Skills required:

  • Unifying leadership
  • Strategic and political abilities
  • Team spirit
  • Skills in interpersonal relations
  • Discipline, sense of organization, capacity for analysis and synthesis, and good judgment
  • Strong experience with project management
  • Very strong communication skills
  • Honesty, integrity, transparency
  • Creativity
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Strong interest in the field of culture
  • Excellent mastery of spoken and written French and good knowledge of English, spoken and written

Salary Conditions

According to the salary scale in effect for management level 630

  • Class 1 of the salary scale for supervisory personnel of the Gouvernement du Québec

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is a public corporation of the Gouvernement du Québec. It offers excellent working conditions and generous social benefits.

Send your curriculum vitae and a letter of introduction by February 28th by email ([email protected]) or fax (514-847-6934) to the attention of the Direction des ressources humaines du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal with the subject line “Deputy Director.”

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal applies a program of equal access to employment and encourages women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and people with handicaps to apply.