The Visual Arts Director (VAD) is a new position for DVSA. The VAD will take on the challenge of developing and articulating a recognizable artistic vision for DVSA including the development of an accredited academic program. The VAD should have a broad and comprehensive knowledge of the contemporary art scene including formal visual arts training. They should be an artist with the knowledge, experience and professional connections to provide leadership for all aspects of DVSA visual arts programming and academic curriculum development including leadership and management of about 100 faculty members. They will act as a passionate advocate for DVSA and arts education in the region, province and country. The VAD will work in partnership with the Executive Director (ED). The VAD will report to the Executive Director (ED) who is accountable for all DVSA operational leadership and management issues.