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Operations Manager

The Fernie & District Arts Council is seeking an enthusiastic Operations Manager to assist with running our nonprofit organisation and our home The Arts Station. This is a full-time year-round permanent position. 

This role is administration focused so the candidate should have a primary interest and experience in areas such as accounting, spreadsheets, and creating documents & contracts. However, as a diverse and developing organisation candidates should also be open to being involved in all activities and tasks for the day-to-day running of the operations.

Willingness to learn, flexibility and enthusiasm to take on new challenges is a priority for the candidate. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role for interacting with our diverse audience. The role will report to the Executive Director but expected to be a leader in their position and to others.


  • To assist with day-to-day activities of the organisation.
  • Oversee The Arts Station facility.
  • To interact and assist with the community, participants and volunteers.
  • Assist with the facilitation and development of cultural and artistic programming.
  • Perform accounting tasks (payables / receivables), budgets & banking.
  • Maintain class registrations, membership records and mailing lists.
  • Gather and compile data as defined by the Executive Director.
  • Work with interest groups and partners to assist with community events.
  • Assist team members with the delivery of other Arts Council projects and events.

Expectations & Essential requirements

  • This job is expected to be primarily in the office and onsite. Offices are located at The Arts Station 601 1st Avenue, Fernie BC. This is a historic building and requires the use of stairs to access all levels. 
  • Flexibility with hours including evenings and weekends for event facilitation. 
  • All team members are expected to participate in a variety of activities that include cleaning, snow removal and building maintenance as needed.
  • Lifting, assembling and storing of heavy items is a daily requirement of the job. 
  • Criminal Record check including vulnerable sector (must obtain to be hired).
  • Serving it right (already have or willing to obtain).
  • Legally able to work in Canada. 


  • Higher education in business, non profit, administration or accounting and/or
  • At least 2 years of experience, business, non profit, administration or accounting. With examples of experience with contemporary (primarily digital) administration applications and systems.
  • Experience with our current CRM (Membership Works), Quickbooks, WordPress, Harvest, Zoom, Google suite or similar is an asset.
  • Excellent communicator including in person, telephone, email and written.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • The ability to manage time to accommodate many types of tasks and demands.
  • Leadership skills.
  • A team player yet able to work independently.
  • Any specific training or experience that would be beneficial such as Quickbooks, First aid, Health & Safety, Human Resources, contract/legal is an asset.
  • Additional digital knowledge is an asset (such as social media, AV equipment etc.).
  • Drivers license is an asset.


  • Demonstrated interest in the Arts and Culture Sector. However, this is not an artistic role.
  • Knowledge of the FDAC and community.
  • Interest and/or Understanding of community development.
Please email cover letter, resume and references to
Deadline to apply May 10th. 


$45,000-50,000 annually


About the FDAC and Core Values

The object of FDAC is to provide, directly and indirectly, a variety of opportunities for residents of, and visitors to, the City of Fernie and surrounding areas to participate in, and appreciate the value of, cultural activities.

As a community organisation we value: arts and culture, encouraging enrichment in people’s lives, individual and community identity and ensuring a legacy, the grass roots being responsive to community needs and opportunities, people’s contributions, diversity and fun. In offering our programs and services we value honesty and openness, accountability, professionalism, organisation, flexibility, being approachable and welcoming, and being progressive and creative. The skills, commitment and passion of our staff and artists; and rewarding them with fair remuneration.  Creating a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome, is a key value of FDAC. The FDAC code of conduct applies to everyone involved in the organisation Code of Conduct.

In keeping with its fundamental principles, FDAC is committed to equal opportunities and in the elimination of organizational structures and actions that oppress, exclude, limit or discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, financial ability, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age. It is imperative that all programs and services reflect its commitment to inclusion and diversity. The FDAC will make every effort to make its volunteer and employee workforce representative and reflective of the communities in which its services are provided. The FDAC will endeavour to ensure that the workplace, all policies, procedures and practices are free of deliberate or unintentional (systemic) barriers so that no one is disadvantaged.

FDAC adheres to all public health safety practices including pandemic response.