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FCG Ombudsperson

Call for FCG Ombudsperson, 2023


Hours determined as needed, minimum 2 year term
Start Date: November 2023



1025 Elias Street. London, Ontario 


About Forest City Gallery

Forest City Gallery (FCG) was founded in 1973 by a nationally recognized group of London artists and musicians and is cited as one of Canada’s first artist-run centres. FCG is an artist-run centre founded on artistic autonomy with a commitment to excellence in programming exhibitions and events that reflect and address recent developments in cultural production. FCG serves to foster and support contemporary art, promoting dialogue among local, regional, and international arts communities. FCG represents artists of all disciplines and career levels with a focus on emerging artists and practices.


Responsibilities of the Ombuds

The Forest City Gallery Ombuds is an elected position by FCG’s membership with oversight over Forest City Gallery’s functions and procedures. The Ombuds is not a hired employee and is not affiliated with the Board of Directors. They are meant to act as an impartial third party in events where arbitration, mediation, or interpretation of Gallery policies and Bylaws is required. The role is a two-year commitment, voted in biannually at the Annual General Meeting by Forest City Gallery’s Membership. 

The role and responsibilities of the Ombuds includes:

  • Attendance at the FCG Annual General Meeting and at occasional Board meetings or executive meetings (dependent on information transfer). 

  • Maintenance and monitoring of the email to ensure inquiries are addressed in a timely manner.

  • Maintenance of private and confidential records through a Google Drive associated with the

  • Familiarity with

    • Forest City Gallery Bylaws;

    • International Ombuds Association (IOA) Code of Ethics;

    • International Ombuds Association (IOA) Code of Standards of Practice as they pertain to conflict resolution

  • Assist parties in resolving disputes

  • Refer parties to appropriate resources both internal to Forest City Gallery and externally as they pertain to the concerns of claimants

  • Provide information to leadership regarding problematic trends and systemic matters


Desired Skills
  • Human resources experience

  • Experience on a Board or within a charitable or not-for-profit organization

  • Legal experience in any level of government

  • Passion for arts advocacy and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Knowledge of the arts and/or Canadian arts organizations considered an asset 


How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit a CV to Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview to discuss the role further.


Forest City Galley is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify in the LGBTQ2S+ community and others who reflect the diversity of our community.

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