The Museum and Archives of North Vancouver Appoints Zoe Mackoff de Miranda as Director

A black and white photo of Zoe Mackoff de Miranda. She is smiling facing the camera.

The Museum and Archives of North Vancouver (MONOVA) has selected Zoe Mackoff de Miranda as Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on May 1, 2023.

Mackoff de Miranda is an accomplished leader with demonstrated executive experience in the arts and culture sector. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, earned revenue, organizational assessment, community building, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining MONOVA, Mackoff de Miranda was at Vancouver Art Gallery, where she initially served as Manager of Art Rental & Sales before advancing to her most recent role of Director of Business Development. During her seven years at the organization, she demonstrated exceptional leadership while overseeing all revenue-generating efforts and developing financial strategies for new ventures that aligned with the Gallery’s values and vision.

Previously, Mackoff de Miranda served as Corporate Account Executive at Hootsuite Media Inc., where she provided expert consulting on social media strategies and helped various organizations leverage social media to achieve their business goals effectively. Throughout her career, Mackoff de Miranda has also held positions at Farmboy Fine Arts, an international art advisory, and Uno Langmann Limited, an art gallery based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mackoff de Miranda holds a bachelor of arts in art history from University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, and a master of arts in fine and decorative art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, United Kingdom.

In making the announcement, Commission Chair of the Museum and Archives of North Vancouver Dee Dhaliwal said, “We’re delighted to welcome Zoe Mackoff de Miranda to the MONOVA team. Zoe is entrepreneurial and an instinctive community builder with deep roots in North Vancouver. I’m looking forward to seeing the impact she will make, and supporting her to engage, strengthen, and inspire our community by exploring the past, present, and future of North Vancouver and its people.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining MONOVA at such an exciting time. With a new purpose-built museum in the heart of The Shipyards, and the rich archives in a beautiful heritage building in Lynn Valley, MONOVA is well positioned to be an inspirational and transformative community hub,” said Mackoff de Miranda. “I look forward to working closely with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl’ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the municipal partners at the City and District of North Vancouver to lead a diverse and inclusive organization where the stories of North Vancouver’s people, places, and past come to life.”

“One of the best parts of being in executive search is seeing the growth of transformational leaders,” said ACG Senior Vice President Menon Dwarka. “Ms. Mackoff de Miranda’s entrepreneurial drive, her boundless energy, and her deep community ties will not only serve MONOVA, but her leadership will be an exciting evolution for the Canadian cultural community.”

April 2023

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