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Managing Director, Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto

Annual Salary: $28,000 – $32,000

Region: Metro Toronto Area

City: Toronto

Term: 20 – 25 hours per week

The Amadeus Choir is searching for a highly-motivated creative Managing Director to work in tandem with Artistic Director Lydia Adams and our Board of Directors in leading the administration of the organization.  The organization operates with a highly engaged and knowledgable community of volunteers and contracted professionals. This position is currently part-time, but may lead to a full-time position.  The position will require flexible hours and work space.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Managing Director will report to the Board President and work with the Artistic Director, Board committees and volunteers to ensure the successful management and operation of our choral organization, including artistic administration and production of concerts and events, marketing, publicity and audience development, fundraising and development, financial management, and volunteer engagement.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in a management role with a sound knowledge of managing not-for-profit charitable cultural organizations, working with Boards of Directors and volunteers
  • A background in music or choral organizations would be an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to work independently and with volunteer committees
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional multi-tasking skills
  • Proven experience in community and audience development
  • Proven experience in fundraising and development for the cultural sector
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in marketing and social media
  • An undergraduate degree in arts administration or equivalent preferred
  • Experience working with SUMAC would be an asset

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Artistic Administration and Event Production

  • Work with Artistic Team (Artistic Director, Associate Conductor and Assistant Conductor) to plan and manage the concert season, including regular series concerts, competitions, workshops, run-outs, guest appearances and guest artists
  • Work with Artistic Team to finalize rehearsal and concert schedule for choir
  • Negotiate and manage contracts with guest artists, rehearsal, concert and event venues
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for guest appearances with other organizations
  • Manage front-of-house activities, including recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Manage creation and coordination of concert programs with writer, proofreaders, graphic designer and printer
  • Work with Production Manager to ensure concert logistics are tracking and on budget
  • Hire Recording Engineer for archival recordings and coordinate audio support materials for grant applications
  • Assist in managing annual audition process for new and returning choir members
  • Oversee management of music library to ensure music is ordered and/or rented and organized in a timely manner by volunteer Music Librarian
  • Oversee management of ticket sales with volunteer Box Office Manager

 

General Administration

  • Work with Business Manager to oversee the daily operations of the organization
  • Work with Treasurer to manage budget and ensure good financial management
  • Attend Board meetings, provide reports to the Board on current activities and future planning
  • Provide input and analysis to the Board on strategic planning needs and initiatives
  • Provide support to Board members as appropriate
  • Attend choir rehearsals as necessary to ensure regular contact with Board and committee members and choir members
  • Oversee membership recruitment and registration with volunteer membership coordinator

 

Marketing & Communications

Together with the Marketing & Communications Committee, develop and execute the annual marketing & communication plans for all season events, including series concerts and fundraising events, and audience development.  This includes the following:

  • Coordinate with volunteers to oversee management of internal and external communications
  • Work with Marketing & Communications Committee to manage website and social media campaign, and production of marketing materiel.
  • Manage the design, creation and printing of all marketing materials for the season, including the season brochure, print ads, postcards/posters, electronic versions of same
  • Book advertising contracts and deliver ads in a timely manner
  • Arrange for marketing collateral exchanges with other organizations as appropriate
  • Prepare and distribute media releases and information kits as appropriate
  • Submit concert information to listings and websites
  • Maintain media contact lists and blog contacts
  • Research and adopt new marketing and publicity opportunities
  • Research and adopt potential audience development opportunities

 

Fundraising and Development

Together with the Fundraising and Development Committee, develop and execute the annual fundraising and development plan.  This includes the following:

  • Work with committee to develop approach for annual individual donor campaign
  • Assist in sourcing donor lists for individual donor campaigns and for donor recognition in concert programs
  • Work with committee on annual fundraising event(s), providing administrative assistance as necessary
  • Assist in recruiting and coordinating volunteers for fundraising mailings and events
  • Coordinate with volunteers to research funding sources, including foundations, corporations, public funders and individual donors for potential granting and sponsorship opportunities
  • Recommend specific opportunities which would be a fit for the coming two to three seasons and determine appropriate timing and deadlines for proposals
  • In coordination with committee members write proposals and presentations, make presentations where appropriate
  • Lead the government grant writing process, in collaboration with Artistic Director, Board President and Treasurer, and any additional committee members, as appropriate

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience via e-mail to info@amadeuschoir.com by June 15, 2018.  Thank you to all candidates for your interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The Amadeus Choir is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities.  Should you require accommodation during this application and recruitment process, please contact us by email at info@amadeuschoir.com.

The Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Lydia Adams, is one of Canada’s pre-eminent choral groups, known for its professionalism, exceptional musicality, and diverse, high-quality programming. The Choir presents an annual self-produced concert series in Toronto, featuring distinguished artists in works by Canadian and international composers, including traditional and contemporary a cappella repertoire and performances of major works with instrumental ensembles or full orchestra. The Amadeus Choir regularly collaborates and performs with exceptional organizations such as the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Please visit our website for more information at www.amadeuschoir.com