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Managing Director, Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto
Salary: TBD
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: Part-time / Full time (20-37 hours per week)

The Amadeus Choir is searching for a highly-motivated, experienced and creative Managing Director to work in tandem with Artistic Director Lydia Adams and our Board of Directors in leading the administration of the organization. This position is currently part-time, but may become a full-time position in January 2018.

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

  • Five to seven years’ 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 strong background in music or choral organizations would be an asset
  • An undergraduate degree in arts administration or equivalent preferred
  • 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
  • Experience working with SUMAC would be an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

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

Marketing and Audience Development

Lead the Marketing and Audience Development Committee in developing and executing the annual marketing and audience development plans for all season events, including series concerts and fundraising events. This includes the following:

  • Researching and adopting new marketing and publicity opportunities
  • Researching and adopting potential audience development opportunities
  • Maintaining media contact lists and blog contacts
  • Managing the design, creation and printing of all marketing materials for the season, including the season brochure, print ads, postcards/posters, electronic versions of same
  • Work with Marketing Committee to manage website and social media campaign
  • 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
  • Oversee management of internal and external communications, coordinating with volunteers

Fundraising and Development

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

  • 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
  • Write proposals and presentations, in coordination with committee members; 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
  • 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

General Administration

  • Oversee the daily operations of the organization
  • Work with Treasurer and Business Manager 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

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 December 1. 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, the Bach Children’s Chorus and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Please visit our website for more information at www.amadeuschoir.com