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Managing Director - Toronto Consort

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Province: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Managing Director
Deadline: June 3, 2016
Posted: April 28, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Board of Directors and working collaboratively with the Artistic Director, the Managing Director is responsible for the overall administrative, financial and daily operations of the Toronto Consort. The Managing Director takes a lead role in all of the organization’s activities and projects including budgeting, financial management, fund-raising, education and outreach program delivery, audience engagement and customer service, and community partnerships. A Director of Marketing & Communications, the Front of House Manager, and a part-time bookkeeper report to this position, along with a number of on-going contract positions. Ticketing services are provided by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s box office.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a performing arts organization, some background in not for profit arts management, and a university degree in music/arts and/or business management or equivalent experience in arts administration.

The new Managing Director will have excellent analytical, financial and organizational skills. Other necessary characteristics would include political savvy and diplomacy, good oral and written communication skills, a track record in community participation and partnership, and experience in leading and developing people. Experience in fund-raising, working with individuals, foundations, and corporations, as well as government funders, is imperative.

Knowledge of concert production is important as the Managing Director has oversight responsibility—in collaboration with the Artistic Director--for contracting artistic and technical personnel, insurance coverage, service agreements, rights and royalties, as well as working with tour presenters and the American Federation of Musicians.

The Managing Director in collaboration with the Artistic Director and the Board represents the Toronto Consort to the public, the media, donors, funders, and other community stakeholders. The Managing Director must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff , artists, board members, artist managers, other arts groups, sponsors, educational institutions, volunteers, and the audience.

We seek an intuitive listener and synthesizer of ideas and possibilities, a person inspired to leverage his/her business acumen with a passion for the performing arts world, helping to facilitate the Toronto Consort/s present and future.

Contact Information

Other Information and Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and a list of references by Friday, June 3, 2016 in confidence to:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, ON
Canada M5B 2J7

For additional information see:

Employer Profile

Since its founding in 1972, the Toronto Consort has become internationally recognized for its excellence in the performance of medieval, Renaissance, and early baroque music. Led by Artistic Director David Fallis, nine of Canada’s leading early music specialists, both singers and instrumentalists, comprise this unique and treasured organization.

The ensemble performs an annual subscription series at the Trinity-St. Paul Centre in Toronto and has toured on a regular basis across Canada and internationally. The Toronto Consort has 10 CD’s to its credit, two of which were nominated for Juno Awards.

Recently the ensemble has been called upon to produce a considerable amount of music for several historical-drama television series including The Tudors, The Borgias, and The Vikings, and recorded the soundtrack for Atom Egoyan’s award-winning film, The Sweet Hereafter.

Unusual for an early music ensemble is our commitment to contemporary repertoire. Canadian composers such as John Beckwith, Lothar Klein, and David Keane have written pieces especially for The Toronto Consort. The Consort quite consciously works with artists from other disciplines in order to present early music in a fuller, more accessible context to contemporary audiences.

The Toronto Consort will soon celebrate its 45th season and is discussing possible new areas of growth and development. This is an opportunity for the Managing Director to help shape the future of this distinctive ensemble.

The annual budget is approximately $500,000.

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