Co-founded by the members of the JUNO-nominated Cecilia String Quartet and now in its 8 year, Xenia Concerts Inc. is a registered charity devoted to creating accessible music and arts events for people and communities who experience barriers at traditional venues. The organization is mostly known for the creation and ongoing direction of a sensory-friendly concert series presented at Meridian Hall (Toronto) that welcomes neurodiverse audience members to enjoy live music in an inclusive and accessible environment. Featured artists have included internationally acclaimed Canadian musicians such as Ensemble Made in Canada, The Rolston String Quartet, and TorQ percussion quartet. Xenia has also developed initiatives to address arts accessibility issues experienced by other populations, leading to partnerships with organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto and Baycrest Centre. Although most Xenia events take place in Toronto, we have extended our reach to stage shows in other cities in both Ontario and Alberta. While Xenia is currently focused on musical presentations, we plan to expand into other artistic disciplines such as dance and inter-disciplinary arts.
Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the Artistic Advisor, the Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director leads and mentors employees of the organization, creating a safe, equitable, empowering, and inclusive workplace while actively fostering diversity and leadership.
Operational Planning and Management
Human Resources Planning and Management
- Excellent organization skills
- Demonstrated customer relations skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Accounting and budget management skills
- Strong computer skills (PC): Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/Publisher), QuickBooks, Adobe, Google Docs, Dropbox, WordPress
- Social Media fluency: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Self-motivated with an ability to multi-task and prioritize
- Ability to develop and manage timelines and meet deadlines
- Ability to work independently and also work well on a small team
- Professional proficiency in both English and French is desirable
- Knowledge of a variety of arts industries is desirable
Open-minded, and enthusiastic working with diverse communities
This is a full-time position requiring an average of 40 hours of work per week, but work hours per week will vary depending on what events are upcoming. Most work can be done from home weekdays between 9am and 5pm, but occasionally the position will require evening and weekend work at concert and event venues. When the organization embarks on special projects that take place outside of Toronto, some travel may be required.
The ideal candidate will have experience in leadership roles in the arts, culture, and / or non-profit sector, and will have a track record of fundraising successes. Candidates should have demonstrated success building and growing relationships and demonstrated ability to create a positive, inclusive work environment.
The Executive Director is expected to attend all or most of the organization’s events and represent the organization in a positive and professional manner. A valid driver’s license is required and access to a vehicle is an asset. Prior experience in theatre/venue management and event presentation is an asset. Due to role requirements and exposure to vulnerable communities, the successful candidate will be required to pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening.
The Executive Director will be expected to work closely with the organization’s Artistic Advisor in the development of new projects and programming of events and will be required to attend monthly Board Meetings and special meetings of the Board, when requested.
Xenia Concerts Inc. supports equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all people.
How to Apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter by email by 5:00pm on March 12, 2021.
3-704 Mcalpine St
Toronto, ON, CA
|Posted:||Feb 17, 2021|
|Closing:||Mar 12, 2021|
|Compensation:||50K To 50K|
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