Job Type: Full-time Contract (2-year contract with possibility of renewal)

Salary Range: $75k -$80K

Location: Office in Toronto, ON - Hybrid work (In office & remotely)

Start date: May 2, 2022

ABOUT b current

b current Performing Arts splashed onto the scene in 1991, when ahdri zhina mandiela founded the company in Toronto. Since inception, b current has developed scores of internationally celebrated artists and their works, with a focus always on engaging the community and creating space for diverse voices to be heard.

We are hotbed for culturally-rooted theatre development in Toronto. Originally founded as a place for Black artists to create, nurture, and present their new works, our company has grown to support artists from all diasporas. Over three decades, we have created space for intersectional voices to be heard, always with a focus on engaging the communities from which our stories emerge. As a result, these communities trust our company and respect the work that we do. Whether our audiences identify with our work through ethnic experience, social values, or political awareness, these groups are loyal to our programming because they recognise the high level of cultural authenticity and integrity we foster in our artists and their works. We develop new and old works by intersectional artists with specific emphasis radical content and form. We produce daring theatre creations and since inception we’ve mounted over a dozen main stage plays, and 100+ other public performances.

 

The Board of b current Performing Arts is seeking a visionary, passionate and administratively-focused Executive Director to lead the organization into a future where it continues to grow and flourish.

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JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to and collaborating with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for a range of operational and administrative matters; including the human resources (managing the staff team)  and financial management of the organization, developing and operationalizing short and long-term financial goals and strategic objectives, implementing programming, leading the team of staff, contractors, and volunteers, as well as acting as an ambassador for the organization building relationships that further the organization’s mission. 


 

EXPERIENCE

  • 4 + years of Leadership experience including human resources management with staff, contractors, volunteers

  • Experience with supporting strong governance through a board of directors with previous experience on a non-profit board of directors is a strong asset

  • Experience in and understanding of the performance arts industry; international industry understanding an asset

  • Event planning experience is an asset

  • Demonstrated success in preparing grant applications and reports.

  • Demonstrated fundraising success from individuals and corporate partners

  • Strong financial acumen – experience with budgetary responsibility including setting and adhering to a budget and understanding financial reports at a working level

  • Expertise working in a digital environment (Google Workspace,, Zoom, Wix, QuickBooks, Raisely)

  • Familiarity with digital service delivery, user journeys, and contact and information management.

 

SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND VALUES

  • Strong communicator (written and verbal) in English

  • Understanding of marketing, social media, communications, and branding to ensure internal and external communications are clear and relevant and useful

  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial able to take initiative as well as able to work collaboratively

  • Strategic thinker able to see the big picture but also detail-oriented

  • Visionary leader who is respectful of the organization’s current success while demonstrating foresight and building new possible directions

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and conflicting deadlines

  • Values diversity and willing to continually work to create an equitable and inclusive environment for the organization both internally (staff, board) and externally (amongst members, at organizational events)

  • Demonstrates a passion for the arts

  • Ability to build and strengthen relationships with stakeholders (Board, members, potential members, other arts organizations, funders, government, etc.)

  • Available to travel to industry events both across Canada and internationally as required

  • Digitally curious and process-driven. Always looking to experiment, iterate and find better, more efficient ways to operationalize strategic plans.

 

EDUCATION

Minimum of one relevant post-secondary degree such as arts, communications, or business or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


 

TO APPLY

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the form embedded below.

Application deadline:  March 5, 2022 at 5pm EST. 

b current is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability status.

If you require access solutions to participate in the application process, please contact office@bcurrent.ca . We thank all applicants for their interest, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Executive Director