Job Vacancy for CEO and Artistic Director

Music for Canberra is in search of a dynamic, creative leader with a passion for music education and performance to fill an important leadership role in Canberra arts. The appropriately skilled and experienced candidate will continue to build the profile and artistic integrity of Music for Canberra (MFC) programs as its CEO and Artistic Director (CEO/AD).

 

Position:  CEO and Artistic Director

 

Music for Canberra is in search of a dynamic, creative leader with a passion for music education and performance to fill an important leadership role in Canberra arts. The appropriately skilled and experienced candidate will continue to build the profile and artistic integrity of Music for Canberra (MFC) programs as its CEO and Artistic Director (CEO/AD).

 

The ideal candidate will possess skills to manage programs in music excellence and inclusion, supported by experience in building stakeholder relations, finance and governance. The ideal candidate will have experience and a passion for music education and performance, and will develop the strategic direction of MFC to ensure its sustainability and future growth.

 

The CEO/AD reports to the MFC Board.  The CEO/AD is responsible for all governance and artistic operations of the business including program development, staff design and supervision, major functions and performances across the various programs. The CEO/AD is responsible for managing workflows during the year, funding applications and compliance for the business.

 

There will be a generous handover period with the outgoing CEO/AD and induction materials to help the successful candidate transition into the role.

  • Salary $87,000 as part of remuneration package
  • Permanent full-time
  • Unique opportunity to lead one of Canberra’s Key Arts Organisations
  • Successful candidate commencement date, Monday 30th October, 2017

 

Applications

Applications close:       Monday September 18th 2017 at 5pm

Interviews will be conducted: Thursday 21st September and

Please provide:

  • cover letter addressing the selection criteria,
  • a current CV, and
  • contact details of at least THREE referees.

Send to:

CEO & Artistic Director, Kathleen Grant at kathleen@musicforcanberra.org.au

For more information, please contact kathleen@musicforcanberra.org.au or call 02 6182 0035.

 

Position Description and Selection Criteria

 

TITLE:                          CEO & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CLASSIFICATION:        Full-time Permanent

REPORTS TO:              Board of Directors


About Music for Canberra

Music for Canberra is a Key Arts Organisation and not for profit (registered charity) providing musical experiences to over 600 members ranging from 18 months old to active seniors.  Sponsored by artsACT, Music for Canberra draws on its 80 year history to be the leading provider of inclusion and standard of excellence of music engagement programs.  Programs include the award winning Mixed Abilities Program for children and adults living with a disability, early childhood music development classes, Canberra Youth Orchestra and Canberra Children’s Choir as well as Brass Groups, Rock Academy and Seniors Choirs totalling over 30 ensembles.  In addition to Music for Canberra also provides individual, shared and group lessons on a wide variety of instruments to cater for all tastes, genres and personal music goals.

Role

Working within a close-knit administrative team, the CEO & Artistic Director (CEO/AD) will provide artistic leadership for the organisation, undertake regular reviews of existing Music for Canberra programs and develop an ongoing artistic plan for the organisation.

 

The CEO/AD promotes the organisation in the broader music community and forges strong working relationships with musical, arts and other community organisations. The CEO/AD is accountable to a board of directors, who also serve in an advisory capacity as required.

 

The CEO/AD is responsible for creating and updating the Strategic Plan, and delivering on KPIs developed in discussion with the Senior Administrative team, and agreed upon by the Board. The CEO/AD uses statistics on business activity generated by the Senior Administrative to inform funding acquittals, inform improvements to business direction and report to the Board.

 

The CEO/AD has the key responsibilities below. There is scope for the candidate to apply desirable attributes to add value to Music for Canberra and complement their key responsibilities.

Key responsibilities

  • Set direction for Music for Canberra activities, stakeholder relationships, staff and members.
  • Provide leadership that strengthens Music for Canberra as a recognised and preferred provider of music tuition and performance opportunities within the ACT.
  • Develop and implement an annual artistic plan for the organisation, in consultation with the Board, Artistic Committee, staff and members.
  • Reports to the Board on strategic issues, opportunities and challenges in programs and administration.
  • Oversee business administration budget and budgets for programs and key projects with the Treasurer.
  • Develop fundraising and sponsorship opportunities in consultation and support of the Board and the Marketing Manager.
  • Represent Music for Canberra at events and builds relationships within the Canberra region, music and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Ensure good governance in accordance with the strategic plan, funding bodies and government requirements for not for profits (including compliance, reports and acquittals related to fundraising and grants).Manages and nurtures ensembles and programs to the satisfaction of Music for Canberra stakeholders and artistic objectives.
  • Supports and motivates staff to fulfil roles.

Desirable attributes

  • Relevant networks and contacts in Canberra, in music and the not-for-profit community.
  • Demonstrated experience in musical performance and tuition at a professional level, and skills across diverse musical genres and programs.
  • Experience in building productive working relationships with artists and musicians.
  • Experience in customer service and people management, preferably in a not for profit organisation.
  • Experience in event management.
  • Qualifications or professional in music, performance and education.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated competence in developing and delivering longer term plans and strategies in a creative, community or education environment.
  2. Experience in managing music events and tuition at a professional level, across diverse genres and programs.
  3. Demonstrated relationship management and communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and initiative while operating in an independent and fast-moving environment.
  5. Highly experienced in managing governance and staff, preferably in a not for profit organisation.
  6. Demonstrated experience in achieving excellence, diversity and inclusion in programs.

Essential

All application must include:

  1. Cover letter addressing the selection criteria.
  2. A current CV.
  3. Names and contact details of at least THREE referees.

 


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