Canadian Music Centre (CMC) mission / mandate
Established in 1959, the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) is a central and vital force in the music scene across Canada. Its mandate is to promote the music of its 800+ Associate Composers, and to encourage the performance and appreciation of Canadian concert music in general. The Centre holds Canada’s largest catalogue with over 22,000 music scores and works that are made available through the CMC Digital Library and the CMC’s four public lending libraries.
The CMC promotes the music catalogue throughout the world and at national and international music trade events; provides an on-demand publishing and orchestral rental service; manages an international distribution service to libraries as well as offering professional repertoire consultations on its vast catalogue of music. In addition the CMC has its own record label Centrediscs and sells more than 1300 CD titles featuring music of its Associate Composers and other Canadian independent recording producers.
CMC is represented through its five regional centres (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax) and easily accessible through its extensive website at www.musiccentre.ca
The CMC promotes the music of its Associate Composers through a number of services:
- Public lending library and Digital Library
- On-Demand publishing, sales / parts rental distribution
- International repertoire marketing and promotion
- Recording label Centrediscs and its international distribution
- Outreach and Educational developments via its Creative Hub spaces
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the organization. Reporting to the National Board, s/he spearheads the ongoing development of the CMC, and is responsible for implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. In concert with the CMC National board and the CMC Regional Directors she/he will move the organization forward in the development and implementation of internal and external goals that reflect the CMC’s vision, mission and business plan. The Executive Director provides overall direction for organizational and administrative management, financial oversight and grant writing / fundraising, and represents the organization to regulatory bodies, the music community, community, donors, funders, supporters and the general public.
Reports to: Board of the Canadian Music Centre
CMC National office – 12 staff
CMC Regional Centres – 4 Directors 5 staff
Advocacy: Cultivates/ maintains and assures professional relationships with
- various levels of government, arts funding agencies, the media
- composer and music community
- larger cultural community & music industry
- develops / maintains a public presence for the CMC as a whole
CMC Services and Management
The Executive Director guides/ directs/ further develops and ensures excellence for the Centre’s overall management and services offered to CMC patrons, clients and CMC Associate Composers throughout Canada in close cooperation with the CMC four Regional Directors (B.C., Prairie, Ontario, and Quebec).
More specifically the Executive Director oversees / directs / guides / develops CMC’s
- Library and Archives Management
- Acquisition management and Composer Liaison
- Repertoire Promotions and Marketing (Distribution)
- On-Demand Publishing, Sales & Rentals
- CentreStreams development
- Centrediscs label production / Distribution
- IT management / CMC website development / maintenance
- HR and staff management
- Accounting, budgetary and financial matters
- CMC Regional & National Creative Hub programs / events
CMC Regional Centres
- Guides, directs Regional Directors on CMC policies, guidelines and day to day management issues and CMC services offered
- Holds annual (bi-annual) face-to-face meetings with Regional Directors (including staff) to establish objectives / goals for the upcoming year.
Office Administration and CMC Board
- Writes operations and project grants and seeks other fund developments
- Communications, Public Relations with CMC stakeholders
- Management of National Board meetings
- Preparation of bi-annual National Board report package
- Correspondence and administrative management (email, reports, speeches, presentations, meetings)
- CMC representation at all external meetings
- Oversees and helps develop fundraising strategies
- Attends concerts, receptions, conferences, represents CMC at public functions
Education and Key Qualifications
- At a minimum a university degree in the arts / business
- Must have significant and proven leadership and management skills developed through progressive not-for-profit arts and culture management positions (min. 10 years)
- Broad familiarity and knowledge of the music genre in general and the Canadian concert music in particular,
- Established relationships with government agencies, arts councils and foundations
- Proven grant writing skills and fundraising expertise, attract foundation / corporate funds
- Solid expertise in cultural not-for-profits and working with boards of directors
- An affinity working with a culturally and politically diverse community
- Experience in dealing with complex budgets and financial planning
- An understanding of the music publishing and international distribution business
- Good understanding of the recording and distribution business
- Familiarity in library and database management
- Experience and ability to raise the visibility of the organization outreach and program development
- At ease in today’s digital and social media environment
- Takes initiative, is visionary, diplomatic and innovative with a high energy level
- Experience in fund raising initiatives and strategies
The CMC is a bilingual, national organization; fluency in French is a major asset.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with APPLICANT NAME in the subject line.
The CMC would like to thank all applicants for their interest; only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted by the hiring committee.