Job Posting

Sector Development Officer (Music)

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Sector Development Officer (Music) within our Economic Development & Culture Division.

Major Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Entertainment Industries, the Music Sector Development Officer leads, develops, and ensures effective delivery of economic development sector-specific programs and activities to enhance the local and international competitiveness of the City’s music sector and facilitates economic growth, export development and job creation.

Acts as a specialist to facilitate economic growth in Toronto's music industry sector.

  • Provides leadership and supports the Economic Development and Culture Division in developing and implementing initiatives that will advance the City’s strategic plans including, Collaborating for Competitiveness, Cultural Capital Gains, Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 and Working as One – A Workforce Development Strategy.
  • Assesses sector development issues and trends, identifying investment opportunities and creating strategic directions, activities and projects accordingly.
  • Manages assigned projects within approved budget limitations, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance and continuous learning
  • Conducts research into assigned area ensuring that such research takes into account domestic and international developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other orders of government and industry
  • Ensures that the project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Develops funding requests and conducts due diligence for funding proposals and administers funds from public and private sector sources.
  • Develops annual sector workplan and budget to improve the business climate, increase employment, attract new investment, develop and strengthen partnerships with other agencies and the private sector as well as City ABCCDs and other orders of government.
  • Develops targets and criteria to measure the effectiveness and success of programs, activities and projects
  • Prepares and delivers presentations on industry trends, competitiveness issues, opportunities for growth, regulatory and policy issues, and workforce development to stakeholder groups including business leaders, other orders of government, regulatory bodies and industry associations and City ABCCDs.
  • Recommends, plans and coordinates the City’s participation at domestic and international festivals, trade shows, conferences and conventions, as well as promotes the City’s economic development and, culture services to national and international businesses and delegations
  • Represents the City on and to inter-divisional and inter-governmental teams, external industry associations and senior level public/private advisory committees and boards. Takes on supporting roles- treasurer/secretary as appropriate to advance City interests.
  • Advises business groups regarding the development of their strategic, marketing, and/or investment attraction plans.
  • Advises City Councillors and senior management regarding company specific and sector business issues, as well as on contentious matters
  • Prepares reports, press releases, content for industry publications, speeches, and presentations for senior management and Council, as well as other information reports for external clients.
  • Negotiates and manages sponsorship agreements.
  • Writes reports to Council on a diversity of issues including funding allocation and program delivery.
  • Manages client service activities on a confidential basis including the provision of direct advice and assistance to companies, business associations, government agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Makes clients aware of municipal, provincial and federal programs available to industry in order to take advantage of various funding opportunities
  • Recommends expenditures and monitors budgets, seeks estimates for services, evaluates proposals and quotes for services.
  • Develops criteria, implements and administers the grant programs.
  • Keeps current and up to date on music industry trends, outlooks and developments.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Considerable experience in the entertainment industry and music sector.
  2. Considerable experience and demonstrated commitment to excellence in customer service.
  3. Considerable experience working collaboratively with senior staff representatives of other orders of government, businesses and associations in regard to stimulating economic growth and job creation
  4. Considerable experience building and working with interdisciplinary teams.
  5. Considerable experience successfully completing projects on time and on budget.
  6. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  7. Ability to interpret City policies, by-laws and guidelines.
  8. Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function combined with relevant technical training experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  9. Highly developed human relation skills, with the ability to communicate, negotiate and develop solid internal and external relationships, analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  10. Sound executive judgement and ability in handling matters of a confidential and/or sensitive nature as it relates to senior business executives, Council and other senior staff.
  11. Proficiency in business administration, research, marketing and policy development.
  12. Familiar with Government legislation in the area of Occupational Health & Safety.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of Toronto's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Job Classification Title    SECTOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Job ID #    1987000 X
Division    Economic Development & Culture
Section    Film and Entertainment
Work Location    CITY HALL, 100 QUEEN ST W
Job Stream    Project Management
Job Type    Permanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate    $82,806.13 - $97,297.20 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly)    70.00
Shift Information    Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week
Affiliation    Non-Union
Number of Positions Open    1

Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 21, 2014
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

City of Toronto

Human Resources Division
5th Floor, West Tower, City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

The City of Toronto strives to be a model of public service excellence and is looking for people who share our values.