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Call for Applications: Business/Arts

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2021 Call for Participants

Business / Arts is thrilled to announce the second intake for our Executive Leadership program. This program was initially developed in response to a need and demand to nurture a talent pool of arts leaders in Canada and prepare them to transition and extend their current leadership to take on roles in leading some of Canada’s largest arts institutions. The goal of this program is to provide mentorship and career development particularly for those who are interested in leading large arts, culture and heritage institutions, creating an opportunity to diversify our leadership and allow for aspiring leaders to access established arts leaders from large Canadian cultural organizations. 

This is a one year program open to 10 arts leaders across Canada who will be paired with key leaders in the arts sector. These leaders will act as your mentor, providing leadership, advice and counsel, as well as sharing valuable knowledge and insight to support your professional development and facilitate valuable networking opportunities. 

Who should apply?

We are looking for current or former executive directors (within the last 3 years) or the head of a major department within art, culture or heritage organizations in a paid, permanent capacity with a minimum of three staff members, three years of consistent programming history, and an operating budget of at least $700,000. 

Business / Arts welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We are particularly interested in and encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, including racialized and Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Apply here.

Now Hiring at Confederation Centre of the Arts

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We’re Recruiting For…  

Arts Education Administrator

The Arts Education Administrator works closely with the Associate Director of Arts Education  to ensure the successful delivery of the Centre’s arts education programs. Arts Education plays a  vital role in building community support for the Confederation Centre of the Arts, and the Arts  Education Administrator is tasked with maintaining and building these relationships. 

Duties will include, but are not limited to: 

Field phone calls, emails, and drop-ins pertaining to Arts Education  

Accept and process registrations 

Process payments 

Prepare class lists 

Prepare brochure/ information letter and labels for mail out 

On-going communications with parents, students, and teachers 

Assist with show preparations 

Assist with program preparation and wind-up 

Studio organization  

Manage inventory of costumes and props within the Arts Education department Communicate with and support program instructors 

Working on a flexible schedule (including days, evenings, and weekends as required) according to  operational needs (ie: registrations, classes, performances, etc.) 

other duties as required 

The ideal Candidate will have: 

Previous administrative experience 

Experience in western theatrical dance genres (ie: ballet, jazz, contemporary) 

Post-secondary training in Dance/the Performing Arts 

Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) 

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and prioritize efficiently 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; English essential 

The following would be considered an asset:  

Bilingualism (French/English), and/or other languages (Mandarin) 

Experience in other areas of the Performing Arts 

Post-secondary training in Dance/the Performing Arts 

How to Apply 

By email to the attention of Sam Doyle, HR Manager at or  in hard copy during regular business hours at the Security Desk of the Administration Offices  located at 145 Richmond Street in Charlottetown.  

Confederation Centre of the Arts is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment.  We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and upon request will accommodate candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. 

Closing Date: 4pm Friday, February 12th 2021

Now Hiring at Indian River Festival

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Executive Director – Indian River Festival 

The Indian River Festival has been bringing the very best in classical, traditional, folk,  jazz and world music to Historic St. Mary’s on Prince Edward Island for 25 years. The  Festival seeks a highly self-motivated Executive Director to fulfil its mission, vision and  strategic plan along with the Festival Board and Artistic Director. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors of Indian River Festival Association Inc., the  Executive Director will manage the day to day operations of the Festival at its office  located in Kensington, PEI and provide leadership in developing program, organizational  and financial practices. You will be the Festival’s primary public Ambassador developing productive relationships with the many stakeholders of the organization – funders and  supporters in public and private sectors, the local community leaders and colleagues in  similar organizations. 

You will ensure that the Indian River Festival maintains its highly earned trust among our  patrons and other stakeholders for the quality of the performances and its proprietary  musical experience that continues to attract and delight audiences.  

We’d like to hear from applicants who are building a career in arts administration and  who have at least 3 – 5 years of relevant experience and education.  

Please send your resume in confidence to Board Member, Patricia Hobbs at Applications should be received by February 16, 2021. 

Visit for more details about us. 

This is a full-time position from April 1st to November 1st and part-time for the rest of  the year (1600 hours in total). The ideal start date is March 1st

Roles and Responsibilities of the Executive Director Position 

execute the mission and the long-term strategic plan of the Festival

provide leadership in operational excellence in accordance with the policies and  objectives of the organization  

provide leadership in developing program, fundraising, financial and marketing plans  in collaboration with existing committees and working groups 

create an operational plan in accordance with corporate objectives and planning  cycle 

be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices

establish and nurture sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements  with community groups and organizations 

represent the Festival, its programs and point of view of the organization to agencies,  organizations, and the general public

maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal,  provincial and local regulations 

provide direct support to the Board, Board Executive, Artistic Director and key  committees 

ensure that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of Historic St. Mary’s  and the Festival and all important factors influencing it 

be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both  paid staff and volunteers; and ensure sound HR practices are in place 


interest in running an organization that delivers world-class artistic programs and  services  

experience in management and leadership of not-for-profit or volunteer based  organization 

experience of working in collaboration with a Board of Directors

creative experience with “friend and fund” raising – successful grant writing,  solicitation of corporate/public sector funding, development of supporters and  partnerships 

proven ability in managing staff and interacting with a wide range of individuals

ability to write and edit communication documents of all kinds: funding requests,  business presentations, information pieces, fundraising communications

extraordinary listening and collaborative skills  

computer literate – Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and social media

thorough understanding of financial and budget oversight 

post-secondary education in arts or business management an asset  

Personal Qualities – Human Octopus 

as this is a small organization, the ED must be both hands on to deal with immediate  needs and future thinking, as well as being an incredibly resourceful and innovative  leader, seeking opportunities for appropriate expansion and enhancements


pride yourself in your rigour… the attention to detail 

collaborative in working with the various stakeholders of the Festival, including staff,  Board, funders, artists, colleagues in other related organizations, etc.

a self-starter, capable of working with limited supervision and within agreed upon  Board-Executive Director requirements 

effective communicator; one-on-one, in writing and in presentations

as a steward of a valued long standing not-for-profit organization, you must behave  in an ethical, accountable and transparent manner 

lots of energy, ideas, creative, with a positive “can do” attitude

Now Hiring-Young at Heart

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Young at Heart is now hiring for two positions.

Position 1:

Young at Heart Theatre is hiring Theatre Arts Interns.

If you have been working in theatre arts or other arts industries, or have had significant training in the arts and are now unemployed, underemployed or unable to find work due to Covid-19, we can provide training to upgrade your skill set to help you acquire work in various arts fields. We will be training in arts administration, sound and lights, video and livestreaming, event planning, tour coordinating and more.

There will also be opportunities for performance and creativity, working on a project for the stage.

Applicants must be:

  • Unemployed, underemployed or unable to find work
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada; permanent resident
  • Currently living on PEI

The term of these positions is up to 21 weeks and will begin as soon as possible.

The salary is $12.85/hour for 40 hours/week.

Much of the training will take place at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown.

Access to a vehicle is ideal but consideration will be given to all candidates.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Deadline to apply:  Feb 5th,2021

Young at Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors, Inc

PO Box 3297

Charlottetown PE C1A 8W5



Position 2:


Young at Heart Theatre is looking for a dynamic performer for an upcoming concert tour.

We are looking for an experienced singer with a soprano to mezzo-soprano range( A3-E5). The ideal candidate has a facility with various styles of music including folk, jazz, country and pop, is a skilled harmonizer, and is very comfortable with choreographed movement.

Ability to play guitar, ukulele or other instruments would be a bonus, but is not a requirement.

Rehearsals begin Mid-March. Tour dates will be spread out from late March and into the summer with some flexibility of dates.

Deadline to apply: February 5th, 2021.

Send photo and resume to:

Young at Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors Inc