Artistic Director

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Location: 
Toronto, ON
Type of Position: 
Artistic
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

The first and most important quality sought in the new Artistic Director is artistic excellence and superb musicianship at an international level.  Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the Executive Director, the Artistic Director must have the skills, abilities, and character to be a catalyst who can lead the TMC to a new level of musical excellence and activity. The Artistic Director is charged with creating an artistic strategy consistent with the vision, mandate, and values of the TMC; as well as programming repertoire, overseeing educational and community outreach activities, and serving as a public face for the organization.   The Artistic Director will be able to inspire and elicit performances of high quality and emotional impact. He/she will be expected to perform publicity/marketing functions, participate in fund-raising events and major gift donor meetings, manage rehearsals and scheduling, and build strong partnerships with other organizations.  The Artistic Director must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, Choir staff, Choir members, the media, artist managers, other arts groups, sponsors, educational institutions, volunteers, audiences and other stakeholders.

Compensation and Benefits: 

The ideal candidate will be an international calibre choral director with an excellent track record in leading large choral ensembles, preferably with experience in working with a major symphony orchestra.  In the past the Artistic Director of the TMC has been resident year-round in the Toronto area.  The organization would be willing and open to discussing alternatives for its artistic leadership.         Compensation commensurate with experience.  

Application Procedure: 

Interested candidates are invited to submit  a letter of interest in confidence, as well as a resume, salary expectations, list of references, up to three audio recordings, and up to three  videos of professional quality (one of which, if possible, has been recorded live in concert)  by Friday, January 25, 2019 to: Margaret GenoveseSenior PartnerGENOVESE, VANDERHOOF & ASSOCIATESgvasearch@gmail.com 77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103Toronto, ON, Canada  M5B 2J7416/340-2762.

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