Artistic Producer

Date Posted: Jul 05, 2017
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2017
Start Date: Sep 11, 2017

Salary: Negotiable
Province: Alberta
City: Calgary
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Contract
Career Level:

Organization Description


JazzYYC is Calgary's jazz collaborative. We present, support and promote jazz in Calgary all year round with two festivals, an 8-concert series, and numerous events in support of International Jazz Day.

Job Description

The Board of Directors of JazzYYC is excited to announce that we are hiring two paid positions to join our organization on 6-month part-time contracts that would be subject to renewal.  For 5 years JazzYYC, has achieved measured and steady growth, with numerous sold out shows and successful festival programs, solely with the dedicated efforts of volunteers. The Board recognizes that the workload has become too heavy to continue operating with just volunteers, and has decided to take the organization to the next level by hiring support staff. 

As a result, we are posting job announcements for two key positions that will report directly to the Board. 

The Artistic Producer position is also a 6 month contract (with the possibility for extension) that will encompass managing and implementing the artistic vision for the Society, which includes an 8-event concert series, two separate jazz festivals in June and November, and a month of programming in April, around Jazz Appreciation Month.

This position requires direct experience in the field of artistic direction and production. Candidates are expected to be independent music/entertainment contractors with a love for jazz music.

For full details of the job description, please go to



Required Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

• Deep knowledge of the jazz scenes in Canada and around the world.
• At least 5 years of experience booking and/or promoting concerts in Canada, with a working knowledge of the Alberta music scene preferred.
• An impeccable reputation as a positive contributor to the success of the music communities in which they have worked.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple relationships, including volunteers, patrons, sponsors, and business partners.
• Able to identify key issues and creatively and strategically overcome internal and external challenges or obstacles.
• High level of integrity, confidentiality, reliability and accountability.
• Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
• Demonstrate independent thinking, initiative and sound judgement.
• Ability to effectively utilize computer applications and technology related to the work.

Additional Info:

JazzYYC is a registered charitable organization whose objectives are:

a) To advance the public's appreciation of the arts by providing high quality public performances of jazz music;

b) To advance education by providing learning activities for aspiring young jazz musicians that include opportunities to perform in public and by increasing the public's knowledge of jazz through concerts, presentations, and information material;

c) To advance education by providing publicly available scholarships to musicians to undertake study of jazz performance; and

d) To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above charitable purposes.

How to Apply:

To apply, please go to and complete an application form.

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