Interim Managing Director

Date Posted: Jun 12, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 26, 2018

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description


Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances.  Under the outstanding leadership of Chief Artistic Advisor Jeanne Lamon, C.M., it has excelled equally in music ranging from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics.  In the words of Gramophone, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.”

Job Description

Tafelmusik, Canada’s leading period instrument orchestra is seeking an Interim Managing Director (IMD) to oversee its administrative functions while it conducts a search for a full time Managing Director.  The IMD will work closely with Tafelmusik’s dynamic new Music Director, Elisa Citterio and will play a key part in the success of an ambitious 40th anniversary season.   The Interim Managing Director will also be considered for the full-time role if this is desired. 

This will be a contract position that starts on August 1st and will have an initial term of five months.  The engagement may be extended by mutual agreement.  The IMD will report to the Chair of Tafelmusik’s board of directors.   He/she will oversee direct reports in the areas of Marketing, Operations, Development and Finance.  The IMD will also work on the preparation of grant applications, oversee the release of two recordings on Tafelmusik’s media label and have other duties as assigned by the Chair.  This is a great opportunity to work with a talented group of people and help build Tafelmusik’s presence in Canada and internationally. 


  • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior management role with a mid sized performing arts organization.
  • Collaborative personality that can engage with a team and lead results.
  • Well organized, good communicator and capable of understanding and leading all of the functional areas identified above.
Based in Tafelmusik’s Toronto office on Bloor Street, this position is a full-time role and will require attendance of concerts in the evenings and weekends as appropriate. 

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are asked to email their resume and covering letter to the attention of Victor D'Souza, Chair Search Committee at the following address:
Tafelmusik thanks all applicants in advance for their interest in this position.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Contact Info:

Name: Victor D'Souza


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