General Manager

Date Posted: Dec 06, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 08, 2018

Salary: Salary range: $50 - $65,000, commensurate with experience.
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Red Sky Performance

Internationally renowned, Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. Our multi-award winning company was founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde.
Our mandate is to create inspiring experiences of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture. 
We have garnered an international reputation for collaborating on landmark projects with some of the most prestigious artists and companies from around the globe. Touring since 2003, Red Sky Performance has delivered over 2,253 performances across Canada and international performances in 12 countries on four continents, including two Cultural Olympiads (Beijing and Vancouver), and opened for Canada at World Expo in Shanghai. They are the recipient of five Dora Mavor Moore awards and nominations, two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, the Smithsonian Expressive Award, among other recognitions.

Job Description

Red Sky Performance is seeking a full-time General Manager for a one-year term, with the possibility of extension.

The role of General Manager is responsible for the management of Red Sky Performance’s operational plan which incorporates objectives and targets for programs, planning and logistics, national and international touring, revenue generation, grant writing, proposals and negotiations, administrative and personnel contracts, budgeting and reporting. Working with the staff and the Board of Directors to prepare a comprehensive Annual Business Plan, ancillary budget and supporting process, and overseeing sound financial management and governance in conjunction with the Board of Directors. This position will enable the General Manager to develop new skills and extend his or her knowledge of Indigenous arts and culture within Canada’s leading First Nations’ organization.

The General Manager requires a deep commitment to and engagement with Red Sky Performance’s artistic goals and company ethos, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and an excellent work ethic. Under the leadership of the Executive & Artistic Director, and working in a collegiate manner with other staff members, the General Manager will make a valuable and tangible contribution to achieving Red Sky Performance’s vision ‘To create inspiring experiences of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture’.

The role of General Manager is a dynamic, action-oriented position with core responsibility for managing the Red Sky Performance administration; developing and overseeing the implementation of forward programming; contracting and coordinating the employment of artistic, production and administrative personnel; preparing and monitoring operating and project budgets; overseeing national and international touring; negotiating contracts for productions, partnerships and new initiatives; writing proposals for, and reporting on, funding submissions to government, private and business funders; representing Red Sky Performance at industry and business forums, arts markets and conferences.

As an Indigenous arts organization, we believe that a cultural connection is important for effective communication within our office and artistic environment and the General Manager will reflect this.

As an integral part of the Red Sky Performance team, the General Manager will work with us to develop processes and outcomes that have integrity, depth of meaning and experience, and a tangible cultural sensibility that is uniquely Red Sky Performance.

To learn more about Red Sky Performance, visit our website:

We invite qualified candidates to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, outlining qualifications and describing why you are suited to the position.

The General Manager will be chosen for her or his unique synergy of skills and self-identified professional development targets.


Skills and Qualifications:

At least five years relevant professional work experience.

University or college degree in areas such as: humanities, arts administration, business management, creative industries, cultural sector and/or not-for-profit sector.

Demonstrated skills and expertise in business and arts administration, in areas such as operations, finance, governance, human resources, fundraising, public affairs.

High level of professionalism and ability to interface with senior-level professionals.

Ability to interact with multiple and diverse individuals and groups.

Excellent communication, analytical, and motivational skills.

Experience with strategic planning, goal and target setting. 

Strong organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and to manage a number of projects in a deadline driven environment.

Must show initiative and drive in completing projects and achieving results.

Knowledge of the Indigenous arts community and cultures a strong asset.

Demonstrated research abilities and expertise in maintaining paper and database files.

Solid computer skills, specifically with Word, Excel.

Commitment to work scheduled business hours as well as after hours, as required.

We encourage candidates of Indigenous ancestry to apply.

Additional Info:

Red Sky Performance is one of Canada’s most dynamic, award-winning, contemporary Indigenous performance companies, always on the leading-edge, creating original contemporary Indigenous performance in dance, theatre, music, and media.

Red Sky Performance has proud and solid roots in Toronto’s vibrant community where we develop new creations that illuminate themes, aesthetics, and values of importance to Indigenous peoples. We have created, produced, presented, and toured works of artistic merit and relevance, helping to raise the artistic ceiling through our productions in Canada and worldwide for urban, rural, and reserve communities.

To learn more about Red Sky Performance, visit our website: 

How to Apply:

A cover letter and CV should be sent to the Executive & Artistic Director, Sandra Laronde.
By email to:

Contact Info:

Name: Sandra Laronde


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