Operations Manager

Date Posted: Dec 21, 2017
Application Deadline: Jan 05, 2018

Salary: $35,000 - $42,500, commensurate with experience
Province: Ontario
Region: Central Ontario
City: Parry Sound
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Festival of the Sound

The Festival of the Sound is an annual summer chamber music and jazz festival, taking place in the beautiful Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts on the shores of spectacular Georgian Bay, in Parry Sound, Ontario.  In its 39 year history the Festival of the Sound has become a 'go to' destination for musicians and music lovers alike.  

Job Description

The Festival of the Sound (FOTS) is recognized as Canada's premiere summer classical music festival.  It's where the world's best musicians come to play! Noted as one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario, the FOTS is a not-for-profit organization with charitable status, dedicated to presenting an internationally respected celebration of chamber music in the acclaimed Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts on spectacular Georgian Bay. For more details, visit festivalofthesound.ca/current-opportunities

Assisting in all facets of the planning, coordination and delivery of our three week festival, we are seeking an Operations Manager who is highly professional, organized, and detail-oriented. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in financial and administrative management, grant applications and reporting, accounting, payroll, human resource management, retail sales and general office administration.  


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in administration, business, accounting or finance; or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Minimum three to five years of financial management and administrative experience, preferably in the non-profit and arts sector
  • Experience with human resources management, recruitment, and training  
  • Comfort with managing people and systems remotely
  • Computer/software skills with advanced knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks, Theatre Manager, and ADP  is a plus
  • Highly developed organizational skills, the ability to work successfully with teams, and the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines are essential
  • Detail oriented, self-starter and problem solver
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with developing and managing budgets, forecasts and cash flow reports
  • Experience with filing and financial reporting for grants and agreements
  • Knowledge of and experience with the audit process
  • An interest in music and the arts
  • A driver’s license and clean driving abstract are required


Additional Info:

For more information on the Festival of the Sound and this employment opportunity, please visit our website:


How to Apply:

Please apply by email at info@festivalofthesound.ca or by mail at Festival of the Sound, P.O. Box 750, Parry Sound, ON, P2A 2Z1

Contact Info:

Telephone: 705.746.2410 or 1.866.364.0061
Fax: 705.746.2112
Email: info@festivalofthesound.ca
Website: festivalofthesound.ca


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