Interim Managing Director (maternity cover)

Date Posted: Oct 17, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 01, 2019
Start Date: Jan 06, 2020

Salary From: 60K To 75K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Toronto Dance Theatre

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for the intelligent, provocative vision of its choreography and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. Founded in 1968, TDT has produced a remarkable body of original Canadian choreography, which has had a profound influence on the development of dance in Canada.

Under Christopher House’s direction, the company has opened its doors to collaborations with a wide variety of Canadian and international artists in many disciplines. International exchanges with choreographers from Berlin, Paris, Brussels and New York have brought stimulating new perspectives to the Toronto dance scene, as has the company’s work with post-modern icon Deborah Hay. TDT’s biennial Emerging Voices Project and annual Creation Residencies support the development of the next generation of dance artists; outreach events such as the In Conversation series facilitate an exchange of ideas between artists and the audience, and TDT’s Education program offers an immersive dance experiences for young audiences in the GTA. TDT’s dancers are a diverse group of highly skilled artists who play an essential role in the creative process.

Job Description

TDT is seeking an Interim Managing Director to work closely with the Artistic Director during Toronto Dance Theatre’s 2019/20 production season, running January to June 2020, to cover a maternity leave. This leadership role will oversee the day-to-day operations, including the following responsibilities:
  • Manage fulltime and seasonal staff (Marketing, Development, Production, Artistic) including all human resource duties as required
  • Manage the operating budget of approximately $1 million, ensuring production budgets stay on track and managing accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and administration related to Canada Revenue Agency
  • Report to TDT’s Board of Directors on finances and operations at monthly board meetings
  • Steward and foster relationships with TDT’s external stakeholders including the professional dance community, funders, donors and audience
  • Act as representative for TDT in all public forums
  • Work with The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s leadership team to co-lead the operations of 80 Winchester where both organizations are resident tenants
  • Other duties as assigned.


We are seeking a senior manager with demonstrated experience leading teams and organizations. The candidate must have experience in live performing arts as they will work closely with the artistic and production team to oversee a busy production season over a 5-month period. The candidate will have sound knowledge and experience related to operating a non-profit charitable organization and working with a Board of Directors.
This role is initially an 8-month contract with the possibility of extension. As a performing arts company, the position requires flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends. Ideally, the candidate will be available for a few days of handover with the current Managing Director in December 2019.

How to Apply:

To be considered for the role, please send your résumé with cover letter detailing how you are a fit for the position in pdf format (please label your pdf with your name) to no later than Friday November 1, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed as received. We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Unfortunately, 80 Winchester Street is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
Toronto Dance Theatre is committed to employment equity through a process which identifies and eliminates any discrimination in the organization’s employment procedures and policies. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who identify as LGBTQ2, First Nations, Inuit & Métis, people of colour, and people with disabilities.


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