Manager, Academy Operations

Date Posted: Jan 11, 2022
Application Deadline: Jan 28, 2022
Start Date: Feb 14, 2022

Salary From: 55K To 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote and celebrate Canadian music and artists. CARAS was created in 1975 to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars:

  • Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives;
  • Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs;
  • Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and
  • Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Job Description

Overall Position: The Manager of Academy Operations is responsible for managing the collection, verification and integrity of submissions, adjudication, industry and artist relations. The MAO also manages ticketing planning and execution for all public and private events.

  • Manage the nominating and voting (N&V) process of all awards, and programs where required
  • Manage the review of categories and genres yearly to ensure alignment with and reflection of the diverse and evolving landscape of Canadian music
  • Work with tabulation accountants to ensure policies and procedures are in place that adhere to integrity objectives.
  • Manage all processes related to the Music Advisory Committees and Judges
  • Create tools/workshops on submissions and other processes
  • Maintain and manage the yearly schedule of all functions for N&V and ticketing
  • Manage all ticketing operations for events as required, including planning, execution, leading external relationships, and reporting
  • Manage distribution of statuettes for all JUNO winners and special award recipients
  • Work with submission and voting site platform to ensure all yearly updates are completed and both sites run efficiently
  • Plan, approve and monitor departmental budgets and revenue 
  • Stay current on trends and changes in the music industry
  • Serve our academy delegates and the music industry at large


  • Well-developed working knowledge and passion for the Canadian music industry 
  • Advocate for emerging talent and diversity 
  • Demonstrated ability to convert data into strategic action and improved client service
  • Experience with ticketing systems for large scale events
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player focused on cross-functional collaboration. 

Additional Info:

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences embraces the diversity of all people, including those with disabilities, and aims to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace where employees feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, a person of colour, as having a disability and/or as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, we would be happy to work with you to meet your needs.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject “Manager, Academy Operations”

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