Managing Director

Date Posted: May 03, 2021
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
Start Date: Jun 01, 2021

Salary From: 40K To 50K
Province: Nova Scotia
City: Canning
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: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a creative hub: an arts education, creation and performance centre with art galleries, artist residencies, arts camps for kids, teen arts academies, a summer dance school,  community outreach in and through the arts and environmental and culinary arts programming. 

We are also host to Two Planks and a Passion Theatre, our resident theatre performing outdoors on our landscape each summer for 3 months. 
 555 Ross Creek Rd, Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Job Description

Imagine working in a place where you can see the sunsets over the magnificent Bay of Fundy from your window, where there are trails for you to use on your breaks, where the local community is thriving and has the amenities of a city while being in a peaceful rural setting.

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre are sister organizations sharing some resources under the umbrella of the CoastArts Association. Giving voice through the arts, we serve the public on our 178 acre property and our spectacular facilities through professional live performance, international artist residencies, arts education at all levels and in all disciplines, and through community outreach.

As our organization enters its 30th season, we are looking for a Managing Director who is passionate about the arts, brings experience in non profit and/or arts management, and who is excited to help us build further resilience for the Centre and Two Planks.


We seek a passionate and energetic Managing Director to become one of the leaders responsible for building the future of our organization. Ross Creek and Two Planks are growing and looking forward to our emergence from the pandemic era stronger than ever.

Reporting to the board, the Managing Director will work alongside Ross Creek Centre Executive Director and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Artistic Director, and together they will collaborate to lead artists, staff, the board, and the community in realizing our mission and goals for artistic excellence, education, community engagement, and financial stability.

Within this collaborative partnership, the Managing Director is responsible for:

  • Providing administrative direction and leadership for the organization, ensuring fiscal responsibility and financial performance, and a strong, healthy, forward-thinking organizational structure and culture
  • Effective management of the overall business, administration and operations of both Ross and Two Planks

Please see full job description and responsibilities at


Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated business acumen with strong management skills. These include:
● Ability to develop and sustain a clarity of vision and strategic focus; ability to balance competing demands well; effectively plan, establish, articulate, and maintain effective organizational and operational priorities.
● Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal communication skills; proven record of ability to work in collaborative working relationships
● Demonstrated management experience to sustainably manage the overall operations of short, intermediate and long-term goals
● Experience in basic accounting and budgeting, fiscal management of a non-profit organization including building revenue and philanthropic support, including grant management and reporting
● Knowledge of human resources and operations management ● A strong sense of collegiality and a dedication to teamwork is essential
● A passion for the arts is vital

Qualification Requirements:
● Minimum of either 2 years executive experience in a non-profit arts organization of similar size, or 3 years experience as a department head or senior staff of an organization of greater size
● A degree in business, non-profit administration/management would be an asset

Additional Info:

We are looking for a candidate who is

  • highly organized,
  • dedicated to the arts,
  • ideally with experience in managing an arts or arts-related organization
  • willing to pitch in as part of a small but mighty team.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2021.

SALARY: $42,000-$50,000 depending on experience

BENEFITS: Health, incl. dental and paramedical, Creative Renewal Time, and other benefits


The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre are looking for innovative and creative individuals who care about arts in the community and who love rural living. The Centre is committed to creating a great team environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, and we strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

While all applications are appreciated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:

Please email a letter of interest, incl. what you know about RCCA/2P, and what you would bring to our team, references, and CV to Ms. Chris O’Neill, Executive Director,
DEADLINE: May 15, 2021.

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