Job (National): Theatre Nova Scotia is Searching for an Executive Director

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Job (National): Theatre Nova Scotia is Searching for an Executive Director

The Executive Director is the senior staff member of Theatre Nova Scotia and provides leadership and direction in ensuring the organization’s programming and services. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for organizational effectiveness, working collaboratively with staff, contractors, and the Board of Directors to serve TNS membership and further the organizational vision.

The ED will be an active participant in the Nova Scotian theatre and arts community, and will be engaged in the national conversation, acting as an advocate for the theatre sector within NS and representing NS theatre’s interests on a regional and national level.

This will be a full-time, 40 hour/week position, with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000.

The Executive Director will lead the organization in:

  • Operations Management – ensuring the efficient administration of day-to-day activities, delegating duties as required
  • Membership Services and Support – development and delivery of services, programming, and
    support for our members and the community, and maintain relationships with current and potential members, providing meaningful support for the community and professional theatre sector in NS.
  • Communications and Advocacy: working with and for its membership, ensuring a strong and united voice on behalf of theatre in Nova Scotia to the public, government, funders, and private sectors and effective communications with and for members.
  • Human Resource Management: Management of staff, contractors and volunteers, creating an effective and collaborative working environment;
  • Financial Management and Revenue Generation – ensuring a financially sustainable organization
    through budget management, as well as diversified earned, private, and public funding streams, including grant writing, donations, and applications to foundations, and sponsors
  • Board Relations and Strategic Direction – working with the Board on strategic planning and policy
    development, recommending appropriate policy issues for the Board’s attention.

The following skills will be considered an asset:

  • Capacity to lead collaboratively, with care, integrity, and vision
  • Passion for theatre and the performing arts
  • Financial acumen and budgeting experience
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizational structures
  • Strong communication skills (speaking, writing, and listening)
  • Ability to think strategically, and set priorities
  • Capable of creating respectful, nurturing, and empowering relationships
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team, fostering a climate of shared respect

Hiring Values: Theatre Nova Scotia encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including (but not limited to) IBPOC folks, persons with disabilities and LGTBQ2+. Applicants from these or other communities wishing to self-identify may do so in their application. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, candidates will be welcomed and encouraged to contact the TNS office for assistance.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (or any other documents that expresses your interest in applying and outlines your skills and abilities) to [email protected] before April 15, 2021. We are also happy to accept applications via phone, video, or audio file if email or text-based format is not accessible to the applicant. Please get in touch via email or leave a message at 902-425-3876.

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