Executive Director

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Executive Director

The Adult Recreational Choir Society of Calgary (ARC) was formed in 2002 to provide creative and challenging opportunities for adults to enrich their lives through musical expression and performance. Growing to four choirs under the ARC umbrella over two decades, all programs are non-auditioned and feature challenging, eclectic and diverse repertoire. A very diverse membership that comes from different backgrounds, ages and stages, adds variety and creates a stimulating and supportive community environment for all.

ARC performances are characterized by professional staging, colorful costumes, and choreography complementing the music.

An exciting and unique opportunity exists to contribute to the cultural fabric of our community as ARC’s executive director. This position takes on added importance during and after the global pandemic. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2022, ARC has adapted to challenging circumstances throughout its history and emerged a stronger, more vibrant organization. The next ARC executive director will have the opportunity to rebuild a flourishing arts organization whose members have been unable to gather together since March 2020. A brilliant future awaits and the strength of our community will ensure we thrive again.

Responsible to the board of directors, the executive director (ED) ensures the efficient and effective delivery of ARC programs in alignment with the vision, mission and strategic plan. Together with the operations team including a business manager and program & communications administrator, the ED provides operational and strategic oversight of all aspects of operational and administrative functions. Alongside the artistic director, the ED will build a cohesive, inclusive and high-performance team while actively promoting a positive community atmosphere within ARC. Preparing the organization for a safe re-entry post-pandemic will be a top priority for the incumbent.

The executive director, together with the artistic director, works closely with the ARC board of directors in achieving the goals established in the strategic plan. Three key focus areas have been identified: financial stability, program development, and systems and supports. Additionally, development of key metrics and analytical tools for evaluation and decision-making; stewardship of organizational vision, mission and governance instruments; and providing oversight of human resource management for members, staff and volunteers are important governance objectives established in the strategic plan.

For more information, visit archoirs.org.


  • Post-secondary education in a business or related discipline.
  • Minimum five years experience supervising, managing and leading staff and volunteers in a not-for-profit organization; prior experience working with a board of directors desirable.
  • Previous arts administration experience as a volunteer or professional preferred.
  • Exceptional project and financial management skills; event production, audience development and/or performing arts experience an asset.
  • Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with a diverse stakeholder group.
  • Customer service focus.
  • Familiarity and experience working in digital platforms; comfort and experience in online marketing, website development and systems integration considered an asset.

To Apply

Please note this is a part-time, contract position.

Include: Please include a covering letter outlining your interest and availability.
Deadline: May 29, 2021
Submit to: Chair, Executive Director Search, ARC by email ed-search@archoirs.org.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All interviews will be conducted in a virtual format.

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