General Manager, Arts

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General Manager, Arts

Why should you join our team?

YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities — join us in creating a better Calgary.

YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization that responds to the needs and health of the community.

Guided by four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary develop and delivers quality programs and services that promote the health of the community and provides opportunities for all Calgarians to belong, grow, thrive and lead. Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to creating a positive impact in the community through our health and wellness programs, child care and early education programs, community outreach programs (such as Indigenous, youth at risk, and cultural integration programs), leadership programs, camp experiences and much more.

YMCA Calgary serves the community at our six health and wellness locations, six child care centres, two outdoor camp locations, and 60 community outreach locations. Join us in building healthy communities!

Position: General Manager, Arts (Full-time)
Location: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: $60,416/yr – $75,520/yr

You can make an impact in the community — locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:

  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children.
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits. Premiums paid in full by the association.
  • Pension plan with specified contribution matching by the association.
  • Anniversary flex day and gifts given to celebrate each year of employment.
  • Program discounts.
  • Ongoing leadership development and opportunities.
  • Leadership award opportunities.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Paid recertification and training.

What qualifications are we looking for?

At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (or related degree) and/or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the field and two years’ supervisory experience.
  • Experience managing a performing arts theatre and leading multi-disciplinary arts programming.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months).
  • Evidence of a clear Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Three professional references required.

What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure YMCA arts programs and services delivered are of the highest quality, meeting the needs of our members and participants, and delivered to YMCA standards.
  • Working with both front of house and back of house staff or contractor to maintain quality of the audience experience.
  • Working with multiple external partners to provide access to arts infrastructure through partnerships, rentals and co-productions.
  • Oversee the implementation of association-wide policies and procedures within the arts department.
  • Ensure all administration duties are up to date and completed in a timely fashion.
  • Perform duty manager shifts.
  • Ensure the provision of a safe environment through the hiring, supervision and training of qualified and competent staff and volunteers in the arts department.
  • Represent the YMCA on Association Workgroups.
  • Ensure compliance to all health and safety systems, policies and procedures within your branch.
  • Ensure compliance of all certifications for staff and volunteers within your ILT.
  • Support the general manager in ensuring the YMCA has a positive presence in the local community.
  • Provide direct leadership and oversight to the staff and volunteer aspect of the annual campaign.

What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary staff and volunteers?

Our employees embody the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. In addition, they model and are committed to the following competencies:

  • Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
  • Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
  • Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
  • Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words and actions in service to the vision.
  • Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.
  • Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

Please note that evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is a requirement.

YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally.

Potential candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

All applications are to be submitted online by visiting

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