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Director of Business Operations

Update: The deadline for applications for this opportunity has been extended to February 2, 2024.

Quest Theatre (Calgary/Mohkinsstsis) is searching for a full-time (40 hours per week) energetic, entrepreneurial and outstanding director of business operations to manage, in collaboration with the artistic director, our small and mighty team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall administrative, financial and daily operations of this TYA-focused organization. The director of business operations is one of the two senior management positions at Quest Theatre that reports to the board of directors.

The ideal candidate…

  • You are an extremely organized and professional arts leader who isn’t afraid to jump in and move our organization forward.
  • You look for possibilities and strategic opportunities, all with an eye to advancing Quest’s mission.
  • You are skilled at managing people and budgets, and likely have a business and/or arts degree, or equivalent management/leadership experience.
  • You are a skilled networker and know how to write grants and funder reports, as well as attract and steward funders, sponsors, donors and partners.
  • Partnership and contract negotiations are second nature, and you have familiarity with CAEA, PACT and the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) or similar agreements.
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office experience are a must.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams/SharePoint, Sage Accounting, CADAC and Theatre Manager are advantageous.
  • You are light-hearted, a team player and a clear communicator who is committed to ensuring that our organization embraces its values, is sustainable and is grounded in ongoing work in the areas of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
  • Experience leading a non-profit arts organization, risk management, strategic planning, and serving on or working with a board of directors would be an advantage.
  • A Calgary Police Information Check (paid by Quest Theatre) is a requirement.
  • A valid driver’s licence and comfort driving our small fleet of touring vans is preferred.

Contract Details

  • This is a full-time, salaried position and the intended start date is in Q1 of 2024.
  • Salary range starts at $60,000 per year and increases based on qualifications and experience.
  • The compensation package also includes a group health insurance plan for you and your family, RRSP contribution, bring-your-own device allowance, paid vacation time, and additional paid time off between December 24th and January 1st.
  • Working hours will be mutually agreed upon and will most likely fall between 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, with room for flexible working hours, occasional evening and weekend work as well as travel requirements.
  • We have an office at cSPACE, and some remote working is also an option, but you must be based in the Calgary area.
  • A laptop and IT support will be provided.

Apply Now

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. For best consideration, apply by email prior to January 19, 2024, to board@questtheatre.org.

Include the following in your email:

  • Use DBO Application in the email subject line.
  • Resume – pdf format.
  • Link to a short video (maximum of two minutes) introducing yourself and why you want this role.
  • Cover letter – pdf format.
  • OPTIONAL: We respectfully invite and encourage (but do not require) candidates to let us know in their cover letter/video/email if they belong to one or more equity-seeking groups such as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and/or Inuit), Black, People of Color, LGBTQ2SIA+, newcomers to Canada, those living with disabilities and/or caregivers. We would be happy to discuss accommodating your specific access and other needs.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is made possible thanks to funding from Quest Theatre’s operational funders, Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canada Council for the Arts.

For more details, visit questtheatre.org/opportunities#job.

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