JOB POSTING – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
The Prince George Conservatory of Music is seeking an enthusiastic individual with proven leadership and administrative skills to develop and implement the artistic vision and focus of the Conservatory, looking forward three to five years. The artistic director will work closely with the administrator, board of directors, and faculty, to carry out the mission, vision, and policies of the PGCM.
This is a part-time, seasonal position, 20 – 30 hours per month, from September to June.
Start Date: September 1, 2021
The rate of pay is $22.50 per hour to start.
Application Deadline: 6:00 pm PDT, Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
Submit cover letter and current CV, with references, to the Prince George Conservatory of Music, attention Mary Clare Lewis, President, at email@example.com.
Skills & Qualifications:
1. Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable speaking to the public and the media.
2. Bachelor degree in Music Performance, Music Education, Arts Administration or related field.
3. Distinguished reputation as a teacher, performer, and collaborator.
4. Experience and skill in developing music programs for all ages and skill levels.
5. Ability to lead and manage faculty, demonstrating professionalism and collegiality.
6. Connections to the local arts community is an asset.
The Artistic Director position entails the following responsibilities:
· The A.D. will be the “face” of the PGCM, taking a leadership role in representing the organization in the media.
· Promoting the PGCM by keeping the media informed of school activities and events.
· Building and strengthening relationships with groups that will promote a positive public image of the Conservatory (e.g., Facebook groups, local businesses, customer groups, professional associations, local government.)
· Managing social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram.
· Researching and initiating new programs for the music school with an emphasis on pre-professional music programs.
· Identifying music programming needs in the community, taking into consideration the need for diversity and inclusivity in programming.
· Recruiting and hiring qualified staff to lead programs.
· Ensuring that faculty and programming meet the artistic and academic goals and standards of the Conservatory.
· Establishing partnerships with other arts groups in the city and the region.
· Identifying opportunities for community engagement.
· Engaging with other non-profit agencies, local government, and Indigenous groups.
· Ensuring that student recitals and extra curricular activities happen on a regular basis.
· Arranging workshops and master classes annually.
· Providing opportunities for community engagement for students and staff.
· Planning concert themes and executing quality concert programs and recitals.
· Scheduling concert and recital dates for the school year in conjunction with other faculty.
· Allotting time for each instrument and ensuring equal representation for all disciplines.
· Finding financial sponsorship for concerts and events as required to meet expenses.
· Scheduling and chairing faculty meetings every other month or as needed.
· Conducting annual teaching reviews of faculty.
· Acting as staff liaison to the Board of Directors.
· Participating in fundraising initiatives.
· Managing the advertising budget in coordination with the administrator.
· Researching new grants and funding opportunities.
· Writing annual B.C. Arts Council & City of Prince George grants and occasional project grants through the Prince George Community Foundation (in collaboration with the administrator and board president.)
· Reporting to the board at monthly board meetings.
· Addressing parent and/or student and/or faculty concerns and as necessary escalating to the attention of the board president.
The PGCM thanks all applicants for their interest and will contact only those shortlisted for interviews.