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Executive Director

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

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  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 11 days ago
  • Closing Date: April 5, 2023
  • Location: Toronto
  • Salary: 85,000-95,000

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ABOUT PACT

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is a member-driven national organization of professional Canadian theatres that serves as the collective voice of over 160 member companies, of various sizes, from coast to coast to coast.  We offer programming and professional development for both artistic staff and arts administrators; we also have various caucuses where our members can connect with their peers, share knowledge and discuss current matters of the sector.  We are highly engaged in federal advocacy, and work with partners in the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Minister of Canadian Heritage’s office and the Canada Council to relay the concerns of our members and provide information used in crafting policy.  We negotiate on behalf of our members with Canadian Actors' Equity Association in crafting the Canadian Theatre Agreement, as well as agreements with the Associated Designers of Canada and Playwrights' Guild of Canada.

 

ABOUT THIS POSITION

PACT is seeking its next Executive Director to lead with a future focus into the next phase of both the Canadian theatre sector and PACT itself.  Through the strong work of current leadership (board, team, and members alike), PACT stepped up to serve as a stabilizing presence in the tumultuous times of uncertainty for the sector as it navigated dealing with the pandemic, social justice movements and the current moment of recovery and renewal.  PACT’s next Executive Director will build on this work to steward the organization in collaborating with members, staff, the board and sectoral stakeholders in shaping this future.

PACT is led by the  principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility and strives to incorporate these principles in everything we do.  We warmly invite applications from folks from equity-deserving groups.  Individuals who identify within historically-marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  PACT will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier-free hiring process, and will provide accommodations as required. To request accommodations in this process please email HR@LeSageArts.com.

 

ROLE OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the PACT Board of Directors (made up of PACT members), PACT’s Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization, leading staff, the board of directors and members in the key areas of 1) Planning and Strategic Priorities, 2) Internal Relationships, 3) External Relationships and Communications, and 4) Organizational Oversight.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES:

Duties and accountabilities of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to the following areas of responsibility and priorities, as directed by PACT’s Board of Directors and in collaboration with the staff:

  1. Planning and Strategic Priorities for PACT

    • Lead the vision and new strategic planning process for PACT with the Board of Directors, by setting the priorities and areas of focus for the future, understanding the current economic, social and labour realities facing Canada’s theatre companies.
    • Advocacy - with the Board of Directors, continue the crucial work of the national arts service organization leading advocacy for PACT’s membership responding to current issues facing Canada’s theatre community.
    • Equity, Diversity, Accessibility, & Inclusion Priorities and Strategies - continue the progress made with both EDAI strategies and initiatives for PACT as an organization, for PACT membership, and advocating in the sector.
    • Labour Relations - with appropriate staff assistance, lead and support labour relations and negotiations on behalf of the membership (with CAEA, ADC, PGC)

  2. Internal Relationships

    • Membership Relations - Oversee the strategies for membership engagement including networking and training initiatives; hearing and understanding the needs of the membership  (balancing the competing priorities of members in all regions, in all organization sizes, across all practices); and respond to critical issues for the membership.

    • Board Relations & Governance - work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to set the strategy, and work with board executive and committee members to drive the strategic priorities of the organization.  Ensure proper board governance and administration is carried out.

    • Organizational Development: strong HR practices including workplace compliance, policies, and strong engagement with staff.  Establish a work environment which values staff input, and lead a team capable of providing high quality services to PACT members.

        

  3. External Relationships and Communications

    • Foster on-going relationships and partnerships with the public, government ministries, funders, affiliated organizations and other stakeholders. 

    • Create and maintain key relationships with other provincial, national and international Arts Service Organizations.

    • Act as spokesperson for PACT, and develop and manage key external messages.

  4. Organizational Oversight

    • Create and implement PACT’s overall business plan including operating and administrative functions.

    • Budgeting and Financial Responsibilities - Develop the business plan, budgeting and results monitoring process for fiscal accountability to meet the strategy, goals and overall efficiency objectives in operating PACT, and all statutory obligations;

    • Marketing and Development strategies - oversee the implementation of resource development and marketing plans and exploring new revenue sources.

WHAT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BRING TO THE ROLE:

Experience, Qualifications and Attributes

PACT is open to hearing from candidates from varying work experience and professional backgrounds, but feels that the following would be ideal areas of experience, qualifications, and background for its next Executive Director:

COMPENSATION AND KEY POSITION INFORMATION

COVID PROTOCOLS

PACT continues to follow the recommendations of Ontario Public Health, and that of its partner venues and organizations and will continue to update its policies to respond to any changes in the public health situation. Under current practices at PACT, all staff provide proof of vaccination and protocols are followed when working onsite and in-person.


HOW TO APPLY

PACT has formed a Search Committee including Board members, PACT members, and the lead search consultant who will be involved at different stages of the process:

We warmly invite applications from folks from equity-deserving groups.  Individuals who identify within historically-marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  PACT will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier free hiring process, and will provide accommodations as required. To request accommodations please email HR@LeSageArts.com.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified applicants can go to this PORTAL and submit an application no later than Wednesday, April 5th at 5:00pm EST.  

The link to the Portal takes you to a Google form with preliminary questions in lieu of a cover letter and an opportunity to submit a CV in PDF format. This worksheet contains the questions and information you will be asked to include in the link above.

In the platform above, we welcome the OPTIONAL opportunity for voluntary self-identification; for you to share with us any important identities you hold that shape your identity/experience in a way you would like known by the Search Committee. 

All applications will remain confidential and will be carefully reviewed and assessed by the Search Committee. 

For more detailed information on PACT, please visit our website.  PACT has engaged LeSage Arts Management to support the recruitment process for this role.  We thank all for your interest and application, only those chosen for the shortlist will be contacted.  For any additional questions, please contact us at HR@LeSageArts.com.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT  

Read PACT’S Land Acknowledgement.

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 11 days ago
  • Closing Date: April 5, 2023
  • Location: Toronto
  • Salary: 85,000-95,000