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Performance and Artist Programs Manager
National Music Centre
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Calgary, Calgary Region, Alberta
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Adam Fox, Director of Programs
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The Performance and Artist Programs Manager will lead an innovative team in the conception, development, planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of live music and artist programs for the National Music Centre.

Programs at NMC connect audiences through music, story, and experience, and encompass a wide range of experiences for diverse audiences, including live music performance; education, school and after-school programs for youth; artist residencies and development programs; public programs, lectures, and panel discussions, etc. This position is responsible for the management of live music programs at Studio Bell, and programs for artists including residencies, mentorship, and career development programs. This is a full-time salaried position.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·       Under established guidelines, the development, implementation, and management of programs and their associated budgets
·       Working with the programming, development, and other teams to develop programs that serve the organizational goals and values of NMC
·       Oversight of the design, delivery and evaluation of programs
·       Leading and managing a team of salaried and part time programming staff
·       Connecting audiences with event programming locally at NMC and at partner venues/locations
·       Analyzing and understanding the needs of various stakeholder groups including but not limited to children, adults, musicians, seniors, educators, families, artists, and the general public
·       Building and fostering relationships with stakeholders, including musicians, music industry representatives, academic institutions, music educators, music organizations, associations, museums and other arts organizations locally, nationally and internationally
·       Analysis of trends in music performance and programming that directly impact the visitor experience
·       Supporting special projects such as industry events as well as support for events and efforts arising from other departments
·       Working with strategic partners to implement current agreements and to seek opportunities to increase the extent or quality of these partnerships
·       Contracting musicians for performances, delegating the coordination of tech needs, and other artist logistics to support staff as required
·       Liaising with Events and Visitor Services staff to ensure coverage for event execution
·       Liaising directly with any programming partners and sponsors
·       Working closely with the marketing team to ensure digital and physical promotional collateral is produced on schedule and within budget
The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
·       A minimum of five years of experience developing, managing, delivering, promoting and evaluating music-based programming on a municipal, regional, national and/or international basis in either festival artistic direction; production; artist-management/development; record label experience or music education (all levels)
·       A minimum of five years of experience managing employees, including recruiting, mentoring and training
·       Experience using budget and/or project management software
·       Experience with statistics management and analytics to evaluate program success
·       A broad network in a wide variety of music disciplines (ie. pop, rock, classical, country, blues, jazz, electronic, world, folk et al) with regional, national, and international connections in music and/or music education
·       An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline
·       Knowledge of music production, staging and recording coupled with a comprehensive knowledge base of music, the music industry, and/or music history
·       Familiarity with trends in public programming (educational and general) in museums and cultural institutions, including live interpretation and discovery spaces for younger audiences
·       Possession of superior writing and oral presentation skills
·       Possession of excellent organizational, leadership, conflict management, and training skills
·       Adaptable, flexible, and function effectively in an active team environment
·       Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency
·       Proficiency in both MAC-based and PC-based computer platforms
·       Project management experience an asset
·       Music performance capabilities an asset
·       Experience in developing projects in a cultural context

Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter to Adam Fox, Director of Programs, at on or before September 29, 2017. Visit for more information about the National Music Centre. No phone calls please. ?
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