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Soundstreams, one of the world’s leading contemporary music companies and the biggest global presenter of new Canadian music, is seeking an Executive Director.

Founded in 1982 by oboist Lawrence Cherney as Chamber Concerts Canada, Soundstreams has presented a variety of series over its 33-year history, including Musical Mondays at Young People’s Theatre, and Encounters at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio. Soundstreams commissions have added more than 150 works to the musical repertoire worldwide, reflecting a diverse variety of genres and cultural traditions. World premieres have included works by composers R. Murray Schafer, John Tavener, Steve Reich, Christos Hatzis, Harry Somers, Nicole Lizée, James MacMillan, James Rolfe, Melissa Hui, and Andrew Staniland, to name a few.

As Executive Director of Soundstreams you will inspire the Board, staff, arts community, City of Toronto, and audience members by leading the company to even greater prominence as one of Canada’s most respected contemporary arts organisations.

Your inspired leadership will ensure that Soundstreams continues to present innovative artistic programming excellence to attract a diverse and expanding audience, and has the financial and operational capacity to fully support its mission today and into the future. You are a visionary who will shape the overall strategic direction for Soundstreams while working in close partnership with a dedicated Board and staff.

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Please apply by email with your cover letter and résumé no later than January 18th, 2016. Send to Searchlight Recruitment Inc.:

Soundstreams is an inclusive and equitable employer, encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

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