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Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director is responsible for the overall operations and day-to-day management of Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO).

This includes budgeting, financial planning and reporting, the delivery of client services, fund-raising, project management, policy development, liaison with government agencies and foundations, and the hiring and supervising of staff. However, it is also imperative that the Managing Director has had practical experience in the day-to-day management of smaller arts organizations and is empathetic to the issues and challenges of emerging artists and groups.

As the dance industry continues to change in an ever-more complicated cultural ecology, the Managing Director must be a strategic planner and thinker with fluid, flexible approaches to problem solving.


The ideal candidate will be an established, experienced and committed arts manager with experience in the not for profit sector who has demonstrated full-time professional leadership of an arts organization.

An excellent listener, organizer, communicator, and facilitator, the Managing Director must be capable of animating an idea, assisting implementation, and empowering individuals to realize goals effectively. The Managing Director must also be able to make difficult decisions when it is required.

The Managing Director must nurture relationships, galvanize constituents and funders, and maintain a strong presence in the dance sector. Both an entrepreneurial outlook and a deep commitment to facilitating the growth of community relationships in the dance sector are essential.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Posted by: Dance Umbrella of Ontario
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