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logoHonensThe President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Esther Honens International Piano Competition Foundation.

Collaborating with the Artistic Director, he/she is responsible for creating and realizing the vision of Honens. The President reports directly to and is an ex-officio member of Honens Board of Directors.

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Strategy & Policy
• Develops strategies and policies for consideration by the Board, and implements these strategies and policies as approved by the Board
• Defines and applies key performance indicators with the management team

Artistic Leadership
• Provides guidance and oversight to the Artistic Director who, together with the President, is responsible for devising and articulating a clear artistic vision that demonstrates Honens’ values of excellence, innovation, engagement, and integrity
• Provides guidance and oversight to the Artistic Director, who is responsible for designing and implementing all aspects of a triennial international piano competition, an annual Festival, the signature artist development program for Honens Laureates and ensuring appropriate CD production and online streaming activity

• Establishes fundraising targets and is ultimately responsible for reaching fundraising goals
• Develops and maintains strategic partnerships and relationships with individuals, businesses, non-profit and government sectors in Calgary and beyond.

Financial Management & Operations
• Ensures financial sustainability of Honens while increasing the financial position/capacity of the organization when possible
• Oversees the preparation and presentation of budgets, business plans and financial forecasts following appropriate accounting principles


• A minimum of 5 to 7 years of senior leadership experience, with a record of success leading a complex organization with a wide range of stakeholders, in an institution or company known for quality and excellence
• A history of sound fiscal management
• An understanding of classical music, particularly piano music
• A commitment to the development of young musicians


Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume no later than Friday, March 4th, 2016.
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Honens is an equal opportunity employer.

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