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The Toronto Musicians’ Association (TMA) represents over 3,000 of the finest professional Musicians in the Greater Toronto area.

We have been in business for more than 115 years, and are a member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM)/ (Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) of the United States and Canada. Our role is to represent Musicians of all kinds by supporting their work environment, contracts, standards, and their ability to engage in their profession with dignity, guidance, and appropriate compensation.

The Executive Director shall lead the organization as the public face of all of Toronto’s professional Musicians. Duties include managing and negotiating collective bargaining contracts, professional service contracts, working with local provincial and national stakeholders to promote and protect the interests of professional musicians as well as managing an experienced staff and working with the Board of directors to fulfill its objectives.

A knowledge of collective bargaining, labour laws in Ontario and Canada, public relations, the Arts sector and in particular the music sector are considered assets. Experience at a senior or executive level office environment and exemplary negotiating skills are also critical.


  • Visionary strengths in addressing industry changes and developing opportunities to expand TMA’s brand and membership reach.
  • Solid track record of management experience overseeing internal staff matters.
  • Experience in interpreting and working with provincial and federal labour laws.
  • Proven skills in contract negotiations and/or servicing, with over 5 years’ experience.
  • An understanding of pension mechanics in Canada.
  • Knowledge of the changing media and technology landscape and their impacts on musicians and artists.
  • An understanding of how information technology can be effectively utilized in the TMA’s business environment.
  • A good understanding of self-employed people and what skills and tools they need to succeed.
  • Excellent people and mediation skills.
  • Passion for musicians and artists rights.

Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume by no later than Monday, April 30th, 2015.
Send to David Nayman at Searchlight Recruitment Inc.:

The Toronto Musicians’ Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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