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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff Centre) exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society and aspires to be the global leader in arts, culture, and creativity.

Founded in 1933, its history is the story of some of the most iconic and outstanding artists from Canada and around the world who have helped forge the Canadian cultural identity.

In January 2009, Canada’s Minister of Advanced Education and Technology approved a mandate for Banff Centre as a specialized Arts and Culture Institution providing non-parchment programs in the arts and creativity as well as in leadership development, mountain culture, and the environment.

Reporting to the Vice President, Arts and Leadership, the Managing Director, Performing Arts (Managing Director) will be charged with overseeing the curation, executive production, quality control, and overall mission alignment of the performing arts programs within Banff Centre’s arts program plan. The Managing Director will work collaboratively with the Arts planning team and performing arts sessional program directors to produce and deliver a compelling vision for performing arts programs in alignment with Banff Centre’s strategic plan and arts programming vision as established by the Vice President, Arts and Leadership. The Managing Director will be accountable for the strategic planning and leadership of performing arts programming at Banff Centre, including but not limited to Music, Opera, Theatre, Dance, Playwright’s Colony, Classical and Jazz Music, Singer-Songwriter, and Concert in the 21st Century, as well as developing digital initiatives within these program areas.

The Managing Director will oversee between eight and ten sessional program directors and will work collaboratively with three other year-round Art Directors (Indigenous, Visual and Digital Media, and Literary), four Managing Directors (Events and Public Engagement, Artistic Program Planning, Production, and Leadership), and two Performing Arts Program Managers. Banff Centre’s arts programming accounts for a combined total of 485 full-time learning equivalents annually and operates within a $20 million annual operating budget.


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