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Deadline: Friday, December 18, 2020, 5:00 pm

About this position                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Full-time Start date: January, 18 2021 
  • Salary range: $41,000 - $45,000 (per annum; paid bi-weekly) and health plan
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week; including occasional evenings
  • Location: 401 Richmond Street West (fully accessible workplace). 
  • During COVID-19 pandemic TAPA office is closed and all employees working remotely from home.

TAPA seeks an energetic, confident, self-motivated, highly organized individual to join our team in the role of Membership and Sponsorship Manager. Under the general direction of the Executive Director and working closely with the Dora Manager and members of the TAPA Committees, the Membership and Sponsorship Manager works to enhance the TAPA mandate to support and serve the TAPA membership. 


  • Skilled communicator who possesses excellent verbal and written skills
  • Relationship focused: Able to build and sustain relationships with ease, team player and collaborative
  • Self-motivated: Good organization and time management skills, initiate ideas 
  • Detail-oriented: Produce high quality work and take the time to ask questions and ensure accuracy
  • Tech savvy: Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Survey Monkey, WordPress, MailChimp, Graphic Design skills; and stay informed about the latest communications innovations and tools.


Membership & Communications

  • Create and sustain an ongoing dialogue with TAPA members; and handle all membership communications, including ongoing recruitment of new member and host regular orientation membership meetings to discuss TAPA’s programs and services
  • Maintain and update member data base systems, member forms, membership website 
  • Manage the annual membership renewal, including survey and analysis with ongoing consideration of  (new) services and benefits for members
  • Assist in the coordination and participation of off-site membership related events including but not limited to TAPA Trade Series, Arts Day at the City, Dora Nominee Press Conference, the Dora Nominees Toast and the Dora Mavor Moore Awards
  • Facilitate the inclusion and approve Arts Worker Discount ticket offers to
  • Program TAPA’s professional development series – The TAPA Trade Series including coordinating workshop facilitators, secure workshop venues and process online workshop payments
  • Schedule, plan and generate monthly membership e-newsletter, the weekly Next Week at TAPA email; and TAPA Annual Report  
  • Coordinate deadlines, content, edit, artwork, secure advertising and meet financial targets in the weekly TOnight That’s The Ticket Profiles
  • Coordinate deadlines, content, edit, artwork, secure advertising and meet financial targets in the two editions of the Summer Theatre Guide (May/June and July/August)
  • Maintain, edit, approve and post notices to the TAPA Industry Listings; and the TAPA and TONIGHT websites.


Dora Mavor Moore Awards (DMMA)

  • Responsible for prospecting, renewal and primary contact in ongoing stewardship of existing DMMA financial and in-kind sponsors
  • Responsible for securing in-kind donations for DMMA VIP Gift Bags
  • Coordination of artwork, deadlines layout and printing of the DMMA Souvenir Programme
  • Responsible for achieving financial targets for sponsors and ad sales

TRIP  - Travel Retreat Initiatives Program

  • Coordinate TRIP committee meetings including distribution of eligible applications and creation of application overview to TRIP committee members;
  • Coordinate and assess intake of all TRIP applications;
  • Communication with successful and unsuccessful TRIP applicants
  • Coordinate and schedule, twice yearly retreat dates with the Valleyview Artists Retreat and artists
  • Responsible for prospecting, renewal and ongoing stewardship of existing TRIP sponsors

TAPA Online Auction

  • Identify and secure in-kind donations for the annual TAPA Online Auction
  • Responsible for ongoing care of donor organizations/businesses
  • Coordinate deadlines, content, edit, artwork and online payment form for the TAPA Online Auction website
  • Generate auction winner packages, coordinate signature agreements, payments and delivery of prizes
  • Generate and update auction summary reports 

About TAPA

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is a leading not-for-profit arts service organization that serves 164 professional theatre, dance and opera companies in the city of Toronto. TAPA is in a unique position in that it represents three separate disciplines. The membership is all-encompassing and ranges from commercial to not-for-profit theatres, venued to non-venued organizations, and national institutions to emerging independent companies.  TAPA members reflect a spectrum of diverse artistic and cultural practices explored and presented on Toronto stages. The scope of work on Toronto stages is unparalleled, and is recognized every year in the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Canada’s largest and oldest professional theatre, dance and opera award show produced by TAPA.  TAPA provides additional number of programs and services to support our members including: hipTIX, offering $5 tickets to students between the ages of 14 and 29; citySPECIAL; the TAPA TRADE SERIES, the Commercial Theatre Development Fund; and the Travel Retreat Initiatives Program – TRIP. For more information visit  

TAPA Culture and Core Beliefs

  • TAPA is a champion of theatre, dance and opera and aims for a unified voice to improve the environment for all theatre/dance/opera companies in Toronto
  • TAPA recognizes that there is a cultural equity gap in practices and representation in the arts in Toronto, and supports the values and practices to ensure equity and inclusion of various identities, including but not limited to: race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation including but not limited to LGBTQ2SIA+, socio-economic status or religion
  • TAPA supports pluralism in the arts and strives to lead by example with demonstration of policies and practice that embrace and honour all narratives 
  • TAPA recognizes fluidity, flexibility and transparency as essential practice
  • TAPA embraces community and partnership to build collaborative networks and working together to make positive change
  • TAPA believes in being responsive to the dynamics of a changing cultural environment and in so doing, also being responsive to the evolving needs of the membership
  • TAPA works to provide a wide range of programs and services that meets the needs of a diverse membership 
  • In everything TAPA undertakes we work to be fair, open, transparent, unbiased and honest
  • We continually reassess our programs & services, and Board/committee activities to determine ifthey support the development of a healthier environment and serve the membership
  • We support organizational learning and are open to new knowledge, and not being tied to apparent strictures or perceived barriers

Submission details

TAPA honours all narratives, values all people, and is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diversity of Toronto. We strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse communities to apply including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/persons of colour, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to fostering innovative ideas and solutions.  

Send your application to Executive Director Jacoba Knaapen at

Deadline 5:00pm Friday, December 18, 2020 

  • Include a detailed cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and a current CV

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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