Executive Director

The Toronto Children’s Chorus seeks applications for the position of Executive Director.

The Toronto Children’s Chorus (TCC) is internationally recognized as one of the leading choral ensembles for children, performing with an artistry that inspires audiences and critics alike. The TCC provides life-enhancing experiences through the study and performance of the choral art, and stands as a model in the international children’s choir movement. The TCC has flourished for forty-five years through the dedication and artistic leadership of its founder Jean Ashworth Bartle, CM, OOnt, for three decades, followed by 14 seasons under the leadership of Elise Bradley, MNZM.

The TCC is excited to begin this current season with newly appointed artistic director Zimfira Poloz, one of the most celebrated children’s choral conductors in the world. This is a unique opportunity for an innovative and experienced arts management professional to collaborate with a renowned musical leader and the Board to shape a strong and dynamic future for this iconic choral organization.  We look forward to welcoming an administrative leader who will work alongside Zimfira to bring the vision for the TCC’s future to life.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director ensures the successful operations of the TCC by planning, organizing and directing all fund development, marketing, financial, and administrative activities, aligning with and further developing the strategic goals of the organization. A close, collaborative working relationship with the Artistic Director is essential to the success of the Executive Director role and the future of the TCC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all aspects of the administration functions of the organization;
  • Setting and managing budgets, managing a high functioning administrative team, creating an effective annual operating plan including the yearly calendar, marketing and communications, fund development, and human resources;
  • Providing leadership in developing and executing the strategic plan.

Funding for the TCC’s $1M+ budget is secured through donor and sponsor cultivation and stewardship, fundraising activities, chorister tuition, and public grants from the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Under the direction of the Artistic Director and the Executive Director, the choir employs an Associate Artistic Director, four Conductors, and over a dozen part-time artistic assistants, accompanists and consultants. The administrative team includes three full-time and two part-time professionals in artistic management, marketing, and finance.

The Chorus

The mission of the TCC is to inspire our choristers and our community to flourish through excellence in music.  We look to be recognized as a leader in creating unparalleled, life-changing and inclusive choral experiences, by providing exceptional, accessible choral music education and performance opportunities while cultivating collaboration, peer leadership, self-discipline and commitment to excellence.

The TCC draws choristers from the Greater Toronto Area. The TCC comprises seven levels: KinderNotes, four Training Choirs, Main Choir and a Youth Choir. From the total chorister body of approximately 300 children, up to 45 children with superior vocal and music skills are accepted each year into the choir’s touring and recording ensemble, the Chamber Choir.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in non-profit arts administration, experience in working with young people, and a degree in arts and/or business management or equivalent experience in cultural management.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with:

  1. Leading and managing administrative staff;
  2. Planning and managing multiple projects and timelines in an artistic organization;
  3. Communicating effectively and discreetly with diverse stakeholders (parents of children, guest artists, board members, donors, sponsors, granting agencies).

The budgeted salary range for this position is $80,000 – $90,000, commensurate with experience. The TCC also provides employee benefits coverage.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter by Friday, October 14, 2022 to tcc-board@torontochildrenschorus.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Toronto Children’s Chorus is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, and programs. The Toronto Children’s Chorus is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in our programs and performances. If you require an accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.