Da Camera Singers is seeking…

… a passionate, energetic and creative individual to serve as Business Manager for the choir.

.

The Choir:

Since its inception in 1961 Da Camera Singers has established a strong presence in the Alberta choral community and holds the distinction of being Edmonton’s longest standing chamber choir. Under the artistic direction of Dr. John Brough, the choir provides accomplished, adult singers the opportunity to perform a diverse repertoire that encompasses classical and contemporary music, from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. In addition to our own three-concert season, the choir has performed with renowned musical organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Pro Coro Canada, Spiritus Chamber Choir (Calgary), and Ariose Women’s Choir. The choir has travelled to England and Scotland (2007) and recently completed an international tour to Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic (2015).

The Position:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Business Manager’s primary responsibilities include marketing and promotion, administration / operational management, concert management and fundraising.

Da Camera Singers has recently initiated a strategic planning and visioning process to assist us in charting our musical course, and to position ourselves in a vibrant and competitive choral market in the Edmonton area. The Business Manager will be responsive to the vision and strategic direction, and essential in its implementation.

The full position description can be viewed below.

The Person:

In addition to being passionate about the arts and choral music, we are looking for someone who is creative and enthusiastic, and who will be organized, proactive and innovative in supporting the vision of the artistic director and the choir. Attention to detail, strong communication and networking skills and the ability to demonstrate initiative are essential.

The ideal candidate will have experience in arts and cultural management and/or the not-for-profit sector, marketing; general administration. A related degree or diploma is preferred.

Compensation:

This is a part-time position (8-10 hours/week over 12 months); Salary to be negotiated.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a resume and covering letter, including three references as soon as possible to
Frank Thede, President
Da Camera Singers
Box 903
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2L8
or to frank.thede@gmail.com
We look forward to having our new Business Manager in place quickly to prepare for the 2016-17 concert season. This is a one-year position with an excellent opportunity for renewal.

Da Camera Singers – Business Manager Position Description

The Business Manager is responsible for the day-to-day business of the organization including marketing and promotion, administration/operational management, fundraising, and concert management The Business Manager reports to the Board of Directors and works in close association with the Artistic Director and the choir.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

Marketing and Promotion

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, annual marketing plan including market research and analysis, goals/objectives, marketing strategy, budget, and evaluation
  • Develop and maintain social media tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for advertising and promotional purposes
  • Maintain and update the choir website; monitor website for inquiries and forward as required
  • Manage the development of seasonal promotional material including full season postcards, individual concert posters and postcards; arrange for distribution of materials to singers at rehearsal
  • Update the season mailing list and labels; plan and coordinate concert season direct mail campaign
  • Promote and coordinate CD sales
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director, prepare and distribute media releases; serve as media contact for events
  • Coordinate promotional appearances of choir
  • Collaborate with other Edmonton choirs and arts organizations for cross-promotion of concerts in concert programs; e-newsletter
  • Develop e-newsletter; keep email list current

Administration / Operational Management

  • Prepare and file annual grant applications (Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, other); meet with appropriate board members (president, treasurer) to review grant applications prior to submission
  • Prepare and file reporting requirements for grants received
  • Prepare and file required documentation for Alberta Registries; provide necessary information to Treasurer for Alberta Gaming Commission and CCRA filings
  • Attend board meetings; attend committee meetings as required
  • Prepare letters of introduction, appreciation, inquiry
  • Plan and coordinate outreach activities
  • Work in collaboration with tour committee to plan and implement local, national and international tours
  • Create and maintain membership and alumni database
  • Pick up mail from post office and distribute as necessary

Fundraising

  • Identify potential corporate and individual sponsors
  • Initiate contact and follow-up with potential sponsors

Concert Management

  • Assist in the coordination of concert program; send to printer; pick up from printer
  • Prepare contracts with musicians; arrange for payment of musicians
  • Book venues for concerts and concert receptions
  • Coordinate concert set-up and take down
  • Coordinate concert logistics (front of house volunteers, ticket sales, cash box and float, CD sales, lights, presentations, intermission)
  • Arrange for count of house for each concert
  • Provide summary of tickets and cash from each concert; forwarded to Board president or treasurer

The ideal candidate will have experience in arts and cultural management and/or the not-for-profit sector, marketing; general administration. A related degree or diploma is preferred.

Additional attributes include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; attention to detail.
  • Computer skills; word processing, email, website administration

The Business Manager will be compensated for all direct expenses. He/she will be expected to work from their own office, and there will be some evening, weekend and holiday work. This is a part-time position of approximately 8-10 hours/week over twelve months. Salary: To be negotiated.