Job Posting

General Manager

OMIC is currently seeking a General Manager who will be responsible for day-to-day operations, and for working with the Board of Directors to help continue to grow the organization. The General Manager position is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. The first three months will be a probationary period. See the detailed job description below.
OMIC welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates including (but not limited to) people from different racialized, linguistic and ethnocultural communities, genders, sexual/gender identities, ages, religions, and those with different abilities. Applicants are invited to self-identity when they apply.
OMIC General Manager - Job Description
The General Manager will be responsible for managing the regular operations of OMIC, as well as working with the Board of Directors to grow the organization’s membership and impact on the National Capital Region.
The role of General Manager will involve day-to-day administration, member services, communications, project management, outreach, and advocacy. The General Manager will be self-directed, reporting to the Board of Directors. The General Manager will be able to work a flexible work schedule, attending events on some evenings and weekends, and sometimes travelling to out-of-town events.
OMIC is seeking applications from a range of candidates with a wide range of expertise and experience. Depending on the selected candidate’s expertise and experience, OMIC will support the position with additional resources.
Skills and Experience
OMIC is seeking preferably bilingual candidates with a combination of the following:

  • Strong administrative and management skills, including experience supervising staff and/or volunteers.
  • Experience working in a non-profit arts organization or arts-focused enterprise with leadership experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including proven writing skills (a sample may be requested).
  • Excellent time management, prioritization and organization skills and the ability to effectively support multiple and concurrent projects.
  • Experience writing grant applications/administering successful funding awards.
  • An understanding of the music industry on local, regional, and national levels.

Additional Sought After Expertise

  • Experience developing/managing arts programming (e.g. festival programs, events, panels, etc.)
  • Experience developing/coordinating a variety of marketing and communication materials, including a strong working knowledge of major social media platforms and their functions.
  • Experience with member relations and maintaining a large member database
  • Understanding of fundraising and sponsorship.
  • Stakeholder outreach experience.


  • Self-directed and able to work with small teams
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail
  • Enjoys working with a wide range of people
  • Sound judgement, tact, and diplomacy skills
  • Comfortable taking initiative during slow periods and managing workload when under deadline

Terms and Benefits
This is a full-time 40-hour/week position with a salary range of $42,000 to $45,000, commensurate with skills and experience. This is a one-year renewable contract. The successful applicant will be required to provide their own computer and phone, however a monthly resource contribution is available. Estimated start date is Monday, May 1, 2017. OMIC’s current workspace is located near Preston and Somerset, although we are currently looking to secure another workspace.
How to Apply
Applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and résumé by the end of the business day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Emailed applications are preferred. If using mail, all materials must arrive by March 22. Do not fax your application. Everyone is thanked for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Ottawa Music Industry Coalition
450 Churchill Avenue North
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5E2
For more information about OMIC, please visit www/

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Ottawa Music Industry Coalition

HR Committee
450 Churchill Avenue North
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5E2

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to growing the city’s music industry for the benefit of its artists, businesses, and the city as a whole. OMIC is committed to bringing together members of the local music communities, along with its municipal and provincial partners, to work toward common goals.