Job Posting

Executive Director

The  English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports and creates opportunities for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and arts communities. ELAN members are individuals and organizations from a wide array of artistic disciplines, cultural and geographic backgrounds and linguistic and cultural communities. This network reflects an evolving Québec identity and celebrates the province’s cultural, artistic and social diversity. 

ELAN’s Executive Director reports to a board of 17 members and works with a staff currently composed of five full-time employees, as well as support staff (bookkeeper, IT), project staff, short-term employees and students. Full-time core staff: Director of Operations, Program Manager, Project Manager (Quebec Relations), Communications Coordinator and Membership Coordinator. ELAN’s Executive Director maintains relations with a wide variety of artistic and community organizations (English and French) as well as funders, elected officials, and policymakers. 

Executive Director Job Description:

  • Oversee the ongoing operations of ELAN and ensure that it fulfills its Mission and Mandate, 
  • Work with the DoO on developing and implementing staff policy, 
  • Work with Program Manager and support staff to develop staff work plans and track progress, 
  • Work with HR committee on ELAN’s HR functions: salary reviews, staff evaluations, job descriptions and application of ELAN’s HR policies, 
  • Contribute to the budgeting and financial operations of the organization, 
  • Lead strategic planning and development of new projects and initiatives, 
  • Promote ELAN and its members and represent them at public events, 
  • Advocate on behalf of ELAN and its members and maintain positive relations with funders and elected officials, 
  • Work with Executive Committee to support recruitment of new board members,  
  • Contribute to the planning of public events including ELAN’s Annual General Meeting, 
  • Work with DoO and Program Manager to ensure that ELAN’s revenue base remains diverse and adequate for ELAN’s needs.  


ELAN's activities encompass an extensive range of areas. The candidate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of current issues in these areas or an interest in acquiring a deep knowledge of them:  

  • artistic disciplines (dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts, writing), 
  • cultural programs and policy (federal, provincial and municipal), 
  • federal official language funding programs and policy, 
  • Quebec culture/politics, including an understanding of the unique role of language in the province,  
  • Quebec’s English-speaking communities, including regional and marginalized populations.  


  • Experience managing a team, 
  • Excellent English skills and a working knowledge of French (written and oral),  
  • Demonstrated interest in the arts, 
  • Ability to handle challenging situations with tact, 
  • Experience working with funding bodies and government officials, 
  • Commitment to inclusive and anti-oppression practices. 

Additional Assets

  • Experience in the arts as an artist (formally or informally),  
  • Experience in remote team management,  
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities, 
  • Multilingualism. 

Additional traits sought: collaborative, communicative, flexible, decisive and approachable. 

ELAN encourages candidates to highlight additional qualifications, including non-traditional skills and experience. 

Working Conditions:

  • The Executive Director position is a permanent, full-time position. 
  • Start date: February 1, 2022 
  • Salary range: $64 500 - $74 900 

DEADLINE: Submissions will be reviewed on October 30, 2021. Interviews will take place in November. 

Please email the following materials to the Succession Committee at

• CV/Resume in Word or PDF format 

• Cover letter in Word or PDF format 

In your cover letter, detail your interest in the position and highlight your qualifications for the position.  

Please note: ELAN appreciates all interest in the position; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

ELAN is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. We strongly encourage applications from members of the Government of Canadas job equity groups (i.e. persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and newcomers to Canada), and from all groups who experience marginalization. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are comfortable doing so.


Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$64 500 - $74 900
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

English Language Arts Network- ELAN-Quebec

460 Ste Catherine W. Suite 708
Montreal, QC H3B 1A7

The English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and creates opportunities for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and arts communities.