Job Posting

Executive Director

The BC Touring Council is excited to take the next step towards new vision and leadership by inviting applications for the role of Executive Director.  This is a position well suited to a committed, industrious, visionary leader who works strategically & collaboratively.  An individual who is aware and aligned to the current priorities and practices of the arts and touring culture in the province of British Columbia, and can serve as an advocate at both provincial and national levels.  An administrator who is ready to lead the organization into the future with a proactive emphasis on creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment.  Employment location can be considered with successful candidate. 


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees a range of operational and administrative matters, and brings strategic leadership to the organization in an effort to effectively drive it forward. They will draw upon their expertise as a skilled manager, communicator, and planner to facilitate, serve and deliver the Pacific Contact conference, workshops, and programs on behalf of the BCTC. Upholding the BCTC’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion, the successful candidate will be the partnership and networking leader for the organization; which includes engaging & liaising with key industry stakeholders, board directors, staff, membership, other arts service organizations, and governments funding bodies - including existing and potential program delivery relationships.  They will be expected to play a principal role in the expansion of our network and in establishing connections to equity seeking presenters, artists and communities.  

Education: Applicable post-secondary degree in a related field
Experience: 5 years demonstrated senior level experience working in arts management role
Preference may be given to candidates with:
· Demonstrated Business, Leadership or Arts Administration education
· Demonstrated experience working with provincial organizations
· Demonstrated experience in the creation and management of an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment
BC Touring Council believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organization to achieve the business goals we strive for. We are committed to attracting and retaining a respectful and diverse workforce, with a willingness to undertake the challenges of learning, growth and expanding the organization in areas of anti-oppression, equity, diversity and inclusion.
We believe that everyone - no matter their gender, racialized identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, political beliefs, family status, socio-economic status, or Indigenous status – should have equitable access to jobs and opportunities. We strive to ensure our hiring process is held in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously under-represented or discouraged from participating.

1.    Visioning & Strategic Planning
2.    Event & Conference Planning
3.    Organizational & Operation Leadership
4.    Human Resource Management
5.    Networking, Engagement, & Relationship Building
6.    Business Acumen as relates to the Not-for-Profit Sector (incl Development & Fundraising)  
7.    Communication
8.    Cultural Agility
9.    Service Orientation to Arts & Culture Sector 

Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks:

1.     Perform senior management and administrative duties
2.     Plan the Pacific Contact conference
3.     Develop and maintain relationships with funders, presenters, agents, managers and artists networks
4.     Contribute to artist and professional development programs
5.     Organize professional development activities
6.     Develop a network across province
7.     Membership Promotion & Development
8.     Execute event logistics

How to Apply:

Access to the full Job Profile is available at this link.
Submit cover letter and resume to:
Posting will be open until position is filled.  
Review of submissions will begin January 10, 2022.  
Receipt of Submission will be confirmed.  
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$75,000.00 – 85,000.00 annual salary inclusive of benefit package
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 10, 2022
Type of Work: 
Full Time
British Columbia
British Columbia
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

BC Touring Council

PO Box 547
Nelson, BC V1L 5R3

The BC Touring Council (BCTC) was established as a non-profit society in 1976. It exists for the successful and sustainable touring and presenting of the performing arts in British Columbia. It supports and expands touring and presenting by providing services and activities for professional touring artists and presenters in British Columbia. It promotes artistic excellence, access through community outreach and audience development and supports skills training and opportunity for emerging, diverse and indigenous artists and communities. It does so through the development and organization of conferences, symposia, regional meetings, professional development, online services, and other networking opportunities. BCTC serves owners/members, stakeholders and audiences throughout BC and across Canada. The 300 plus members include professional and volunteer BC presenters of performing arts series/seasons, festivals and artists and artistic companies, agents and managers from BC, as well as from across Canada.