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Executive and Artistic Director - Workman Arts

The Workman Arts Board of Directors and The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) are seeking an Executive and Artistic Director (EAD) to lead Workman Arts, a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation.

A not-for-profit professional arts organization, Workman Arts supports 500+ member artists with lived experience through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community. The organization manages a visual arts studio, media arts lab and recording studio has access to a 300-seat auditorium and classroom space with CAMH and satellite space at Artscape. Over it’s 35-year history, Workman Arts has produced a variety of projects, including: 30+ original full-length Canadian plays, the annual Rendezvous with Madness Festival and the annual Being Scene juried art exhibition. In 2019, Workman Arts was shortlisted for the Premier’s Arts Award.

Reporting to the Workman Arts Board of Directors with a strong relationship to CAMH and working closely with a dedicated senior management team and staff, the EAD is responsible for strategic and artistic direction, spearheading and fund raising for the signature events organised by Workman Arts such as the Rendezvous with Madness Festival, supervising the day-to-day operations with a team of 10, oversight of corporate governance, finical oversight and revenue generation and managing the partnership with CAMH. The EAD has a unique role in empowering artists and championing a cause, while aligning the Workman Arts’ vision with its strategic partnerships.

Workman Arts is seeking a highly inclusive leader who will embody the organization’s values. Ideally, your leadership in this area is informed by personal and/or professional experience with mental health and/or addiction.

Workman Arts has a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion EDI is a key part of the organization’s strategic plan, and includes a commitment to developing cultural competence, actively working in anti-racist principles, fostering inclusive spaces, fostering meaningful relationships with and representation of equity-deserving communities, and offering intersectional public programming.

As the ideal candidate for this position, you bring senior management experience in the arts and not-for-profit sector. You have achieved demonstrable success in the areas of financial and human resource management, strategic and operational planning, fiscal management, and administration. You are skilled at developing productive relations with funders, including government, foundations, donors, and the general public. Preference will be given to applicants with work experience in the mental health sector.

If interested, or to learn more, please click here Workman Arts is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment. Workman Arts invites applications from all qualified individuals and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Salary range:   $107,000 to $124,000, with progression potential to a maximum of $139,671.  Placement on the band is based on years of experience, qualifications, and skills relevant to the role, in order to support equitable pay for our staff. More details about the position are available on request by contacting Mona Khan at


Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
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Maja Messam
69 Yonge Street
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Toronto, ON M5E 1K3