Job Posting

Executive Director

The National Ballet of Canada (NBOC) performs works of classical and contemporary ballet around the world, across Canada, and in Toronto at the stunning Four Seasons Centre. Consistently ranked amongst the top ten ballet companies in the world, the NBOC is the fourth-largest company in North America, with its own orchestra, rehearsal, administration, and production facilities. The NBOC has grown from strength to strength during its 70+ years, thrilling audiences with some of the finest productions on the planet.

By every measure – artistic, financial, and reputational – The National Ballet of Canada is in a strong position, made possible by bold and judicious artistic, administrative, and governance leadership. This is an oppor­tunity to partner with Artistic Director Hope Muir to advance and realize the NBOC’s vision and future plans as its next Executive Director.

Through your professional career or as an experienced volunteer board member, you have come to appreciate the nature of leadership in a complex, high-profile performing arts organization. As a trusted partner to the Artistic Director, you will embrace the dynamics of co-leadership – working together collaboratively for a single purpose and knowing when to move forward and when to pause. You will support the development of new repertoire and the Company’s drive for excellence while embedding the principles of diversity and inclusion in its work at home and on tour. Central to this will be the application of your proven experience in ensuring and strengthening the Company’s sound financial position and the executive leadership of marketing, audience engagement, new audience development, donor stewardship and diversification, EDI initiatives, education and community outreach programs, fiscal management, production, contract/union negotiations, human resource management, organizational culture and employee engagement, and information technology services.

You work effectively with a Board, and build trusted relationships with key supporters – audiences, governments, sponsors, donors, granting councils, foundations, and partners and peers in the arts community. Strategic, diplomatic, disciplined, financially astute, innovative, and a talented public speaker and negotiator, you also are a trusted coach, mentor, and inspiring team leader. This is an opportunity to engage your general management skills, your knowledge of today’s performing arts market – its challenges and its untapped potential – and realize a strategic plan that will bring to the world the incomparable delight, passion, and illumination that dance at its best can provide.

Application Process

The National Ballet of Canada is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and equitable environment where employees feel valued and respected. The organization is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community, our city, and our country, and strives to ensure its recruitment and selection processes are bias-free. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates of all cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. The recruiting team will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. | Address: 470 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 3K4| Permanent position | Language of work: English | Requirements: relevant executive leadership experience, ideally in a co-leadership model, in the performing arts, or a combination of private sector executive leadership experience and extensive contributions to the performing arts as a volunteer | Please indicate your interest in the opportunity by submitting a cover letter and resume to

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
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Employer Details

National Ballet School

on behalf of the National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6

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