Administrative Director, Choirs for Change
Administrative Director of Choirs for Change (Contractor) –
Equity-Seeking Candidates Prioritized
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Choirs for Change Board of Directors Co-Chairs Robbie Mason and Megan Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20th 2023.
About Choirs for Change:
Choirs for Change Association is a non-profit arts organization registered in Nova Scotia (Mi’kma’ki). Founded in 2017, Choirs for Change supports the activities of three choral ensembles in the Halifax (Kjipuktuk) region: Spíra, Polaris, and Eastern Horizon. Together, these ensembles strive to support social change movements through innovative choral events (http://www.choirsforchange.ca/).
Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility
Choirs for Change is an organization dedicated to social justice, inclusion, equity, accessibility, and diversity. We lead with these values and seek to create an environment that is actively anti-racist, Queer+ focused, and which amplifies the contributions of equity-deserving voices. We strongly encourage, and will prioritize, applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black/of African descent, racialized/person of colour, disabled/person with disabilities, and/or a member of 2SLGBTQ+ communities. We respectfully request that you self-identify in your application if you are a member of one or more of these equity groups.
Administrative Director Position: In this role, you will be responsible for:
Managing the organization’s finances, including depositing revenue (including membership fees), tracking expenses, and distributing contractor reimbursements and payments;
Drafting and submitting grant applications to support the organization’s activities;
Supporting concert preparations and execution;
Overseeing audience development strategy and initiatives; and
Assisting with general administrative tasks as they arise, such as website management. You may also be asked to supervise other contractors as they are engaged, such as Concert Assistants and a Marketing Assistant.
Your role includes completing these duties for all three of the organization’s choirs: Polaris, Eastern Horizon, and Spíra. To help you succeed in these duties, you will be supported by the organization’s choral conductors and Board of Directors. As each choir runs on a different schedule and the preparation of grants, concerts, and other time-intensive duties ebb and flow, the time commitment will vary from week to week. We anticipate an average of four hours per week.
We expect you to act in compliance with our organizational policies, including the Anti-Harassment Policy.
To support the advancement of the organization, you will be required to participate in organization Committees. As well, your attendance will be expected at all Board meetings (2 hours, typically every two months, remote attendance is possible), for which you will submit a written report in advance for Board review. Accordingly, you will be accountable to the Board in this work.
● Strong background in arts or non-profit administration and operations
● Experience with payroll or finance management
● A demonstrated history of successful grant applications
● Background in community engagement activities
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google suite; experience with website management and/or social media applications is an asset
● Superior planning, organizational, and time management skills
● Commitment to principles of social justice and equity
You will engage in this role as an independent contractor. You are responsible for providing yourself a place of work and the necessary tools you require to complete the work. You are further responsible for making any required tax remittances owed on any compensation paid to you by the organization. The organization will compensate you at a rate of $400.00 CAD per month, subject to a revised lesser amount based on the total membership fee revenue collected during the year.
Kindly direct any questions about the position to email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.