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TMC Board Members

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is seeking enthusiastic and engaged candidates to join its 12-member Board of Directors.  The Board’s main focus is on the long term direction, strategic objectives and financial performance of Canada’s flagship choral organization.

We are looking for directors who will share the following attributes with our current members:

  • knowledge about and/or experience with the performing arts sector;
  • an expressed or demonstrated commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of the TMC;
  • ability to think strategically and engage in sound, collaborative decision-making processes;
  • the commitment to act with independence of mind, and in the best interests of the organization as a whole;
  • dedication of time required of a director. Knowledge about and/or past experience with non-profit boards is valued.

To fill the current vacancies, we are particularly looking for candidates who have:

  • proven experience in fundraising and building successful donor relations, preferably in the performing arts sector; and/or
  • significant financial expertise, with financial designation as a CPA desirable.

The 135-voice Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is praised by patrons and media alike for the emotional intensity of its performances, and continues to be dedicated, since its founding in 1894, to engaging audiences with the power of great choral music performed live.  In addition to 20 performances a year, our education and outreach activities contribute to the development of professional and amateur choral musicians; welcoming young singers to the Choir through our Apprentice program, offering a series of fun and educational choral workshops for amateur singers, and supporting the development of emerging choral artists through our Choral Composition Competition, our annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium and the two-year Associate Conductor position.

If you have a passion for classical music performance and education, and would like to lend your expertise and experience to Canada’s champion of choral music, please contact Cynthia Hawkins, Executive Director at (416) 598-0422, ext 222 or manager@tmchoir.org before March 24, 2017.

For more info on the position, you can review the TMC Board Member Job Description.

Manager of Artistic Operations

Application Deadline:   March 31, 2017
Start Date:   May 31, 2017
Salary:      $32,000-$35,000 (FTE $43,000-$46,000)
Term:     Permanent part time, 30 hours per week, including rehearsal and concert attendance as required

Job Description

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Canada’s world-renowned choral champion, is searching for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Manager of Artistic Operations to join our small and dedicated team. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, and in collaboration with TMC artistic and administrative staff, the Manager of Artistic Operations will implement all artistic and production arrangements for the TMC’s self-produced performances and guest appearances, including managing expenses to an assigned budget.

The Manager of Artistic Operations will report to the Executive Director, and oversee the work of the TMC Librarian, volunteer Choir Registrar and Section Heads.

A summary of responsibilities include:

Artistic/Concert planning and execution

Book concert and rehearsal venues for all TMC self-produced concerts.

Liaise with Artistic Director about artistic and production needs for TMC performances and communicate information to TMC staff as needed.

Execute artist contracts, and liaise with TMC Orchestra Contractor in hiring orchestral musicians as needed.

Work with Librarian to make sure all music scores are ordered, prepared and distributed as needed.

Coordinate production requirements with concert venues and presenting organizations, including the hiring and oversight of stage crew as needed.

Appoint and provide direction to volunteer choir marshals.

Manage front of house for all TMC self-produced concerts, including recruitment and management of volunteer ushers and liaison with on-site RCM Box Office staff.

Chorister Communications and Liaison

Coordinate annual auditions for new and returning volunteer choristers.

Create and update annual rehearsal and performance schedule and post on TMC Google Calendar.

Create seating plans for regular rehearsals and all performances, based on needs identified by Artistic Director.

Create and distribute weekly chorister communications and special messaging as needed.

Represent TMC administration at rehearsals and guest performances as needed.

Create and implement system for ensuring the most effective tracking of chorister attendance at rehearsals and concerts, including oversight of Choir Registrar.

Manage the TMC Apprentice Program and coordinate arrangements around the TMC Alumni Singer Program.

Requirements

Experience/Education:

3-5 years of experience in concert management or arts administration. Concert production experience would be an asset.

Completion of an arts administration degree or related post-secondary education strongly preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:

Passion for the performing arts essential.

A motivated self-starter who enjoys providing input and idea generation as part of a small and close-knit team, while being comfortable with taking direction.

Ability to work with minimal supervision and with a high attention to detail.

An empathy for and ability to work effectively with volunteers.

A clear, motivational verbal and written communicator.

Competency with computer software including Excel and Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with CRM software preferred.

Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

The TMC offers flexible working arrangements, including the ability to work some time at home. Funds are available for professional development. Three week’s vacation, to be taken at a time mutually agreed upon.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would like to work with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to Cynthia Hawkins, Executive Director at manager@tmchoir.org by March 31, 2017.  Please note that all applicants must be currently eligible to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CRM and Office Administrator

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Start Date: June 6, 2017
Salary: $15,000 (FTE $42,000)
Term: Permanent part time, 14 hours per week

Job Description

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Canada’s world-renowned choral champion, is searching for an enthusiastic and experienced perfectionist to join our small and dedicated team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CRM and Office Administrator will be responsible for the overall management of the TMC’s contact relationship management system (Sumac – 20,000 records), and perform minor office administrative duties.

Contact management (90% of time spent)

Manage the TMC’s contact relationship management system (Sumac – 20,000 records), including entering, updating and maintaining accurate contact information and records.

1. Enter new contacts into Sumac, or update contact information for choristers, donors, patrons, workshop participants, information requests, and other TMC stakeholders
– work closely with TMC Director of Marketing to add and update records in Sumac based on email sign ups and updates received through the marketing email system (Constant Contact).

2. Enter all incoming payments (corporate, foundation and individual donations, sponsorships, music rentals, choir memberships, etc.)
– record donation data received from Canada Helps platform
– provide accurate information to bookkeeper re payments, donations, etc.
– Generate donor tax receipts and thank you letters
– Maintain appropriate audit trail.

3. Set up all TMC self-produced concerts in Sumac.
– import or enter all ticket purchase data, as provided by RCM Tickets
– work closely with TMC Director of Marketing and RCM Tickets to generate or receive concert patron data, including ticket price levels and seating maps.

4. Produce Sumac reports as needed for senior staff.

5. Be the lead on working with Sumac and TMC staff to resolve any Sumac issues and to ensure that TMC is getting the most out of Sumac.
– create/update TMC CRM manual
– provide Sumac assistance and training to TMC staff and volunteers as needed.

Office Administration – (10% of time spent)

• Sort and distribute mail and courier packages.
• Oversee operation of office equipment including liaison with service departments.
• Manage all office supplies.

Requirements

Experience/Education:
Minimum of two years experience in CRM Management.
High level of competency with contact relationship management software (experience with Sumac preferred).
High level of competency with computer software including Excel and Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills.

Knowledge/Skills:
A motivated self-starter who enjoys working in a collaborative, small office with a close-knit team.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and with a high attention to detail.
Ability to work outside regular work hours, if required.
Commitment to the mission, vision and values of the TMC organization.

The TMC offers flexible working arrangements, including the ability to work some time at home. Funds are available for professional development.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would like to work with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to Cynthia Hawkins, Executive Director at manager@tmchoir.org by March 31, 2017. Please note that all applicants must be currently eligible to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.