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Position - Executive Director

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre invites applications and referrals for the position of Executive Director.


The Position of Executive Director:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director--as the chief operating officer of the corporation--is charged with maintaining an effective fiscally responsible operating model for the performing arts centre, balancing between the Centre’s own presenting series, performances of community-based arts groups, and other community/corporate rentals and usage.

The Executive Director is responsible for general operations, budget development, programming, strategy implementation, general administration, revenue generation, and community liaison, overseeing staff working in such areas as marketing, fund-raising, box office, front of house, technical and artistic operations, building maintenance, and finance. 

The City of Burlington:

Chosen in 2016 as Canada’s  second “Best Place to Live” and the Best Mid-Size City in the country, the City of Burlington is home to a number of leading companies with global mandates.  With enviable access to regional, national and international transportation networks, Burlington is central to the Golden Horseshoe, one of the most prosperous areas in Canada.  A charming area with a vibrant history and an historic downtown, Burlington is home to many cultural/recreational organizations including the  Art Gallery of Burlington, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Discovery Landing, the Joseph Brant Museum, The Aldershot Players, the Burlington Teen Tour Band, Theatre Burlington, Burlington Student Theatre, and Drury Lane Theatrical Productions.  The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located near Spencer Smith Park, the jewel in the City’s park system on the shores of Lake Ontario.  Burlington is home of Canada’s largest Ribfest and the Sound of Music Festival, two top Ontario festivals.   

The City of Burlington has a dedicated staff team committed to growing the City’s cultural sector and industries.  Burlington is an inclusive city, welcoming newcomers, where both newcomers and long-standing residents thrive.  In 2016 Burlington City Council adopted its 25-year strategic plan for the City.  Community building through arts and culture is a key objective of this plan.  Together with the City’s cultural partners, Burlington is embarking on concerted actions to support, enhance, and growth the City’s cultural sector.

With the mission to become the best and most inclusive performing arts and community centre in Ontario by 2020, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre seeks an industry professional who will be an articulate champion, a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader with a thorough grounding in performing arts facility management and arts programming. 


The ideal candidate will have previous senior experience in leading performing arts venues, a minimum of seven years of not for profit arts venue management, and a university degree  in arts and/or business management or equivalent experience in facility management and administration. 

The new Executive Director will have excellent programming, analytical, financial and organizational skills, with demonstrated leadership in human resource management, and community partnerships.  Other necessary characteristics would include political savvy and diplomacy, good oral and written communication skills, and knowledge of ancillary businesses such as catering, ticketing, corporate rentals, and the like.  

The Executive Director represents the Centre to the public, the media and the performing arts industry-at-large through leadership and participation in community activities.  The Centre has a pivotal role in the cultural, educational and economic enrichment of the City of Burlington; the Executive Director must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, the Board of Directors, the media, artists, artist managers, other arts groups, sponsors, educational institutions, volunteers, and the audience. 

Other Information and Application Process:

Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of references by Friday, March 3, 2017 in confidence to:


 Margaret Genovese

Senior Partner


77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103

Toronto, ON, Canada  M5B 2J7







Part Time - Theatre Technician

This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment and/or testing.

Job Designation: Part-Time Theatre Technician

Deptartment: Technical Services

Compensation: $19.60 / hour

Duration: Part-time with a minium guarantee of 96 hours averaged over four weeks

Start Date: On or about Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (To Be Determined)

End Date: Friday, June 30, 2017 

Job Responsibilities: To provide technical support for live events and equipment preventative maintenance at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Specific Duties may include:

  • Setting up and operating lighting, audio, video systems for events at the BPAC
  • Loading and unloading of trucks
  • Assembly and setup of staging systems
  • General cleaning and maintenance on technical equipment and facilities.
  • Hanging, cabling, and focusing theatrical lighting
  • Operation of follow spotlights
  • Operation of Strand Light Palette lighting consoles
  • Operation of Digico (SD8, SD9, SD11), Yamaha LS9 digital audio consoles and small assortment of small analogue audio consoles.
  • Operation of a single purchase counterweight fly system
  • Painting of the stage floor and other equipment
  • Some basic building maintenance as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


The successful candidate shall have completed a Diploma or Degree program at a  College or University in Technical Theatre.  Experience working in a roadhouse environment is an asset.

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • A demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • The ability to work under pressure to strict time lines
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Basic experience with stage carpentry.
  • Working knowledge of Computerized Lighting Consoles. (Strand Light Palette)
  • Working Knowledge of Digital Audio Consoles.  (Digico)
  • Fall Protection and Lift Certification (vertical mast lift and electric scissor Lift) are an asset.
  • Standard First Aid certification is an asset.
  • G-class Driver’s License is an asset.


Please send resumes to bpacjobs@burlington.ca

***Applications due 5pm Tuesday August 9, 2016***

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.