May 10, 2021
Call for Applications: Executive and Artistic Director
Hosted by Xenia Concerts
Xenia Concerts is looking for a new Executive and Artistic Director. We're hoping to find someone who is passionate about accessible arts and will help support our community and help us grow!
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive and Artistic Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization. This includes overseeing the core administration of the organization and spearheading efforts to attract new funders, as well as conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the organization. The Executive and Artistic Director is also responsible for major decisions about the ongoing development of the organization’s aesthetic values and activities according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
The Executive and Artistic Director leads and mentors employees of the organization, creating a safe, equitable, empowering, and inclusive workplace while actively fostering diversity and leadership.
Co-founded by the members of the JUNO-nominated Cecilia String Quartet and now in its 8th year, Xenia Concerts Inc. is a registered charity devoted to creating accessible music and arts events for people and communities who experience barriers at traditional events. The organization is mostly known for the creation and ongoing direction of a sensory-friendly concert series presented at Meridian Hall (Toronto) that welcomes neurodiverse audience members to enjoy live music in an inclusive and accessible environment. Featured artists have included internationally acclaimed Canadian musicians such as Ensemble Made in Canada, The Rolston String Quartet, and TorQ Percussion Quartet. Xenia has also developed initiatives to address arts accessibility issues experienced by other populations, initiatives which have led to partnerships with organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto and Baycrest Centre. Although most Xenia events take place in Toronto, Xenia has staged events in other cities in both Ontario and Alberta. While Xenia is currently focused on musical presentations, Xenia plans to expand into other artistic disciplines such as dance and inter-disciplinary arts.
Xenia Concerts Inc. supports equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all people.