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November 12, 2021

Manager, Performing Arts

Hosted by National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)

Ideally, the Manager, Performing Arts (MPA) is a “go-getter,” ideating and executing on projects that lead to exciting opportunities for our artists as well as audiences across Calgary and beyond. Balancing time and priorities, while building out ambitious programming in support of the organization’s growth, will be key traits that will define the MPA’s success – and will undoubtedly lead to further growth and advancement opportunities for the incumbent as our inaugural performing arts programming meets its goals and engenders the support of artists and audiences alike.

The MPA will be a central figure in the evolution and success of the National accessArts Centre (NaAC). Reporting to the Director, Artist and Program Development (DAPD), and working closely with the CEO, the MPA will be the staff lead in developing and executing performing arts programming for the NaAC’s roster of artists living with disabilities, locally and across Canada. This role works across the main business functions of the organization –administration, marketing, fundraising, operations, and artist services – to ensure alignment between the NaAC’s performing arts programming and strategic plan, Reset. Refocus. Reimagine.

With guidance and input from the DAPD, the MPA will develop and deliver performing arts programs that will demonstrate meaningful outcomes that aim to advance the artistic practice of each of our artists. The MPA will also lead and work in close conjunction with the Coordinator, Projects to source funding opportunities, sponsorships, and grants that will provide needed capacity in the execution of these programs.

The National accessArts Centre is a fun, fast-paced, dynamic work environment where all collaborate to provide artistic training, creation, exhibition, and presentations opportunities for artists with disabilities. As a creativity hub for artists living with disabilities, so often limited in their opportunities and choices, we blur the lines between professional artists, disabled artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and storytellers by sharing their work internationally and re-shaping how the world views and appreciates their talents and place in our communities.

This is a permanent full time position in Calgary, AB and allows flexibility to work on-site and remotely.

Deadline: November 12, 2021 Starts January 4, 2022.


The National accessArts Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Our employment decisions will be based on our organization's need for this position and the successful applicant's qualifications.

Interviews will likely take place via video stream (most likely Zoom) due to continuing COVID restrictions. Otherwise, our facility is 100% accessible. Accommodations will be made for the successful candidate's employment. We also have zero-tolerance for discrimination and will provide anti-racism training designed for us by Future Ancestors.


National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)

8038 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 0Y1, Canada

Phone number: (403) 253-3174

Email: info@ourIAC.ca

The Indefinite Arts Centre is Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization, providing artistic training, creation, and exhibition opportunities for people with developmental, physical, and acquired disabilities. Every week, 300+ artists come through our 12,000 square foot multimedia studio and gallery space in Calgary. Working alongside talented instructors, our artists are supported and empowered to experience the entire artistic creation process – from conceptualization to exhibition.