We’re Hiring: Content Director & Grant Writer

by | Feb 24, 2022 | employment postings, Featured, News

Following the departure of Editorial Director, Gianmarco Segato, Opera Canada is looking to fill two positions: Content Director & Grant Writer. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of references to Margaret Genovese, Senior Partner at gvamargaret@aol.com


GENOVESE VANDERHOOF & ASSOCIATES
A Cultural Management Consulting Firm

JOB OPPORTUNITY
OPERA CANADA MAGAZINE
Toronto, Ontario
Content Director

Opera Canada Magazine invites applications and referrals for a Content Director, a permanent part-time position.

Opera Canada is the oldest continuously published arts periodical in Canada and is available quarterly. Opera Canada magazine has been connecting the vibrant world of Opera in Canada since 1960 with high quality professional arts journalism, in-depth interviews with its creators, artists and decision-makers as well as beautifully-illustrated features and reviews about productions from across the nation and internationally. It is a not for profit magazine with a board of directors, an annual awards event, and many partnerships with the opera community across Canada. Opera Canada is Canada’s authoritative source for all news about Canadians working in Opera in Canada and around the world.

The Content Director manages and produces all content for Opera Canada publications including a four-times a year magazine, a monthly newsletter, and continual updates to the organization’s growing digital presence comprised of a website and social media postings.

Located in Toronto, the Content Director is supported by 2 part-time staff members, a Circulation and Marketing Manager, and a Digital Content Specialist and a part-time Grant Writer. The Director reports to the Board of Directors of Opera Canada.

Job Description:

  • Reporting to a Board of Directors, through the Chair, the Content Director is responsible for overseeing the administration and editorial direction of all Opera Canada print, digital and social media content.
  • Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Content Director will ensure an efficient operation that will effectively meet the annual organizational and financial goals of the corporation.
  • The Content Director will be the primary contact for Opera Canada and interface with members of the opera field at large, and the public.
  • The Content Director will manage the organization’s staff members and ensure they are aligned with the vision of the corporation, and successfully achieve Opera Canada’s strategic priorities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for the full production of Opera Canada magazine, to be published four times a year in March, June, September, and December.
  • Responsible for administering the expanding website and social media presence with brief news stories, videos and a variety of different postings daily.
  • Responsible for gradually developing the digital content of the website into an additional revenue stream for the organization.
  • Responsible for the general administration and management of all Opera Canada content, through a variety of delivery mechanisms.
  • Working with Board committees and senior staff, the Content Director will be responsible for creating an annual operating budget that will be presented to the Board for approval.
  • Act as public representative for Opera Canada in the matters of advocacy and public relations.
  • Working in partnership with the Board of Directors, the Content Director will develop and implement an operational plan that meets the business goals and objectives of the corporation.
  • Create an editorial calendar and report quarterly to the editorial advisory committee regarding ongoing editorial content.
  • The Content Director is an ex-officio member of each committee and as such is invited to attend all meetings.
  • Ensure commitment and compliance to all applicable laws and regulations across the organization.
  • Create an editorial calendar and report quarterly to the editorial advisory committee regarding ongoing editorial content.

Qualifications:

  • The position requires at least an intermediate knowledge of Opera, plus a journalistic background and excellent writing skills.
  • A strong self starter who can move projects forward independently.

Other Information and Application Process:

This new contract role is part-time, four days a week. Salary range: $50 to $53,000 annually. In the short term, the position could be managed remotely but it is anticipated that the Content Director will work out of the Opera Canada offices in downtown Toronto.

This position has two weeks’ holiday at the end of the first full twelve months of employment and three weeks thereafter.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of references in confidence by Monday, March 14, 2022 to:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner
GENOVESE, VANDERHOOF & ASSOCIATES
gvamargaret@aol.com
416-340-2762

For additional information, see:
www.operacanada.ca, www.genovesevanderhoof.com

Opera Canada does not discriminate against any person based on race, color, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, familial or marital status, veteran status, non-job related disability or any other basis protected by applicable federal, provincial, or local laws.


GENOVESE VANDERHOOF & ASSOCIATES
A Cultural Management Consulting Firm

JOB OPPORTUNITY
OPERA CANADA MAGAZINE
Toronto, Ontario
Grant Writer

Opera Canada Magazine invites applications and referrals for a Grant Writer, a contract part-time position.

Opera Canada is the oldest continuously published arts periodical in Canada and is available quarterly. Opera Canada magazine has been connecting the vibrant world of Opera in Canada since 1960 with high quality professional arts journalism, in-depth interviews with its creators, artists and decision-makers as well as beautifully-illustrated features and reviews about productions from across the nation and internationally. It is a not for profit magazine with a board of directors, an annual awards event, and many partnerships with the opera community across Canada. Opera Canada is Canada’s authoritative source for all news about Canadians working in Opera in Canada and around the world.

The Grant Writer is responsible for identifying, sourcing and writing all the grant applications that Opera Canada applies for annually, including the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Creates, the Magazine Publications Fund, and others. Both initial applications and ongoing interim and final reports have to be completed.

The Grant Writer is also tasked with identifying new potential sources of grants and revenues for Opera Canada ongoing revenue generation.

The episodic schedule of grant applications means that this job will fluctuate in terms of hours, requiring significant time requirements during application periods.

Qualifications:

The position requires a background in grant writing for arts organizations. The ideal candidate will be a strong self-starter who can move projects forward independently.

Other Information and Application Process:

Initially, the position could be managed remotely but it is anticipated that the Grant Writer will work out of the Opera Canada offices in downtown Toronto.

This is a contract position, for an initial contract of 12 months, renewable annually, reporting to the Content Director. Payment will be made based on hours worked, through invoices submitted to Opera Canada Publications. The base salary will be $32 an hour.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of references in confidence by Friday, March 25, 2022 to:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner
GENOVESE, VANDERHOOF & ASSOCIATES
gvamargaret@aol.com
416-340-2762

For additional information, see:
www.operacanada.ca, www.genovesevanderhoof.com

Opera Canada does not discriminate against any person based on race, color, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, familial or marital status, veteran status, non-job related disability or any other basis protected by applicable federal, provincial, or local laws.

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