Daily Archives: May 21, 2008

Job Posting: Corporate Development Manager, The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall

The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall (www.roythomson.com) is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization operating two of Canada’s premier concert halls. The Corporation was established in 1983 to manage both Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Founded on the legacy of Massey Hall’s central role in the vitality of Toronto’s cultural life, the present Corporation’s mission is to present a diverse schedule of Canadian and international performing artists of the highest quality from classical and jazz to lectures, world music and dance, and rock. Over 400 artistic productions are produced, marketed, and staged at the Halls every year. Roy Thomson Hall is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the gala screenings of the Toronto International Film Festival as well as being the venue of choice for numerous corporate and private functions.

We are currently looking for a full-time Corporate Development Manager. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Development, the Corporate Development Manager is responsible for building a broad base of corporate support through venue, program and performance sponsorships. The position requires a flair for sponsorship sales as well as attention to servicing, donor systems, and budgetary control.


  • Maintain effective relationships with current sponsors while developing and implementing creative strategies to sell new sponsorships
  • Customize and/or create sponsorship proposals to current sponsors and prospects
  • Ensure proper recognition in all marketing vehicles
  • Develop annual budgets for sponsorship program and ensure qualitative and quantitative objectives are met
  • Work with Board members, and other volunteers and senior management in cultivation and solicitation of sponsors and corporate/foundation donors
  • Work with all other departments: Programming (artist bookings), Box office (ticketing), Operations (events, sponsor servicing), Bookings and Rentals (corporate clients)
  • Ensure database accuracy on integrated ticketing/development database (Paciolan)
  • Manages annual gala


  • University degree
  • Knowledge of music and artists
  • Minimum 3 years experience in either marketing or development in arts/entertainment sector
  • A proven track record selling and servicing sponsorships
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationship managements skills with sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff
  • Proficient with databases and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work concert evenings and weekends

Application Deadline: June 6, 2008

Please forward your resume and cover letter by fax or email to:

Human Resources Manager
The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St. Toronto, ON M5J 2H5
Email: careers@rth-mh.com Fax 416-593-4224

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that only applicants granted an interview will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.

Workshop: Summer Theatre Intensive for Adults, Theatre Ontario

Our week-long, August 10 to 17, 2008,  residential theatre courses give you an opportunity to learn something new, or brush up on your existing skills. The price includes accommodation and meals, and each class will also attend a production at the Shaw Festival.

The courses are held in St. Catharines on the campus of Brock University. In 2008, we are offering the following courses:

  • Unpacking Acting: The Ins And Outs, The Ups And Downs Of Movement And Text, with Glenys McQueen-Fuentes & Terry Tweed
  • Breaking It Down And Standing It Up – Directing, with Peter Feldman
  • Hot Scenes: Scene Study For The Practiced Actor, with Brenda Kamino
  • What’s Behind The Mask? Mask Design, Building And Performing, with Teodoro Dragonieri
  • Make The Walls Talk—Set Design For The New And Experienced, with David Vivian
  • Playwriting Master Class, with Allan Stratton

We have been offering our summer courses for over thirty years. Each course is taught by professionals and offers a unique training experience. If you have any questions about this program, please visit www.theatreontario.org or contact Cornelia Persich at 416.408.4556 x.10 for a brochure.

Theatre Ontario provides theatre practitioners throughout Ontario with training and information to enhance and support their art form.

Workshop: Theatre Camp for Youth 14-18, Theatre Ontario

Spend a week (August 10 to 16, 2008) at Theatre Ontario’s residential camp in St. Catharines and learn new skills. Share your love of theatre with students from across the province!
In 2008, we are offering two courses

  • The Theatrical Art (Clowning And The Pleasure Of Play! with Sonia Norris,Playwriting—Telling A Story with Herbie Barnes,Stage Combat (Unarmed and Armed) with Daniel Levinson)
  • Sing Out Louise!—Musical Theatre Performance Techniques And Tricks, with Gerald Isaac

The price includes accommodation and meals, and each class will also attend a production at the Shaw Festival. The courses are held in St. Catharines on the campus of Brock University.
We have been offering our summer youth courses for over twenty years. Theatre Ontario’s courses are taught by working professionals and offers a training experience like no other. We are a member of the Toronto Association of Acting Studios.
If you have any questions about this program, please visit www.theatreontario.org or contact Cornelia Persich at 416.408.4556 x.10 for a brochure.

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Call for Submissions: 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards, Toronto Arts Council

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards which celebrate artists, cultural professionals and arts supporters from every creative discipline who have made significant contributions to Toronto’s artistic and cultural life. Nomination forms, criteria and awards adjudication policies for the 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards are available at www.torontoarts.org/awards.html. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 18, 2008 at 5 pm.

The 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards are:

  • Arts for Youth Award – a $15,000 cash prize established in 2007 by Martha Burns, Jim Fleck and Jim Pitblado, this award celebrates an individual, collective or organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to engaging Toronto youth in the arts.
  • The Globe and Mail Award for Business for the Arts – recognizes a local business that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Toronto. Established in 2006, this award is presented in partnership with Business for the Arts. The recipient will receive an original work of art created by Nobuo Kubota.
  • RBC Financial Award for Emerging Talent – a $5,000 cash prize presented to an emerging Toronto artist working in any medium or performing arts discipline in celebration of their current accomplishments and future potential. Established in 2006 by RBC Foundation, this award is intended to support the development or completion of new work.
  • Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition – a $10,000 cash prize presented to an individual, ensemble or organization to recognize creative, performing, administrative, volunteer or philanthropic contributions to Toronto’s musical life. This award was established by the Volunteer Committee of Roy Thomson Hall in 1984 to recognize and thank the community that supported the conception, building and establishment of the new concert hall. In 2002, the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall (RTH) asked the TACF to manage the award.
  • William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life – a $5,000 cash prize presented to an individual performer, teacher, administrator or creator in any arts discipline, including architecture and design, whose work is a celebration of life through the arts in Toronto. Established in 1996, this award is funded through an endowment made possible by private donors who wished to celebrate and remember the life of William Kilbourn who died in 1995. Kilbourn was a writer and teacher who spent seven years as a board member of Toronto Arts Council, and served as its president from 1982 to 1984.

Each year, a 12-member jury comprised of practitioners of the arts, organizers, programmers, producers, curators, critics, commentators and lay specialists is appointed; each juror is chosen based on their expertise, prestige, sense of history and perspective, credibility and experience. The jury will review candidate profiles and make a recipient recommendation for each award to Toronto Arts Council Foundation Board of Directors, which will make final determinations.

Winners of the 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards will be announced on Friday, October 17, 2008 at the Mayor’s Arts Awards Lunch.

Incorporated in 1995 as a sister organization to Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council Foundation has a two-fold mission: to increase awareness of the value that artists and arts organizations bring to the city of Toronto and to increase resources for the arts. Toronto Arts Council Foundation administers a number of programs to further these goals and provides an opportunity for individuals, foundations and corporations to support a broad spectrum of initiatives and arts disciplines in the City of Toronto through tax-deductible contributions.