Job Posting: Executive Director, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

The Association
PACT is the collective voice of professional Canadian theatres, a leader in the national performing arts community, and a devoted advocate for the value of live performance. Since 1979 PACT has focused on providing a community where theatre practitioners (both artistic and administrative) can come together to discuss important issues of the day and work together to create innovative solutions. PACT is a responsive organization offering programs and services to its 143 member companies.

For detail on PACT’s activities and structure, please visit:

The Position
The Executive Director (ED) is the chief staff executive and officer and has the sole responsibility for the day-to-day operations of PACT. The ED’s role is to propose policy direction to the Board and, in partnership with the elected leadership of PACT, achieve the goals and further the mission of PACT.

The ED provides leadership in these and other areas:

  1. the creation of strategic, tactical and financial plans;
  2. development of goals and measurement of performance to the approved goals;
  3. organizational development;
  4. liaison to the public, government, affiliated organizations, and other stakeholders;
  5. development of member services and member development;
  6. direction and development of PACT’s 5-member staff

The Executive Director reports to PACT’s Board of Directors.

As an ideal candidate, you will have experience in the non-profit field, with strong interest and proven skills in strategic planning, advocacy, finance and communications. You will be responsible for the development of priority plans, performance measurements, management controls and budgets as part of the annual planning cycle. You will be comfortable with a non-profit governance model and be able to work co-operatively with the Board on all fronts. Your skills in human resources will allow you to develop and maintain an effective staff organization that provides program recommendations for the Board while delivering services, programs and information beneficial to the members. You are a confident and knowledgeable advocate for PACT, comfortable in your role when meeting federal and provincial government representatives. You are prepared to serve as ambassador for PACT to relevant organizations in Canada and internationally. Your ability to communicate clearly and compassionately is a key asset whether you are tackling issues with our collective bargaining partners or with our diverse membership. PACT employment includes access to a company health plan.

To apply:
Please send resumé and cover letter, including salary expectations in PDF format to:

Application deadline: March 27, 2014