Director of Operations

Date Posted: Jan 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
Start Date: Apr 18, 2021

Salary From: 50K To 50K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description


Founded in 1985, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers. We also operate as a resource centre for the dance community and general public and support activities that improve the socioeconomic conditions of artists across the country.

As a world leader in dancer transition, we are active participants in international conferences and research initiatives and help drive change within the dance community.

Job Description

The Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is a national charitable organization that helps dancers make necessary transitions into, within and from professional performing careers.  Along with its national office in Toronto, the DTRC has offices in Vancouver and Montreal. For more information about the organization please visit our website

Equity, Equality and Diversity

The DTRC is an organization that is working to embed the values of individual and group differences within its working environment. We strive to embrace the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives of our staff, members, arts community, and partners. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age, and abilities are encouraged to apply. 

Emphasizing inclusion and equity is one of the key strategic priorities within our organization. You can read further about our work in this regard here:

Position available: The Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is seeking a passionate, motivated and experienced individual to direct the organization’s operations. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Director of Operations will be responsible for the overall administration of the organization, working to improve processes and policies, and leading long-term organizational development.


• Manages accounts payable and receivable, banking and Canada Revenue Agency documentation updates
• Acts as point person for the preparation of materials related to annual audit
• Regularly liaises with bookkeeper, regional offices and auditor
• Administers organization’s membership dues and payments
• Manages data– including inputting and mining of data for statistics, projections and reports
• Oversees and implements HR policies and procedures of the organization
• Provides administrative direction and support to staff 
• Assists with Compliance and Government reporting
• Ensures filing systems are maintained and up to date
• Provides ongoing IT support


The successful candidate will:
• Have at least five years' experience in a senior administrative role
• Be comfortable overseeing and managing staff 
• Be a self-starter, possessing project management expertise with a strong ability to prioritize
• Have experience and be extremely proficient at working with accounting software – Sage 50 Accounting (A test on this software package will be part of the interview process) 
• Have significant experience with database and information technology management (Microsoft Access, Excel) and comfort liaising with IT providers
• Have excellent English verbal and written communication skills
• Be well organized and attentive to details
• Have demonstrated financial management and analytical skills
• Thrive in a collaborative environment and possess the ability to foster strong internal and external relationships with Indigenous peoples, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age and abilities
• Communicate with clarity and compassion 
• Have an interest in, and understanding of, professional dance from a range of dance practices and cultures, particularly within equity seeking groups
• Ideally, possess excellent French language skills

Additional Info:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you have questions or concerns about accessibility concerns throughout the hiring process, please email:


How to Apply:

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume in one pdf or Word document to:

Kristian Clarke, Executive Director at the following e-mail:

Resumes must be received by 5:00 pm (ET) March 5th, 2021

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