Executive Director

Date Posted: May 04, 2021
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Start Date: Aug 09, 2021

Salary From: 65K To 75K
Province: Ontario
Region: Central Ontario
City: Midland
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Midland Cultural Centre
The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC), is situated in the Town of Midland, on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay at the gateway to the 30,000 islands.  Together with the other communities that comprise the Heart of Georgian Bay, the area offers a dynamic work/life balance. Located within a 90-minute drive from Toronto, cottagers and tourists are drawn to the area by our multiple historic sites, award-winning festivals and events, accessible walking and cycling trails, pristine beaches, snowmobiling and skiing trails, galleries, performance venues and newly reconstructed downtown core which features unique boutique shopping experiences.  Our area boasts a provincial and a national park, as well as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Situated in the Town of Midland’s downtown core, the MCC is a focal point for many of the cultural activities in the Heart of Georgian Bay and welcomes 70,000 visitors per year.  Born from the vision of philanthropist Reinhart Weber and established through a pledge of more than $11 million from the Weber Foundation, which remains the largest single donation in the history of the County of Simcoe, the Centre opened in June 2012.  The completely accessible state-of-the-art facility features Rotary Hall, a 274-seat multi-purpose space, an Indigenous Art Gallery and a Café.  The MCC is also home to Quest Art School + Gallery with exhibition and classroom space, and Huronia Players Community Theatre Group, with a 121-seat theatre.  The Centre sells 17,000 tickets per year for various performances, concerts and special presentations drawing local and provincial audiences.


Job Description

The Midland Cultural Centre seeks a dynamic, creative, and strategic Executive Director to successfully lead and manage the organization.  Leveraging industry knowledge and relationships, the Executive Director will plan and execute the event calendar to meet the needs of the community.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for managing and mentoring staff, overseeing all reporting functions, budgeting and financial management, providing support to the Board in its planning and policy-making functions, and implementing all plans and policies.  

In addition to overseeing the core administration of the organization, the Executive Director will spearhead efforts to attract new funders and audiences, conceive and develop programming opportunities and foster positive relationships with the Centre’s anchor tenants and partners, Quest Art, Huronia Players and the Café Roxy operator.  


The ideal candidate will have Minimum of 5-8 years in a senior leadership position in the arts or entertainment industry or related sector. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience in leadership roles in the arts, culture and/or not-for-profit sector and will bring a successful track record of fundraising and grant-writing, and success in event presentation. Prior experience in venue management is an asset. Candidates should demonstrate success in building and growing relationships, and demonstrate an ability to create a safe, positive, equitable and inclusive work environment for staff and volunteers.

Additional Info:

The Executive Director is expected to attend all significant events and represent the organization in a positive and professional manner within the centre and community.  The Executive Director is also expected to attend monthly Board Meetings, sub-committee and special meetings of the board, when requested.  

How to Apply:

Applications will be received via email only.  
Submit application by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021 to applications@mccmidland.ca

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

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