Manager, Bands

Date Posted: Mar 16, 2023
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2023
Start Date: Jun 05, 2023

Salary From: 70K To 85K
Province: Alberta
City: Calgary
Employee Benefits: Health, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Calgary Stampede Foundation

The Calgary Stampede Foundation supports the youth of Alberta by providing dynamic programming that promotes citizenship and education, and enhances leadership skills and personal growth. The Foundation creates spaces that connect with the arts, heritage and education in order to make a vibrant and engaging community.

Job Description

The Opportunity
The Calgary Stampede Foundation is committed to hiring the best leadership talent who strive towards excellence in all they do. This role provides professional development and leadership opportunities, and the opportunity to work with performance groups that entertain at a world-class level. The role includes a variety of unique projects, professional development and networking, and a well-established ecosystem of support through a highly regarded feeder program, support system and broader community. The Manager, Bands will help to continually improve the Calgary Stampede Showband, Showriders and Outriders programs, developing strong youth for a stronger community.

As the Manager, Bands, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a team that develops youth as world-class artists, performers, and community minded citizens. The position offers the opportunity to be part of a one-of-a-kind organization with strong history and culture.

Scope of Position    
Reporting to the Manager, Community Learning & Engagement, the Manager, Bands will work with program coordinators, designers, parents, members, volunteers, and community partners, to lead and direct the vision and operation of the Calgary Stampede Showband, Showriders, and Band of Outriders. This is a leadership role, with both strategic and operational responsibilities.

The Calgary Stampede Showband is a premiere performance ensemble with 140 members, ages 16 to 21, from Calgary and the surrounding area. With over 200 annual performances, the program offers diverse opportunities to develop performance, musicianship, interpersonal, and leadership skills. The Calgary Stampede Showriders are a unique musical ride team and mounted colorguard for youth ages 14 to 21, providing opportunities to develop individual and group horsemanship skills. The Band of Outriders is an energetic, forty-piece ensemble, comprised of Showband alumni and other musicians from the Calgary area, and are known for their diverse repertoire and fun-loving persona.

This position is a permanent full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. Schedule: Day, Evening, Flexible Hours, Morning, Nights, Weekends as required.  

Business address: 1410 Stampede Trail, SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1.

Languary of work: English

 The successful candidate….
  • Shares their passion for the marching arts, and thrives within high-performing teams
  • Pursues excellence, inspiring and supporting others to reach new levels of performance
  • Creates conditions for youth, educators, and volunteers to grow and thrive
  • Builds relationships and thrives in complex environments with multiple stakeholders.
  • Is driven by purpose to create positive impact for youth and community
  • Is a natural, kind, and charismatic leader with the ability to inspire and motivate a team
  • Collaborates to find creative strategies and solutions to advance their vision
 Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
 Arts Program Management
  • Effectively manage the business and build the teams of our high-performance marching arts and equestrian youth programs, including translating strategy into action across large teams
  • Ensure the successful operational execution of all rehearsals, performances, and events, including Stampede Week, year-round community performances and touring activities.
  • Budget development and management to ensure the best use of resources to support effective program delivery, impact, sustainability, and strategic growth
  • Foster a purpose-driven culture of excellence and commitment to youth and community impact, through a positive and strong presence as a leader to staff, students, and volunteers
  • Provide direction and strategic leadership to employees, contractors, and volunteers to deliver programs in alignment with the Calgary Stampede Foundation’s strategic plan.
  • Guide, support, and mentor instructional staff and members towards personal and ensemble excellence.
 Stakeholder and Community Relationships
  • Build and foster effective relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholder groups in complex organizational environments to advance program objectives
  • Act as a public and positive ambassador for the Calgary Stampede and Stampede Foundation within the Calgary community and abroad.
  • Develop and lead all recruitment, marketing, and partnership strategies to increase ensure program sustainability and increase community awareness
 Impact for Youth
  • Create an environment for youth to grow and thrive, fostering a culture of commitment to safety, wellbeing, belonging, development, and excellence
  • Support the overall success of all CSF youth programs including safety and wellness practices, educational direction, strategic development, and community engagement.
  • Effectively and positively coach youth towards high levels of achievement in individual and group performance
 Vision for Excellence
  • Capture, create, and share a clear vision for excellence in competitive marching arts and commercial productions, and engage and mobilize the team to bring the vision to fruition.
  • Develop and implement strategies to raise the international program achievement and standing, and enhance program impact on youth and community
  • Responsible for the overall educational and performance direction of the Showband, Showriders, and Band Outriders program, and advancement of that vision and direction


Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

High School diploma.

Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and time management skills
Proficiency in language, knowledge, and trends across musical and visual performing arts
Experience planning and executing travel and tours for youth performing arts ensembles
Experience developing, designing, or directing performing and marching arts productions
10 years: Experience and proven success as a youth educator in the marching arts, with a focus on safety & wellness, performance excellence and youth development
Proven success both at an international competitive level, and with developing high-production value commercial entertainment
5 years: Leadership and management experience within the marching and performing arts
Recognized industry leader in the marching and performing arts

Additional Info:

The Calgary Stampede Foundation offers a unique and exciting work environment, an excellent total compensation package and the opportunity for advancement and employee training.
Health benefits
·       Dental plan
·       Disability benefits
·       Health care plan
·       Paramedical services coverage
Long term benefits
·       Group insurance benefits
·       Life insurance
·       Pension plan
·       Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
Other benefits
·       Learning/training paid by employer
·       Paid time off (volunteering or personal days)
·       Team building opportunities
·       Parking available

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your resume via the "Apply now" button on the top right of the Calgary Stampede website.

All applicants are thanked in advance and only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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