Director, Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region

  • Full Time
  • Calgary
  • Remote: hybrid or flexible
  • $60,000 – $65,000
  • June 7, 2024

Canadian Music Centre

Version française ci-dessousThe Canadian Music Centre/Centre de musique canadienne (CMC) was established in 1959. CMC is a dynamic and established charitable Not-for-Profit organization. With five regional offices across the country, the CMC provides access for performing organizations, the cultural community and individuals to an extensive collection of music and recordings (both digital and on-site). Its music rental and publishing services include 24,000 works created by just under 1,000 Associate Composers that are also available online at By supporting innovative programming, promoting composers and performers and engaging audiences with education programs, the Communications and Development Manager helps to maintain the legacy of Canadian concert music and ensures the voice of Canadian composers is heard for generations to come.MISSION: The Canadian Music Centre is the catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation through performance, education and promotion.PURPOSE: The CMC provides unique resources for exploring, discovering, and performing Canadian music. We are passionate about nurturing a musical community that honours our legacy and supports the professional development of Canadian musicians and composers.VISION: The CMC inspires fresh perspectives, celebrates inventive composers, and provides transformative experiences. We champion artistic diversity and embrace Canada’s rich cultural heritage in creative centres across the country and internationally.Fondé en 1959, le Centre de musique canadienne (CMC) est un organisme réputé, impliqué et sans but lucratif. Ses cinq bureaux régionaux au Canada permettent au CMC d’offrir aux sociétés de concert, à la communauté culturelle et aux particuliers un accès privilégié à son vaste catalogue d’enregistrements et de partitions (tant physiques que numériques). Ses services de location et d’impression de partitions comprennent notamment quelque 24 000 œuvres de près de 1 000 compositeurs(trices) agréé(e)s, également accessibles en ligne au site Le ou la gestionnaire des communications et du développement est responsable d’appuyer la programmation innovante du CMC, de promouvoir ses compositeurs(trices) et les interprètes de leurs œuvres, et d’offrir des programmes éducatifs à la population. Ce faisant, cette personne contribue au maintien du patrimoine de la musique de concert canadienne et permet que la voix des compositeurs(trices) canadien(ne)s résonne longtemps à l’avenir.MISSION : Le Centre de musique canadienne vous relie au monde toujours en mouvement de la musique de création, par le biais de concerts et d’activités éducatives et promotionnelles.OBJECTIFS : Le Centre de musique canadienne est un portail unique en son genre vous permettant d’explorer, de découvrir et d’interpréter des œuvres canadiennes. Nous avons à cœur de soutenir une communauté musicale fière de son héritage en accompagnant compositeurs(trices) et interprètes dans leur cheminement professionnel.VISION : Le Centre de musique canadienne inspire de nouvelles perspectives, favorise la créativité et propose des expériences marquantes. Partisan de la diversité artistique, le CMC présente le riche patrimoine culturel du Canada dans divers lieux de création au pays et à l’étranger.


About CMC Prairie Region

Established in 1980, the Prairie Region of the Canadian Music Centre includes the three prairie provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The office is located on the University of Calgary campus in Craigie Hall in the heart of the music department and adjacent to the University Theatre. It is home to the Violet Archer Library which contains over 20,000 scores available for free circulation. The Prairie Regional Office actively participates in the Western Canadian Music Awards, collaborating on the presentation of the Classical Nominees Showcase. As well, the office works closely with local music organizations to promote Canadian composers and Canadian music.

The Canadian Music Centre is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our working culture and in our community. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates of all cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

About the CMC

Established in 1959, the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) is a vital force in the contemporary classical music scene across Canada. As a national, not-for-profit organization, the CMC connects Canadians to the ever-evolving world of musical creation through performance, education, and promotion.

The Centre is passionate about nurturing a musical community and supporting the professional development of Canadian musicians and composers. The CMC provides unique resources for exploring, discovering, and performing Canadian music.  The organization holds Canada’s largest catalogue with almost 25,000 music scores and works that are made available through the Digital Library and four public lending libraries.

The CMC promotes its music catalogue throughout the world and at national and international music trade events; provides an on-demand publishing and orchestral rental service; and manages an international distribution service to libraries as well as offering professional repertoire consultations on its vast catalogue of music.  In addition, the CMC has its own record label Centrediscs and sells more than 300 recordings featuring music of its Associate Composers and other Canadian independent recording producers.

The CMC inspires fresh perspectives, celebrates inventive composers, and provides transformative experiences. The Centre champions artistic diversity and embraces Canada’s rich cultural heritage across the country and internationally.

The CMC’s national mandate is fulfilled through its five regional centres (BC, Prairies, Ontario, Québec and Atlantic) and at


The Director is responsible for devising, planning, and executing the programming and outreach activities of the CMC in the region, including:

  • Development
    • writing or initiating to be written appropriate grant applications to secure funding from granting agencies in each of the three provinces in the region,
    • writing or encouraging to be written appropriate grant applications to secure funding specifically for use in Alberta from such Alberta entities as the Alberta Lotteries Corporation and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. For such funds received, the Director is accountable to the CMC Prairie,
    • supporting and initiating fundraising campaigns activities as requested.
    • maintaining positive donor/sponsor relations.
  • Financial
    • reporting on the acquisition and utilization of the funds,
    • assuming the fiscal stewardship of the CMC Prairie budget and monitoring budget expenditures against the approved budget.
  • Membership
    • assisting in the promotion of Prairie region based Associate Composer members,
    • helping to identify and attract new Members to the region,
    • helping to identify and attract new Associate Composer members, and effectively reach out to diverse composer communities.
  • Programming
    • implementing the annual Emerging Composer competition,
    • supporting the semi-annual Composer Speaker Series events in conjunction with the Music Division of University of Calgary School for Creative and Performing Arts,
    • continuing with the semi-annual “Monster Music Sales” in conjunction with the Music Division of University of Calgary School for Creative and Performing Arts,
    • managing the CMC PR display tables at partner events throughout the region,
    • developing and implementing new programs.
  • Outreach
    • interacting with and support the Prairie new music community,
    • developing outreach opportunities.
  • Governance
    • ensuring that the Regional Advisory Board is regularly updated on region activities, programs and engaging with the member directors,
    • preparing a quarterly written report on region activities for the President & CEO and the Regional Advisory Council,
    • supporting the Chair of the Regional Advisory Board in preparation for meetings of the Association, including the drafting of agendas and meeting materials and supporting succession plans for the organization,
    • attending all meetings of the CMC Canada Board and providing written and verbal reports on CMC Prairie activities and programs,
    • liaising with CMC Canada team and CMC’s four other regional offices.

To apply, email your details to

Please email your resumé to [email protected], with cover letter to the CMC Prairie Region Board Chair.