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August 7–20, 2023


We’re hiring for the role of Executive Director

Application Deadline: May 25, 2023
Start Date: negotiable between July and September 2023 

Salary: $45,000–$55,000 commensurate with experience

Province: Newfoundland & Labrador
Region: St John’s
City: St. John’s
Employee Benefits: contribution of 3% of Adjusted Salary into an employer matched CRA-registered RRSP; three weeks of paid vacation; funds for professional development.
Organization’s Field/Discipline: Music
Job’s focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time – 30–35 hours/week

Organization Description

The Tuckamore Festival is an internationally acclaimed chamber music festival held over two weeks each August. A major contributor to the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador for 22 years, Tuckamore has a two-fold mission: present world-renowned performers rarely heard in this part of North America, and offer a unique mentorship program to around 25 emerging young musicians and composers. The Tuckamore Festival rivals some of the largest festivals in Canada because of the quality of its guest and young artists; its robust outreach activities (both educational and regional); and deeply engaging, innovative programming. In addition to the August festival, Tuckamore offers year-round live and digital programming in schools across the province, enrichment talks, music in unexpected places, and special concerts. Since 2001, the Tuckamore Festival has presented more than 150 outstanding guest artists; mentored more than 400 young musicians and composers representing 10 countries around the globe; travelled to more than two dozen communities for school tours and performances; and produced more than 500 performances and events.

Job Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors and working in partnership with the Artistic Directors, the Executive Director position is a leadership role with accountability for administration, operations, and fundraising activities of the Tuckamore Festival. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, achieving organizational goals, while maintaining sound financial practices.


  • Supervise day-to-day operations of the Tuckamore Festival
  • Advise the Board of Directors on organizational activities
  • Lead fundraising, engage new sponsor donations and steward existing donors
  • Develop forecasts and manage operational budgets and expenditures, including creating and maintaining an annual budget
  • Hire and oversee seasonal staff, contractors, and service providers, as required
  • Document and manage all data and processes
  • Develop new strategies, ideas, and opportunities that align with the Tuckamore Festival’s mission, vision, and values
  • Forge and maintain relations of trust with funders, sponsors, partners and community groups
  • Hold a public role as the face of festival activities and act in ways that strengthen its profile
  • Draft and update organizational policies and guidelines
  • Develop strategic planning in areas of business development, marketing, and festival growth
  • Write grants and final reports to maintain current level of public funding, research, and develop new funding opportunities


  • Proven experience in a role as an executive director or in a similar leadership role (+5 years)
  • Experience in developing strategies and plans 
  • Ability to apply successful fundraising and networking techniques 
  • Strong financial background and familiarity with measures of performance 
  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and managerial best practices 
  • Outstanding organization and leadership
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and public speaking skills
  • Knowledge of public relations, marketing, and/or social media
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment

Additional Info:

The Tuckamore Festival is committed to being an inclusive and respectful workplace. We encourage and welcome applications that contribute to the further diversification of the Festival including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Tuckamore Festival; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

How to Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter by Thursday, May 25th at 5:00 pm Newfoundland time to:

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