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Managing Director

Managing Director

  • Full Time
  • Port Hope, ON
  • Applications have closed.

Website Cameco Capitol Arts Centre


(The Managing Director must have a strong and productive working relationship with the Capitol Theatre’s Artistic Director through collaboration, mutual respect and shared responsibilities.)

The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, houses the Capitol Theatre now a designated national historic site. As such, this splendid building and venue mirrors Canada’s past in the exhibition of performing arts and movies while, at the same time looking forward to the next chapter of its storied evolution.

The Capitol Theatre, built in 1930, made movie history, exhibiting the first “talkie” in Canada and has functioned as a multi-entertainment venue since its re-birth in 1995. To-day, its patrons live and work in Port Hope, but also travel from points west to Toronto – only an hour away – and east to Ottawa linked by rail, bus and car.

A new organizational structure will provide leadership and management at a pivotal stage. This new position represents a wonderful career opportunity to work with a deeply engaged Board and the incumbent will lead a small team of like-minded professionals and 200 volunteers, all dedicated to excellence in serving, entertaining and engaging Capitol patrons.

The Capitol Theatre draws industry talent for its professional productions as well as engaging with the local artistic and creative community for amateur and semi-professional productions. Operating year round, the Capitol offers live theatre, concerts, TIFF films, HD opera and much more by way of two splendid performance venues.

With the Artistic Director, the MD reports directly to the Board of Directors, through the President and Board Chair, a single position.

As the Managing Director (MD) you will be responsible for the overall development of the company, its markets and its external relationships. The MD will be wholly responsible for leading the administrative, financial and general operations of the company. This includes oversight of all operational aspects of the organization and its facility. The Managing Director will work in close collaboration with the Artistic Director (AD) and report to the Board of Directors through the President and Chair of the Board.


  • Organizational  and Strategic Leadership
  • Responsible for all day-to-day operations including administration, financial planning, facility management, marketing, development, production, volunteer relations, government/agency relations, communications, audience services, human resources and board administration.
  • Develop and sustain a workplace culture of excellence, creativity, collaboration and inclusiveness.
  • Manage and maintain excellent relations with the Board to help facilitate effective governance.
  • Build networks and partnerships in the local community and with theatres nationally.
  • Provide support to the Board of Directors, its officers and committees, including meeting logistics, preparation and distribution of agendas and supporting materials in advance of meetings.
  • Build the profile of the organization in the community, through positive relationships with the community, volunteers, local artistic community, donors, sponsors, public officials and other theatres in the county.
  • Solicit new business partnerships and maintain existing relationships.
  • Manage and provide the necessary resources and professional guidance as required and requested by members of staff including ongoing relevant education, training and development.

Financial Oversight

  • Provide excellent financial management ensuring fiscal responsibility and sustainability going forward; oversee the development of financial and management reports to support Board and executive decision-making.
  • Oversee adherence to rules and conditions attached to existing donations, grants , partnerships and sponsorships.

Fund Development

  • With the Artistic Director (AD), be entrepreneurial and diligent in the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy to support the strategic and operational goals of the organization and a diverse revenue stream.
  • Work with the Board and the AD to develop and sustain strong working relationships with key people and foundations in the public and private sectors. Monitor and report on all public grants, foundation grants and corporate donations.

(some, not necessarily all, of these qualifications would be an asset):

  • Strategic leadership, vision, collaboration and team-building style with strong interpersonal skills, integrity, high energy and creativity. A strong commitment to the Capitol’s mission, vision and mandate.
  • Experience in management, fundraising, Board relations, public and government relations. Experience in developing and managing a range of contract types is important.
  • Financial management skills and experience in creating, managing, presenting and interpreting budgets.
  • Experience in developing fundraising strategies and campaigns and identifying new sources and increased levels of contributed income.
  • Capacity to lead, manage, motivate, train and collaborate with staff, Board members and volunteers.
  • Comfortable in communicating publicly and informally. Able to speak and write persuasively and serve as the spokesperson for the Capitol Theatre
  • Experience in dealing with facility management and ongoing landlord stewardship.
  • 3-5 years Arts administration experience. Undergraduate degree an asset,


  • Ability to partner with the AD to co-lead the development and execution of the organization’s vision and goals.
  • A confident, calm and professional approach that demonstrates emotional intelligence with an ability to deal with a wide variety of people and with changing internal and external conditions.
  • A proactive professional who inspires confidence and credibility, has a strategic orientation and an honest, transparent and collaborative leadership style.
  • Believes in the Capitol’s mission as well as its programming that engages and entertains.
  • Believes in team approach and willingness to empower those reporting to you.
  • A self-starter able to work in a lean institution; a strategic thinker who embraces innovation and change; has the ability to deal with complex and diverse issues.
  • Digitally skilled; comfortable working with digital platforms.
  • A genuine commitment to support and grow an internal culture that values people and provides an opportunity for everyone to flourish.

A competitive compensation package will be provided with salary and applicable benefits.

Interested candidates should email their CV to Olga Cwiek, President and Chair of the Board of Directors at

The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer  and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

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