skip to Main Content
Executive Director

Executive Director

  • Toronto, ON
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: 70,000-80,0000


Executive Director

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)


PACT is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres which serves as the collective voice of its members. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work.


We are a leader in the national performing arts community, and a devoted advocate for the value of live performance. Since 1979 we have focused on providing a community where theatre professionals (both artistic and administrative) can come together to discuss important issues and work together to create innovative solutions.

We aim to be a responsive organization, cognizant of the needs of our members in order to offer programs and services that benefit our community.

We strive to be representative of the true breadth of professional theatre in this country, and work to make sure we are an inclusive organization that provides value for all theatre companies in Canada.

For detail on PACT’s activities and structure, please visit:


The Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive and officer and has the sole responsibility for the day-to-day operations of PACT. The ED leads a staff of five and works closely with members from coast to coast. The ED’s role is to propose policy direction to the Board and, in partnership with the elected leadership of PACT, achieve the goals and further the mission of PACT.

The ED provides leadership in these and other areas:

  1. the creation of strategic, operation and financial plans;
  2. organizational development;
  3. liaison to the public, government, affiliated organizations, and other stakeholders;
  4. development and fulfillment of member services;
  5. supervision and management of PACT staff

The Executive Director reports to PACT’s Board of Directors and works closely with the Executive Committee.


As an ideal candidate, you will have experience in the non-profit field, with strong interest and proven skills in strategic planning, advocacy, finance and communications. You will be responsible for the development of priority plans, performance measurements, management controls and budgets as part of the annual planning cycle. You will be comfortable with a non-profit governance model and be able to work co-operatively with the Board on all fronts. Your skills in human resources will allow you to develop and maintain an effective staff organization that provides program recommendations for the Board while delivering services, programs and information beneficial to the members. You are a confident and knowledgeable advocate for PACT, comfortable in your role when meeting federal and provincial government representatives. As an active and responsive member in the discourse of theatre practice,

you are prepared to serve as ambassador for PACT to relevant organizations in Canada and internationally. Your ability to communicate clearly and compassionately is a key asset whether you are tackling issues with our collective bargaining partners, our diverse membership or funding bodies.


Salary:  Range is $70,000 – $80,000 gross per annum depending on skills and experience

Employment Status: Full time employee
Staff Benefits: Company health plan is provided

Interested candidates are invited to submit:

  1. your resume;
  2. letter of intent including expanding on each of the following questions:
  3. What do you think is the most important thing that PACT does?
  4. How can PACT embolden the importance of theatre in our country/world?
  5. What changes do you want to see in our theatre sector and how can PACT play a role in making those changes happen?

Please email the above to by June 7, 2019.  E-mail submissions only please.

Back To Top