Ottawa Jazz Festival Inc. seeks a dynamic professional to join the organization as Programming Manager, succeeding the founding programming manager. Annually, the Festival produces the 10-day TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010. The Festival has become one of the leading jazz festivals in the country, which annually draws 200,000 people to 230 performances at venues throughout the city of Ottawa. The Festival features music from across the country and around the world. We program a winter concert series as well.(The original job posting, including info on how to apply is here.)
The Programming Manager will work with management and the Board of Directors to realize the artistic vision of the Ottawa Jazz Festival which includes providing accessible, diverse programming with audience appeal for all ages, cultures, ethnic backgrounds and demographics; presenting high quality professional musicians from around the world in the best performance atmosphere; building outreach activities to increase the jazz audience; presenting interesting, creative and educational experiences which encourage interactive participation between artists and audience; and assisting in developing careers for established and emerging Canadian jazz artists.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a wide ranging knowledge of all jazz, a strong passion for the music and an understanding of the artists. Priority selection will be given to a person with demonstrated expertise as an artistic director or music programmer; and/or professional musician, educator, or collaborator who will bring an extensive community network to build on the Festival’s 30 year history; or, to a professional in the music industry and a critical understanding of the industry’s workings.
The Programming Manager reports to the Executive Producer who in turn reports to the Board of Directors. The Programming Manager regularly participates in meetings of the Programming Committee to report on artistic findings and direction.
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