Senior Strategic Initiatives and Project Manager- Canadian Live Music Association

Position: Strategic Initiatives and Project Manager

Reports to: President & CEO

Direct Reports: N/A


Working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, the Senior Strategic Initiatives and Project Manager is
responsible for an exciting, multi-faceted portfolio at the CLMA. In addition to the management and leadership of
all existing (and new) granting and sponsor relationships, the SSIPM oversees all aspects of training and
development activities for the Association’s members. Having just commenced our new fiscal year, we have a
road map in motion and seek an amazing human who wants to join this world-class team to make a difference in
and on behalf of Canada’s incredible live music industry. This is a keen opportunity for an emerging leader whose
own vision, energy and personality will compliment the internationally recognized and impactful work of the

Job Duties

As a core and senior member of the team you will:

  • Develop, implement and monitor all programming and related financial management
    (training/professional development programs/research/additional special projects) on a national level;
  • Identify and assesses current and future training and development needs for the organization and its
  • Ensure all training and development programs are developed or purchased in a cost-effective manner,
    assessing the return on investment of all programs to ensure maximum benefit to the members and the
  • Consult often with the team and other members to determine training/development needs;
  • Develop and manage annual budgets and plans for training and development;
  • Foster, nurture and seek out new, diverse and existing relationships that can positively impact the sector;
  • Create and manage training and development to support the CLMA’s commitment and growth to equity,
    diversity, and inclusion;

Partnership Development:

  • Seek out collaborative opportunities for the Association, oversees partnership development and
  • Support the Membership Manager in identifying and researching opportunities to recruit new members
    by developing communications materials and programs;
  • Help to increase quantifiable impact of the CLMA’s work from coast to coast to coast;

Business Development:

  • Lead, research, and identify prospective grant programs, oversee the development of grants/applications
    and reporting;
  • Build on existing and foster new relationships with sponsors and collaborators, in and outside of the


  • Support to the President & CEO
  • Other duties as assigned;

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in arts and/or business
  • A minimum of 5 years of field experience in the music industry or closely related field, with a focus on
    program development and management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of change management
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing successful and effective training and development
    programs and activities
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills
  • High-degree of computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
    email required
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures
  • Extensive people management skills
  • Superior time management skills
  • Experience dealing with third parties, consultants, and training specialists
  • Proven ability to implement and manage budgets
  • Successful grant writing and reporting history
  • Proficiencies in multiple languages an asset

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Energy & Stress management
  • Team work
  • Quality orientation
  • Time management
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Strong decision making and judgment
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Result focused
  • Accountability and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Providing consultation
  • Development and continual learning

Working Conditions

  • Interacts with partners, employees, members, government, stakeholders
  • Ability to create, attend and conduct presentations
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • All team members work remotely

To Apply

The CLMA is committed to the health and sustainability of the live music industry in Canada and working to ensure
a more inclusive sector for marginalized and racialized Canadians. We invite and encourage qualified applicants
from all backgrounds and physical abilities to apply.
Please submit an up-to-date resume and comprehensive cover letter clearly and specifically outlining your interest
in the position and salary expectations to [email protected] The position is a one-year, full-time
contract position, with potential to extend.
We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be

Deadline to submit applications: Intake as needed
Start Date: ASAP

About the Canadian Live Music Association
The CLMA is the voice of Canada’s vibrant live music industry, working to entrench its economic, cultural and social
value and creating the conditions for concerts to thrive. Membership includes concert promoters, festivals, talent
agencies, venues, clubs, arenas, performing arts centres, industry associations and networks and suppliers.
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