LOCATION: Regina, Saskatchewan

REPORTING: The Executive Director (“ED”) of the Regina Symphony Orchestra inc. (the “RSO”)

reports to the RSO Board of Directors (the “Board”) and with respect to limited

duties on behalf of the Regina Symphony Foundation Inc. (“RSF” ) to the RSF Board

of Directors.

Musicians report to the Music Director (‘MD”) and to the ED.

All other staff report to the ED including the:

▪ Director of Finance

▪ Director of Marketing

▪ Manager of Patron, Donor, and Education Services

▪ Production Manager

▪ Manager of Artistic Administration

▪ Personnel Manager




• Supports the mission, vision and strategic initiatives of the RSO.

• Ensures, with the MD, that the RSO is an excellent orchestra.

• Develops and executes annual business objectives, approved by the Board, including

  those in operations, administration and finance.

• Ensures the RSO and its employees understand and adhere to all legal obligations and

 governance documents of the RSO, including the RSO’s Board Policy Manual, the

  Administrative Handbook of the RSO, and the Collective Agreement with the musicians.

• Advances the educational goals and initiatives of the RSO, including with relevant


• Advances the RSO in the community and acts as one of the senior RSO representatives for

  fundraising and public relations purposes.


• Advances RSO efforts on reconciliation and on social issues, including diversity, equity

  and inclusion.

• Performs any other duties reasonably assigned by the Board.




• In collaboration with the MD, articulates and portrays a clear vision that demonstrates the

  RSO’s values of excellence, innovation, engagement, and integrity.

• Provides advice and support to the MD on budgeting and other operational matters.

• Ensures that the scheduling and production of all RSO events (including concerts,

  rehearsals, tours, run-outs, and special events) run smoothly, effectively and in a

  financially responsible manner.

• Ensure that the services of the Regina Symphony Chamber Players are being used in a

  productive, efficient manner consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of the RSO.

• Develops strategies and policies for consideration by the Board.

• Oversees relations with all patrons and donors, and ticket sales for concerts and events.

• Serves as liaison between musicians and other staff on major issues.

• Leads negotiations of the collective agreement with the musicians’ union.

• Takes mutual responsibility with the MD to maintain a cooperative relationship and

  advance the best interests of the organization.

• Establishes cooperative and productive relationships with other key cultural organizations

  in Saskatchewan and creates synergy for mutual success.



• Manages and administers RSO activities in alignment with the strategic and business plans

  of the Board.

• Directs the financial and business operations of the organization, including financial

  planning, control and reporting, annual operating budget, long-range plan and financial


• Works to ensure the financial sustainability of the RSO while increasing the financial

   position/capacity of the organization.

• Ensures that reports accurately reflect the RSO’s financial position at all times.

• Identifies risks and implements risk management and mitigation strategies.

• Works with the external auditors and the RSO Audit and Finance Committee to safeguard

  RSO assets and reliability of financial records.

• Oversees and protects security of all information management and systems essential to

  the RSO’s operations.

• Ensures RSO’s compliance with federal and provincial charitable organization provisions,

  employment law, and all other relevant statutes and requirements.

• Oversees the finances, administration and government filings of the Regina Symphony

  Foundation Inc.


• Establishes and achieves fundraising targets approved by the Board in consultation with

  the ED.

• Leads the development, management and implementation of sustainable fundraising


• Oversees and completes grant applications to government agencies and foundations.

• Develops and maintains strategic partnerships and relationships with corporate and

 individual benefactors.



• Oversees and ensures excellence in all marketing and communication activities including

   public relations, advertising, website and social media, season subscription and renewal

   campaigns, ticket sales, audience research, new subscriber activities and merchandising.

• Leads management and volunteers in ensuring that the RSO values of excellence,

   innovation, engagement and integrity inform all communications.

• Works with the MD to market the RSO locally and across Canada.



• Oversees the design, development, funding, administration, promotion and evaluation of

  all education and outreach programs.

• Advances and creates opportunities for children and youth to learn and be inspired by

  orchestral music.

• Represents the RSO to other arts, education and civic institutions to promote constructive

  and beneficial working partnerships in the community.

• Ensures community engagements and education programs align with RSO’s values, and

   strategic goals, including building inclusivity with Indigenous partners and other equity-

   deserving groups.



• Hires, trains and evaluates all office staff.

• Provides administration for the musicians of the orchestra by carrying out and complying

   with provisions in the collective agreement.

• Establishes and enhances an environment of appreciation and gratitude for supporters

   and volunteers throughout the organization.

• Defines and applies key performance indicators with the office staff.

• Creates an appropriate environment to stimulate employee morale and productivity.

• Builds a culture that encourages creative thinking, anticipates demands and seizes future


• Provides professional development opportunities as appropriate.

• Delegates staff to work with volunteers.



• A minimum of 5 years of senior leadership experience with business skills in a non-profit or

  cultural organization.

• A history of sound fiscal management.

• Experience in marketing with a proven ability and enthusiastic willingness to fundraise and

    develop significant sponsorships and partnerships.

• Experience in or demonstrate ability in creating and presenting to the Board a long-range

   strategic plan and an annual operating plan for both financial and operational areas.

• Experience in analysis of key components of the financial or operating plans and

    presenting relevant information to the Board for decision-making purposes.

• Proven history of recruiting, hiring, evaluating and inspiring qualified staff, building an

    efficient and cooperative team and improving efficiencies and handling all related human

    resources matters.

• Proven ability to plan for various contingencies; skills in crisis management.

• Proven experience and success in grant writing.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Strong negotiation skills.

• Management experience in a unionized environment is an asset.

• An undergraduate degree or higher in Arts Administration, Business or equivalent, or

experiential equivalent.



• An inspirational visionary who leads by example.

• Ability to lead in a period of significant dynamic change.

• Ability to evaluate and articulate risks and benefits and present appropriate and

  understandable analysis and recommendations for action or change.

• A genuine appreciation for orchestral music, with a profound belief in its importance to


• An understanding and appreciation of the culture and norms of Saskatchewan.

• An understanding of the importance of inclusion of Canada’s Indigenous peoples and

   other equity-seeking groups.

• A fearless relationship builder who enjoys connecting with the community.

• A vibrant and influential communicator who is engaging, outgoing and personable, with a

   polished presence.

• Superior listening and communication skills.

• Ability to interact with sponsors and potential sponsors and represent the RSO in a

  professional manner.

• Works well under pressure.

• A creative and innovative thinker.

• An appreciation and understanding of technological change and its impact on audiences.

• A natural rapport with musicians.

• Disciplined, takes initiative and accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.



A competitive compensation package including base salary and benefits will be provided,

commensurate with experience. The compensation range is $95,000 to $110,000.



Please apply by email no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at noon Saskatchewan Time.

Your application should include a cover letter expressing interest in the position, a resume and

the names and contact information of three references two of whom must be related to your

professional career. Please include all this information in one pdf file.

Please send your application to:


The RSO is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from

all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, members of

visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual

orientation, and all groups protected by The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code.

Applicants are invited to self-identify in as many categories as apply. You may

identify in more than one group: please indicate all with which you self-identify.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with

Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will

be given priority.


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