Date Post­ed: Octo­ber 24, 2023
Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: Jan­u­ary 15, 2024
Start Date: Feb­ru­ary 2024
Province: Que­bec or Ontario — oth­er provinces con­sid­ered
City: Mon­tréal or Toron­to — oth­er cities con­sid­ered
Orga­ni­za­tion’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Feb­ru­ary 1, 2024 — Jan­u­ary 31, 2025 and ongo­ing
Career Lev­el: Upper man­age­ment


The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work (CNMN) / Réseau cana­di­en pour les musiques nou­velles (RCMN) con­nects cre­ative music and sound com­mu­ni­ties across Cana­da. We val­ue cre­ativ­i­ty and inno­va­tion, and devel­op our pro­gram­ming through a lens of arts activism. We wel­come cre­ators, per­form­ers, writ­ers, arts pro­duc­ers, arts work­ers, ensem­bles large and small, pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies, pre­sen­ters, record labels, music edu­ca­tors, music media and tech work­ers and cre­ators, musi­col­o­gists, and listeners.

Since 2005 CNMN has sup­port­ed com­mu­ni­ty build­ing and net­work­ing, offer­ing edu­ca­tion­al and com­mu­ni­ty resources for pro­fes­sion­als and non-pro­fes­sion­als alike. CNMN mem­bers sup­port each oth­er and share oppor­tu­ni­ties and ideas, includ­ing how artists can col­lab­o­rate and advo­cate for social jus­tice and envi­ron­men­tal resilience. 

CNMN is com­mit­ted to a diverse and inclu­sive nation­al cre­ative music and sound com­mu­ni­ty. Diver­si­ty in all its forms (race, cul­ture, gen­der iden­ti­ty, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, reli­gion, lan­guage, phys­i­cal abil­i­ty, age, and aes­thet­ic) is a guid­ing fac­tor in achiev­ing its goals.

CNMN’s activ­i­ties include: a bilin­gual web­site — with a search­able list­ing of mem­bers and resources; the PCM Hub, show­cas­ing cre­ative com­mu­ni­ty music projects; the Con­neX­ions Men­tor­ship pro­gram; Gathering/ FORUM — a bilin­gual, bien­ni­al con­fer­ence with a fresh top­ic and host city each iter­a­tion; and reg­u­lar events focussed on arts activism and aware­ness, knowl­edge shar­ing, com­mu­ni­ty build­ing, and networking.

CNMN rep­re­sents its mem­ber­ship and cre­ative music and sound arts to fed­er­al fund­ing bod­ies, elect­ed offi­cials, oth­er arts organ­i­sa­tions, and the media. 

CNMN is a ful­ly bilin­gual organ­i­sa­tion, com­mit­ted to com­mu­ni­cat­ing with its mem­bers in both offi­cial lan­guages. CNMN is com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing diver­si­ty with­in the com­mu­ni­ty and seek­ing rec­on­cil­i­a­tion with Indige­nous Peo­ples in Canada.



  • Direct­ing all admin­is­tra­tive aspects of the organization.
  • Work­ing close­ly with the Board of Direc­tors to devel­op and artic­u­late the organization’s vision, mis­sion and goals.
  • Devel­op­ing, orga­niz­ing and imple­ment­ing diverse pro­grams that cre­ate con­nec­tion with­in the cre­ative sound and music com­mu­ni­ty in Cana­da and abroad.
  • Main­tain­ing CNMN’s strong com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­tion through com­mu­ni­ca­tions strate­gies and com­mu­ni­ty engagement.
  • Man­ag­ing all fis­cal mat­ters includ­ing bud­get devel­op­ment, fore­cast­ing, and man­age­ment of oper­a­tional and pro­gram­ming budgets.
  • Grant writ­ing to secure fund­ing through arts coun­cils and foundations.
  • Hir­ing and man­ag­ing extra con­tract staff as required.
  • Liais­ing with nation­al and inter­na­tion­al arts organizations.
  • Mak­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tion to gov­ern­ment and oth­er agen­cies on behalf of the orga­ni­za­tion and the new music community.


  • Bilin­gual — flu­ent in Eng­lish and French, spo­ken and written
  • Train­ing in arts admin­is­tra­tion or equiv­a­lent experience
  • Knowl­edge of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and com­mu­ni­ties in Cana­da and abroad
  • Lead­er­ship expe­ri­ence and the abil­i­ty to man­age a team
  • Strong finan­cial man­age­ment skills, espe­cial­ly in the non-prof­it cul­tur­al sector
  • Suc­cess in grant writing
  • Excel­lent inter­per­son­al skills and abil­i­ty to work with indi­vid­ual and groups in decision-making
  • Abil­i­ty to work with­out super­vi­sion and to man­age flex­i­ble hours, includ­ing week­ends, evenings and hol­i­days for spe­cial events
  • Expe­ri­ence and com­mit­ment in fos­ter­ing a cul­ture of inclu­sion and diversity
  • Famil­iar­i­ty with Excel, Word, Word­Press, Adobe Suite, Face­book, YouTube, Instagram


Report­ing to: Board of Directors

Hourly: half-time con­tract from $28-$35/hr based on expe­ri­ence and skills of the cho­sen candidate.

This is a remote work position. 

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cov­er let­ter by Jan­u­ary 15, 2024 to:

CNMN Board Search Com­mit­tee

Inter­views will be held by video­con­fer­enc­ing Jan­u­ary 22–26, 2024.

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