Executive Director, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

Application Deadline: April 5, 2023, 5:00 pm EST

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is a member-driven national organization of professional Canadian theatres that serves as the collective voice of over 160 member companies, of various sizes, from coast to coast to coast. We offer programming and professional development for both artistic staff and arts administrators; we also have various caucuses where our members can connect with their peers, share knowledge and discuss current matters of the sector. We are highly engaged in federal advocacy, and work with partners in the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Minister of Canadian Heritage’s office and the Canada Council to relay the concerns of our members and provide information used in crafting policy. We negotiate on behalf of our members with Canadian Actors’ Equity Association in crafting the Canadian Theatre Agreement, as well as agreements with the Associated Designers of Canada and Playwrights’ Guild of Canada.

PACT is seeking its next Executive Director to lead with a future focus into the next phase of both the Canadian theatre sector and PACT itself. Through the strong work of current leadership (board, team, and members alike), PACT stepped up to serve as a stabilizing presence in the tumultuous times of uncertainty for the sector as it navigated dealing with the pandemic, social justice movements and the current moment of recovery and renewal. PACT’s next Executive Director will build on this work to steward the organization in collaborating with members, staff, the board and sectoral stakeholders in shaping this future.

PACT is led by the principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility and strives to incorporate these principles in everything we do. We warmly invite applications from folks from equity-deserving groups. Individuals who identify within historically-marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. PACT will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier-free hiring process, and will provide accommodations as required.

This is a Full Time position, with a salary range of $85,000 – $95,000 gross per annum, plus benefits.

For full job posting information, including alternative formats of the posting, and how to submit your application before April 5, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST, please go to:

Contact Information:
Jeanne LeSage, LeSage Arts Management

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
307-250 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5A 1J2