Associate to the General Director

Job Description

The Opéra de Montréal showcases opera at its most diverse and daring, with offerings ranging from great classics of the opera repertoire to innovative new works. The company acts as a catalyst for the city’s artistic creativity and celebrates Canada’s rich vocal scene. The organization is currently undergoing a strategic renewal, focusing on developing its breadth artistically, building community and support around the artform, redressing ourselves to our artist training objective, and strengthening the market position of the company. This work requires that we develop bonds and partnerships with the community around us. 

The Associate to the General Director works closely with the GD to keep the files and projects of the office moving forward, with a focus on Governance, Grants and Fund Development, and Team Support. The candidate will be an accomplished and polished writer/communicator in both French and English, with an interest in board and fundraising management. The Associate will also be a part of the highly collaborative, high-performance team at Opéra de Montréal.

Overview of Tasks Working closely with the General Director, the Associate will:

  • Manage the office of the General Director
  • Manage the development of all written materials for the GD office – in French and English
  • Collaborate with the General Director in the writing and preparation of grant requests and fundraising proposals – in French and English.
  • Assist with organizing meetings for the General Director and with follow through
  • Organize the activity of and materials for the board of directors – assist board meetings and take minutes
  • Assist General Director in fundraising activities as a representative of the office of the GD at donor events
  • Assist with follow through for fundraising meetings: i.e. thank you notes, follow up documents and proposals.
  • Participate in company projects and events such as receptions, performances, galas and season launches

Skills required

  • Excellent writing skills in both English and French
  • Good translation skills and proof-reading skills
  • Competent with numbers and spreadsheets
  • Experience and/or interest in board governance and fundraising administration
  • Strong collaborative skills – enjoys being part of a high-performance team
  • Good people skills and commitment to relationship building
  • Willing to be accountable for details and follow through
  • Knowledge or strong interest in the performing arts
  • Please submit your application by email: CV with a letter of intent in one document to: by September 16, 2019, at 5 pm
  • Please, do not call. We may only contact you if we request an interview. The interview may take place before the end of the posting period
  • You may be asked to present examples of your writing in English and French if we ask for an interview