Executive Director / Operations Manager

Application Deadline: August 15, 2023

Country Music Alberta (CMAB) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and dynamic individual for the role of Executive Director/Operations Manager. The Executive Director/Operations Manager oversees the operations of Country Music Alberta from both a big-picture and day-to-day perspective, in collaboration with the organization’s working volunteer board. The ideal candidate will have experience working within the Canadian music industry, and a passion for the arts.

Country Music Alberta is one of the most vibrant provincial country music associations in the country. Our mission is to educate, support, promote, and celebrate all levels of Alberta country music talent and industry, and to create a community hub for those working in country, folk, and roots music throughout the province. Our membership includes those both emerging and established, and is drawn from all sectors of the industry (artists, venues, promoters, musicians, visual creatives, songwriters, managers, agents, producers, radio stations, and more). Our flagship event, the annual Country Music Alberta Awards, is now entering its 13th year.


The Executive Director/Operations Manager is a 0.8-time remote contract position, with an annual salary of $42,000. The position averages 32 hours/week, but actual work hours fluctuate greatly depending on the season and demand: slower times of the year may only be 10-16 hours/week, while awards season (March-April) may occasionally be up to 40-60 hours/week. The successful candidate must be willing to work evenings and weekends at times, particularly during busy seasons.

The Executive Director/Operations Manager’s duties include managing the CMAB virtual office, preparing grant funding applications and completions, coordinating and facilitating meetings for the Board of Directors and committees, overseeing and coordinating the annual Country Music Alberta Awards, administering CMAB special events, and administering memberships and sponsorships. The successful candidate will be expected to hit fundraising targets (determined in collaboration with the Board of Directors), and there is opportunity to receive a bonus / finder’s fee on new cash sponsorships. Country Music Alberta has a working volunteer Board of Directors, who are available to support and assist the Executive Director/Operations Manager as needed.

Comfort with Microsoft Office platforms (Word, Excel) and Zoom is essential. Familiarity with Google Drive / Google Suite is an asset, as is some experience in graphic design (Canva or similar).


Country Music Alberta is an inclusive organization. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including members of racialized groups/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


Please forward your resume and cover letter by Tuesday, August 15, 2023 to


We thank all who apply and will contact successful candidates for interviews and references.