Situated in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is a dynamic educational center dedicated to excellence in the performing arts. CCPA offers the highest level of quality training in a broad spectrum of performance areas, preparing students for careers locally, nationally and internationally. The College offers a stimulating, positive and constructive environment where students are encouraged to develop high performance, work ethic and conduct standards. The Canadian Heritage Arts Society operates the CCPA.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.  Consistent with those values, the College is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all.  We know that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.  In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.  

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. 

Director of Education

The Position
Reporting directly to the Managing Artistic Director, the Director of Education holds a key position at the College as the senior academic officer, responsible for the students, faculty, and educational functions and standards of the institution. The Director ensures current and relevant curriculum is developed and implemented in an environment of continuous improvement and excellence, including curriculum and course reviews, establishment and maintenance of educational standards, and the selection, support and oversight of faculty. The Director of Education holds the designation of Senior Education Administrator, as identified by the Private Training Institution Branch of the Government of BC (PTIB), the College’s regulatory body.

Job Description
The Director of Education’s core responsibilities are to ensure that the educational mandate of the college is fulfilled and that the conduct of faculty & students and standards of education are at the highest national level. Directed and supported by the college’s strategic plan, the Director supports the artistic vision of the College as set by the Managing Artistic Director and works to achieve this vision both practically and productively. The Director of Education works to maximize the potential for students to pursue opportunities in the performing arts with the support of an effective and engaged faculty.

  • Ensure all educational programming and initiatives reflect the values and priorities of the College’s Strategic Plan.
  • Conduct effective and meaningful strategies to attract a high caliber of prospective student, including an audition/interview process.
  • Collaborate with the Managing Artistic Director in crafting a well-balanced curriculum that provides the skills and experience required for employability in the current performing arts industries.
  • Work with the Managing Artistic Director to secure, identify, hire, train and support high caliber faculty to deliver the curriculum.
  • Oversee the work of the Registrar to develop class and event schedules that efficiently deliver the required program hours of the curriculum.
  • Work with the Registrar on any communication of schedules, events, and operational guidelines with faculty, staff, students, and the Board of Directors as requested.
  • Ensure that the implementation of the program, artistically and educationally, maintains and delivers a high caliber, current aesthetic, and aligns with the strategic priorities of the College as set forth by the Managing Artistic Director and Board of Directors.
  • Monitor fiscal responsibility and health and safety of the program and activities with the Managing Artistic Director.

For further information, including qualification requirements, rates of compensation, and detailed responsibilities, please see the full job description.

Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a digital portfolio of artistic achievements (may include reviews, photographs, video clips) and/or a teaching dossier, and a list of three references with contact information. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and will remain open until the position is filled.

For priority consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 15, 2020 to, attention: Caleb Marshall, Managing Artistic Director.

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West Side Story, 2019 | director Matthew Howe | photo credit Peter Pokorny