Situated in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA), founded in 1998, 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, a non-profit society, operates the College.

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. 

Career opportunities will be listed on this page as they become available. 


We are seeking a business orientated candidate to manage and lead our not-for-profit College. We have a Strategic Map, a long-range vision, and seek a leader to collaboratively move us forward. 

Founded in 1998, the College has over 850 alumni who have successfully entered the industry. Uniquely focused training programs have brought hundreds of artists together in collaboration as coaches, educators and trainers. Plus, the advantage of the College being in Victoria BC, but national in scope and ambition. A rare gateway for the right individual to guide the work of emerging artists in the professional performing arts industry.    

Our record speaks for itself. The real test was the remarkable staying power considering the financially devastating years of 2020 to 2022, surviving COVID with pure grit, careful financial management and determination. Proving resilience, breaking box office and sponsorship records in 2022 staging Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and being honored with two prestigious awards including: The Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award, and named one of Canada’s Top Acting Schools by Casting Workbook.

As the Managing Director, you will lead a synergetic staff, an incredible faculty, liaise with an outstanding alumni and talented eager students. The Managing Director, while the senior manager, will work closely with the Director of Education and support her role in educational decision-making. 

To be successful you need experience in Strategic Planning, developing practical tactics for successful outcomes. Present realistic performance measures, identifiable risks accompanied with mitigating solutions. Drive successful development/fundraising efforts. Build a donor and stakeholder base to ensure long-term financial growth. Human Resource experience at a senior level, and a proven ability to develop/implement a strategic IT vision. Familiarity with performing arts or education is an asset, but most importantly, a collaborative leader with a good common sense business reputation is required.

Our website provides a full overview of the college, its status in the artistic educational sector and remarkable history. All of our students graduate equipped with excellent training to embark on careers and alumni find work in all roles in the entertainment industry locally, nationally and internationally.

Salary range: $95,000 to $110,000 per year, commensurate with experience, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


If this opportunity is of interest, submit a Cover Letter (one page highlighting why your background qualifies you for the position) along with your Resume to Resumes without a covering letter will not be considered.

Application deadline: June 22, 2024

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