Director, Events & Academy Operations - Maternity Leave - The JUNO Awards

Director, Events & Academy Operations – Maternity Leave

POSITION: Director, Events & Academy Operations 
POSITION DETAILS: Contract – 12 Months (Maternity Leave)
START DATE: September (Flexible)
REPORTS TO:  VP, Business Administration and President & CEO
DIRECT REPORTS: Sr. Manager Academy Operations, Manager Programs & Academy Delegates, Sr. Coordinator Events & Academy Operations

DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 10, 2021

Please submit resume to Jozef via email at:, with the email subject as “JOB APPLICATION: Director, Events & Academy Operations”. 


The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote and celebrate Canadian music and artists. CARAS was created in 1975 to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars:

  • Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives;
  • Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs;
  • Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and
  • Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.


CARAS is seeking a talented, dedicated and passionate professional to work closely with the senior team to deliver on the organization’s strategic plan and business goals over the next year. This role will be responsible for overseeing the strategy, development and execution of all events associated with CARAS/The JUNO Awards, not limited to lead up and JUNO Week programs, initiatives and events. 


Academy Operations & Programs:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the academy operations team
  • Oversee the nominating and voting process of all awards and programs
  • Plan, approve and monitor departmental budgets and revenue 
  • Stay current on trends and changes in the music industry
  • Supervise programs, not limited to CARAS Academy Delegates, JUNO Master Class and various 365 programming initiatives


  • Lead the ideation, strategy and execution of all events including private and public JUNO Week events
  • Lead event execution and logistics on all press conferences in collaboration with Communications and PR team
  • Assess events from an impact and fulfillment aspect in relation to our 4 pillars and overall organizational objectives
  • Manage, optimize, trim and/or grow our event portfolio on an ongoing, year-round basis 
  • Ensure event planning and execution integrates partnerships and revenue objectives 
  • Manage the events team including external contractors, to ensure that all milestones are met in a timely manner
  • Develop new event concepts and implement them as they are approved
  • Ensure relevant marketing and brand partnership relationships are fully supported and executed at all events
  • Inspect site and on-site management of events
  • Plan, approve and monitor event budgets and revenue
  • Maintain a standardized format for all event planning and logistics
  • Implement post-event evaluation with key stakeholders
  • Create and sustain productive relationships and negotiate contracts with event-related clients, event producers, vendors, companies and supporters
  • Prepare and oversee implementation of the departmental budget
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Digital teams on event marketing plans

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences embraces the diversity of all people, including those with disabilities, and aims to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace where employees feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, a person of colour, as having a disability and/or as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply.  If you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, we would be happy to work with you to meet your needs.