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Business Representative – Symphonic Services

Application Deadline: 21 August 2023

Since 1901, Toronto Musicians’ Association (TMA) Local 149 of the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) and American Federation of Musicians (AFM) has been advocating for professional musicians of all genres and backgrounds through setting fair compensation and professional standards, collective agreement negotiations and administration, as well as the development and delivery of services that improve musicians’ quality of life.  

We are seeking a new team member who brings a motivated attitude while learning and contributing to positive change and building union solidarity.  Are you an experienced orchestral musician? Or an experienced cultural arts worker in the not for profit performing arts sector? Do you believe in the power of music, respect for the musician’s role in the creation, performance and recording of music, and a musician’s right to professional standards and quality of life? Come be a part of our small but mighty team dedicated to serving our 2800 plus member professional musicians in the Greater Toronto Area!


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, your primary area of focus is the live orchestral performance sector. You will be connecting with member and non-member musicians and their engagers, assisting in budgeting of, adherence to, and compliance with TMA contracting standards and collective agreements.

You will be the first point of contact for resolving disputes that arise in the course of our members’ work, and with the entities that engage them. 

The fairness of musicians’ social and economic conditions for engagements will drive your day-to-day work, including but not limited to the maintenance and development of fairness in pay, hours, breaks, health & wellness benefits, and safety in workplaces free of harassment, bullying and discrimination.


Our successful candidate will have:

  • knowledge of the professional symphonic music sector, and/or not for profit live performance sector.
  • experience in conducting/assisting contract negotiations and collective bargaining,
  • social media savviness, and proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams...)
  • excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • strong interpersonal skills to work effectively as a team member with minimal supervision,
  • a diplomatic and dedicated approach to bringing the fairest conditions possible for musicians,
  • initiative and good judgment in using efficient methods of time management and organization,
  • the ability to work calmly under deadlines while handling multiple files,
  • skills to develop and maintain strong relationships with member and non-member musicians, staff, board, engagers, partners, agencies, and community.

This is a part-time out of scope employee position. Work hours are flexible - as required to meet the duties of the job and based on a 25-hour work week. Remuneration starting at $32.00 per hour.

A competitive benefits package including pension is provided upon completion of three months of service.

Primary place of work is our office however our successful candidate must be mobile to visit musicians where they perform.

To apply, submit maximum two-page CV and one page Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, August 21st, 2022 @ 11:59 PM. Please note, only those applicants who are qualified will be contacted.

TMA is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from equity seeking, underrepresented, or marginalized communities.

We acknowledge we work, live, and play on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.