11 Sep 2017

Full-Time Music + Culture Programmer

The Gladstone Hotel Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Type: Full time (with flexible hours)

Reporting to: Director of Marketing + Communications

We’re ISO a local music, art and culture oficiando to grow the hotel’s comprehensive live music and DJ dance party programming as well as art, performance, community and themed events and parties. Working collaboratively with our dreamy marketing team, the Music + Culture Programmer will expand the hotel’s talent roster and use their industry connections to form new partnerships and produce programming that is creative, artistic and often absurd—all while reflecting the hotel’s strong social values. The Music + Culture Programmer will also collaborate with the hotel’s operations departments including Exhibitions, Event + Catering Sales as well as the Food + Beverage as needed.

The Gladstone Hotel is a beacon of culture, diversity and sustainability in Toronto with a strong commitment to showcasing local artists and to empowering micro economies within the arts. The hotel’s 37 artist designed hotel rooms, galleries, studios and performances spaces create unique opportunities for visitors from near and far to explore and interact with the living culture of artist life in Toronto. Operating at the intersection of arts, hospitality and social change, the Gladstone leverages intersectional contemporary programs to explore the exponential power of many people of different disciplines coming together to take creative risks, collaborate and have conversations. www.gladstonehotel.com | @gladstonehotel

We are looking for a like-minded individual who is inspired by our business model and who is as excited as we are about:

Supporting local musicians, artists and performers
Connecting people and communities
Cultivating ideas and collaborations
Innovating and creating fun events, parties and good times
Working with community partners to create culturally significant events
Pushing boundaries and playing with high and low concepts of art, design and community
You are the right person if you:

Get it!
Are inspired by our business model
Are passionate and creative collaborator
Want to participate in an enjoyable, inclusive and safe work environment
Are committed to the profitability of the business and good times
Are driven to partner with and connect people and communities
Know how to be firm yet supportive
Have a sense of humour!!


Programming live music for Thursdays through Saturdays in the Melody Bar
Programming Karaoke and working with hosts for the Gladstone’s famous Friday + Saturday night Karaoke
Organizing + programming large full-hotel events such as Halloween, New Year’s Eve and 12 Beers of Summer/Winter
Organizing and programming seasonal events such as Oktoberfest, St. Patty’s Day, Nuit Blanche, TIFF and more.
Working with community partners to organize book launches, CD launches, pop-ups, community gatherings and more!
Working with DJs, promoters and party organizers to produce unique and fun dance parties
Obtaining sponsorship for larger events
Reaching out to new partners on a daily basis and being actively engaged in Toronto’s art + music scenes
Scouting bands + DJs and local talent for potential partnerships
Working within budgets, organizing invoices, event analysis and revenue maximization


2-5 years of experience working in a live music venue or as part of a music festival team
Experience curating immersive dance, music + art experiences and/or dance parties
Knowledge of social media platforms and how to utilize them to promote events
General event promotion experience
Proven project management experience
Proven writing and communication skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
Ability to problem solve, maintain and improve upon systems a must
Strong appreciation for diversity, community, art and culture

How to Apply

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and unique approach to music + culture programming to hr@gladstonehotel.com

Job Categories: Advertising / Marketing, Cultural, and Music. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 9 days.

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