Reporting to the Board of Directors and in close collaboration with their fellow artistic and executive directors, the co-artistic director is responsible for Montréal Baroque’s artistic identity and public image. They determine the organization’s artistic qualities as well as selecting, building, and coordinating programming and artistic projects. They also ensure that Montréal Baroque’s marketing, communications, public funding, and artistic activities remain consistent with each other.



  • Determine the organization’s artistic policy;
  • Keep abreast of early music movements, trends, issues, talent and audiences;
  • Determine annual themes;
  • Determine the content of calls for proposals that go out to creators;
  • Weigh, examine and select a variety of concerts and artistic projects according to annual theme, artistic policy, and technical, time, and budget constraints;
  • Develop new creative projects and recruit artists to participate in them;
  • Schedule programming and choose venues in collaboration with the executive director;
  • Deal with sudden programming changes;
  • Develop activities surrounding the festival (outreach, digital events, purchased shows, conferences, etc.).

During the Festival

  • Welcome artistic staff and, if necessary, oversee dress rehearsals;
  • Oversee artists for Festival-produced concerts;
  • Address audiences;
  • Make sure that artistic activities and production activities are coordinated, maintaining close contact with the production director;
  • Attend concerts and greet important guests.


  • Approve outgoing communications to ensure that they faithfully represent the organization’s artistic identity and content;
  • Write programming descriptions in collaboration with the executive director;
  • Participate in interviews.


  • Maintain and develop a network of relationships with patrons and philanthropists in order to nurture sustainable external funding;
  • Participate in fundraising activities and benefits.


  • Provide the necessary artistic information for grant applications for public funding, budgets, production schedules, volunteer schedules and all other operating activities;
  • Negotiate artist fees;
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors.


Technical skills

  • Proficiency in early music and an in-depth, intimate knowledge of the field;
  • Excellent knowledge of the structures, artists, and developments on the local, national, and international early music scenes;
  • Ability to collaborate on national and international projects, as well as with prominent emerging artists and artists from other countries and cultural communities.

Professional skills

  • Curiosity about current cultural affairs;
  • Attentive artistic and aesthetic sensibilities;
  • Open-mindedness;
  • Ability to foster cooperation, build positive interpersonal relationships, and work as part of a team;
  • Sense of priority, willingness to listen and adapt;
  • Intuition, inspiration, and big-picture awareness, in order to identify and anticipate new cultural and artistic movements;
  • Critical thinking, in order to select suitable cultural projects;
  • Creativity and imagination, in order to develop engaging and innovative programming;
  • A strong sense of conviction, in order to recruit participants for both internal and external creative projects;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Energy and vitality;
  • Information sharing.


  • Shared workload and responsibility over a two-person team;
  • Flexible, part-time contract;
  • Full-time availability for the four-day Festival in late June;
  • Option to work remotely or from home;
  • Annual pay of $5000, with the possibility of additional artist fees and compensation for one-off projects;
  • Start in November or December 2022.


  • Five years of relevant experience;
  • Master’s degree in performance or equivalent training.


Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to info@montrealbaroque.com no later than Monday, October 17, 2022.


At the dawn of Montreal’s festival season, Montreal Baroque invites the public to enjoy four joyous days of 17th and 18th century music, dance, and theatre. Renowned artists, inspired by their period instruments, gather from around the world to celebrate their passion with a thriving hoard of Montreal musicians. Performed in historic or unconventional venues, the grand productions, intimate concerts, world music, improvisations, parade, musical café, street shows, instrument fair and conferences, peppered with culinary delicacies, make for an eclectic, eccentric and colourful event! The annual festival theme always inspires out-of-the-box programming and encourages the musicians to push their performances to the limits of their art to the delight of audiences.