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Staffing Changes At The Music Gallery

Published on: June 30, 2020

The Music Gallery Announces Staffing Changes

Toronto, Ontario (June 29, 2020) – The Music Gallery announces the departure of Executive Director Kayla McGee, who will step down from the role at the end of June 2020. The Board of Directors has activated a public search to replace Kayla.

Kayla joined the Music Gallery in June 2018. She has made significant contributions to the Music Gallery’s focus on equity, including a major partnership with the Dandelion Initiative and authorship of our Anti-Harassment Policy. She was the driving force in cementing our relationship with 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Entertainment and has brought the Music Gallery into a wider range of community and music industry alliances, as well as expanding our funding sources. Kayla will be dearly missed as she takes on the exciting role of Senior Program Advisor for the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

“We are very grateful for what Kayla has brought to the Music Gallery during her tenure,” said Dave Darby, President of the Board of Directors. “She accomplished a lot in terms of improving our financial and administrative processes and her leadership and passion for pushing us forward on our important equity initiatives has been very much appreciated. The Music Gallery is a better place thanks to Kayla’s contributions and we wish her the best of success in her exciting new position.”

“It truly has been my pleasure to serve as the ED of the Music Gallery over the last two years,” said Kayla McGee. “It is led and run by forward-thinking personnel who do not shy away from advancing equitable practices to better support Toronto’s creative music scene.  Because of this mindset, we were able to implement a number of important initiatives, including our partnership with the Dandelion Initiative.  I will miss working with our staff, crew and artists and look forward to connecting to our community in a different way through my new role.”

Artistic Director David Dacks will assist with administrative duties during this transition and act as the main point of contact for the organization.

The job posting for Executive Director can be found here.

The Music Gallery, founded in 1976, is Toronto’s Centre for Creative Music. Occupying a unique position within Toronto’s musical ecology, the Music Gallery presents, encourages and promotes leading-edge contemporary music in all genres. The Music Gallery’s home base is the 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture Arts Media and Education.

For further information: Dave Darby, President of the Board president@musicgallery.org 

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