Job Posting – Manager, SweetWater Music Festival

We are searching for a part-time manager of our not-for-profit organisation. The successful applicant will plan and manage the Annual Fall Festival of music, in Owen Sound, as well as other concerts and clinics throughout the year, assisted by a variety of committees.

Abilities in marketing, public relations, donor development, grant writing and outreach initiatives are expected. Candidates will preferably have a university degree in Arts Management (or equivalent work experience) and have demonstrated an ability to implement collaborative partnerships. Past experience in managing not-for-profit organizations is an advantage.

Exceptional skills in communication are essential.

Apply by mail or email, by November 27, 2015, to:
SweetWater Music Festival
PO Box 333
Owen Sound, ON  N4K 5P5

Sweetwater Festival 2016

Owen Sound & Leith, Ontario

Stay tuned for news about Sweetwater 2016.  Last year’s Sweetwater Festival showcased the outstanding work of musicians Adrian Butterfield, Edwin Huizinga, Rachel Brown, Myron Lutzke, Steven Dann, Drew Jurecka, and Nadina Mackie Jackson, among others.  They joined Mark Fewer in performing several sonatas by Biber, Quantz, Leclair, and Vivaldi; the Concerto for flute, two violins and continuo by Telemann; and Bach’s complete Cello Suites. A new initiative was Saturday morning’s “Mozart for Munchkins,” in which Mark Fewer and Kati Gleiser tapped into tots’ love of appealing music.


The highlight of the festival was Bach’s Mass in B minor, which also served as the centerpiece of the “Classical Jam” session.  Kenneth Slowik, Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, was on hand to shepherd this unique ensemble of musicians and vocalists.