Member Service Agent

Toronto, ON, Canada Req #312
Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Member Service Agent

Toronto, ON






SOCAN is a not-for-profit copyright collective dedicated to ensuring music creators and publishers receive what they have rightfully earned for the use of their work. SOCAN supports and represents more than 180,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. Through licensing, global royalty collection and advocacy, we help creators to keep making the music that entertains, moves, and inspires us   



SOCAN thrives with a variety of viewpoints, identities, and backgrounds, and we are committed to anti-racism. Everyone is welcome to apply for our wide range of roles, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, race, age, culture, sexual orientation, religious belief, or physical ability. Learn more about SOCAN’s commitment to Inclusion & Anti-Racism.   



  • Make a difference by supporting and collaborating with a vibrant and creative community
  • Enjoy many options for workplace flexibility and work-life balance
  • Get involved in the rapidly changing creative space
  • Advocate for and empower the creative community
  • Together, we’ll help music creators earn more income and make a living



  • 35-hour workweek schedule (possible flexible work options i.e., 4-day work week (position based)
  • Twelve paid sick days annually (inclusive of five personal days) 
  • Virtual My Wellness program 
  • Annual Performance Incentive bonus (dependent on a personal and company performance) 
  • Defined contribution Pension Plan,
  • Comprehensive, health and dental benefits program
  • Inclusive and collaborative working environment  



The Member Service Agent plays an integral role in the SOCAN Contact Center which handles over 45,000 calls and emails yearly. The Member Service Agent is responsible for delivering excellent customer service via all methods of communication to our songwriter, screen composer, and publisher members, in addition to applicants and the general public. You will work with the various stakeholders to resolve account inquiries, help educate our members about SOCAN, and proactively identify any and all opportunities to maximize efforts in getting members paid.



  • Act as the primary contact for members and the general public who contact SOCAN’s contact Centre. 
  • Respond to calls and emails in a thorough, accurate and timely manner 
  • Perform inbound requests/tasks with short cycle times 
  • Document and track inbound queries and maintain SLA’s by providing updates to members regarding status and progress to ensure timely resolution of queries while adhering to Member Query Policy and Procedures 
  • Promote self-service to members and non-members by referring queries to SOCAN website 
  • Liaise with other Departments as required for any technical/processing queries as required 
  • Develop and maintain a high awareness of SOCAN’s services, service issues, the department structure and responsibilities 
  • Keep informed of goals, policies and procedures in the Information Centre 
  • Self-monitor and measure performance against the Information Centre’s standards of customer satisfaction 
  • Recognize trends or changes in types of calls or callers’ questions. Inform Direct reports and peers of new trends and/or changes 
  • Administrative functions, which include but are not limited to: Research of work registration forms, handling advance requests, cue sheet submissions and queries, underpayment questions etc. 
  • Work flexible shift hours as required
  • Other duties as required, which are directly related to the key responsibilities of the position 



  • Post-secondary diploma/degree or relevant working experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ contact center experience  
  • Music industry experience or demonstrates a strong passion or involvement in the music industry is an asset
  • Bilingual is preferred (English/French)
  • Experience working in a computerized environment. Familiarity with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, etc.). 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in required 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service 
  • Superior telephone manners, including good telephone etiquette, voice quality, diction and articulation 
  • Superior listening skills 
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • The ability to learn various applications such as Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) systems and CRM platforms 
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to changes in structure and policy and procedures 
  • Willingness to upgrade skills with ongoing related and corporate education and training 
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the Canadian music industry, SOCAN, and copyright is an asset
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task (handle calls and email queries from inbound requests)
  • Problem solve complex queries which requires critical thinking and working with internal stakeholders


SOCAN is committed to providing an inclusive workplace environment that meets the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities. Should you require accommodations please contact us directly at and we will make the necessary accommodations. Applications submitted to this email address will not be accepted.



SOCAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and other employment decisions at SOCAN are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, ethnic origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, record of offences, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.


If you don’t see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply.  Research has shown underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified.  We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to apply



If you’re interested in joining us, we’d love to hear from you:

Thank you for your interest in our company; we will be in touch with those candidates we wish to interview.

To learn more about SOCAN, go to You can also follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (@SOCANmusic/@SOCANmusique).

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