Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is chiefly responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and organizational objectives. The Executive Director's primary mandate is to plan, organize and execute a mid-sized literary festival, plus year-round events, and to ensure that the organization makes consistent progress on its long-term goals. Other key responsibilities include providing leadership by overseeing communications, funding, finances program development and administration allowing for the optimal use of organizational finances, staff and resources.
Since its first edition in 2000, the Frye Festival has established and maintained close relationships with the Quebec literary sector. Over the past 19 years, more than 200 Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous Quebec authors have participated in the Festival to share their stories and allow festivalgoers to discover their literary worlds. The Festival also collaborates with many publishers and other Quebec literary organizations to include more Acadian authors in Quebec events and to extend the reach of Acadian literature beyond the province.