Job Posting – Arts Network Ottawa
Contract position: full-time, 3 years
Hours: 5 days per week, approx. 37.5 hours per week average
Salary: $20/hour – $39,000/year

Start Date: February 26, 2018

As a 30-year old bilingual, multidisciplinary service organization, Arts Network Ottawa actively works to advance the development of the Ottawa region’s artists, arts professionals and arts organizations. We provide a range of programs and work with partners, business, non-profits and governments to promote the benefits of the Arts.  We are an essential connection to opportunities and resources, and a passionate advocate.

Through an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, we will build upon our past initiatives Neighbourhood Arts 150 and Art Place (2014-2017) for the next three years to benefit more local artists and communities. This new program will provide four community-engaged arts residencies projects across Ottawa each year and will coordinate the creation of a Neighbourhood Arts Network, through symposia, mentorship and events.

We know that the Arts help build strong communities. In 2017 as part of Canada 150 and Ontario 150 celebrations, residents were able to participate in 170 free arts activities presented by Arts Network Ottawa’s Neighbourhood Arts 150 programming with 12 local artists and arts groups in 21 communities across the Ottawa region.

We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual who shares our values that the arts are vital to the Ottawa region. We are seeking candidates who are extremely well-organized, a people person who enjoys working collaboratively in multiple teams to meet project objectives. Ideally, candidates are part of the local arts community and are no stranger to working with volunteers and community partners. Most of all, they want to give back to our City and see local arts flourish through all types of art practices.

If this sounds like you, Arts Network Ottawa is looking for a Coordinator ready to embark on a three year journey of community arts engagement.

The Coordinator will assist with the jury selection process, outreach to community partners and support professional artists throughout their residencies. The position will also foster the creation of a community-engaged arts network by planning events and learning opportunities with an annual symposium.  The position will consistently promote the program and Ottawa’s community engaged arts activities, and assist with related program fundraising. The Coordinator will report jointly to the Program Manager and Director of Communications.



  • University or College graduate with related field of study or equivalent work experience
  • 3 to5 years experience in event, project management and/or marketing preferably in the non-profit cultural sector in the Ottawa-Gatineau area
  • Strong communication skills in both official languages (oral and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Capable of working independently and a commitment to a team environment
  • A passion for and knowledge of the local Ottawa arts community


This position requires:

  • Familiarity with the local cultural community and not-for-profit sector
  • Excellent organizational and project coordination skills with the ability to coordinate multiple activities, meet deadlines and complete projects on budget
  • Strong people skills with good judgment and diplomacy and the ability to work with staff, volunteers, donors
  • Friendly and approachable, strong networking and relationship building skills
  • Self-reliant computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in implementing promotional campaigns
  • Ability to effectively use social media such as Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
  • Respond to media inquiries, coordinate interviews, prepare media materials
  • Evening and weekend work is required from time to time
  • Ability to commute to project sites in Ottawa

Assets to this position would be:

  • Experience working with vulnerable communities and children
  • Graphic design and photo editing skills using Adobe Suite( Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) is an asset
  • Media relations or journalism skills
  • Photography, videography and editing skills
  • Extracting Google analytics reports and synthesis of results
  • WordPress website posting skills

To obtain further information about Arts Network Ottawa, please visit

To apply please send your resume and covering letter by e-mail to  by fax to (613) 580-2768 or by mail to 245 Centrum Blvd., Suite 260, Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1 – Attention: Executive Director.

Closing date: February 14, 2018

Arts Network Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer with a main office at the Shenkman Arts Centre and a West end satellite office at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre. Our work is guided by these principles: respect for artists, integrity, inclusiveness, engagement and collaboration. Individuals from under-represented communities are encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Posting Community Outreach and Project Coordinator (PDF)
Voir l’affichage d’emploi: Coordonnateur/Coordonnatrice de projet et sensibilisation communautaire (PDF)