Contract position: Full-time, 2 years; or Part-time, 2 years
(This can either be one full-time position or split across two, part-time positions. Please indicate your preference/availability in your cover letter)
Hours: 5 days per week, approx. 37.5 hours per week average; or 2.5 days per week
Salary range: $37,000 to $40,000/year
Start Date: February 2019

Do you believe that the arts are vital to Ottawa communities? Are you no stranger to working with artists, volunteers and community partners? Are you an extremely well-organized, people person who enjoys working collaboratively to meet project objectives? If this sounds like you, we have a Coordinator role waiting for someone who shares our values and wants to give back to our city to see our local arts flourish.

Arts Network Ottawa knows how the arts build strong communities. For more than 30 years, we continue to collaborate with communities to promote the creative, social and economic benefits of local arts. We provide an informed voice for a bilingual network of artists, cultural workers and arts organizations across the Ottawa region. As an arts service organization, we are an essential connection to opportunities, resources, programs and partnerships that advance careers and the sustainability of Ottawa’s arts community.

Through an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, this new community-engaged arts program will provide residency projects across Ottawa and will coordinate the creation of a Neighbourhood Arts Network through symposia, mentorship and events.


The Coordinator is essential in assisting in the jury selection process to determine resident artists, support professional artists throughout their residencies and to provide outreach to partners and the community in general. The Coordinator will be instrumental in the development of a community-engaged arts network through event planning and fostering learning opportunities with an annual symposium.  Reporting to the Program Manager, the Coordinator will consistently promote and provide fundraising support to Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa and its community engaged arts activities within the region.


  • University Degree or College diploma with related field of study or equivalent work experience
  • 3 to 5 years experience in programs, event, project management and/or marketing
  • 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, artists in residents and Network members
  • Friendly and approachable, strong networking and relationship building skills
  • Self-reliant computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Experience in implementing promotional campaigns
  • Ability to effectively use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube using Hootsuite (preferably)
  • Respond to media inquiries, coordinate interviews, prepare media materials in conjunction with the Development and Marketing Manager
  • 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, Photoshop)
  • Photography, videography and editing skills
  • WordPress website posting skills

For more information about Arts Network Ottawa:

To apply please send your resume, cover letter and include 3 professional references by e-mail to or by mail to 245 Centrum Blvd., Suite 260, Ottawa, ON    K1E 0A1 Attention: Executive Director.

Closing date: February 11, 2019

Arts Network Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer with a main office at the Shenkman 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.