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North York Arts is an arts service organisation designed to address the needs and interests of North York artists, arts organisations and residents, North York Arts is working in collaboration with North York City Councillors, Toronto Cultural Services and various community partners to foster North York arts programming, provide art services to the region and bridge connections in the art and culture community between North York and the rest of the City. North York Arts is mandated to serve 6 wards of Toronto.

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General Information

Location: NYA’s office is located at 5040 Yonge Street, 2nd floor (stair access only). Staff work in a hybrid online/in-person model. The successful candidate will be expected to use their own computer and smartphone for work purposes. Evening and weekend work may be required. New employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV in PDF format to hr@northyorkarts.org with the job title in the subject line. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your application.

North York Arts is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within the community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including BIPOC identifying individuals and 2SLGBTQIAP community members. Please note that the NYA office is currently inaccessible to mobility device users. 

We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Should you require accommodations for your application, please contact hr@northyorkarts.org. Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period. However, no offers will be made until after the application deadline.

Current Job Opportunities

Events & Program Coordinator - Part Time

Job Title: Events & Program Coordinator

Location: Hybrid. In person work (occasional meetings + must be on-site for festival days) Festival will be in North York (Yonge and Sheppard)

Terms: 30 hours / week 

Hourly Rate: $25/hour

Start/End Dates: May 30, 2022 (or earlier, if possible) –  August 19, 2022 (possibility for extension)

Position Summary:

The Events & Program Coordinator will focus on coordination for NYA’s summer festival Cultura, taking place at Mel Lastman Square in North York and other NYA community programs. The position will report to the Festival Producer and Senior Program Manager and work closely with other NYA staff and events stakeholders. The work will require in-person and online interaction with artists and performance talent, the public and NYA team members. Heavy lifting of event equipment will be required.

Cultura Festival is on July 8, 15, 22 and 29 of July, from 4-11:30pm. In person work will be required on these days.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers for NYA’s summer festival and NYA’s year-round programs
  • Plan and execute volunteer training, including safety training
  • Coordinate in-person event and festival logistics including tent set up, volunteer station, backstage support, technical support, communicating with the public during events, strike and clean up of events
  • Coordinate festival visitor services, such as wayfinding and info booth at the event
  • Engage with artists and third party stakeholders, as needed
  • Assist in event and festival evaluation
  • Coordinate external event and festival community participants
  • Support NYA’s Programming team with administrative duties including but not limited to program planning, preparation and data collection
  • Communicate NYA’s COVID-19 protocols to stakeholders and ensure the practices are followed at in person events.
  • Support NYA’s Comms team for effective program promotion and community engagement
  • Use NYA’s online project management (Asana) and communications (GSuite) tools
  • Communicate and coordinate with NYA team on a regular basics
  • Coordinate accessibility requirements for NYA programs (ASL, large font print outs, etc.)
  • Other duties, as they arise

The Ideal Candidate Brings the Following to the NYA Team:

  • Experience coordinating and working for events (2+ years is desired)
  • Education in event or program management, is an asset
  • Interest in arts, community and/or non profit work
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with a wide range of demographics and stakeholder groups
  • Experience working with artists, is an asset
  • Experience being proactive, accurate and reliable in the workplace
  • Ability to excel in a team environment
  • Experience with GSuite and Asana, is an asset
  • Understanding of accessibility as it relates to in person events is considered an asset

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program through the Government  of Canada (Federal). To be eligible, candidates must: 

  • Be 15 to 30 years of age at the time of employment 
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has  been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of  the employment 
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled  to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and  regulations

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV in PDF format to hr@northyorkarts.org no later than May 20, 2022, subject line: Events and Program Coordinator. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your application.

North York Arts is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within the community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including BIPOC identifying individuals and 2SLGBTQIAP community members. Please note that the NYA office is currently inaccessible to mobility device users. 

We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Should you require accommodations for your application, please contact hr@northyorkarts.org. Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period. However, no offers will be made until after the application deadline.

Virtual video interviews will be conducted the week of May 23, 2022. 

Special Projects Coordinator - Part Time

Job Title: Special Projects Coordinator

Location: Hybrid. In person work (occasional meetings + must be on-site for project dates. Projects will be happening in North York 

Terms: 20 hours / week 

Hourly Rate: $25/hour

Start/End Dates: May 30, 2022 (or earlier, if possible) –  December 16, 2022 (possibility for extension)

Position Summary: 

The Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and coordinating two special projects for NYA: 

  1. Grow North – a professional development program for NorthYork-based artists at all stages in their careers;  
  2. A new outdoor mural/public art series (name TBD) across 6 North York wards, featuring visual artists and engagement with community members. 

The position will report to the Senior Program Manager and work closely with other NYA staff and stakeholders. The work will require in-person meetings with community members including artists and other service agencies across North York, and online interaction with artists and NYA team members. This position will play an integral role in the development of NYA’s expanded reach to serve more artists in North York.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with internal departments, committees and external partners to facilitate the coordination of Grow North and the outdoor visual art project.
  • Facilitate regular meetings between artists and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to and help implement plans to engage stakeholders and volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules and timelines for programs
  • Plan and execute launch events, community events, workshops, and information sessions
  • Secure venues, locations, and any needed permits for projects
  • Contribute to community engagement and support outreach for projects
  • Identify and implement improvement strategies and best practices.
  • Responsible for ensuring stakeholders database is current and accurate, including all data entry and information updates
  • Provide ancillary support for other NYA projects by coordinating with and supporting colleagues as needed or requested.

The Ideal Candidate Brings the Following to the NYA Team:

  • Knowledge of North York and strong ambition to connect with groups
  • Strong interpersonal skills in establishing successful working relationships both internally and externally
  • Experience working with outdoor visual arts projects, public art projects, and/or murals
  • Experience managing multiple projects and events
  • Interest in arts, community and/or non profit work
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience being proactive, accurate and reliable in the workplace
  • Experience with GSuite and Asana, is an asset
  • Understanding of accessibility as it relates to in person events is considered an asset

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV in PDF format to hr@northyorkarts.org no later than May 27, 2022, subject line: Special Projects Coordinator. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your application.

North York Arts is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within the community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including BIPOC identifying individuals and 2SLGBTQIAP community members. Please note that the NYA office is currently inaccessible to mobility device users. 

We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Should you require accommodations for your application, please contact hr@northyorkarts.org. Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period. However, no offers will be made until after the application deadline.

Virtual video interviews will be conducted the week of May 30, 2022. 

Community Engagement Coordinator (Downsview Area) - Part Time

Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator

Location: Hybrid. In person work (occasional meetings + must be on-site for programs and events in North York and the Downsview area) 

Terms: 10 hours / week 

Hourly Rate: $25/hour

Start/End Dates: May 30, 2022 (or earlier, if possible) –  October 30, 2022 (possibility for extension)

Position Summary

The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and coordinating a robust community engagement strategy for NYA, with a particular focus on building relationships with volunteers, local community partners and service providers in the Downsview and surrounding area. The position will report to the Senior Program Manager and work closely with other NYA staff and stakeholders. The work will require in-person meetings with community members including artists and other service agencies in the Downsview area, and online interaction with artists and NYA team members. This position will play an integral role in the development of NYA’s expanded reach into Toronto’s North West region. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate relationships to provide new opportunities for community members to engage with NYA’s arts programming that is responsive to community needs and identities.
  • Provide continual education about these opportunities to staff and support community partners as they provide these opportunities to the public. 
  • Facilitate regular community meetings to foster relationship building, collaboration, and promote equitable services for community members.
  • Provide ongoing input, information, and materials (as requested) that support internal and external communication efforts about programming and opportunities. 
  • Serve as an advocate in the community to ensure that the arts and creative needs of folks are a priority in the NYA programs designed to support them and the broader community.
  • Contribute to and help implement plans to engage stakeholders and volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules and timelines for programs and community engagement plans
  • Identify and implement improvement strategies and best practices.
  • Responsible for ensuring stakeholders database is current and accurate, including all data entry and information updates
  • Liaise with internal departments, committees and external clients to facilitate the coordination of NYA programs in Downsview and the surrounding area
  • Provide ancillary support for other NYA projects by coordinating with and supporting colleagues as needed or requested.

The Ideal Candidate Brings the Following to the NYA Team:

  • Knowledge of Downsview and surrounding area community groups and strong ambition to connect with groups
  • Strong interpersonal skills in establishing successful working relationships both internally and externally
  • Public speaking skills and comfortable working with groups, (small and large)
  • Interest in arts, community and/or non profit work
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience working with artists, is an asset
  • Experience being proactive, accurate and reliable in the workplace
  • Experience with GSuite and Asana, is an asset
  • Understanding of accessibility as it relates to in person events is considered an asset

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV in PDF format to hr@northyorkarts.org no later than May 27, 2022, subject line: Community Engagement Coordinator. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your application.

North York Arts is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within the community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including BIPOC identifying individuals and 2SLGBTQIAP community members. Please note that the NYA office is currently inaccessible to mobility device users. 

We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Should you require accommodations for your application, please contact hr@northyorkarts.org. Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period. However, no offers will be made until after the application deadline.

Virtual video interviews will be conducted the week of May 30, 2022. 

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

647-477-6059

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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