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Program Administrator (Indigenous Arts & Multi-Inter Arts, and Other Programs)

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations.

Competition number: 3-22
Deadline date for submissions: June 6, 2022 at 5 pm
Affiliation: Unionized
Remuneration: $43,368 – $65,694

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) requires an experienced administrator to provide key administrative and logistical support services for assigned granting programs, processes and projects, as well as communicating detailed information to applicants on grant requirements and how to apply. In accordance with the OAC’s hiring mandate for this designated program area and pursuant to Section 24 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous applicants. Candidates from this group must self-identify.

Key Responsibilities:

• Responds to general inquiries about granting program requirements and use of the on-line grants system by phone, e-mail or in person
• Conducts applicant and application eligibility reviews
• Supports the grant review panels by providing administrative and technical support throughout the process, such as viewing of applications, score sheets and audio-visual materials, and taking notes
• Prepares payments to be issued
• Prepares mass communications
• Makes logistical arrangements for meetings, such as room bookings, hotel, travel and catering arrangements
• Records management, archiving, sorting and filing

Key Qualifications:

• Few years of experience in an administrative capacity, preferably within a not-for-profit arts context, combined with relevant training and/or education to further strengthen one’s ability to do the job
• General knowledge, understanding, appreciation and experience with a broad range of art forms and not for profit arts management, with preference given to individuals with direct experience with Indigenous arts and community arts practices 
• Experience working directly with and supporting Indigenous communities will be given priority
• Communicating in English at an excellent level is a requirement for reading, writing and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency in an Indigenous language, French, or ASL is an asset
• Results-oriented person with strong ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
• Highly organized, attentive to detail, multi-tasking individual with strong time management skills
• Works well independently as well as collegially with others
• Ability to communicate in a professional demeanor with a customer service focus
• A supportive, positive attitude when communicating with artists and arts organizations that have different needs, capabilities and are from diverse communities
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Word and Excel is essential, experience with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams is an asset
• Technically adept in the use of audio-visual equipment and databases 
• May need to work overtime periodically

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. (please note that applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered):

Ontario Arts Council is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce. OAC values a diversity of perspectives, ideas and lived experiences as an asset in serving Ontario’s communities. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted.  

Please contact Human Resources at if you are unable to apply on-line and/or require accommodations during the recruitment process due to a disability. 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 6, 2022
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
Technical Training
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

Ontario Arts Council

Nina Small
121 Bloor Street East
7th Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 3M5

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations.