Job Posting

Project and Community Outreach Coordinator

Contract position: full-time, 1 year; or part-time, 1 year; renewable
(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: Late May 2018
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.
We know that the Arts help build strong communities. As a 30-year old bilingual, multidisciplinary service organization, AOE Arts Council 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, 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.   This builds upon our past projects including Art Place and Neighbourhood Arts 150 where  residents were able to participate in  free arts activities with local artists and arts groups in communities across the Ottawa region.
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 to 5 years experience in 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
  • 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 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)
  • Media relations or journalism skills
  • Photography, videography and editing skills
  • WordPress website posting skills

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: April 30, 2018
AOE Arts Council 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.
AOE Arts Council recognizes that the City of Ottawa was built on unceded Algonquin Anishinabe Territory. We also recognize the diversity of Ottawa’s residents and both official languages.

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$37,000 to $40,000/year
Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 30, 2018
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

AOE Arts Council

Victoria Steele
245 Centrum Blvd., Suite 260
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1

AOE Arts Council is a dynamic not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and develops the practice and appreciation of the arts in Ottawa. Le Conseil des arts travaille avec la communauté pour soutenir, promouvoir et développer la vitalité des arts à Ottawa