Communications & Marketing Assistant (two positions)

Date Posted: May 14, 2022
Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
Start Date: Jun 13, 2022

Hourly From: $15/hr To $15/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

East End Arts

East End Arts is a local arts service organization serving Toronto's east side (Wards 29 - 32). Our mandate is to unite, inspire and enhance the communities of east Toronto by cultivating an arts network, supporting local artists and increasing community arts engagement.

Job Description

Deadline: May 31, 2022
Start Date: One position on June, 2022, and second position to start in August, 2022 (flexible)
Term: 8-10 Weeks per position, Full Time, or 30-35 hours per week up to 280 hours
Rate of Pay: $16/hour
Reports to: Communications Manager

East End Arts seeks a dynamic, hard-working, self-starter to join our team in the summer of 2022 as the Communications and Marketing AssistantEast End Arts is east Toronto’s local arts service organization. We work hard to unite, inspire and enhance our communities through the transformative power of the arts! We do this by providing inclusive arts programming and events to our local communities, and professional development opportunities to both emerging and established artists and arts organizations. It’s all about bringing artists and communities together, and creating stronger, more resilient and diverse neighbourhoods.

As the Communications & Marketing Assistant, you will play a key role in supporting the communications, marketing, promotions, design, social media and fundraising activities related to East End Arts’ 2022 season of programming, events and initiatives (Artist Spotlights, ArtworxTO events, Girls Mural Camp, outdoor concert series at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, etc.), as well as larger development, advocacy and research initiatives. The Communications and Marketing Assistant will report to the Communications Manager, and interface with the Executive Director and Program Manager.


  • Develop and post social media content and social campaigns for East End Arts’ upcoming programs, artist calls, online digital tools, and more.
  • Help to develop and post monthly content for the new blog section of the East End Arts website, and help to update and maintain other areas of website when needed.
  • Assist with the development of East End Arts’ monthly e-newsletter, as well as other digital and print pieces for our summer programs, including press releases, program posters, and more.
  • Develop and coordinate cross-promotional opportunities with our community partners and arts organizations across our catchment.
  • Source and share information about current and upcoming local arts events & programs from constituent organizations and artists.
  • Oversee our online Artist Opportunities group, including research on upcoming opportunities to post, i.e. employment opportunities, calls for artists, etc.
  • Assist in creating distribution plans and planning target groups to promote and outreach our programs, i.e. target promotions to local women aged 25-40 with young children at home, or local Bengali seniors interested in craft and fine art.
  • Support East End Arts’ in-person events (only when and where applicable, under current public guidelines) through duties like social media, event set-up, outreach, and more.
  • Assist with development/fundraising activities, i.e. developing ward profile maps/documents to communicate our impact and reach.
  • Other communications and marketing duties as required, including research, writing, information distribution, community outreach, and more.



  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space, as well as Microsoft Office, Google Suite and WordPress.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, (both written and oral), with an ability to communicate in a professional manner to business owners, politicians, artists, event participants, and community members.
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks, schedules, and deadlines simultaneously.
  • A willingness to learn and accept mistakes.
  • Advanced problem solving skills. You are a resourceful and creative thinker when faced with a challenge, and you understand that every problem has a solution! You think ahead, anticipate potential problems/outcomes, and plan accordingly.
  • High level of initiative. You know how to take matters into your own hands and work both independently and as a team player.
  • Passion for the arts, and enthusiasm for the mission of East End Arts and the communities we serve.
  • Can-do attitude and a positive outlook with a strong sense of responsibility for your work.

Nice to Have:

  • Residence in the East End Arts programming area (east Toronto) preferred.
  • Post-secondary education in a discipline relevant to arts administration, communications, marketing, public relations, or fundraising.
  • Fluency in languages other than English.
  • Familiarity with and/or interest in graphic design and digital design tools, i.e. Canva, Adobe Creative Suite.

To be eligible, participants must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the 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.

Additional Info:

Deadline: May 31, 2022
Start Date: One position on June, 2022, and second position to start in August, 2022 (flexible)
Term: 8-10 Weeks per position, Full Time, or 30-35 hours per week up to 280 hours
Rate of Pay: $16/hour
Reports to: Communications Manager


Participant & Staff safety are of utmost importance to East End Arts and will be a priority during the job placement and program activities. All staff at EEA are required to be fully vaccinated. The position will be a mix of work at St Matthew’s Clubhouse, work-from-home, and work out in communities.  A full set of safety protocols has been prepared in accordance with City of Toronto Health Guidelines and will be updated to reflect the most up to date information at the time. For candidates without home access to a computer, one will be provided.

How to Apply:

How to apply:

Please email a brief cover letter, resume and three references as one single PDF document titled with the subject line “Communications & Marketing Assistant” to by 11:59pm EST Tuesday May 31, 2022.

East End Arts is committed to building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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