Community Arts Program Co-ordinator

Date Posted: Dec 27, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Start Date: Feb 25, 2019

Salary: $45,000 - $50,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Etobicoke
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description


MABELLEarts is driven by our love of people and fascination with neglected and forgotten places.  We make art and build environments that foster community regeneration and invention.  We cultivate long-term relationships that reveal the transformative possibilities within each site, neighbourhood and community.  We celebrate cultural traditions, differences and points of connection that help spark collaboration as a creative force for change.  We reframe existing social and environmental conditions to make space for new ways of being together.

Job Description

MABELLEarts is a community arts organization in Central Etobicoke that brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to make art and build environments that foster community regeneration, invention and connection. We cultivate long-term relationships that reveal the transformative possibilities within each unique site and neighbourhood. We celebrate cultural traditions, differences and points of connection that help spark collaboration as a creative force for change.

We are seeking an experienced Program Coordinator to manage our growing programs with a demonstrated interest in arts programming; a highly-responsible creative thinker and self-starter with experience working with professional artists and people of all ages from a range of cultural backgrounds; and demonstrates an understanding of the challenges faced by marginalized communities. The Program Co-ordinator will work from the MABELLEarts Office (5005 Dundas Street West) and off-site as needed.

Responsibilities of the Program Co-ordinator include:
1. Program Management and Implementation:
  • Under the leadership of the Artistic Director, implement program plans;
  • Devise and/or facilitate workshops and training;
  • Manage artistic team and identify, hire and manage additional consultants and trainers when needed;
  • Onboard new Community Leaders, youth participants and volunteers;
  • Make funding applications and develop program sponsorships;
  • Present verbal and written reports and represent MABELLEarts’ programs publicly.
2. Participant/Volunteer Outreach and Relationship Management:
  • Design, manage and evaluate all community outreach activities;
  • Recruit participants and maintain contact for all programs across the organization;
  • Maintain relationships with key Community Leaders and develop new relationships with emerging Leaders;
  • Match the skills, experiences and expectations of volunteers to available positions at MABELLEarts;
  • Develop policies, procedures and standards for volunteers using current resources as a springboard.
3. Office administration
  • Basic bookkeeping/coding and ordering office supplies
  • Maintain an organized and functional office and studio space


  • Demonstrated experience with community-engaged arts;
  • Experience working collaboratively with professional artists;
  • Strong engagement, facilitation, communication and group dynamic skills with culturally diverse groups including children, youth, adults and seniors;
  • 2+ years of demonstrated project management experience;
  • An understanding of the issues facing marginalized communities, including lived experience which will be viewed as an asset;
  • Experience building and maintaining positive relationships with community members of all ages and backgrounds;
  • Experience working intergenerationally and interculturally;
  • Post-secondary education in Environmental Studies Community Arts Practice program, Arts Management, Arts Administration, human services or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • A high level of computer skills: proficiency in word, excel, database software and Adobe Suite;
  • A valid Ontario Drivers Licence is an asset to this position.

Additional Info:

MABELLEarts encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We’re committed to developing an inclusive workplace with connections in the communities we serve. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation, to apply to join our team. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to by 5 pm, January 25, 2018. We thank you for your interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.