Community Outreach & Project Coordinator

Date Posted: Aug 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2019
Start Date: Sep 03, 2019

Salary Range: 20K - 30K
Additional Salary Information: $18/hr – 30hrs/week
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Jamii (Swahili for “community”) is a charitable organization founded in 2011. Our mandate is to create a platform for all the diverse voices of our community and beyond, and offer locals an opportunity to see their selves through our programming. Jamii is also committed to encourage and support women in leadership.
Jamii’s programming is a mix of various creative programs that foster a sense of pride of and belonging to The Esplanade, offer opportunities for social interaction, and encourage people to (re)claim ownership of our public space.
Programming includes live performances (music, dance, theatre), photography exhibitions and more. Events are free, open to all, and are taking place in or near David Crombie Park.

Job Description

Jamii is looking for a Community Outreach & Project Coordinator to join our team from Sept 3rd to Oct 31st 2019 and to produce community-arts projects on The Esplanade neighbourhood, Toronto.

This position includes a wide range of duties and responsibilities. Reporting to the Executive and Programing Director, the Community Outreach & Project Coordinator will take on administrative, marketing, logistics and production management tasks. The Community Outreach & Project Coordinator will also recruit and manage volunteers, and play an important role in community outreach and working with programs participants: he/she will strengthen and expand relationships with local community groups, and encouraging participation. The Community Outreach & Project Coordinator will assist the Executive and Programming Director in all events/programs/activities management, logistics and organization. The responsibilities listed above address the key duties of this position. Additional related tasks may be assigned at the discretion of the Executive and Programming Director.
Confirmed events for the engagement period:
>> September 28th: Multicultural Day
>> October 5th: Nuit Blanche /
>> October 20th: Toronto Marathon.
Candidates need to be fully available on these days (and night for Nuit Blanche).


Community Outreach & Project Coordinator is convinced of the benefits of bringing arts to public spaces and understands the value of working with community partners. He/She understands the not-for-profit arts and community sectors and has some experience in community work and multidisciplinary arts.
Community Outreach & Project Coordinator is enthusiastic, energetic, creative and likes to interact with people. He/She is able to multi-task, and carries a wide spectrum of responsibilities.  When running events, Community Outreach & Project Coordinator is able to work long hours and is resourceful. He/She can demonstrate skills in time management, likes to work in a team environment and is self-motivated. Community Outreach & Project Coordinator has perfect English writing skills.

Additional Info:

The ideal candidate is local to The Esplanade neighbourhood (located between the Distillery District on the West, the St Lawrence Market on the East, Front St on the North and train tracks on the South) and connects to the cultural diversity of our community.
Persons identifying as female would be preferred for this role as our current programming has a focus on women in leadership.
This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate person to make a valuable impact in The Esplanade community.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume and list of references by Aug 23rd 2019 to Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.


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