Program Coordinator for Artist in Residency Series

Date Posted: Sep 07, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 20, 2019
Start Date: Oct 16, 2019

Salary Range: 20K - 30K
Additional Salary Information: 25 hours a week at $20 per hour
Province: Ontario
Region: Central Ontario
City: Port Hope
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art
Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art is a Port Hope based not-for-profit arts organization that believes that art is for everyone! It shapes our individual and collective experiences by stirring our feelings and redefining how we see ourselves in the world.

Critical Mass brings contemporary art to the community so that anyone can have the opportunity to see the beauty Port Hope has to offer. Using contemporary art, Critical Mass curates, presents and creates engaging experiences for our community that redefine and expand the cultural vibrancy of Port Hope.


Job Description

Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art (“Critical Mass”) is looking to hire a Program Coordinator for its upcoming 2019-2020 Artist In Residency Series. This position is made possible with grant funding which will require reporting accordingly.  The term of this contract position is for one year from October 16, 2019 to October 15, 2020.

The Program Coordinator will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing Critical Mass’ 2019-2020 Artist in Residency Series at the Little Train Station at 15 Elias Street/Lent Lane in Port Hope.  Job will include:  develop and execute the Artist in Residency Series, including but not limited to: drafting the call for, and assessment of, applications; development of program logistics/administration, and evaluation of program; developing and reporting on budgets; purchasing equipment and materials; developing and assisting with writing and editing promotional content (social media content, website updates, and other promotional documents like press releases, posters, etc.); independent work, gallery sitting, providing onsite assistance with workshop and special events; and other arts administrative tasks, as needed.

The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude who is confident working independently in a public facility, and has a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit arts environment that demands a collaborative approach.

Working with the Curatorial Committee to select artists, managing and publicizing artists’ residencies, and reporting to the Board of Directors and granting body, the Program Coordinator will be an integral and representative member of the Critical Mass team.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:


The candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • experience in arts administration, communications, public relations, journalism, non-profit and/or other applicable field (preferred but not required)
  • an understanding of, and passion for, contemporary arts
  • experience drafting calls for, and assessing, applications
  • experience in budget and accounting preparation and reporting
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable learning new technical applications; proficiency with Adobe Creative suite would be an asset
  • experience creating marketing or promotional material
  • experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Akimbo)
  • experience creating, editing, and uploading digital content to online platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube
  • experience reporting to a Board of Directors
  • must be self-motivated, well-organized, attentive to detail, and possess excellent time management skills
  • valid First Aid certificate and Ontario driver’s license with access to a vehicle
  • police Information check required

Additional Info:


How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume to: on or before September 20, 2019.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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