OUTER CITY ARTS: Project Manager/Coordinator
Position - Outer City Arts is seeking a project manager who will design and deliver a vision and strategic plan, at the idea and conceptual stage, to establish an Arts Centre in Cannington; using research to develop the components for a sustainable rural model for a future arts centre that can accommodate multiple art forms in one space and enrich and impact the lives of people in the community through arts, culture and heritage learning experiences.
Project Manager/Coordinator is a one year contract position, directed and administered by the Outer City Arts (OCA) Board, in collaboration with SERA (Social Enterprise Rural Alliance).
Candidates should have rich connections with the north Durham arts communities, live in the vicinity and work from home at least part of the time.
Based on approximately 25 hours per week at $35 per hour, starting in November 2016, this is a one year independent contractor position, based in Cannington, ON plus some travel throughout southern Ontario.
Application Deadline Friday October 14 at 5pm
Primary Role and Responsibilities
The Project Manager/Coordinator will perform some or all of the following:
- Participate with the project committee and in consultation with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the establishment of an arts centre in Cannington.
- Contact and consult with other rural and urban arts organizations / centres via meetings / tours and fact finding visits to examine and compile best practices in building a viable model for Outer City Arts and an arts centre concept in small and rural communities.
- Liaise with the OCA Board and the project committee to prepare meeting agendas and supporting materials as it relates to development of the project.
- Act as a professional advisor to the OCA Board of Directors in developing a comprehensive work plan as the organization moves through its research phase towards implementation.
- Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the OCA Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.
- From time to time, act as a spokesperson for the organization and represent the organization and the project at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile and mandate.
- Reporting to Board and project committee, and other duties that may be assigned.
Financial planning and management
- Work with OCA and the project committee to prepare a comprehensive budget.
- Work with the Board to identify strategies for funding and operations of a sustainable arts centre in a rural community
- Research funding sources and oversee the development of fundraising plans and proposals
- Participate in fundraising and outreach activities, as appropriate
- Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budgets and within sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures
- Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation
Education & Experience - University degree in a related field with 5 or more years of progressive management experience in a related sector organization
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Knowledge of project and organizational management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary arts organizations
- Strong knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the rural arts sector and facilities development
- Demonstrated competency and experience in strategic planning and public consultation, preferably working with rural communities
- Strong social media and communication skills
- Previous arts development, project facilitation, and research experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
- Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office and presentation applications and experience with the use of social media
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task in an independent environment
- Problem solving skills
- Self-directed and energetic
- Valid Class G driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle for business purposes
The Project Manager/Coordinator should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
- Ethical Behaviour
- Relationship Building
- Decision Making
- Strategic Planning
- Time Management
- Problem Solving
- Strategic Thinking
Outer City Arts is incorporated as Canadian Corporation Without Share Capital with head offices in Brock Township. “Outer City Arts exists to provide access to resources and experiential learning opportunities for rural communities in all aspects of creative expression, locally, provincially nationally and internationally. Through partnerships and collaborations, exchanges and projects, Outer City Arts provides meaningful and relevant experiences for people of all ages.”
Those qualified and interested individuals should forward their resume and related cover letter by email to or by regular mail at: 16 York Street PO BOX 580 Cannington, ON L0E 1E0.
Applications should be received by Tuesday, October 14, 2016 at 5:00pm
Only those individuals to be interviewed will be contacted, thank you.