Job Posting 66518

Programs Manager
Lakeshore Arts
Toronto Metro area, Toronto
closes in 9 days (Thu, 3 Dec)
full time  •  $43,600 to $46,600 for 35 hrs per/week

Application Deadline: December 3, 2020 at 11:59pm

Interviews: Dec 7 to Dec 11, 2020

Start Date: January 6th, 2021

Salary:  $43,600 to $46,600 for 35 hrs per/week

Location: Etobicoke, Ontario

Term: Full-time 35 hrs per/week permanent

Employee Benefits: Extended Health Benefits

Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts

Job's focus: Creative and Administrative

Career Level: Middle management


About Lakeshore Arts

Lakeshore Arts is a registered charitable not-for-profit community arts organization that is dedicated to engaging people through a variety of multidisciplinary art forms as a way of enriching people’s lives and strengthening communities. We believe community arts contribute to the holistic health of a community by offering unique and innovative opportunities to engage in transformative justice and positive social change by connecting people to the arts. LSA values equity, diversity inclusion, transparency and respect; focusing on creating impact using the arts as a catalyst for positive social change and engagement.


Job Description: 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager is a crucial member of the LSA management team. A collaborative and empathetic leader, who will support and foster the programming staff. They are responsible for the organization’s artistic vision aligning with our mission in collaboration with the Executive Director and Community Project Space Coordinator. As part of our dynamic team, the Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of the delivery and administration of core programs and events. They play a role in identifying gaps in service and in the creation of new innovative programs developed within an anti-oppression framework reflecting community need. As key management personnel, they also focus on building community through the development of key partner and stakeholder relations.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resource Management - 20%

  • Personnel management including hiring and performance reviews. 
  • Staff orientation, on-going guidance including check-ins and compliance of policies.
  • Manage an ongoing list of facilitators and contractors.


Programming Development and Management - 30%                     

  • Ensure delivery of programs within the established goals and objectives.
  • Alignment of strategic goals and objectives with annual program plans. 
  • Develop programs in a holistic and intersectional manner.
  • Institute a variety of evaluation methods to solicit and collect feedback in alignment with grant/program outcomes and expectations.
  • Work with Community Project Space Curator to explore areas of alignment and opportunities for collaboration between programs, projects and exhibitions.
  • Disseminate and reflect on program feedback for future logistics.
  • Inform risk management strategies to be implemented by staff in their programming frameworks.
  • Establish and maintain program partnership and community stakeholder relations.
  • Strategically identify grants or funding for future program development.

Financial - 15%

  • Program Budgeting: creating, disseminating and ensuring proper records.
  • Spending within given margins ensuring balanced budgets.
  • Program contracts and capital expense coordination.

Administration - 25%

  • Oversee all program reporting for complete information, statistics and testimonials.
  • Collate programming statistical data annually for CADAC.
  • Complete programming related content in annual operating grants.
  • Collaborative grant writing to support targeted funding sources.
  • Monthly reports to the Board of Directors to update on program happenings. 

Marketing & Outreach - 10%

  • Liaise with staff/marketing team about marketing and outreach strategies.
  • Provide outreach content and details to Marketing and Communications.
  • Proofing copy of printed and digital materials.
  • Attend LSA and other stakeholder events as an ambassador, speaking roles as needed.




  • University degree in a related subject (art, art administration, community arts) or equivalent job experience in program management.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience relevant to the position with at least one year in a management position. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of community art practices and its principles.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with artists, client groups/stakeholders and/or issues related to the art sector within the City of Toronto.
  • Proficient leadership methodologies that inspire and encourage collaboration and enhance organizational effectiveness. 
  • Arts facilitation and/or teaching experience.
  • Experience creating innovative and impactful programming for all ages and skill levels using a community arts lens.
  • Knowledge of audience/participant development and program evaluation practices.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a great working knowledge of Google based platforms.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) using effective tools and techniques.
  • Anti-oppression background through training/facilitation.
  • Ability to facilitate timely and effective solution-based decision making.
  • Comfortable working with Mac operating systems. 


  • Knowledge of CADAC 
  • Experience with project management software
  • Experience with Content Management Systems software 
  • Driver’s License and access to a vehicle
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • First Aid training


Working Conditions

  • The Program Manager usually works in an office environment, but the activities of the organization may take them off-site from time to time.
  • The position requires flex hours, with some evening and weekend work required to monitor/facilitate program activities.



Why Join Us:

We are a team of passionate community arts professionals, driven by our mission to develop transformative justice and socially engaged community arts programming. As a team, we value creative thinking, collaboration and believe in supporting one another. We are committed to the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and program participants. We also value learning and encourage ongoing professional development, network building and mentorship opportunities. 


We know an effective organization and workplace culture is developed through mutual respect and believe that equity diversity and inclusion are crucial to our shared success. LSA is an equal opportunity employer and we approach hiring practices through an anti-racist, anti-oppression equity lens and pledge to: include a salary range or rate of pay in job postings when possible, provide transparency in hiring timeline and dates, offer an opportunity for feedback for candidates who attend interviews, make any accommodations possible during the recruitment and hiring process and continually make improvements to break down barriers to employment.


Please note, our office is on a second story walk-up that isn’t wheelchair accessible or may be difficult for those with mobility limitations.


LSA is located in Etobicoke/Adobigok (Place of the Alders in the Ojibwe). This territory was subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work in this territory alongside many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.


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