Job Posting 83700

Digital Projects Assistant / Arts Administrator
Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA)
Work From Home - From Anywhere
closes in 5 days (Wed, 1 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $15/hr

The Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA) is seeking a bilingual Digital Projects Assistant / Arts Administrator to assist the Director of Research and Development with all digital and open data project needs. The role can be performed from anywhere in Canada.


Hourly wage rate: $15/hr

Hours per week: 35

Length of Contract: 10 weeks, offering flexible hours

Location: Remote / Work from home


Anticipated Start Date: June 20 (an earlier or later date can be arranged)

*This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.


  • Becoming acquainted with the findings of the action-research activities of the Linked Digital Future initiative and other open data initiatives under development.
  • Acquiring a basic understanding of key concepts related to discoverability and semantic technologies, including Wikidata and other sister projects of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Documenting member information as structured data in open knowledge bases such as Wikidata and CAPACOA’s connected membership database.
  • Help improve the quality and exhaustivity of venue information in Wikidata (edit existing data for quality and fill in missing data points).
  • Proactively researching and exploring innovative practices with regards to the use of digital technologies, to build creation, public engagement, marketing and other business processes.
  • Monitoring new digital initiatives in the arts sector, analyzing successes and challenges, to identify best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Participating in existing communities focused on digital innovation in the arts.
  • Preparing informative content for networking and external communication efforts.
  • Collaborating with colleagues and other organizations, developing ongoing projects, reports, and grant proposals.
  • Regularly reporting on daily projects and tasks
  • Attend weekly team meetings

Other tasks/projects may include:

  • Assisting the International Engagement Program with digital discoverability initiatives and data sharing.
  • Aiding other CAPACOA projects as needed 

General Requirements

  • Meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements
  • Preferred level of education: Post secondary
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, in both official languages.
  • Strong writing skills and an ability to express fresh, engaging ideas in copy.
  • Experience working with (or willingness to learn) digital communications tools, including email, websites, blogs, social media, standard office software including the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite.
  • Enthusiastic team-player who is able to juggle multiple/competing priorities
  • An understanding (or willingness to learn) about digital initiatives and open data,  and the role it plays in 21st century arts practices.
  • An interest in the performing arts and/or not-for-profit sector.

About the Employer

The Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA) is a national arts service organization supporting the performing arts touring and presenting community. CAPACOA works to advocate for the interests of Canadian presenters, agents and managers, artistic companies, networks and other stakeholders and the communities they serve, and to provide national-level opportunities for performing arts industry professionals to connect, collaborate, and develop skills.


CAPACOA believes the arts define our society. They are essential to the quality of life of all Canadians. We believe that we must:

  •       must meet the needs of our members    
  •       offer a strong network of peers
  •       empower our members so they can best serve their communities
  •       take a leadership role in the development of the performing arts in Canada
  •       be a catalyst for innovation in the performing arts


For more information about CAPACOA please visit our website:

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