Job Posting 84433

Communications and Training Coordinator
Work From Home - From Anywhere
closes in 89 days (Fri, 30 Sep)
part time - temp / contract  •  $26-$30/hour



The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry, helping Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship. Our Emergency Financial Aid program has delivered more than $2 million to help people meet their basic needs since March 2020.


The AFC is an encouraging, respectful, and collegial workplace where we take pride in our work and live the organization’s values. These positions offer the opportunity for meaningful community service within a collaborative and supportive team.


The Government of Canada, through the Department of Canadian Heritage, recently announced the Canada Performing Arts Workers’ Resilience Fund (CPAWRF), a $60 million fund to assist organizations to provide programs to improve the economic, career, and personal circumstances of independent and self-employed workers in the live performance sector whose work opportunities continue to be impacted by the pandemic. The AFC has received funding that will allow us to deliver direct financial assistance to approximately 7,000 individual performers, technicians, and other industry members. We are seeking program staff with excellent communication skills, a passion for supporting the performing arts, and a dedication to serving community members with compassion and dignity.

Technical requirements: Reliable internet access is required, and some physical privacy is needed for client calls and sensitive discussions, and to store confidential material. A separate fee will be paid to compensate for the use of personal computers (must be equipped with a microphone or a headset), and internet.

Title: Communications and Training Coordinator
Hours: Part-time; 20 hours/week

Contract Dates: ASAP - March 31, 2023

Salary range: $26-$30 plus/hour

Number of positions available: 1

Brief overview: The Communications and Training Coordinator supports program promotion and outreach to industry members and groups. This person also ensures that project team members are provided with the current industry and technical knowledge they require to provide excellent customer service and administer the program. As this is a new project, the duties and responsibilities may change and vary as the project evolves.



  • Collaborate with The AFC communications/marketing team to update and create project communications
  • Report on, researches, and collaborates in the creation of outreach materials geared to specific communities as needed
  • Manage inquiries for program information and arrange for creation and delivery of program materials, translations, etc.
  • Coordinate outreach/informational meetings, speakers, etc.
  • Contact arts organizations to offer program orientations, materials, or other information
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other organizations/community representatives
  • Monitor and report on program usage to inform communications strategy
  • Ensure staff are familiar with program policies, processes, and systems; arrange technical training if needed
  • Where required, provide project staff with orientation to the unique characteristics of the live performance workplace and career experience
  • Provide communication support to client service representatives; ensure that all staff members are equipped with appropriate tools to communicate with applicants and community members.
  • Update communications as needed.


  • Experience in communications, marketing, and/or promotion, particularly in the arts
  • Knowledge of / experience in Canada’s live performance sector
  • Adept at communicating effectively (verbally and in writing), using a variety of approaches, with a diverse community of stakeholders, including members of racialized communities and other equity-deserving groups
  • Experience managing online registration platforms, use of basic computer platforms and social media
  • Experience with training is an asset
  • Proficient with remote work solutions (Microsoft Teams and Office 365)
  • French proficiency is an asset


This is a multi-position posting. Please read the information for each position and see the How To Apply section to access our Job Application Portal


There is no application deadline. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with some positions starting right away. You are welcome to apply to multiple positions with one application.

All positions are remote, and hours and contract lengths vary; please see below for more information. All candidates must be currently eligible to work in Canada for all employers.



Submit all applications via our Job Application Portal

All applications are confidential. 

The AFC invites applications from qualified individuals in all regions of Canada. Applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons and other equity-deserving groups are encouraged for these positions. There is an opportunity for voluntary self-identification in the Job Application Portal. We invite you to share any important identities you hold that shape your identity/experience in a way you would like known by The AFC.  

The AFC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and welcomes and encourages applicants with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please reach out to , and a staff member will be in touch. 


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