Job Posting 84436

Application Reviewer
Work From Home - From Anywhere
closes in 148 days (Mon, 28 Nov)
negotiable / flexible  •  $27-$33 / 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.

Job Title: Application Reviewer - Multiple positions

Hours: Varying hours (20 - 40 hours/week), flexible scheduling for base work, with 1-3 application review meetings/week during business hours (Monday-Friday 9-5 ET)

Contract Dates: All positions start ASAP; varying contract lengths from 2-10 months

Salary range: $27-$33 /hour

Number of positions available: 9

  • Application Reviewer Lead, full-time (10-month contract)  - 1
  • Application Reviewer, Bilingual (English/French), part-time (10-month contract) - 2 
  • Application Reviewer, part-time (contracts of varying lengths) - 6


The AFC is committed to including at least one Indigenous member on the team and to ensure Indigenous representation when reviewing applications.


There is an opportunity for voluntary self-identification on our Job Application Portal - please supply details you feel comfortable sharing.  


Application Reviewers assess, review and evaluate applications for direct financial assistance from applicants to the program and make recommendations for approvals. As part of a team with a diverse range of perspectives and experiences, Application Reviewers will bring their knowledge of and experience in the performing arts to determine whether applicants meet the professional and financial criteria for the programs. As this is a new project, the duties and responsibilities may change and vary as the project evolves.

Training, supervision and support will be provided. Application Reviewers are expected to work within The AFC’s policies and procedures for handling confidential information, and comply with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion policies, and other standards applicable to the role.

Application Reviewers are expected to attend 1-3 application review meetings per week during business hours (Monday-Friday 9-5 ET) and may work the remainder of their hours on a very flexible schedule.


Responsibilities include:

  • Review applications for the program and determine whether applicants qualify for assistance under program policies
  • Incorporate regular updates to policies and procedures as the program takes shape
  • Attend regular meetings to discuss and make decisions on complex applications and appeals
  • Ensure that all application decisions are made fairly, equitably, and compassionately
  • Alert Lead Client Service Representative to any incomplete applications 
  • Handle personal information respectfully and protect client confidentiality 
  • Work collaboratively to ensure that clients are served quickly and teammates are supported
  • Maintain clear and up-to-date notes
  • Research, reporting, and additional administrative tasks as necessary

Lead Application Reviewer:

  • Assign applications to the application review team, selecting reviewers with appropriate specialized knowledge when necessary
  • Schedule Application Reviewers, including coordinating regular meetings and meeting minutes
  • Track outstanding applications to ensure quick client service
  • Coordinate administrative tasks with Project Manager and other project staff
  • Report on barriers to service and participate in efforts to reduce these barriers



  • Extensive working knowledge of and/or experience in the Canadian live performance sector in any capacity (artists, arts workers, technicians, production teams)
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret, and apply program policies
  • Experience with selection or grant committees is an asset
  • Knowledge of personal finance (ability to read and understand basic financial documents and assess need against program criteria)
  • Understanding of factors such as inherent bias that can affect fair and equitable decision-making, or willingness to learn and adapt
  • Proficient with remote work solutions (Microsoft Teams and Office 365)
  • Excellent reading comprehension and attention to detail; comfortable quickly processing basic math 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Able to adapt to changing direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable quickly making and documenting informed judgment calls 
  • Able to build consensus within a small team
  • Ability to read and write in other languages is strongly preferred. There will be designated positions for bilingual (English/French) candidates.


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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