Job Title: Community Events Coordinator
Number of positions to fill: 1
Wage: $15/hour, 32 hours per week
Start Date: June 12, 2017
End Date: August 11, 2017

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2017

This position is made possible through Canada Summer Jobs. Please see requirements below.

Description: The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is seeking to fill a 9 week Community Events Coordinator position. This position will provide planning and logistical support to the OAG’s public, educational and community programs department during the summer of 2017. The coordinator’s main tasks and responsibilities will relate directly to the inaugural opening of the OAG Expansion, a 2017 cultural legacy project for Ottawa. The working language of the Public, Educational and Community programs department is generally French. The successful candidate will be required to communicate and collaborate daily with francophone educational staff. Qualified individuals from BIPOC, Queer and/or Trans* communities are highly encouraged to apply.

Main Tasks include:

·         Attending planning meetings and taking minutes of decisions made;
·         Creating event scenarios and programming schedules;
·         Creating materials lists, purchasing materials;
·         Applying for city permits;
·         Outlining volunteer roles;
·         Creating volunteer schedules;
·         Drafting and publishing a volunteer call;
·         Assisting with drafting bilingual communications to promote the opening weekend;
·         Creating targeted community invitation lists;
·         Outreach to community partners;
·         Other tasks as needed.

Necessary qualifications for the position:

·         Minimum 2 years completed towards an undergraduate degree in Arts Administration, Tourism, Art History, Museum Studies, Education, Cultural Studies, or Fine Arts.
·         Work or volunteer experience in the arts;
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite is a must and knowledge of design software is a plus;
·         Must be fluent in English, with a strong working proficiency in both written and spoken French.


 (a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; (b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; (c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year; (d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program; (e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and; (f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. 

Please apply with cover letter and resume to Stephanie Nadeau, Curator of Public Engagement. Please be sure to reference the specific job you are interested in applying for.

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to provide a current valid Police Record Check from the Ottawa Police Service.

The Ottawa Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer, and thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.