Program Administrator (Indigenous Arts & Multi-Inter Arts, and Other Programs) Job in Toronto, ON at Ontario Arts Council

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) requires an experienced administrator to provide key administrative and logistical support services for assigned granting programs, processes and projects, as well as communicating detailed information to applicants on grant requirements and how to apply.

Key Responsibilities

Responds to general inquiries about granting program requirements and use of the on-line grants system by phone, e-mail or in person

Conducts applicant eligibility reviews

Supports the grant review panels by providing administrative and technical support throughout the process, such as viewing of applications, score sheets and audio-visual materials, and taking notes

Prepares payments to be issued

Prepares mass communications

Makes logistical arrangements for meetings, such as room bookings, hotel, travel and meal arrangements

Records management, archiving, sorting and filing

Key Qualifications

Few years of experience in an administrative capacity, preferably within a not-for-profit arts context, combined with relevant training and/or education to further strengthen one’s ability to do the job

General knowledge, understanding, appreciation and experience with a broad range of art forms and not for profit arts management, with preference given to individuals with direct experience with Indigenous arts and community arts practices

Experience working directly with and supporting Indigenous communities, preferably those with a lived experience, will be given priority

Communicating in English at an excellent level is a requirement for reading, writing and verbal communication skills

Proficiency in an Indigenous language, French, or ASL is an asset

Results-oriented person with strong ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities

Highly organized, attentive to detail, multi-tasking individual with strong time management skills

Works well independently as well as collegially with others

Ability to communicate in a professional demeanor with a customer service focus

A supportive, positive attitude when communicating with artists and arts organizations that have different needs, capabilities and are from diverse communities

Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Word and Excel is essential, experience with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams is an asset

Technically adept in the use of audio-visual equipment and databases

May need to work overtime periodically


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. (please note that applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered).

About the Company

Company: Ontario Arts Council

Company Location:  Toronto, ON

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