Development Coordinator

Permanent, full-time

Arts Etobicoke is looking to hire a Development Coordinator in a permanent, full-time position to implement a dynamic and sustainable fund development program that engages current and future funders and donors with the work we do and communities we serve.

About Arts Etobicoke:

Since 1973, Arts Etobicoke has been bringing the community together through the arts in West Toronto. We advocate for accessible arts outside the downtown core, while developing new programs and operating a Storefront Gallery. Currently, we provide free accessible programming to everyone in West Toronto with a focus on developing compelling and engaging programs designed with and for our community.

Our vision is to ignite artistic imagination by creating spaces and opportunities for residents to create, participate, and explore local arts and culture. Our mission is to provide equitable and inclusive access to community arts and culture in West Toronto and to encourage all individuals to freely express themselves. Through creative exchange, we are committed to celebrating the artistic expressions of our communities.

Arts Etobicoke welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Continual conversation and learning around real and perceived differences is the source of our strength. Diversity of racial background, ethnicity, country of origin, ancestry, age, religion, culture, ability, gender, gender identity, and sexuality among staff and artists strengthens our ability to collaborate with communities and effect change.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, particularly applicants whose lived experience reflects those of the communities we serve.

The Position:

Working with our Executive Director, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for managing and writing grant proposals, researching funding opportunities, creating and executing fundraisers and managing donors, funders, and sponsors. Our successful candidate should thrive in a collaborative team environment of staff and volunteers and understand how community arts plays an integral role in the well-being of individuals and community.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage, and write all major grant applications including two major annual operating grants, and multiple project grants. 
  • Stay up to date on all new funding opportunities and strategize accordingly for submissions.
  • Manage Arts Etobicoke’s Grant Advance subscription and build up our foundation application numbers. 
  • Focus on diversifying Arts Etobicoke’s revenue streams beyond our reliance on grants, specifically with an interest in unrestricted funding from corporations and foundations.
  • Steward and manage two annual fundraising campaigns. 
  • Design and produce an annual fundraiser event(s) alongside board members and with support from the Executive Director and Operations Manager.
  • Develop an annual plan and on-going strategy for donor relationship development and for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. 
  • Stewardship management of donors, funders, and sponsors. 
  • Ensuring all appropriate recognition with logo placement, speaking opportunities, signage, and print and digital acknowledgement.
  • Support the Executive Director in key funder and stakeholder relationships.
  • Professional development opportunities available and encouraged.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of one year experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising, event planning or a minimum of two years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting
  • Interest in and understanding of community arts
  • Skillful communication abilities, both written and verbal, for diverse audiences, including writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic team player, willing to support, cooperate and collaborate with board, staff and volunteers
  • Effective time management and high-level organizational skills
  • Evening and weekend work is required periodically

Compensation and Commitments

  • Yearly salary $47,000 – $50,000, based on experience
  • Benefits (after three months): Life/disability, dental, extended health
  • Anticipated start date is late March
  • Work will be done remotely** and at Arts Etobicoke’s office located at 4893a Dundas St. W. 

Submissions

Please send your resume and a cover letter to info@artsetobicoke.com for consideration by Sunday, February 27, 11:59pm. Please include Development Coordinator in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be interviewed the week of March 7.  Interviews will be by video conferencing. 

Accessibility

Accessibility accommodations can be made for the interview process. Please include your request when submitting your application. 

** Please note that when working remotely, you will need access to a computer with camera capabilities and internet connection. If you do not have access to these, arrangements can be made to use Arts Etobicoke equipment. 


Gallery & Program Coordinator

One year, maternity leave replacement

Arts Etobicoke is looking to hire a Gallery & Program Coordinator for a full-time, 1-year contract position to manage our Storefront Gallery and community-based arts education programs. Our community programs include after school programming for youth, weekly classes for seniors, public art tours and educational programming, community partnerships, ArtworxTO West End Hub educational programming, and monthly gallery programs. This position works with a variety of artists, facilitators, partners, and age groups.  

The Position:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Gallery & Program Coordinator will manage programs taking place in our Storefront Gallery, such as After School Arts Classes and a bi-monthly professional development series for artists. This position is also responsible for coordinating and implementing gallery shows throughout the year.

Responsibilities:

Arts Education Programming: 

  • Plan and coordinate art class programs at AE and Cloverdale Mall/ArtworxTO West End Hub. Duties include outreach, registration, managing supplies, contract facilitators, etc.
  • Interview, hire and supervise art instructors, workshop facilitators and guest speakers/artists; obtain background checks as required
  • Respond to expressed needs of the community and develop new programs as needed
  • Review and monitor program budgets, maintain petty cash reports

Public Art Programming

  • Support the promotion and coordination of two public art projects that explore Augmented Reality as a mode of storytelling and community engagement. This includes tours, artist talks, educational videos and workshops
  • Support lead artist in the creation of AR projects to be installed in Cloverdale Mall
  • Work this the ArtworxTO team and Arts Etobicoke’s Communication Coordinator to promote projects

Gallery Programming: 

  • Plan, curate, and install (along with Gallery Committee) monthly exhibitions 
  • Plan and coordinate receptions, artist professional development workshops and artist talks at the Arts Etobicoke Storefront Gallery
  • Oversee Call for Submissions and jury process for annual Juried Art Show
  • Coordinate marketing, promotional materials, signage and invitation for print and email; coordinate distribution with Communications Coordinator
  • Promoting and coordinating the sale of works though in person and online gallery 
  • Upkeep and monitoring of online gallery and artists

General: 

  • Ensure all activities are up-to-date on Arts Etobicoke event pages
  • Track and update activity stats 
  • Contribute to programming grants and funding opportunities  and with the reporting of program grants. 

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years experience in program development and implementation and/or gallery management
  • Interest in and understanding of Community Arts
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic team player, willing to support, cooperate and collaborate with board, staff and volunteers
  • Effective time management and high-level organizational skills
  • Evening and weekend work is required periodically

Compensation and Commitments

  • Yearly salary $44,000/annually, full-time, 1-year contract
  • Anticipated start date Monday, April 4, 2022
  • Work will be done remotely** and at Arts Etobicoke’s office located at 4893a Dundas St. W. 

Submissions

Please send your resume and a cover letter to info@artsetobicoke.com for consideration by Sunday, March 6, 11:59 pm. Please include Gallery & Program Coordinator in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be interviewed the week of March 7. Interviews will be held by video conferencing or in-person depending on the preference of the applicant. 

Accessibility

Accessibility accommodations can be made for the interview and application process. Please make your request by emailing info@artsetobicoke.com or calling 647.459.6342 

** Please note that when working remotely, you will need access to a computer with camera capabilities and internet connection. If you do not have access to these, arrangements can be made to use Arts Etobicoke equipment.