Communications and Outreach Assistant

Role: Communications and Outreach Assistant

Reports to: Editorial and Marketing Manager

Contract Dates: August 14, 2023 to November 3, 2023. 35 hr/week.

Start Date: August 14, 2023. 60-day probationary period.

Pay: $23.50 CAD/hr, paid biweekly.

Location: Hybrid. Online and in-person, mostly in the GTA.

Application Deadline: July 21, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET

About the Position

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Communications and Outreach Assistant will support and enhance the Ontario Culture Days (ONCD) digital content strategy and achieve social media goals related to ONCD programs.

The Communications and Outreach Assistant will also play an integral role in increasing the impact of the 2023 Ontario Culture Days Festival campaign by supporting artists, arts and culture groups, and organizations hosting Ontario Culture Days activities and celebrations at the community level.

Due to funding requirements, this position requires that all applicants must be a student registered and attending full or part time post secondary education.

Key Tasks


  • Create, edit and implement content to be presented on our social media channels, particularly as it relates to the Ontario Culture Days Festival, Festival Hubs, and Creatives in Residence.
  • In support of other colleagues, assist in creating, editing and implementing external and government communications, including letter writing campaigns and regional event invitations
  • In support of other colleagues, assist in the creating, editing and implementing content on our websites, e-newsletters and other marketing and communications materials
  • In support of other colleagues, assist in the coordination, production, implementation and distribution of print and digital marketing materials.
  • Contribute to the production of our professional development series with a focus on cultural tourism, equity and inclusion


  • In support of other colleagues, assist in on-the-ground festival coordination, including Festival opening events, Creatives in Residence event support, and distribution of marketing materials
    In support of other colleagues, assist with coordination and outreach for Creatives in Residence events
  • Contribute to relationship development with festival organizers throughout Ontario, providing direction, resources, and troubleshooting for the upcoming Ontario Culture Days Festival.
    Maintain a database of sponsors and funders, and track and report on deliverables as required.


  • Administration as required.
  • Identify and resolve issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Collaborate with all Ontario Culture Days staff in a positive and proactive manner.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 2 years post secondary education in a related field of study (completed or in-progress), or commensurate experience
  • Experience working in a similar role, related to the arts, culture and heritage sector; tourism experience is an asset
  • Experience creating for, managing, and measuring social media
  • Experience in audience / community outreach, and general communications
  • A solid understanding of effective grassroots and digital marketing techniques
  • A solid understanding of Wordpress, MailChimp, Buffer and Google Ads
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is an asset
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills with a capacity for self-direction, the ability to take initiative and manage a diverse set of responsibilities.

We are looking for someone to add to our team, who:

  • Has excellent understanding of social media management
  • Has excellent time and task management skills
  • Has excellent project coordination skills
  • Is willing to be a positive team player and contribute to knowledge sharing in a mutually supportive environment
  • Is able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and personal accountability
  • Supports a culture that actively raises the bar within Ontario Culture Days and beyond
  • Proactively establishes and maintains positive and effective working team relationships
  • Understands and enforces all company policies and procedures
  • French is an asset

To Apply

Send a one-page cover letter and your resume to, with the subject line: “Communications and Outreach Assistant”.

Deadline for applications: July 21, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

We strive to activate a lens of pluralism, equity, and inclusion. We invite participation from a variety of backgrounds with an interest in moving our mission, vision, and values forward. In particular, we encourage perspectives of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC), Trans, Non-Binary, LGBTQ2S+, Women, as well as individuals from rural and remote communities.

Ontario Culture Days aims to make our recruitment process as accessible as possible. If you have any access requirements for this interview that you would like us to accommodate, please let us know.

Location: Our office is located at 401 Richmond St West in Toronto. This role is a hybrid position, and includes work from home, with occasional travel required.