Outreach Assistant

Role: Outreach Assistant
Contract: June 3 to August 30, 2024, 35 hours/week.
Start Date: June 3, 2024. 60-day probationary period.
Pay: $23.50 CAD/hr, paid biweekly.
Location: Hybrid. Online and in-person, mostly in the GTA.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET
This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. Due to funding requirements, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.

About the Position

Reporting to the Partnerships and Programs Manager, this role is responsible for enhancing and implementing the Ontario Culture Days outreach strategy. This person will play an integral role in increasing the impact of the 2024 Ontario Culture Days campaign within local communities by supporting artists, arts and culture groups, and organizations hosting Ontario Culture Days activities and celebrations at the community level.

Key Tasks

  • Work  with Hub partners and major festival organizers to register festival events, including communication, information collection and data entry. 
  • Work with the marketing and editorial team to register events, create listings or event collections for the Ontario Culture Days website and Festival hub web pages. 
  • Assist with photo collection, filing and outreach using relevant ONCD tools and systems.
  • Maintain a relationship with festival organizers throughout Ontario, providing direction, resources, and troubleshooting for the upcoming Ontario Culture Days festival.
  • Manage, respond and file festival organizer inquiries.
  • Create FAQ communication templates
  • Coordination of the production and distribution of marketing collateral to Ontario feature sites and events, including admin, information collection, packing and mailing. 
  • Attend Ontario Culture Days festival events on behalf of ONCD and assist if needed, and assess all elements of the events. 
  • Identifying and resolving issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Collaborating with all Ontario Culture Days staff in a positive and proactive manner.
  • General Administration as required.

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

  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Has excellent time and task management skills
  • Has excellent project coordination skills 
  • Is able to learn quickly and move forward confidently within the role.
  • Is willing to be a positive team player and contribute to knowledge sharing in a mutually supportive environment
  • 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
  • Has a valid driver’s license

Required Experience

  • Minimum 2 years post secondary education in a related field of study
  • Experience working in a similar role, related to the arts, culture and heritage sector; tourism experience is an asset
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills

To Apply

Send a one-page cover letter and your resume to info@onculturedays.ca, with the subject line: “Outreach Assistant Job Application”.

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, as well as individuals across Ontario.