Position: Education Manager
Application Deadline: March 21, 2019
Start Date: April 15, 2019
Salary: $40,000/year (Full Time with Benefits)
Workman Arts is seeking an energetic, self-motivated and highly organized individual to join our team in the role of Education Manager in a full time, permanent capacity. Under the general direction of the Executive Artistic Director and the direct supervision of the Managing Director, the Education Manager is responsible for the interdisciplinary professional training programs for member artists. Responsibilities include managing course registration and providing supervision and oversight to part-time instructors, volunteers and contractors. The Education Manager also coordinates education and outreach programs for Workman Arts public programming.
Core Competencies for Success:
- Knowledge of professional standards in instructing Fine and Performing Arts.
- Ability to determine the needs, interests, and desires of the community related to Arts Education Programs
- Experience in program planning and implementation, arts education delivery and management
- Knowledge of evaluation and assessment tools and techniques and the ability to redefine and modify programs following the assessment of relevant data
- Ability to represent the Workman Arts Education and Training programs to the public and key stakeholders
- Ability to manage staff, volunteers and contractors to meet program goals.
- Degree in Arts Education, Arts Administration, Community Arts, Fine Arts, or equivalent.
- Two years of progressive, professional field experience in the arts education environment.
About Workman Arts:
Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. We support artists living with mental health and addiction issues through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community.
Send your application to email@example.com by Thursday, March 21, 2019
Include a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and a current CV.
Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Workman Arts has identified building a diverse workforce as a strategic priority. We therefore strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse communities to apply and let the hiring committee know with which community/communities you identify. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, but please note that the Workman Arts office is in a temporary location that is not accessible; accommodations are available on request.
Contract Funding Specialist/ Grant Researcher
Workman Arts (WA) is an arts and mental health organization located in Toronto, known for its artistic collaborations, presentations, knowledge exchange, and best practices in the area of the impact of the arts on the quality of life of people living with mental illness and addiction. We strive to make a difference in the lives of individuals with mental illness and addictions and support their creative goals by providing a safe, nurturing environment where artistic projects, professional opportunities and personal and professional networks are developed and fostered.
In 2016, Workman Arts received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to replicate its program in three communities in Ontario. The second phase of implementation started in 2018, with a focus on securing sustainability for the three pilot sites.
We are looking to hire a Funding Specialist/ Grant Researcher on a short-term contract basis to conduct grant source research and identify potential funding opportunities for our three pilot sites in St. Catharines, Thunder Bay and North Bay.
In this role you will:
- Work with our three regional Coordinators to get clarification on the funding eligibility and restrictions for each of the pilot sites.
- Using these eligibility parameters, research and identify the best sources for funding in the area of: (a) mental health and addictions and/or disability, (b) community arts, (c) northern Ontario communities, and (d) start-ups/ grassroots – from gov’t, public agencies, foundations, and corporations.
- Work with our three regional Coordinators to prioritize the sources for funding.
- Seek clarification from selected funders and confirm submission requirements and eligibility criteria.
- Create grant seeking pipeline (plan) including deadlines, dependencies and submission requirements for each of the three sites based on their circumstances (e.g. location, financial history, organization/ charitable registration status etc).
- Working knowledge of sources of funding in the above-mentioned areas
- Relevant education and at least 5 years of experience in research and grant writing preferred
- Ability to gather data, prepare and present the data in a clear and concise manner
- Can work remotely and independently
- Well-organized, deadline-driven and responsive to fast paced environment
- A solid understanding of online and offline research
- Has knowledge and understanding of Mental Health and Addictions, Community Arts, Start Up and Northern communities funding sources
- Understanding of the various barriers and assets to working in and sourcing funding for small, grassroots community projects
- Understands the eligibility criteria, structure of philanthropic foundations and government programs
- Has researched, written and/or evaluated successful proposals to foundations and government agencies
The contract is for a three month period (beginning of April to end of June). There is a possibility to extend the contract to include providing support to the three coordinators in grant proposal writing, review and submission.
The deadline for completing the work is end of June 2019.
The contractor will have flexible work hours and ability to work from home, however the work plan with set milestones must be approved by the Scaling Project Manager.
The budget/payment request must be under $6,000 (excluding tax) for 3 months of part-time work.
How to Apply:
Deadline for receipt of application: March 20, 2019
Send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please quote Application for Contract Funding Specialist/ Grant Researcher in the subject line and submit the following:
- Brief cover letter stating why you are interested in this position
- Current CV
Note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Workman Arts is an equal opportunity employer.