The Visual Arts Manager is accountable for executing the artistic vision of visual art-related exhibitions, public programs, activities and services at Workman Arts.  

The Visual Arts Manager is a full-time year round position at Workman Arts

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: 44,000-49,000$ CAD (per annum; commensurate with experience; paid bi-weekly by direct deposit)

Hours: 28 hours per week (4 days, flexible); including occasional evenings and weekends (lieu time policy in place for hours worked outside of 4 days per week)

Benefits: 12 paid sick/mental health days and 10 days paid vacation per year. Plus comprehensive health + dental benefits (after 3-month probation period)

Location: Currently hybrid remote and on site. Office is located in downtown Toronto at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (fully barrier-free workplace, however not all doors are automatic, including doors in/to Workman Arts office suite)

  • Works with the Executive Artistic Director, Managing Director and Workman Arts team in developing public professional development programming;
  • Plans, implements and oversees exhibitions and programming;
  • Contributes to grant writing for Visual Art Department programs;
  • Manages department budgets under 100k, including but not limited to hiring, training, and paying contractors, reimbursements, payment reconciliation, fiscal tracking etc.
  • Coordinates artists productions and activities for exhibitions and presentation programs;
  • Advocates for artists presenting visual art with Workman Arts;
  • Collaborates with external organizations to generate opportunities for members; 
  • Leads the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance Grant process;
  • Manages art sales program including inventory, payments, promotions;
  • Manages rentals and bookings of Workman Arts OFFSITE space;
  • Represents Workman Arts on CAMH Partnership Art Committees & Advisory Panels (as/if needed);
  • We are currently hybrid working on-site and from home; this position requires at least 2 days/week in office to assist with day to day office operations, systems and visual arts duties; 
  • Additional duties as needed

Includes but not exclusive to:

*Rendezvous With Madness Festival

*Being Scene Exhibition and Public Programming

*Art Sales program and art storage

*Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

  • Partnerships; collaborate with community partners to provide professional development opportunities to members 
    • I.e. Ica Pas Scholarship with Toronto Community Housing, Tangled Art + Disability, Queen West Arts Crawl, AGO, MOCA, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Nuit Blanche, etc.
  •  CAMH partnership art committees & advisory panels (as/if needed)

Please include a cover letter stating where you saw this job posting; why you are interested in this position and your current resume

Please send applications to by 5 PM on Monday, May 27, 2024.

*Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest; but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


May 27th, 2024 by 5:00 PM
Scott Miller Berry
Managing Director

Workman Arts is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from diverse communities to apply and self-identify in their applications. We welcome and encourage applications from people with different abilities whether mental health/addiction-related and/or physical dis/abilities. Accommodations are available. If you require accessibility support to complete this application please contact: