Community Coordinator
ArtsBuild Ontario
Kitchener, ON

About ArtsBuild Ontario

ArtsBuild Ontario is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to realizing long-term solutions to building, managing and financing the sustainable arts facilities needed in Ontario communities.

Together with industry, nonprofit and government partners, ArtsBuild jointly and cost-effectively develops and delivers innovative tools, services and resources to help over 700 arts organizations across Ontario construct and operate the facilities they need.

Job Description

Reporting to the Program & Assistant Executive Director, duties include: supporting rentals at 44 Gaukel (an arts and tech hub in downtown Kitchener); supporting ArtsBuild Ontario’s (ABO) programs as needed; actively working with organizations to list their rentals on SpaceFinder across Ontario. This will involve outreach to creative spaces across the province.

Key Responsibilities

44 GAUKEL

  • Work with Program & Communications Coordinator to support rentals program at 44 Gaukel
  • This involves working with artists, organizations and community groups interesting in using rental spaces
  • Provide tours, coordinate key sign outs, prepare rental agreements and track payments
  • Work with Program & Communications Coordinator to update 44 Gaukel website

SPACEFINDER

  • Work with organizations in listing on SpaceFinder across Ontario; this includes walking organizations through the registration process
  • Work with Program & Communications coordinator to provide support to users
  • Contribute to other outreach and marketing efforts for SpaceFinder, such as social media, blog posts and communications

SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Work with Program & Communications coordinator to develop social media strategies
  • Support communications plans and develop content for ABO’s blog

Skills Required

  • Post secondary education in related field (arts management, communications, non-profit management)
  • Minimum of 1 year related experience working with non-profit/arts/community organizations
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player within defined timelines
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with quick turn-arounds
  • Well organized, self-starter who is attentive to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated experience and skill with various social media
  • Previous working experience in database programs and online tools an asset
  • Website experience, specifically Word Press considered an asset
  • Able to multi-task and work well in an entrepreneurial and creative environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills to build enthusiastic partnerships and alliances
  • Willingness and an ability to learn on the job a must
  • Able to work flexible hours, some evenings, weekends and travel required

Learning Opportunities

  • Build experience in social media, marketing and outreach
  • Development and fundraising: soliciting donation, sponsorship requests, auction organization
  • Networking opportunities with arts facilities and arts service organizations across the province
  • Gain applied experience using web-based platforms (Adobe Connects, HootSuite, MailChimp, Survey Monkey, WordPress and Eventbrite)
  • Gain applied experience working with database systems and online tools with SpaceFinder
  • Gain facility management experience through rentals at 44 Gaukel and working with ABO Staff

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $17.00 to $19.00 /hour

Experience:

  • related: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)