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Network Coordinator, Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities

Haliburton, Ontario
Deadline October 6, 2017

15-month contract position

Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities (SPARC) is a provincial initiative to support and connect creators, presenters, producers and community animators in the performing arts in rural and remote communities in Ontario. In 2016, the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands was awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to create a performing arts network among rural and remote communities in Ontario to support the sharing of knowledge and resources and the development of projects and services that will positively impact their organizations and communities.

The job of the SPARC Network Coordinator is to build an active online network, support the capacity building of performing arts communities in rural and remote Ontario, and develop and implement services beneficial to the performing arts. A lot of work has already been done, with many components put in place. This is a 15-month contract position with a possible extension of an additional 12 months.

The successful candidate will have an interest in the performing arts, strong communication and organizational skills, experience with financial management, expertise in social media, and a working knowledge of network development and community engagement. We are looking for a creative self-starter and leader, able to balance working with project stakeholders, communities, and the SPARC Network Steering Committee.

Key responsibilities:

  • Consult with performing arts communities in rural and remote Ontario
  • Foster sharing and the development of a connected community of performing arts
  • Coordinate and/or assist the development of SPARC initiatives  
  • Engage a broad range of stakeholders including youth and indigenous peoples
  • Establish and plan for delivery of SPARC services as opportunities for members and as a potential revenue stream for SPARC
  • Provide strategic and operational support for the SPARC Working Groups, i.e., Outreach, Communication, Evaluation, Membership, Symposium
  • Use social media and on-line tools to encourage the exchange of information and networking related to performing arts in rural communities
  • Attend monthly SPARC Network Steering Committee Meetings and regional consultations, conferences and other meetings to support the development of the network strategy
  • Support and assist with the 2018 Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities (to be held in May 2018 in Cobalt, Ontario)
  • Identify and implement strategies for long term sustainability

$26.00/hour, 35 hours/week, flexible hours.

Ability to work in Haliburton 1-2 days a week.

Some provincial travel required, vehicle required – travel allowance provided.

Proficiency in French an asset.

Computer and cellphone provided.

Submit a letter of interest and your resume to:

Deadline for applications 5:00pm Friday October 6th , 2017