We’re looking for our next leader! The Board of Directors is seeking an inspiring Executive Director to lead LSA.

As the Board of Directors at Lakeshore Arts look to diversify the organization, the Hiring Committee are prioritizing candidates with lived experience of the community LSA serves (e.g., candidates that grew up in or identify with low-income neighbourhoods, marginalized communities, or identify as BIPOC or LGBTQ+).

Lakeshore Arts Board of Directors are seeking an inspired, and inspiring, Executive Director who is excited to lead the organization through the creation and delivery of its new strategic plan

Read on below for more information and to apply!

Executive Director

Date Posted:  Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Application Deadline:  May 27, 2022
Start Date: End of July (Negotiable)
Salary Range:  $69,000 – $78,000 plus Extended Health Benefits
Type: Full-Time with opportunity for flex time

About the Opportunity 

Lakeshore Arts Board of Directors are seeking an inspired, and inspiring, Executive Director who is excited to lead the organization through the creation and delivery of its new strategic plan. Supervising a small team of managers who oversee programs and operations; and regularly reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations, financial health, and day-to-day management of Lakeshore Arts. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strategic forecasting, building strong relationships, and creating high-performing teams. The Executive Director must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, artists, educational institutions, community partners, corporate, government and donors and funders, as well as maintaining a strong presence in the community and arts sectors.

Leading a small staff team committed to nurturing activities that lead to social justice through the arts, the Executive Director’s supportive and situational-based leadership style drives the financial management and budgeting, project management, policy development, fundraising, advocacy, marketing, and Human Resources of the organization.

EDUCATION
• Minimum of one relevant post-secondary degree such as arts, communications, or business, or an equivalent combination of education and three (3) years experience in a senior management role with experience in or knowledge of the not-for-profit sector

SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, & VALUES

  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and transformational leadership skills
  • Balanced approach to operational efficiency, financial performance, and staff development
  • Demonstrated success and strong skills in grant writing, fundraising and/or fiscal management
  • Able to strengthen and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (city staff; municipal/provincial/federal politicians; the Board; staff; donors, partners;
  • Sound analytical and strategic planning abilities
  • Demonstrated passion for community arts programming that is equitable, inclusive, and diverse

SALARY & BENEFIT INFORMATION
• $65k – $78k commensurate with experience
• Plus a benefits package and four (4) weeks vacation


APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit resume and cover letter via Charity Village by May 27, 2022, at midnight. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Lakeshore Arts is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diverse applicants to apply from all equity-seeking groups. Lakeshore Arts welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request, for candidates taking part in the selection process.

To submit your resume in a different format, please call or text 647-495-4918.


Come work with us this Summer! Lakeshore Arts is hiring a Programs Assistant and Fundraising & Development Assistant.

A collaborative, creative self-starter, the Programs Assistant will contribute to the development and delivery of our programs, with a focus on youth and public art. Assisting with the provision of current programs and planning for what’s upcoming, they will support administration, outreach, customer service, partnerships, visual documentation and evaluation.

Known for their organizational expertise, the Fundraising and Development Assistant will support with donor relations, securing sponsorships & grants, fundraising events & campaigns, as well as administration, research and customer service. Utilizing strong communication skills, they’ll also contribute to community outreach, impact storytelling and representing Lakeshore Arts at events.

Read on below for more information and to apply!

Programs Assistant

Date Posted: April 28, 2022
Application Deadline: May 23, 2022 at 11:59pm
Interviews: May 26 – June 3, 2022
Start Date: June 13, 2022 
End Date: August 12, 2022
Salary: $17.25/hr
Location: Remote online work, some in-person work
Term: Full-time 30 hrs per/week for 9 weeks 
Organization’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job’s focus: Creative and Administrative
Career Level: Entry 

Job Description

The Program Assistant will contribute to the development of our programs, specifically our youth and public art programs. This includes assisting in planning for our Fall programs, Youth Climate Collective, Q Summit and Elements of Theatre. Additionally, assisting with the provision of summer programs, such as Write By The Water and various public art activities, including murals and storytelling events throughout the Etobicoke community. The Program Assistant will report to, and receive mentorship from the Program Manager during weekly meetings, where goal setting, sharing educational or professional development resources, and other support will be provided. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include; developing and delivering an outreach plan and providing creative input into the design and structure of the programs under the guidance of the Program Manager. Additionally, the Program Assistant will be tasked with assisting with administrative duties and customer service; maintaining a database, schedules and relationships with partner organizations; assisting with program evaluation and completing a final report including stats and testimonials; and collecting visual documentation including photos and videos. The Program Assistant will also attend weekly all-staff meetings and work in collaboration with team members to complete outreach, documentation, and evaluation tasks.

Qualifications

  • Be 15 to 30 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Some education or professional experience in a related discipline (arts administration, programming or education) 
  • Experience with online research
  • Familiarity with, or a passion for, arts and culture 
  • A strong understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion frameworks, and a willingness to learn more
  • A collaborative and self-starter attitude, with a willingness to adapt to changing circumstances 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communications skills in English, including speaking, reading, and writing
  • Strong literacy with computer programs, especially social media applications and G Suite 
  • Ability to work from home (access to the internet). A laptop with necessary software will be provided for successful applicants living within the Greater Toronto Area.  

Application Process

We invite qualified applicants to apply via the online portal linked below by May 13, 2022 at 11:59pm. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as a single pdf of no more than 5 pages maximum. Applications will not be accepted by email. No phone calls please. Interviews will be conducted by video conferencing. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we can only communicate with those shortlisted for an interview. 

APPLY HERE

In all aspects of the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. Please contact Nadijah Robinson at programs@lakeshorearts.ca to request any accommodations.


Fundraising & Development Assistant

Date Posted: April 25, 2022
Application Deadline: May 23, 2022 at 11:59pm
Interviews: May 26 – June 3, 2022
Start Date: June 6, 2022 
End Date: August 5, 2022
Salary: $17.25/hr
Location: Remote online work 
Term: Full-time 30 hrs per/week for 9 weeks 
Organization’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job’s focus: Creative and Administrative
Career Level: Entry 

Job Description

The successful applicant will contribute to the fundraising and development activities and campaigns that Lakeshore Arts is undertaking and planning for 2022. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Fundraising & Development Assistant will assist in securing sponsorships, grants and with fundraising events. They will help upkeep databases, write copy, develop work plans, and represent Lakeshore Arts at events and networking opportunities. The successful candidate will enjoy planning and organizing community-centered fundraisers, meeting with and hosting people at fundraisers, and will have demonstrated a professional and friendly communication style.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include; assisting with organizing fundraisers and undertaking administrative tasks during fundraising events, strengthening donor relations through stewardship of past and current donors, developing community connections with past and new donors or sponsors. Contributing to outreach and marketing materials; copywriting, documentation of programs, coming up with impact storytelling content. Assist with administrative duties; maintain and update a donor database; research for funding opportunities, liaise with donors and supporters with exceptional customer service; assist the Operations Manager to represent and report on analytics and success metrics, and aid in preparing the organization’s annual report. The Fundraising and Development Assistant will also attend weekly all-staff meetings and work in collaboration with team members to complete outreach, documentation, and evaluation tasks.

Qualifications

  • Be 15 to 30 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Some education or professional experiences in a related discipline (grant writing, fundraising, event planning, or donor stewardship) 
  • Familiarity with or a passion for arts and culture 
  • A strong understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion frameworks, and a willingness to learn more
  • Ability to organize workflow, multitask and meet deadlines under minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A collaborative, self-starter attitude, able to adapt and learn new skills 
  • Strong communications skills in English, including speaking, reading, writing, and copywriting 
  • Proficiency in PC and Mac operating systems, G Suite and Zoom
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Google Adwords, Facebook Ad Manager, Google Analytics & SEO considered an asset but not required
  • Ability to work from home (access to the internet). A laptop with necessary programs and software will be provided for applicants within the Greater Toronto Area. 

Application Process

We invite qualified applicants to apply via the online portal linked below by May 13, 2022 at 11:59PM. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as a single pdf of no more than 5 pages maximum. Applications will not be accepted by email. No phone calls please. Interviews will be conducted by video conferencing. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we can only communicate with those shortlisted for an interview.

APPLY HERE

In all aspects of the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. Please make requests to operations@lakeshorearts.ca with the subject line “Fundraising and Development Assistant accommodations request.”


Why Join Us

We are a team of passionate community arts professionals, driven by our mission to develop transformative and socially engaged community arts programming. As a team we value creative thinking, collaboration and believe in supporting one another. We are committed to the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and program participants. We also value learning and encourage ongoing professional development, network building and mentorship opportunities.

Additional Info

We know an effective organization and workplace culture is developed through mutual respect and believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion are crucial to our shared success. LSA is an equal opportunity employer and we approach hiring practices through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, equity lens and pledge to: include a salary range or rate of pay in job postings when possible, provide transparency in hiring timeline and dates, offer an opportunity for feedback for candidates who attend interviews, make any accommodations possible during the recruitment and hiring process and continually make improvements to break down barriers to employment.

Please note, our office is on a second story walk-up that isn’t wheelchair accessible or may be difficult for those with mobility limitations. Although this position will be remote work online, there may be opportunities to work on site at our office, if Covid-19 safety directives allow for this.

LSA is located in Etobicoke/Adobigok (Place of the Alders in the Ojibwe language.) This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work in this territory alongside many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.