Job Posting

Administrative and Communications Officer

Job Title: Administrative and Communications Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Language: English and French
Work schedule: flexible full-time, mainly office hours in Eastern Time
Salary: $40k annually (+home office stipends to be negotiated)


Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent will assist in the day-to-day operations for CHRC to support the organization and its projects. This position requires that the incumbent be comfortable with numerous functions in an administrative role in a national not-for-profit/charitable organization.

About the organization

CHRC is a registered national arts service organization with charitable status. Its Mission is to strengthen the Canadian cultural workforce by providing leadership and innovative solutions to human resource issues and to better the HR environment within the cultural sector. CHRC provides research, training, solutions and resources to Canadian cultural industry and artistic discipline establishments (businesses and non-profit organizations) individuals (employers and workers) in Live Performing ArtsWriting and PublishingVisuals Arts and CraftsFilm, Television and BroadcastingDigital MediaMusic and Sound Recording; and Heritage. CHRC also works on cross-sector issues such as Cultural Management, Career Management and Export Marketing. All of the above in both official languages.

Role in the organization

Working with the Executive Director, CHRC contractors and collaborators, the Administrative and Communications Officer oversees operation and process flows which can include but are not limited to aspects such as finances, contract monitoring, project coordination, record-keeping/information management, client/membership services and communications. Reasonable decisional responsibilities may be delegated to the incumbent to avoid micro-management.

CHRC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify.

CHRC abides by its Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts[1] as its guideline for a respectful workplace.


Starting in May 2021, the first contract will run concurrent to the fiscal year ending on March 31st, 2022. Subsequently, this position is a 1-year renewable employment contract subject to a satisfactory yearly performance evaluation and Board of Directors budget approval.

Schedule and hours of work are mainly weekdays and daytime in the Eastern Time Zone. Due to CHRC’s national scope and ongoing projects, schedule flexibility is expected (some early mornings, evenings and weekends) and encouraged towards a healthy work-life balance. The organizational culture is quite convivial and accommodating.

CHRC’s official office is in a shared office setting in Ottawa, Ontario. All organization staff and contractors work remotely. This position requires the incumbent to be physically present in Ottawa more than once a week. If and when pandemic-related restrictions are lifted, the incumbent should be available for weekly in-person meetings. Otherwise, the incumbent works remotely from home or anywhere else (in Canada) that it is safe and conducive to do so within the flexible schedule philosophy described above.

  • Commute-related travel expenses are not reimbursed.
  • Project-related travel expenses are reimbursed.

Areas of responsibilities/Duties

Administrative support

  • Information gathering and reporting on projects and core activities
  • Budget monitoring/preparation
  • Contract monitoring
  • Project coordination
  • Record-keeping/information management
  • Note/Minute-taking
  • Client/membership services
  • Other, as needed


  • Communications with members, stakeholders and general public for all organizational promotions or projects. Includes social media and other outreach efforts.


Legally entitled to work in Canada.

Bilingual, French/English, excellent writing/speaking/reading skills.

Education and/or work experience as follows:

  • A degree (completed or being completed) in Administration, Arts Management, Business or a similar program from a recognized university or college/CEGEP
  • 2+ years work experience in an office environment

Essential skills

Ability to:

  • Work remotely and independently
  • Work as a team-member
  • See big picture/small picture
  • Analyze and synthesize
  • Research information
  • Respect confidentiality
  • Produce reports

Computer/technological skills (including but not limited to: Office Suite, Zoom/Teams, email, Cloud/online drives, Google Forms, Survey Monkey, and others as necessary)

Organizational skills

Solid communication skills in both official languages



Knowledge of:

  • The cultural sector
  • Legal and/or business terms
  • HR management
  • Artistic sub-sector/discipline and their networks
  • First Nations artistic sub-sector/disciplines and networks

Capacity to vulgarize complex concepts.

Sensitivity to current socially inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible language elements.

To apply

Please submit your application documents and contact information via email to: before May 6th, 2021, 23:59 EDT.

CHRC thanks all candidates for their interest. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$40k annually (+home office stipends to be negotiated)
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
High School
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details


Selection committee
c/o Impact Hub Ottawa
123 Slater St., 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together artists, cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues in the cultural sector. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Le Conseil des ressources humaines du secteur culturel (CRHSC) réunit des représentants de toutes les disciplines culturelles et de l'industrie afin de discuter de formation, de développement de carrière et de ressources humaines. .