Job Posting

Bilingual Program Administrator (Francophone Arts & Deaf and Disability Arts)

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations.

Competition number: 4-22
Deadline date for submissions: July 6, 2022 at 5pm
Contract type: Temporary fixed-term (September 2022 – October 2023)
Affiliation: Unionized
Remuneration: $43,368 – 65,694

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) requires a fully bilingual experienced administrator to provide key administrative and logistical support services for granting programs - currently Francophone Arts & Deaf and Disability Arts, processes and projects, as well as communicating detailed information to applicants on grant requirements and how to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

• Responds to general inquiries about granting program requirements and use of the on-line grants system by phone, e-mail or in person
• Conducts applicant and application eligibility reviews
• Supports the grant review panels by providing administrative and technical support throughout the process, such as viewing of applications, score sheets and audio-visual materials, and taking notes
• Prepares payments to be issued
• Prepares mass communications
• Makes logistical arrangements for meetings, such as room bookings, hotel, travel and catering arrangements
• Records management, archiving, sorting and filing

Key Qualifications:

• Bilingualism in English and French at the high advanced level is a requirement for reading, writing and verbal communication skills
• Few years of experience in an administrative capacity, preferably within a not-for-profit arts context, combined with relevant training and/or education to further strengthen one’s ability to do the job
• General knowledge, understanding, appreciation and experience with a broad range of art forms and not for profit arts management, with preference given to individuals with direct experience with Francophone arts and Deaf and Disability Arts
• Results-oriented person with strong ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
• Highly organized, attentive to detail, multi-tasking individual with strong time management skills
• Works well independently as well as collegially with others
• Ability to communicate in a professional demeanor with a customer service focus
• A supportive, positive attitude when communicating with artists and arts organizations that have different needs, capabilities and are from diverse communities
• Ability to communicate in ASL/LSQ is an asset
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Word and Excel is essential, experience with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams is an asset
• Technically adept in the use of audio-visual equipment and databases 
• May need to work overtime periodically

Qualified internal candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to (please note that applicants that do not include a cover letter will not be considered):

Please contact Human Resources at if you are unable to apply on-line and/or require accommodations during the recruitment process due to a disability. 

OAC is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive, accessible and equitable workplace. It is important that our staff represent a variety of perspectives, ideas and lived experiences in serving Ontario’s arts community.

OAC welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and encourages people of equity-deserving groups to apply. 

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted.  

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Start Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2022
Type of Work: 
Education Level: 
Technical Training
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

Ontario Arts Council

Nina Small
121 Bloor Street East
7th Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 3M5

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations.