Employment Opportunity: Community Arts Projects Coordinator

January 7, 2023

Full-time permanent position: $37,000 – $42,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Competitive Salary Package includes:

  • 30-hour work week on site; 10 hours offsite/outside work schedule
  • Flex time
  • Group benefits after 6 months of consecutive employment
  • Wellness Package after 12 months of consecutive employment
  • RRSPs after 24 months of consecutive employment

Artbeat Studio Inc. is seeking a passionate and energetic team member for the position of Community Projects Coordinator to oversee the ‘Central Park; Ignite Your Creative Spirit’ project. This project enhances and extends Studio Central programming.

Studio Central is a project of Artbeat Studio, located downtown in Portage Place Shopping Centre, providing art programming primarily for residents of Central Park, North Portage neighbourhood, and Downtown Winnipeg. Programming provides an opportunity for engagement with both visual and performing arts as a means of inspiring personal passion, building relationships, and bridging diverse groups.

Job Summary

Under the guidance and direction of Artbeat Studio’s Executive Director, the Community Arts Programs Coordinator, works collaboratively with the Executive Director, staff team, program alumni, community partners, and Board members to develop, execute, and evaluate an outreach program that enhances the lives of our alumni, community members, and the profile of Artbeat Studio. This role ensures public and community understanding of Artbeat Studio’s vision, mission, and goals; and actively engages and encourages collaborations and partnerships with people with lived and living mental health experience, community organizations, and the downtown community members.

This role will oversee the inclusion of art (performance and visual) at public spaces and events as a means of drawing positive attention to Central Park and the downtown area. The Coordinator’s role includes working with local artists, organizations, businesses, and different levels of government in identifying and creating opportunities to showcase and promote the cultural diversity of Winnipeg’s art scene and artists.

The Coordinator’s role involves expanding existing local programs and partnerships as well as creating new projects and strategic partnerships that benefit both organizations and the individuals served for the purpose of engaging local residents in community development activity through the arts.

Education & Experience:

University Degree in Community Development, Social Work, City Planning, Architecture, Music, Fine Art, or a related discipline
Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a recreational/social setting with diverse and disadvantaged inner city populations including ethno-cultural, visible minority, immigrant and aboriginal communities, homeless, youth at risk, LGBTQ2S+, and most importantly, those with living/lived mental health experience
Evidence of a commitment to ‘volunteerism’
Knowledge of trends in local, municipal, provincial and national trends in engaging the community through art initiatives.
Project and budget management
Career Path Development (promoting persons from volunteer roles to paid employment)

Competencies & Skills:

Leadership that inspires self-confidence and encourages a creative and imaginative response.
Inspires trust among the inner-city population whose characteristics may include language barriers, mental illness, addictions, poverty, and cognitive and developmental challenges.
Self-starter and critical thinker.
Ability to coach, train, recruit, evaluate, supervise and inspire staff, volunteers and interns in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; comfortable making verbal presentations and writing reports and proposals in a concise and logical manner
Ability to develop and implement project plans.
Computer competence; MS Office, database management and social media.
Works effectively in multi-disciplinary teams that include members with highly divergent backgrounds.
Ability to gather data and contribute observations to ongoing research and analysis.
Manage, lead, set priorities and motivate project teams and deliver outcomes.

Certificates & Licenses:

Criminal Record Check
Valid Drivers’ License

Administrative Role:

Public Relations

Facilitates participation of Artbeat Studio core program alumni for Upbeat Artworks Gallery Boutique
Engages Central Park community residents for events
Promotes programs (in-person, bulletins, social media)
Community Projects: events, art walls, murals, Artbeat Annual distribution

Volunteer Coordination

Recruits alumni volunteers for specific projects
Screens and mentors volunteers for appropriate roles
Provides timely schedules for Upbeat Artworks volunteers
Monitors, and evaluates performance
Recognizes, encourages, and appreciates unique contributions
Promotes volunteers along their career path

Project Implementation

Oversees ‘community development’ projects & partnerships
Oversees ‘Artwork Management Process’
Inspires and animates ‘creative response’ from project volunteers and participants
Oversees and promotes connection with Artbeat Studio/Studio Central/Upbeat Artworks at offsite events
Promotes, facilitates, and tracks ‘community-based’ projects/ performances
Manages sales and updates to www.upbeatartworks.com


Maintains daily dialogue with Artbeat Studio Executive Director
Tracks ‘volunteer’ involvement with projects.
Tracks ongoing and emerging project progress
Contributes to funding applications and reports as requested
Monthly updates to the Community Enterprise Report

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and 3 references by email to:

Uyen Pham, Executive Director

Email:  uyen@artbeatstudio.ca

Applications will be received (by email only) until Wednesday, November 16, 2022

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.