Summer 2023 Employment Opportunity

June 7, 2023

Artbeat is hiring one employee from July 4 – August 31, 2023!
We are looking for a Special Events Program Planner

These positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs, so applicants must be:

  •  Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment. You do not have to be a student.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.)
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Read on for the description and check the bottom of the page for accessibility information and how to apply! If you have questions or need accommodation for your application, please contact or call 204-943-5194

Special Events Program Planner:

This position will help to increase and maintain Artbeat’s profile in the community, with a special focus on donors and funders, through communications and events. While Artbeat staff value our job descriptions, we work collaboratively and are all involved in many projects, alternating between leadership and assisting roles. This position will be supervised by the Executive Director. 

Job Tasks & Responsibilities: 

  • Planning and overseeing a fundraising auction (possibly) of Artbeat alumni works in August, online or as a hybrid event 
  • Conceptualizing and laying the groundwork for the coordination of Artbeat’s main fundraising event  
  • Assisting in planning and participating in events such as Art in the Park, First Friday Exhibitions, and/or Nuit Blanche  
  • Maintaining flexibility in events planning 
  • Communication with donors via thank-you notes and by contributing to reports 
  • Plan donation campaigns  
  • Creative Techniques workshops to the community online  
  • Event timeline and schedule tracking  
  • Liaising with volunteers in the context of executing events 

This position aims to help you develop the following skills: 

  • Client service 
  • Teamwork 
  • Communication 
  • Digital skills 
  • Leadership 

Desired skills

  • Experience in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube 
  • Internet use and research 
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Electronic database usage or management (in the context of preparing art pieces for auction) 
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the Artbeat Studio participants as well as external audience 
  • Skills or experience in, or interest and willingness to learn, working from a trauma-informed, community-building, harm reduction, anti-oppression lens 


  • Skilled in interactions with the public from a variety of backgrounds 
  • Effective decision-making that demonstrates creative and innovative thinking  
  • Team player with ability to manage professional relationships with participants and external clients, and take on leadership roles as needed 
  • Demonstrates personal responsibility  
  • Takes initiative and can work independently 
  • Comfortable working in the downtown environment 
  • Valuing meeting people where they’re at and passionate about supportive artistic programming 

Employment Terms 

$14.15 an hour for 30/hours a week, from  July 4 – August 31, 2023

Working Conditions and Physical Demands 

  • These jobs will be based between Artbeat Studio in the Exchange District, and Studio Central and Upbeat Artworks in Portage Place, which are accessible by elevator.  
  • Flexibility in scheduling hours, based on advance discussions with the Executive Director. Occasional weekend or evening work may be required based on the timing of events. 
  • Some summer events will take place outdoors in Central Park. Heavy lifting is not expected, but set-up can require physical work such as setting up tables or hanging art, which we do as a team. 
  • Please let us know about your access needs! 

Application Process 

Deadline: June 14, 2023, at 5 PM

Please email your application or any questions to and include: 

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume 
  • List of 3 references 
  • Your availability for an in-person informational interview on Friday, June 16th  at 11:30 AM
  • Availability for the week of June 19 – 23 (for interviews if selected)

After the informational interview, some candidates may be selected for a solo interview the following week.  

Artbeat Studio Inc. recognizes the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace. If you feel comfortable, we encourage you in your application to voluntarily self-declare if you identify as part of an underrepresented job equity group, such as women, persons with disabilities, Black, a Person of Colour, Indigenous, Metis or Inuit peoples, or LGBTQ2+ community. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for the informational interview will be contacted, by June 15, 2023