Manager of Programming, The Bentway Conservancy


Position Summary:
The Bentway is currently looking for a Manager of Programming to join our team. Reporting to the Co-Executive Director, and the Senior Manager of Programming, the Manager of Programming will help to build an annual calendar of events, in partnership with local and international artists, organizations and stakeholders, that enliven The Bentway site and engage a broad and diverse set of visitors.

The Manager of Programming will support and lead the development of new Bentway commissions and productions, as well as partnerships and hosted events. The Manager of Programming will have direct oversight over The Bentway’s seasonal programming, artistic commissioning and cultural/community partnerships.

Position Type: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Location: 55 Fort York Blvd. Toronto ON
Start Date: November 29, 2021
Deadline: November 12, 2021
Compensation: Annual salary of $60,000

Read the complete job description here.

To Apply:
Application Package Components:

  • CV (PDF format, no more than three pages)
  • Letter of Intent (no more than two pages), addressing the following prompts:
    1. How would you approach your work at The Bentway, and what has informed that approach?
    2. Tell us about a time that you managed a creative project from beginning to end. What did you find especially challenging about that project? What did you find most rewarding?

Please send your CV and Letter of Intent to with the subject “MANAGER OF PROGRAMMING – [YOUR NAME]”. No late or incomplete applications (missing a CV or letter) will be accepted.

The Bentway is committed to fostering a positive and supportive creative environment that promotes equity and diversity and invites applications from persons with disabilities, Indigenous and racialized persons, women and individuals of diverse genders and sexual orientations.


Photo by Andrew Williamson

About The Bentway:
The Bentway re-imagines how we build, experience, activate, and value public space together.

Of the city; about the city; for the city.

The Bentway Conservancy is an independent charity, a not-for-profit profit powered by vital partnerships with the City of Toronto, residents, supporters, artists, creatives, city-builders, and dreamers.

Our work is anchored by a new and growing site located under Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, which we operate, maintain, and program as a platform for creative practice, public art, and connected urban life. As a new model for public space in Toronto and a forum for social engagement, The Bentway continues to evolve amidst the changing landscape of the city, developing opportunities and partnerships that address the key issues of our time.

Contact Information:
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Office address:
55 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON
M5V 0R6
(416) 304-0222

No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.