Senior Artistic Programs Producer, Ontario Culture Days

Ontario Culture Days is hiring a Senior Artistic Programs Producer

Contract: 6-month contract, part-time position, average of 15-20 hours/week.
Start Date: June 1, 2022. 60-day probationary period.
Pay: $30-$35 CAD/hr, paid biweekly.
Location: Hybrid. Online and in-person, mostly in the GTA. Some travel to Sault Ste Marie, Windsor and Port Perry
Application Deadline (EXTENDED): Wednesday, May 4 at 11:59 PM ET


Ontario Culture Days’ (ONCD) role is to foster public engagement with a vibrant Ontario arts, culture and heritage sector. To that end, we lead a province-wide festival, and support a wide network of organizers through communications, marketing, outreach and artistic programs. We lead and coordinate the Ontario Culture Days festival while supporting local organizers and affiliate national and provincial Culture Days organizations in an annual cross-country campaign. This year, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will take place between September 23rd to October 16th, 2022.

In addition to supporting independent organizers to participate in the annual festival, ONCD produces the Creatives in Residence series, and our longstanding ON Culture Days @ the Library program.

The Creatives in Residence series entails individuals working across to the province to develop a project, program or piece that relates to their own creative practice and invites the public into the creative process. Creatives’ projects culminate in community-based activities and exhibits presented during the 2022 fall festival. In addition to the Creatives in Residence series, ONCD produces the ON Culture Days @theLibrary program, which is a community-focused initiative connecting artists with Toronto Public Library branches to provide hands-on programming during the ONCD festival.

In 2022, all programs will highlight the core themes of the festival: access (or lack thereof) to resources such as food, community space, local history and technology.


Reporting to the Executive Director, this role is responsible for leading and managing the production of artistic programming. In a collaborative team environment, this includes:

For 2022:

  • Support Creatives in Residences and associated project managers in the successful development and execution of their community engaged programs for the Ontario Culture Days festival
  • With artists, creatives and ONCD program and communications staff, develop and execute the project plans for the artistic programs for the 2022 festival
  • Supervise support staff and suppliers to carry out the successful execution of the projects
  • Develop a timeline and project plan for programming, working with program and communications team members, as well as project partners to implement
  • Travel onsite to supervise and support the successful execution of projects
  • Liaise with marketing and communications staff to facilitate the successful design of online artistic programs

For 2023:

  • Work collaboratively with program advisors to develop the Creatives in Residence series for 2023 and 2024
  • Work directly with confirmed creatives to support the design and development of their program concepts
  • Work with marketing and communications to facilitate content development for the 2023 campaign


  • Communicate internally with ONCD team members on exhibition programming development and implementation.
  • Prepare midterm and final report on artistic programming and process
  • Manage expenses within assigned budget
  • Establish and nurture connections between ONCD and other artistic networks/organizations/groups with a focus on supporting the successful development and execution of future artistic programming
  • Advise on communications strategies across website, communications, social media and other platforms
  • When possible, identify systems, software, and solutions to support the accessible development of ONCD’s virtual and in-person programming
  • Support ONCD’s mandate to enhance the public’s understanding, engagement and appreciation of arts and culture in Ontario


  • Has a minimum of 5 years of experience facilitating and curating artistic programming from a range of disciplines
  • Has knowledge of multidisciplinary art disciplines
  • Is motivated by connecting the public with meaningful arts and culture experiences in their communities
  • Is dedicated to advancing principals of equity and accessibility in the arts and culture sector, and beyond
  • Is able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Seeks to inspire their colleagues with knowledge, skills, and energy
  • Fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and personal accountability
  • Supports a culture that actively raises the bar within Ontario Culture Days and beyond;
  • Proactively establishes and maintains positive and effective working team relationships
  • Has excellent relationship-building skills
  • Has excellent time and task management skills; project coordination skills
  • Understands and enforces all company policies and procedures


Send a one-page cover letter and your resume to, with the subject line: Senior Artistic Programs Producer

We strive to activate a lens of pluralism, equity, and inclusion. We invite participation from a variety of backgrounds with an interest in moving our mission, vision, and values forward. In particular, we encourage perspectives of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC), Trans, Non-Binary, LGBTQ2S, as well as individuals from rural and remote communities.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 4 at 11:59 PM ET

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Ontario Culture Days
401 Richmond St W, Suite #350
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

Phone: (416) 881-1617

Facebook: @onculturedays
Twitter: @onculturedays
Instagram: @onculturedays

Partially Accessible, no parking on site, but there are a number of parking lots in the immediate area.