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North York Arts is a charitable arts service organization designed to address the needs and interests of North York artists, arts organizations and residents, North York Arts is working in collaboration with North York City Councillors, Toronto Cultural Services and various community partners to foster North York arts programming, provide art services to the region and bridge connections in the art and culture community between North York and the rest of the City. North York Arts is mandated to serve 11 wards of Toronto.

Position Summary
The Program Coordinator is a part-time position (15 hours per month from September 2021 – June 2022) that will report to the Program & Outreach Director and Program & Volunteer Manager and work closely with associated partners and staff. This position is responsible for supporting the coordination of the Accessible Futures Program.

About Accessible Futures – Mentorship in Residence Program
Accessible Futures focuses on rebuilding online programs and outreach with an access-centered design model.  This program will consist of two key phases: research and development and delivery of a pilot program. We will work with consultants to provide training on access-centered program design, accessible online communications and outreach, and appropriate technology.  Based on learnings, NYA will create a pilot program to work with 5 artists in the deaf and disabled community who require different accessibility needs to test out new platforms and provide feedback.

Part-time (flexible hours)
Contract Position
Start date: September/ October 2021
End Date: June 2022
Rate of hourly pay for honorarium: $33/hr
Monthly honorarium: $495.00

This position is open to Deaf, Mad*, and Disabled arts administrators. Emerging arts administrators from these communities are welcome and encouraged to apply support and mentorship will be available throughout this position.

The role will be delivered remotely and must be able to work from home effectively

North York Arts is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Experience in community arts and arts administration is preferred
Experience, including lived experience, working in and with the deaf and disabled community
Enjoys working with a team
Can work independently and self-direct
Excellent communication skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft office, excel, Gmail and google drive

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Monitor project timelines to ensure program execution remains on schedule
Serve as the liaison with partners
Assist with reports and presentation preparation for stakeholders
Support program-related outreach efforts (social media, documentation of events)
Coordinating with consultants and associated training sessions, workshops, webinars, etc.
Coordinate and sourcing technology and equipment needs that will be required for the successful delivery of the program
Work with the marketing team to support the development of accessible communications plan and outreach materials and campaigns
Contribute to a strategic plan/model of best practices in consultation with staff, partners, and advisors
Coordinate details of the pilot program Mentorship in Residence program, including registrations, coordinating access needs, identifying significant barriers to participation with regards to online programming, matching artists with mentors
Coordinate training and orientation for mentors
Taking a lead on the evaluation process and exit interviews with participants
Maintain records on event and program activities and post-evaluation reports
Ensure all evaluations are uploaded to office network drive
Other duties as assigned

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Cecilia Garcia, with the subject: Accessible Futures – Program Coordinator.


For questions or accommodation requests please contact: or call North York Art’s remote office number and leave a message: 437-374-0347.

* Why are we using the word “Mad”?
With guidance from our community partners and consultants, NYA is using the term “Mad” in support of Mad Pride, a movement that seeks to reclaim discriminatory language against those who have been labeled “mentally ill”. While “Mad” is commonly used in community arts and accessibility arts spaces in Toronto, we recognize that the term is not universally known or accepted. NYA has chosen to support our partners with the use of this term for this position.

To learn more about Mad Pride Toronto please visit:

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