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Request for Proposals


Issued: Monday, December 18, 2017
Deadline: ASAP / Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Start date: ASAP/ Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ontarians for the Arts is a provincial non-partisan movement intended to promote the benefits of the arts in every city, community and reserve. A steering committee has been working hard to get this movement off the ground since October and we are seeking creative communications professionals to help support this work. We are issuing this RFP in search of a Website Manager who may share a passion for the arts, culture and the importance of creativity in our lives and our work.

Reporting to the Director of Communications (DoC), the Website Manager will:

  • Design and maintain a comprehensive CMS/website that will include a variety of forms with downloadable functions (XLS format). N.B. We will be working with a Graphic Designer on brand/identity that will inform front end web design (you may work in tandem).
  • Manage upload content for stakeholders, and support newsletter distribution.
  • Set up a FTP with secure login for the province-wide Steering Committee, staff and volunteers (negotiable).
  • Ensure the delivery of versions in English and French, supported by the DoC, to ensure accurate and consistent use of both official languages.
  • Attend all campaign development meetings in December/January, as well as mid (February) and final (June) campaign evaluation meetings; contributes to planning and evaluation reports (i.e. metrics, collateral, perspective).
  • Other duties as required.

Key activities over the next 6 months include:

  • Strategic Communications & Messaging / Stakeholder Relations / PR
  • Marketing, Media Relations, Social Media campaigns
  • Arts Days Across Ontario: Meetings with provincial incumbents and candidates

Stakeholders include:

General public; Politicians & Government officials; Arts supporters; Artists and Arts managers

Further considerations:

Term: 6 months, front-loaded
Budget: $2,500 to $3,000 (CAD), HST included

Please quote “OftA_RFP-WM” in the subject line when providing a proposal for consideration and include 3 to 5 demonstrations of your talent. Submissions can be sent to by December 27, 2017 / ASAP. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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