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Position: Programming & Outreach Coordinator ***
Location: Thessalon, ON (office) + remote work from home
Start Date: July 14, 2020
Pay:  $14 per hour, 32 hours per week
Term: This is an 8-week contract position from July 14 to September 7, 2020


***NOTE: This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program, with eligibility criteria for applicants specified by the program requirements. See below for details.


About Thinking Rock Community Arts:

Thinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA) is a non-profit community arts organization based in Thessalon, Ontario that creates art with, for and about the people living along the North Shore of Lake Huron in Central Algoma. We invite people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to join us in playing, making and dreaming about this special place we call home – as it was, as it is, and as it might be.

Our artistic team represents professional established and emerging rural artists of First Nations, Métis and Settler descent who share a burning desire to explore how we can together create spaces for dialogue and mutual understanding through multidisciplinary, multi-generational, cross-cultural community-engaged art projects.

We believe that if Central Algomans from Indigenous, Settler and Newcomer communities co-create community art projects and presentations, then we will build relationships across cultures and communities, and opportunities to live, work and play in the arts will increase across the region. Ultimately this will lead to more inclusive, vibrant and resilient communities across Algoma.


About the Programming and Outreach Assistant Position: 

The Programming and Outreach Coordinator (the Coordinator) will work with Thinking Rock Community Arts to support programming and public outreach activities in the rural and First Nations communities of Central Algoma, related to Thinking Rock’s Social Fabric project. The Coordinator will work with Thinking Rock staff and volunteers to develop and deliver art-making and outreach activities (online, with design and planning for in-person programs to occur at a later date); encourage broad participation in Thinking Rock’s programs and work; build relationships with local community organizations, partners and participants; and promote Thinking Rock’s activities and programs widely to the public. Supervision and mentorship will be provided by Thinking Rock’s Artistic Director, Miranda Bouchard. The position is for 30 hours per week, with flexibility in scheduling: daytime, with some evenings and weekends.


Location:  Candidate will work primarily remotely, from home.


Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Self-directed and reliable
  • Organized, good attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in a flexible, collaborative work environment
  • Excellent computer and digital skills (word processing, email, social media, Google Drive) are an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enjoys working with people
  • Creative thinker, good problem solving skills
  • Respect for diverse people and communities; committed to principles of anti-racism, inclusion and equity
  • Experience and/or training in Performing or Visual Arts, Community Arts or Arts Administration is preferred
  • Community outreach and/or client service experience is an asset
  • G-class license with access to reliable vehicle is an asset
  • French and/or Anishinaabemowin language skills are an asset
  • Applicants must obtain a vulnerable sector check prior to offer of and appointment to this position (we will support the successful candidate through this process)


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Participate in project planning
  • Join in prep, design, delivery and evaluation of art activities, programs and projects
  • Assist with facilitation, welcoming participants and helping them to engage and integrate with programming
  • Assist artists, staff and volunteers leading workshops
  • Help with outreach and promotion: social media posts, blogs, email, posters, etc.
  • Host outreach and programming events, supported by other Thinking Rock staff
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Social Fabric project through creative activities and community connections
  • Programming-related data entry, documentation and evaluation
  • Other tasks as assigned


This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program. As specified in the program requirements, the successful candidate:

  • is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.


How to apply:

Please send a resumé (maximum two pages) and one-page cover letter outlining your skills, experience and what you feel you would bring to our team.
Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered.
Please include phone and email contact details. Email documents in PDF format, with “Summer Employment” in the subject line, to


Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, June 29, 2020
You will receive an email to confirm receipt of your application. Thank you for your interest and understanding!


Thinking Rock Community Arts is dedicated to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace. We are committed to ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups apply for positions within the organization. We prioritize qualified applications from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, a person with disabilities, women, queer, trans or non-binary persons, or any combination of these intersections. We encourage you to self-identify in your application. Youth who self-identify as being part of groups which are underrepresented or have additional barriers to the labour market are encouraged to apply. Contact us if you require accommodations in the interview/hiring process.