Associate, Community Programming & Outreach- Indigenous

Contract Full Time @City of Brampton- Performing Arts in Arts & Entertainment , in Paid Training
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  • Post Date : August 16, 2023
  • Salary: CA$75,358.00 - CA$75,358.00 / Annually
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  • Job ID 27810

Job Description

The City of Brampton is honoured to partner with Miziwe Biik to offer this exciting new contract position. Please Note: Potential candidates must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training or eligible to register, non-registered candidates can contact to set up an appointment. Applicants must be First Nations, Inuit, or Metis and reside within the GTA. Applicants must apply through the Miziwe Biik Job Board portal.

Reporting to the Coordinator, Education & Outreach, and working closely with the Performing Arts programming team, the Community Programming & Outreach Associate is responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders to establish and build relationships to execute events, services and programs. The goal of this work is to improve the effectiveness, consistency and quality of participation in Performing Arts programs and programming.

Stakeholders include community organizations, artists, rental clients, Downtown Brampton BIA, committees, businesses, professional associations, social organizations & services, patrons, as well as staff, interns, students, volunteers, and other City departments.

1. Programs and curates Performing Arts events and activities.

  • Plans and executes programming under the supervision of the Coordinator, Education & Outreach
  • Provides community outreach support to the Coordinator, Artistic Programming
  • Integrates community participation and engagement in Performing Arts programming
  • Responsible for post-event evaluation process, as well as executing post-event/program evaluations in consultation with program areas, to determine how future events can be improved
  • Collaborate on the development of event operational plans, and ensure that required changes are implemented
  • Project lead for Performing Arts special events (i.e. Season Launch, Educators Open House, etc.) and projects, as needed
  • Respond to last-minute complex public programming requests from internal and external stakeholders that require immediate action or accommodation.

2. Builds relationships and leads community outreach initiatives.

  • Maintains current and establishes new relationships with multiple stakeholders to seek ways to engage the community, foster talent development, increase facility usage, encourage participation, partner with businesses and organizations, and bring artists to the stages of Performing Arts venues
  • Responsible for maintaining Performing Arts contacts and related information for community partners, outreach activities, and programming.
  • Ensure that community partners’ needs are met in order to participate in or collaborate on programming.
  • Address issues with City of Brampton policies, procedures, contractual requirements, and methodology identified by community partners.
  • Ensure that community partnersfulfil contractual requirements.

3. Promotes Performing Arts events and activities and develops artists and community opportunities.

  • Attends meetings, activities, and events to raise awareness of programs and services, promoting the Performing Arts Division, to build its profile.
  • Identifies ways to increase participation, attendance and traffic in Performing Arts venues and programs
  • Supports marketing and promotion initiatives and activities with local businesses and community partners, including providing guided tours of facilities
  • Grants: research grants that apply to Performing Arts activities, and write grants to support Performing Arts programming
  • Collaborates with Divisional Staff and supports the preparation of programming recommendations for the Performing Arts Executive

4. Leads internal communication to support Performing Arts community outreach initiatives

  • Provides two-way information and communication for all Performing Arts business areas at meetings, activities, and events.
  • Determines how communication is shared, confirms how it will be actioned, and establishes timelines for action and follow-up
  • Ensures coordination with other community, outreach and event initiatives within the City
  • Represents the Performing Arts Division in City community, outreach and event planning groups and committees.

5. Supervise support staff (contract, part-time, volunteer):

  • Daily on site supervision of work duties, scheduling, adherence to City policies and procedures (i.e. Health and Safety and payroll documentation);
  • Meets with staff for recruiting, training and coaching. Provides performance evaluation feedback, including discipline, if needed.
  • Evaluates staff training needs and arranges for training initiatives, particularly regarding qualifications and certifications.
  • Provide onsite or remote immediate resolution or decision-making to front-line staff for issues that arise onsite during events.



  • Post-secondary education specializing in arts administration, cultural management, event management, community development, or a closely related field; and/ or an equivalent combination of training and professional experience.


  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated successful experience in a performing arts, cultural attraction or live event environment, or proven experience in community engagement, outreach programs, arts and culture management/programming or venue management
  • Experience developing relationships and partnerships involving multiple stakeholders and organizations


  • Passion for performing arts and a practical knowledge of performing arts
  • Demonstrated history of being a confident, articulate leader who works well collaboratively with fellow staff members as well as outside constituents
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and presentation ability
  • Understanding of business needs, project management, process development
  • Must be forward thinking and innovative
  • Organizational skills; detail-oriented, well organized and able to coordinate and multi-task to accomplish a variety of tasks and activities with conflicting priorities and timelines
    Ability to manage confidential information relating to artists, budget, and human resources

**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

Interview: Our recruitment process may be completed with video conference technology.

As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation. Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online. Applicants must be First Nations, Inuit, or Metis and reside within the GTA. Applicants must apply through the Miziwe Biik Job Board portal linked here. quoting reference #105588 by September 15, 2023 The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

The City is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact or 905.874.2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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