JOB POSTING – Community Arts Manager

Date: August 2016 – June 30, 2017 Part-time position, with renewable yearly contract
Payment: Honourarium
Location: Administrative Office – 16 Ryerson Ave. with work throughout the city


  • Participate in Paprika’s bi-weekly staff meetings/conference and festival
  • Assist the Artistic Producer as needed with school and community outreach
  • Organize and teach weekly community arts engagement classes in Regent Park with the support of the Artistic Producer
  • Liaise between Native Earth Performing Arts (NEPA) staff team, artists and the Paprika Festival staff team
  • Manage the promotion of the community arts engagement program
  • Organize the spaces needed for the community arts engagement program
  • Organize the artistic guests for the community arts engagement program
  • Set clear and specific goals with the Artistic Producer and General Manager about what you would like to learn and achieve throughout the year
  • Full participation in Festival events (May 2017) and all Festival Training Days
  • Full participation and assistance in the execution of The Intersection (a conference for emerging artists)
  • Additional artistic and administrative duties as required by the Artistic Producer and General Manager

Ideal Qualities and Interests:

  • Related work experience or degree in regards to management, community outreach, acting, theatre, arts facilitation and coordination in the arts
  • Flexible schedule is ideal – this role is perfect for an independent producer, artist, or in addition to other part-time work
  • Familiarity with the Toronto theatre industry and local/community establishments
  • Attention to detail, willingness to learn, self-starter, ability to work well in both group and individual settings
  • Highly organized, and willing to go above and beyond their expected duties
  • Customer service and event experience are assets
  • Passion for theatre, education and the nurturing of emerging artist talent
  • Experience working with Indigenous and diverse communities an asset


This position is approximately 5-10 hours a week. Due to Paprika’s youth-led mandate, the ideal candidate will be under 30. This position is a great learning opportunity for an emerging artist or arts administrator looking to take on a leadership role in a supportive environment.


Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:
Paprika Festival –
*Please also note any experience you have within the Regent Park Community or Indigenous networks, as this position deals directly with Regent Park and our festival partner Native Earth Performing Arts

by Friday, August 19  at 5pm (Attn: Paprika Festival Hiring Committee).
Late submissions will not be accepted.

Paprika thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone. Paprika is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from culturally diverse applicants and all other equity seeking groups.