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2022 Arts Etobicoke
Project Coordinator



We're excited to announce Blaine Thornton as the recipient of the Arts Etobicoke Project Coordinator 2022 Career Launcher

Blaine Thornton is a non-binary community-based artist from Sudbury, Ontario. They currently reside in Toronto where they study Creative Writing at OCAD university. They are interested in how writing can be used as a tool for self-healing and creating vibrant artistic spaces for people to experiment in. In addition to writing, they come from a theatre background and practice book binding and zine making.

Instagram: @unwaking.b 


Arts Etobicoke is a not-for-profit charitable organization that focuses on improving people’s lives through the arts. They have developed an inclusive and creative community hub that is open to all people in West Toronto. They believe in providing equitable access to the arts regardless of economic or social status. Arts Etobicoke is a place where everyone can freely express their art and culture through our programs, exhibitions, workshops, events, classes, and professional development. 

OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce a recruited placement in partnership with Arts Etobicoke for the role of Project Coordinator.

The Project Coordinator will join the Arts Etobicoke team to support their community art classes and outdoor events and workshops. This is a fantastic opportunity for OCAD U students interested in building skills in arts facilitation and education from a community-centered approach. The role will be a combination of remote and in-person work in Etobicoke. Arts Etobicoke offers programming in a variety of mediums for all ages and levels of interest, from professional to emerging artists, hobbyists to community seekers. Their programming is diverse in discipline and accessibly located throughout Etobicoke, providing opportunities for everyone to engage with the arts in whichever way they feel comfortable. 


  • Assisting with workshop preparation such as set-up and clean-up, coordinating supplies, registering applicants, helping to administer contracts and acting as an ambassador for the organization and community
  • Working with a range of participants including seniors, children and individuals with special needs 
  • Supporting event logistics including working with volunteers, artist facilitators, vendors and the public 
  • Community outreach including engaging the public, liaising with Arts Etobicoke’s community network and working with the Communications Coordinator to promote events 
  • Assisting with program evaluation by documenting events and workshops, assisting the Community Research Coordinator, maintaining communication with Program Manager and AE Team. 
  • Acting as Health and Safety officer to ensure proper protocols are being followed for projects that require in-person gathering


$20/ hour. 30 hours per week.


Late May to mid-late September, 2022
*Exact start date to be determined with the selected candidate


The OCAD U RBC CEAD is committed to promoting substantive equality for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented in the creative sector. We encourage applications from first-time applicants to the program and graduates of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities / expressions. Applicants are welcome to advise the CEAD of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. 

Applicants who need assistance with their submissions are invited to connect with the RBC CEAD for Advising supportClick here to learn more about how to book an advising appointment.


Applicants who have concerns about meeting a Career Launcher application deadline are invited to connect with the CEAD in order to discuss possible alternatives. We encourage all who might require assistance with the application process to reach out to determine available support. Outreach of this nature should be undertaken at least one week prior to the published application deadline.


Arts Etobicoke

4893a Dundas St W.
Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B2


Thursday, March 24, 2022, 4-5 PM
Click here to RSVP

Join our upcoming info session to learn more about Arts Etobicoke and resources for putting together a strong application.


  • Current OCAD U student in any discipline in their final year at the undergraduate level or Master’s level
  • Demonstrated skills to collaborate and work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well both within a small team, and independently
  • Event and workshop facilitation experience is considered an asset but not required
  • Previous experience working with racialized and multicultural communities, or a relationship to the Etobicoke community would be considered an asset. Multilingual language skills would be considered an asset
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Career Launcher opportunity


Monday, April 11, 2022, at 11:59pm (midnight)


  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Resume
  • A brief statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max)
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in this specific opportunity (500 words max)
  • A short statement outlining the potential significance of the opportunity to your practice and/or development (100 words max)

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