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The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations.

The OAC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. 


Working at OAC

The OAC is committed to equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion in its workplace and employment practices and we respect the right of applicants and employees to fair and equitable treatment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The OAC has an Equity Plan, which outlines our values and objectives for a diverse and inclusive organization. Please contact Human Resources to learn about accommodations in applying to and working at OAC.

The OAC, as an agency of the provincial government, is bound to applicable government directives and rules for employees, such as the Public Service of Ontario Act (PSOA). OAC has its own Code of Conduct, Respect in the Workplace and Conflict of Interest policies. If you require more information on these policies before applying to OAC, please contact Human Resources. 

The OAC Workplace

The OAC prides itself on its congenial and collegial work environment, surrounded by diverse and dedicated individuals who are passionate about the arts and public service. OAC’s office, located in Toronto, is fully accessible. You may choose to read more about OAC’s accessibility policies and multi-year accessibility plan here.

OAC provides a comprehensive compensation package, which can vary depending on your employment status and position-type within the organization. For example, employees in permanent positions have access to an insured healthcare benefits plan, a defined benefit pension plan, as well as extensive paid time-off provisions. 
The OAC’s employees who are non-managerial or working in a non-confidential capacity as it pertains to labour relations are represented by the union AMAPCEO. 

The Recruitment Process

Generally, the recruitment process involves the following: 
  1. Submission of cover letter and resume on-line (or via e-mail or hard-copy if necessary) 
  2. Pre-screening interview over the phone
  3. First round panel interview at OAC’s office or through video conferencing
  4. For some positions and/or competitions, testing may be required such as for technical skills, competencies or language proficiency. These are timed, could be written, and may involve the use of a computer.  
  5. Second round panel interview at OAC’s office or through video conferencing
  6. Reference checking

Accommodations are available at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability. Depending on an applicant’s needs, some examples of accommodations could include (but are not limited to): more time to perform a written test, communication supports to participate in an interview and provision of interview questions in advance. 

When there are job competitions open to the public, they will be identified below.

Job Postings

Ontario Arts Council is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply and indicate this in your application. OAC values a diversity of perspectives, ideas and lived experiences as an asset in serving Ontario’s communities. 

Please contact Human Resources at hr@arts.on.ca if you are unable to apply on-line and/or require accommodations during the recruitment process due to a disability.

Information Systems & Technology Manager
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is recruiting for the position of Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) Manager, reporting to the Director of Finance & Administration, to lead and manage the IS&T team with 4 direct reports currently, supporting an organization of 60 employees. OAC’s IS&T team is responsible for enterprise network systems, cybersecurity, virtualized infrastructure, cloud-based systems, audio-visual, video conferencing, telecommunications, and externally hosted solutions.  
The IS&T Manager is an important member of the OAC management team and is responsible for driving efficiency in OAC information management, supporting business decision-making and growth, and providing services to internal users as well as external users of our electronic grants management system.
This position is ideally suited to an individual with strong leadership skills, who is knowledgeable and interested in all aspects of IS&T management including network security, data management, information governance, and cloud-based service and application management.    
Deadline Date for Submissions
September 3, 2021
Contract Type
Regular Full-Time