[Skip to Content]
Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
Grants Advanced Search
Grants Advanced Search

Jobs for Individuals

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Gaming. We support professional artists and arts organizations to create and produce art for the benefit of all Ontarians, through grants, services, outreach and partnerships.

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 Ontario's Human Rights Code as well as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please contact Human Resources at HR@arts.on.ca to inquire 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. 

OAC provides a comprehensive compensation package, which includes an insured healthcare benefits plan, a defined benefit pension plan, employee and family assistance plan, as well as extensive paid time-off provisions and top-up for pregnancy and parental leaves, for salaried employees.
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 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 and hybrid work options are available. 

The Recruitment Process

Generally, the recruitment process involves the following: 
  1. Review of cover letter and resume by Human Resources and Hiring Manager
  2. Pre-screening questions for interview confirmation
  3. First round panel interview at OAC’s office or virtual
  4. Second round panel interview at OAC’s office or virtual
  5. Testing may be required for technical skills, competencies or language proficiency
  6. Reference checking
  7. Criminal record and/ or social media checks may be required for some positions

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, etc. 

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

Available job opportunities would be listed here

Ontario Arts Council is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce. Diverse perspectives, ideas and lived experiences are an asset in serving Ontario’s artists, arts organizations and the people of Ontario. We welcome applications from all interested individuals and encourage individuals from equity-deserving groups to apply and indicate this in your application. 

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.

OAC's Career Centre