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:
- Submission of cover letter and resume on-line (or via e-mail or hard-copy if necessary)
- Pre-screening interview over the phone
- First round panel interview at OAC’s office or through video conferencing
- 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.
- Second round panel interview at OAC’s office or through video conferencing
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are unable to apply on-line and/or require accommodations during the recruitment process due to a disability.
Manager of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility
Reporting to the CEO and dotted line to Human Resources, the newly created Manager of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility will be a key member of the management team, and will provide leadership, strategic direction, guidance and expertise in equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), human rights, anti-racism, anti-oppression and accessibility. The incumbent will promote and lead the implementation of OAC’s EDI strategies and action plan and Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and will partner with OAC leadership to strengthen work culture, support organizational achievement and staff well-being.
Deadline Date for Submissions
February 6, 2022