Welcoming New Staff: Yomi John

Posted: 2016-08-02 1:00:29 PM by WorkInCulture editor | with 2 comments

Yomi John is our newest member at WorkInCulture, and we are very delighted to have her join the team. In the newly-created role of Marketing & Programming Assistant, she will take responsibility for providing all-round support to WIC initiatives.

Yomi comes to us with a communications background from McMaster University and Seneca College, and previous experience working with several well-known arts institutions, including the Toronto International Film Festival and ReelWorld Film Festival. She has also worked within private and government institutions such as Walt Disney Studios Canada and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Yomi brings with her considerable strength in the areas of implementing marketing, communication, and outreach strategies for the non-profit arts community. We look forward to the wonderful ways she’ll contribute to the organization.

We asked Yomi three questions about herself, here is what she had to say:

Q: What was your experience with WorkInCulture prior to starting your job here?

A: The Job Board! From the moment I found out that it existed, I never stopped using it. The WorkInCulture Job Board was useful in learning about different arts organizations and also getting my previous jobs.

Q: What are you most excited about as a new WorkInCulture team member?

A: Working here means I can support emerging professionals like myself within the culture sector. I also look forward to multiple opportunities to meet colleagues from different disciplines. I see WorkInCulture as a great space to get better acquainted with what the sector has to offer.

Q: What’s a “fun fact” about you?

A: I love to bake cakes! One thing that gets me very excited is trying out new and unique recipes from very creative cake bloggers. My proudest cake to date is a Matcha Green Tea Cake with Sesame Seed Icing. I think I shed a tear taking my first bite.