Community Engagement Coordinator

Date Posted: Apr 26, 2017
Application Deadline: May 10, 2017
Start Date: May 23, 2017

Salary: $45,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Contract
Career Level:

Organization Description

Small World Music Society

Established in 1997, Small World Music Society is a registered charity, supporting and presenting World Music concert presentations and workshops in Toronto. In the years since its establishment, Small World has presented close to 600 hundred events, ranging in scale from small clubs to Canada’s most prestigious concert halls, and has become recognized locally and internationally as a source of cultural programming of the highest order. In fulfilling its mandate, the company has made significant contributions to the diversity of artistic programming in Toronto, highlighting the rich diversity of cultural traditions in the city and beyond. Learn more about us at

Job Description

Organization Description

Small World Music and the World Music Presenters Collective (WMPC) are launching an innovative new working model for live music presentation in Toronto. 

The WMPC is a collective of organizations comprised of Small World Music and 11 more small to medium sized world music presenters operating in the Greater Toronto Area. Together, we present live music rooted in African to Latin-American, South and East Asian, Middle Eastern, local and international Indigenous and Eastern European styles.

As a collective of Toronto’s culturally diverse music presenters working collaboratively, the WMPC will:
• Improve access to, engagement with, and diversification of audiences
• Build capacity for the financial and operational growth of its member organizations
• Be a united voice to government, business and industry

Job Description

Working closely with Small World staff and WMPC members, the Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of WMPC activities, focused on three main strategic initiatives including:

Audience Development
• Coordinate WMPC member event cross-promotion
• Coordinate a WMPC branded Monthly Series with presentations starting fall 2017
• Research and launch a shared ticketing platform for all WMPC events
• Track and report audience data
• Coordinate copy and materials for web, social media

Organizational Sustainability
• Track, record and share best practices for live music presentations and operations
• Research, outline and coordinate professional development workshops
• Contribute to the coordination of mentorship and internship programs

• Gather and compile data regarding WMPC events and contribute to submissions
• Coordinate WMPC participation in conferences, panels and working groups

WMPC Administration
• Coordinate WMPC Executive Team and Committee meetings
• Record meeting minutes
• Administer Terms of Reference contracts with members

Other coordinating activities and tasks as needed


The ideal candidate will have the following attributes & proficiencies:

• An interest in the development of shared platform models
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent research skills and the ability to collate and summarize data in an organized manner
• A strategic planner who is enthusiastic, energetic and creative
• Proactive, self-directed, inquisitive and willing to learn
• Passionate about culture and world music
• A true team player with strong interpersonal skills and a desire to engage people
• Organized, punctual and professional

Key Qualifications:
• Post-secondary education in arts management or a related field that compliments the job
• 2-5 years of experience working in cultural administration, preferably in music
• Demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse communities, groups and individuals
• English oral and written communication and presentation skills (additional languages considered an asset)
• Ability to thrive in an independent and small group culture with multiple tasks and short deadlines


How to Apply:

Small World Music Society is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization supporting culturally diverse communities and artists, applicants from diverse communities are encouraged.

Please send your resume and a brief letter about why you want to work with us to with the subject line ‘WMPC Coordinator Application’

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates advancing in the process will be contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applicants are treated confidentially.

Contact Info:

Name: Kayla McGee


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