General Call - Instructors/Presenters/Workshop Leaders

Date Posted: Dec 05, 2016
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2018

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Ontario-wide
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Contract
Career Level:

Organization Description


WorkInCulture (WIC) is a nonprofit arts service organization with the mandate of supporting the people who work in the creative community across Ontario through business and entrepreneurial skills training and lifelong career development.

We serve individuals and organizations (both for profit and nonprofit) across all disciplines. We create and deliver training in a broad range of formats; we conduct research on the sector’s labour market and its training needs, gaps and priorities; we connect the community (e.g. our popular Job Board connects employers with job-seekers) and we curate information on training resources offered by others.

WorkInCulture is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Job Description

WorkInCulture is seeking instructors, presenters, and workshop leaders to build up our roster of on-call and contract staff. Our roster regularly delivers engaging learning opportunities focused on business planning, entrepreneurship, and arts administration and management for artists and creative professionals throughout the province and beyond.

The cultural community has identified the need for training in these area as a means to succeed and grow. We are looking for individuals with first-hand experience who can speak to the topics, and walk participants through the processes of how to uncover opportunities, identify challenges, and keep goals and objectives in sight when embarking on or sustaining their artistic businesses and creative organizations.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in established programs managed by WorkInCulture as well as special projects and partnership activities that reach audiences and networks throughout Ontario.


Applicants should demonstrate strong instruction/presentation/workshop delivery experience.

They will also require experience as an artist, creative entrepreneur, arts/cultural worker,  or have the ability to relate to and develop material geared towards these groups. All disciplines will be considered (i.e. visual art, craft, music, dance, etc.). We are also looking for those with experience in the cultural industries (books, magazines, music, film, television, interactive).

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate their ability to help artists and creative individuals visualize and understand the path towards personal/professional development around topics such as (but not limited to): 

  • Business Planning
  • Social Media
  • Marketing
  • Project/Program Management
  • Financial Management
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Mentorship
  • Arts Facility Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Sponsorship
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Additional Info:

Depending on the topic, instructors may have access to existing course outlines and presentation materials developed by WorkInCulture.

Delivery formats can be in-person and/or webinar-based.

Compensation for contracted work will be dependent on format, frequency, and complexity of content, but competitive with CARFAC Fee Schedules.

There may be opportunities requiring travel within Ontario – please indicate in your application if this is of interest to you.

How to Apply:

All applications should be accompanied by a cover letter and CV (PDF format) and any related media (i.e. links to recordings) demonstrating relevant experience in the areas listed above to Stephanie Draker, Program Manager, at

Please include 'General Call for Instructors' in the subject line of your email. 

Applicants may be invited in for interviews to expand on their offerings, discuss upcoming opportunities, and determine fit.

We appreciate everyone’s interest, but only applicants selected for interviews and/or to explore learning opportunities will be contacted. Applications will be held on file for 18 months.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Contact Info:

Name: Stephanie Draker


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