WorkInCulture is seeking experienced individuals to support the professional development of artists, creative entrepreneurs, arts administrators and other arts professionals.


WorkInCulture has successfully run seven mentoring programs working with a variety of partners. Our experience has confirmed that mentoring is a powerful tool that helps individuals address career opportunities and challenges while building strong relationships. As we expand our mentoring programs we are looking for volunteer mentors who will share their knowledge and experience with participants on a one-to-one basis, either in-person, by telephone, virtually (e.g. Skype) or in any other manner that best suits the mentoring pair.

What are the benefits of being a Mentor?
As a mentor you will have the opportunity to share your expertise with professionals in the creative community. Not only will you be empowering cultural professionals, but you will benefit from the experience in many ways, including improving your own management and leadership skills, enhancing communication and decision-making skills, as well as building of networks and contacts.

Those who are committed to giving back through mentoring also have the option of being featured and celebrated through WorkInCulture’s networks (over 100,000 monthly visitors to the website, 4500+ followers on Twitter; and 1950+ followers on Facebook).

Who can apply to be a WorkInCulture Mentor?
Applicants with experience working in any field/sector are eligible to apply. Successful applicants should demonstrate their ability to help artists and creative professionals navigate around a variety of topics such as (but not limited to):

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

Applicants should note that participation is on a volunteer basis and mentoring opportunities may vary; short-term and long-term sessions may be available.

If you’re looking to be a part of a rewarding experience APPLY TODAY!
Submit a cover letter and CV (PDF format) to Stephanie Draker, Program Manager, at stephaniedraker@workinculture.ca