Program Specialist, Arts (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 8823 

Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Community Rec, Culture & Sport Services  
Employment Type: 1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $23.239  - $33.937 per hour (2024 rates of pay)  
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 09/06/2024


The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is responsible for building a healthy, inclusive and vibrant City, as well as ensuring that communities, residents and visitors have access to the recreation and cultural places, programs, events and services that allow them to experience all the benefits the City has to offer, and overseeing Buildings and Facilities Management for improved service delivery integration, ensuring the best possible client experience in City facilities.

You are responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of an arts program within a specialized arts venue. Responsibilities include design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a program (theatre, dance, music, visual, literary, and/or media arts) within a specialized arts venue; also responsible for administration and responding to public inquiries.


Completion of college or university arts-related studies program and/or practicing in one of the following disciplines: music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literary arts, media arts, or arts education.


Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Customer Service/IASR Training


  • Completion of health and safety training required by legislation and by the Corporation of the City of Ottawa
  • Knowledge of interpretive techniques and designing program in related discipline.
  • Excellent knowledge of Museums Standards for the Handling and installation of works of art or excellent knowledge in technique of operating a studio using glazes, kilns, wheels, and or other related program specific equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of the local arts community an asset
  • Strong knowledge of developing training program for instructors and/or volunteers using glazes, kilns, wheels, and clay
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all City of Ottawa corporate/departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety


  • Very good oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Training and/or instruction skills
  • Sensitive to the needs of various ages groups and their learning ability
  • Ability to use program specific tools and equipment
  • Completion of health and safety training required by legislation and by the Corporation of the City of Ottawa
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate and supervise staff
  • Organized, efficient and productive
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a changing work environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.  
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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.