To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

In the Subject Line, please include the Job Title you are applying for, followed by Your Name.

Subject Line (example): Fundraiser, Debbie Beattie

Application deadline:
Friday, May 13, 2022 by 6:00 p.m. ET.


The term of these contracted positions are:

Arts Administrator:
May 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022

June 15, 2022 to August 19, 2022

Start dates may be somewhat flexible.

Hours: These are 9-week youth contract positions; 30 hours per week; totalling 280 hours. 

Work-day hours are flexible. Most work will be from home, but must be available for in community events and meetings.

These positions are funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30.




We’re Hiring!

Join our team! We have 2 opportunities for summer youth employment.

These opportunities are temporary youth employment contract positions funded through a Canada Summer Jobs Program grant.

POSITION 1: Arts Administrator

POSITION 2: Fundraiser

See job descriptions in toggles below.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to by 6:00p.m. Friday, May 13. 

Arts Administrator


Critical Mass is seeking an Arts Administrator to assist our Program Director with a few current Trillium-funded projects; including running an artist-in-residence program; launching a Port Hope Soundwalk app; and to assist with additional arts events and activities.

The Arts Administrator will support our summer artist residency program, assist with testing, artist liaising, and coordination of the launch event for our soundwalk app. The Arts Administrator will be responsible for assisting the Program Director with artist coordination, assisting artists to facilitate community engagement/workshops and outreach, providing communications support, managing scheduling, and other administrative duties as needed.

The Arts Administrator will report to the Program Director. With the support of the Program Director, they will develop and follow a work plan for the summer position, and attend weekly meetings to ensure goal setting and management of shifting goals and benchmarks. The Arts Administrator will also receive supervisory support and mentorship from members of the Communications & Curatorial Committees.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in supporting events for artists-in-residence; manage artists, and potential sponsor and vendor communications 
  • Help create an online presence for each participating artist [web, social media etc.] and organize digital assets
  • Assis in creating and editing additional promotional content for residency artists including press releases, and other core communication documents including support for existing programming
  • Provide onsite support at special events, exhibitions, artist talks, and workshops, including photo or video documentation
  • Testing of the Critical Mass Soundwalk App, coordinating with sound artists as needed, and assisting with App launch event 
  • Light studio maintenance as required and/or developing a studio maintenance list and schedule for volunteers. Maintenance may include; keeping studio organized and clean between residencies, and take inventory of supplies before each artist residency. May also require some patching and doing light paint touch ups as needed (or providing patch kits to artists to so)

Other duties may include:

  • Liaise with the Program Director and Curatorial Committee in creating opportunities for marginalized voices to take part in our local arts scene and effectively communicating those opportunities to a wider audience. 
  • Review our Diversity and Inclusion guidelines and make recommendations to hone our recruitment practices for engaging the community and for soliciting future artist applications.

The candidate should have the following qualifications: 

  • Experience in arts administration and/or educational programming
  • Experience coordinating online events and artist learning sessions
  • Proficient in managing multiple schedules and deadlines
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and expanding online engagement
  • Experience digitizing artworks utilizing photography equipment and editing software (familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite would be beneficial)
  • Familiar with Mac computers, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Adobe creative suite (an asset)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and willingness to cultivate partnerships
  • Self-directed, able to work as a team member in a small, open and busy environment
  • Knowledge and respect for diverse aesthetic, cultural and ideological points of view and the ability to facilitate a productive exchange
  • Passion for and some knowledge of the visual arts
  • Must be between the age of 15 and 30

‘Nice to have’ skills / experience:

  • Experience with live stream features of social media platforms
  • Experience in editing video files
  • Photography skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a vehicle

$17 – $20 / hr (commensurate with experience)

Hours: 30 hours / week for 9 weeks (280hrs)

Start Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
End Date: Friday, July 22, 2022

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to by 6:00p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022. 



Critical Mass is seeking a Fundraiser to assist with the development and execution of an updated fundraising plan and systems for Critical Mass that considers the impact of the pandemic on not-for-profit community builders and will integrate with our organization’s newly updated strategic plan. 

The Fundraiser will refer to our Diversity & Inclusion guidelines to improve how our organization engages with the community and speaks on its behalf. Because one of our key mandates is that art is for EVERYONE, we have redoubled our efforts to better represent all voices in our community (e.g., LGBTQ2S, Indigenous, and Black perspectives) and it is vital that we modernize our communication, engagement and fundraising practices.

The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit arts environment that demands collaborative and innovative approaches.

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Assist with updating/developing Critical Mass’ fundraising plan and systems with strategies and recommendations for the organization beyond the summer placement
  • Assist with interviewing supporters of Critical Mass to develop impact stories
  • Help develop content for sponsorship proposals, and fundraising appeals/updates on our website, social media, newsletter, and/or other core communication documents centered around fundraising opportunities in the community.
  • Populate content onto our new cloud-based donor management database
  • Update our database of available community partners and sponsors to support current and future programming. 
  • Update and manage our organization’s stakeholders and volunteer base including refining our membership engagement practices and plan to broaden recruitment efforts and to have volunteers assist with fundraising.
  • Research and catalogue granting opportunities available to mid-level not-for-profit organizations made available from pandemic recovery and that continue to be offered through existing programing.
  • Support the fundraising committee with organization and execution of fundraising events (eg. coordinating an artist dinner party series/artist talk fundraising events)
  • Propose fundraising suggestions/plans for recruiting marginalized artists (e.g., indigenous artists) to work with Critical Mass. 

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Presently working towards a diploma or degree in fund development, business administration, arts administration, or other applicable field (preferred but not required)
  • Appreciation for and comfort working in not-for–profit environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable learning new technical applications
  • Experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work hard to meet deadlines
  • Must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and possess excellent time management skills
  • Possess a flexible and collaborative approach to working as part of a team
  • Passion for and some knowledge of the visual arts
  • Must be between the age of 15 and 30

‘Nice to have’ skills / experience:

  • Fundraising Event experience
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a vehicle

$17 – $20 / hr (commensurate with experience)

Hours: 30 hours / week for 9 weeks (280hrs)

Start Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 
End Date: Friday, August 19, 2022 

Start date somewhat flexible.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to by 6:00p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022. 


Critical Mass believes art changes how we see the world and our place in it. We bring contemporary art to Port Hope so that everyone in our community can have the opportunity to see the world anew. 

Critical Mass is committed to cultivating a positive and supportive creative environment that promotes equity and diversity and welcomes applications from persons with disabilities, Indigenous and racialized persons, women and individuals of diverse genders and sexual orientations.

For more information contact:

Debbie Beattie
Program Director
Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art
p. 905-269-2120