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CLOSED - Job Posting: Administrator, Cultivating Allyship

Updated: Jun 29, 2022



London Arts Council

Administrator, Cultivating Allyship

Hours: part time (25-28.5 hours/week)

Term: 1 year contract

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience ($30,000 - $33,000)

Job Description and Submission Process

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Administrator, Cultivating Allyship is responsible for performing a variety of programming and administrative duties. The position is responsible for execution and evaluation of all aspects of Cultivating Allyship work. The position requires a passionate and dedicated individual who can promote the organization’s mandate in accessibility and equity, especially in the areas of anti-racism, anti-oppression, decolonization, diversity, and inclusion.

About London Arts Council

The London Arts Council (LAC) works with public, private, and community partners to build and sustain Londoners’ awareness of, involvement in, and support for all artistic disciplines across the city.

Our programs in education, health, and community provide paid opportunities for professional artists to create and deliver artworks as well as, support arts organizations in London, ON.

Cultivating Allyship

The London Arts Council is committed to confronting systemic racism and inequity that exist in London today. LAC works with many artists/creators from diverse equity seeking groups in support of equity, justice, and human rights.


  • Allyship is not an identity—it is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with individuals and/or groups of people.

  • Allyship is not self-defined—our work and our efforts must be recognized by the people we seek to ally ourselves with it is important to be intentional in how we frame the work we do *This definition of allyship is informed by:*

Our continuing role: LAC continues to promote and exercise the principles of equity in all that we do by amplifying the voices of those who are continuously marginalized and silenced.​

Administrator, Cultivating Allyship Tasks and Responsibilities

Programming/administrative duties in Cultivating Allyship include:

  • Supporting equity-seeking community members’ inclusion in projects and/or programs that are sponsored through the London Arts Council through consultations, meaningful dialogues, and reflective actions that are responsive to the needs of equity-seeking groups

  • Developing and implementing practices/programs that reduce barriers, promote equity and accessibility, as well as increasing participation and visibility of artists from equity-seeking groups in London Arts Council projects/programs

  • Conducting research in relation to supporting equity-seeking groups in LAC’s operations, services, and programming, and reporting on trends in public program areas occurring in other cities and countries

  • Cultivating Allyship with community partners and arts organizations to support the work of Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression/decolonization/diversity/inclusion in the arts

  • Liaising with project partners and identifying/pursuing prospective community partnerships

  • Leading specific projects assigned by the Executive Director

  • Working with LAC’s Public Art Team and Programs/Marketing Team to create accessible and equitable guidelines and processes for curating/promoting selected works

  • Working with LAC’s Development Team to identify funding support for artists from equity-seeking groups to connect with career building opportunities, amplify their voices, and build greater visibility for their work

  • Working with LAC’s Finance Team regarding project budget expenses including invoicing and payment of professional artist fees, materials, supplies and travel

  • Assisting in the creation of “Calls to Artists” as required by the various programs or projects

  • Updating the program policy and contract

  • Maintaining program documentation, as required

  • Attending meetings, as required

  • Meeting with the Executive Director to plan, discuss and seek approval for required adjustments to projects and budgets

  • Drafting timelines/work-backs for programs and projects

  • Developing and maintaining administrative processes

  • Keeping an organized file system and saving all documents in the shared folder

Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in Arts, Education, Arts Management, Equity Studies, Social Science, Human Resources, or related discipline. Additional training or certifications in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are considered an asset

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in administration, program development and deliverables

  • Deep connection to, and experience working with equity-seeking groups

  • Experience working or volunteering in arts and/or non-profit organizations

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Works well in a team environment

  • High level of critical thinking and logical analysis

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Able to work well under pressure and meet all deadlines

  • Community organizing skills

Job Specifications

General office hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm

Hours: part time (25-28.5 hours/week)

Term: 1 year contract

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience ($30,000 - $33,000)

Location: Hybrid (work from home and office)

Optimal Start Date: Monday, July 4th, 2022

Final candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check from the London Police Services.


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