Program Coordinator (includes Assistant PC)

Program Coordinator/Assistant Program Coordinator - Multiple Locations Across Simcoe County.

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Note: This call for applicants is specifically for performing musicians who are interested in applying to the process to become a Program Coordinator..  Future postings will be made for content creators photo/video/audio-visual technicians, and administrative positions.  If you apply as a PC you will AUTOMATICALLY also be considered for Emerging Artist positions as well.

Key aspects of this position:

  • Program Coordinators / Assistant Program Coordinators take on leadership roles with progressive responsibility for administration, training and supervision.  NEW for 2020 - we have requested Assistant PCs for each constituency so that the administrative tasks and schedule allows for more direct performance opportunities for PC/APCs
  • Perform music and provide engaging and high-quality entertainment at summer events including festivals, community celebrations, tourism initiatives, agricultural fairs, sporting events and tournaments taking place in public and quasi-public spaces within your assigned constituency
  • Participate in and lead as assigned -career-related skill development programs, workshops, rehearsals and training programs to develop the highest caliber of professional skills and attitudes that will transcend the summer job period
  • Respond to inquiries and interactions via email, telephone and in-person in a timely and professional manner
  • Maintain professional workplace behavior and confidentiality when dealing with life and workplace challenges.  
  • Complete administrative tasks on time and with accuracy, as assigned.
  • Weekly verification of your constituency's payroll submissions against the schedule.
  • Supervise, schedule and oversee your Emerging Artist team in your assigned constituency, and provide support to fellow coordinators on a rotating basis.
  • Liaise with local municipal partners and sponsors for your constituency area as assigned.
  • Attend functions such as job fairs, networking events, schools, and other approved locations to promote OMCI, the Emerging Artist/Musicians program objectives, and the Canada Summer Jobs Grant program
  • Due to federal funding for the wages for this program, successful applicants must be 16 - 30 years of age on their first day of work. There is no longer a requirement to be a student.
  • Positions planned for across Simcoe County - pending federal funding and local partnerships.

Work hours take place in a variety of locations during daytime, evenings and weekends as scheduled with training and rehearsals filling the non‐performance scheduled hours in each week.  The ratio of training hours to performance hours is based on assessments conducted at intake, and the goals identified for growth.

The primary focus of this program is to provide support for and animate our communities, support summer festivals and events, community events, fairs, tourism initiatives and build sustainability in our local artistic workforce.  Scheduling is managed equitably with respect to an artist’s existing personal performance schedule and the number and type of opportunities that arise.   Many of your performances are street performance-style animations and we encourage you to work together with colleagues play together.  Some performers will be selected as principal roles in the Emerging Artist Summer Finale Tour.  There is also an opportunity to understudy for this tour position. 

Candidates must attend an audition in Simcoe County, ON.

Musicians should have a minimum of 30 mins (1 -3 hrs preferred)  material suitable for performance in public spaces, and be prepared to engage and entertain the public.  Performance slots are up to 3 hours in length.   

In most performance locations, musicians are also permitted to collect tips and sell their own branded merchandise from their instrument cases.  

We have roles for singer-songwriters, self-accompanied vocalists and instrumentalists, (including backline performers on bass, drums, keyboards, guitar, and horns).  Play something more unique?  Tell us about it!      Please upload your cover letter and include a professional headshot if you have one already.  (No selfies).

*** RETURNING STAFF*** OMCI Employees from 2018 or 2019 are encouraged to add a cover letter file detailing their growth since their last season, why they would like to return, what they feel they have to offer in leadership, and what they hope to get out of the program if selected for 2020.

If you have a current 2020 "Five Steps to Worker Safety" certificate, please email this to or append to your resume file.

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