Professional Development Coordinator 2022 - Remote

Barrie, ON Seasonal

Professional Development Coordinator - Remote   

This is a full time position.

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Please note that aspects of this position are modified to ensure Health and Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This call for Professional Development Coordinators is available Canada-wide.

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Students at a post-secondary institution are welcomed and encouraged to apply for this position as part of a program’s requirements for a co-op or work placement.

Professional Development (PD) Coordinators work in The Co-op’s Professional Development (PD) department and report to the Professional Development Manager. PD Coordinators are responsible for planning, scheduling, advertising, and making all arrangements for resources for workshops and training. The Co-op highly values professional development and aims to offer professional development opportunities for all employees and Professional Members of The Co-op. Trainings and workshops include a large variety of member-wide, department-specific, and program-specific topics. The PD workshops are a key component of our artistic programming. 

Due to federal funding requirements for this program, successful applicants must be:

  • 15–30 years of age on their first day of work

  • A Canadian citizen, have a permanent resident card, or be protected under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (there is no requirement to be a student) 

  • Residing in Canada during the length of the employment.

This program pays at least minimum wage for your province. The summer employment length is 7-16 weeks between the end of April and beginning of September. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct research, produce reports and administer professional development policies and programs.

  • Evaluate professional development curriculums and recommend improvements.

  • Develop the structure, content and objectives of new professional development programs and offerings.

  • Conduct statistical analyses to determine cost and effectiveness of professional development policies and programs.

  • Provide ongoing professional development, training, and consultative services to members of The Co-op.

  • Develop workshop materials and other resources for program delivery.

  • Establish standard presentation templates for use in workshops.

  • Communicate information with external speakers, including confirmation of date, time, location, honorarium, and online meeting details.

  • Host/moderate trainings (note that trainings are recorded and may be broadcast live). 

  • Create informative training note sheets that can be provided to participants following each workshop.

  • Liaise with the Broadcast Team within Creative Services to ensure successful broadcasting and production of livestreamed workshops and trainings.

  • Create onVIVA events and descriptions for trainings.

  • Moderate questions during trainings and source answers to industry or career inquiries. 

  • Make and distribute weekly feedback forms for the workshops.

  • Maintain records of attendance and completion of trainings.

  • Create creative requests for trainings and submit creative requests for event assets.

  • May administer specialized testing and assessment programs.

  • May be required to deliver presentations at workshops and conferences.

  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned by management.


Education/experience requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will possess or be nearing completion of a post-secondary or post-graduate program in one of the fields of Business, Music Business, Education, Human Resources, Communication, Music, Psychology, or related field; or possess equivalent work experience and knowledge;

  • Experience in a leadership role is an asset.

Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other characteristics: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Personable demeanor

  • Outstanding organization skills

  • Prioritization

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Active problem-solving skills

  • Being comfortable with public speaking is an asset

  • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software:

    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

    • Google Workspace (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc.)

    • Online communications platforms (Slack, Discord, Zoom, etc.)


The Co-op seeks individuals who enjoy collaboration, creativity, learning new skills, and engaging with artists and the community. This position may involve working some evenings and weekends as needed for special events and items needed on an urgent basis.  

If you have any additional documentation (i.e., your own past projects or school assignments) that you would like to submit as part of a portfolio of your relevant skills and areas of expertise, please do so in the pre-screening box labeled “Additional Documentation.” Please utilize a Google Drive, Dropbox, or equivalent software to link these files, and ensure that application screeners will be able to open the files without needing to log into that platform.

To have your application considered by the Hiring Team, all pre-interview questions must be filled out completely. Please note that there are no part-time positions this year.


If you are successful in our initial screening, you will be invited to a formal job interview.

Additional Information

Membership is not required to participate in the competition for this position, and no preference is given to existing members in our ranking process, however, upon acceptance of an employment contract, all employees are required to join the cooperative.

Those not selected for this employment opportunity are still welcome to join The Co-op as members. Professional Creator members have access to the same live or digital resources, support and community as those in our musician programs.


Canadian Musicians Cooperative welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please email if you have any questions or require accommodations as part of the application or interview process.

We thank you for your interest in Canadian Musicians Cooperative and for participating in our competition. Only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

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