Program Administrator, Pre-Professional Program 2022 - Remote

Barrie, ON Seasonal

Program Administrator, Pre-Professional Program - 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 the Program Administrator position is 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.

As a Program Administrator, you will oversee and be responsible for all operations and staff within the department or program. The Program Administrator will take part in hiring and onboarding processes for their prospective staff, including training and orientation, and will be responsible for scheduling, guiding, and supporting the project’s work and goals. Program Administrators will also meet at least weekly at a company Leadership meeting, and will take part in leading company-wide staff meetings. Each Program Administrator will report directly to Corporate Services, including the Managing Director and other members of the Leadership Team.


The Pre-Professional Program is a full-time, paid opportunity for early-career musicians to level up their artist business in preparation for the Emerging Artist Program and a career in the music industry. Pre-Professional Program Artists include singer-songwriters, self-accompanied vocalists, and instrumentalists (including backline performers on bass, drums, keys, guitar, and horns). Over the course of two months in the summer, Pre-Professional Artists will participate in workshops and a variety of skill-building opportunities to improve their understanding of the music industry. They will split their time between performance and training, building a foundational understanding of the Canadian Music Industry at large. The Program Administrator will lead and support all aspects of the Pre-Professional Program.


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 1 dollar more than 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: 

Participants will have the following tasks and responsibilities, and will develop skills in the following:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of the department or program

  • Work with staff engaged in providing records management, finance, human resources or other administrative services

  • Plan, administer and control budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies

  • Prepare reports and briefs for management committees 

  • Cooperate with HR to interview, hire, onboard and oversee training for staff

  • Communicate job expectations to staff

  • Ensure company goals and objectives are being met by each employee and provide feedback

  • Motivate and inspire staff and facilitate personal growth through team and individual activities and goal-setting

  • Attend regular meetings with other leaders, including the Managing Director, to plan and address company and programming needs

  • Approve timesheets and time off requests for staff under their supervision

  • Set strategic long and short-term departmental goals and evaluate outcomes

  • Foster a productive work environment

  • Ensure adherence to company and industry regulations

  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned by management


Education/experience requirements:

  • The ideal candidate must possess or be nearing completion of a post-secondary or post-graduate program in a field relating to music, the music industry, or business administration; or possess equivalent work experience and knowledge.

  • The ideal candidate will have one to three years of experience as a manager, supervisor, or leader (including, but not limited to, peer mentors, camp counsellors, instructors, etc.). 

  • Experience creating and implementing strategies for an online work environment is an asset.


Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other characteristics: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Personable demeanor

  • Outstanding organization skills

  • Ability to collaborate with several teams at once, managing your work within multiple initiatives simultaneously

  • Prioritization

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Active problem-solving skills

  • Accuracy in data entry

  • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software:

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

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

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

    • Zoom


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 (typically mass interviews and onboardings) 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.

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 an employed position 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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