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Job Opportunity: Outreach Coordinator 

Job Title: Paid Mentorship: Outreach Coordinator 

Applications Due: Friday, August 28th, 2020

Interview Dates: September 3rd & 4th at Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive. Interviews may also be completed remotely. 

Start Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Duration: To be discussed, with flexibility in hours per week.

Rate of Pay: $16/hour

Total Wages: $4480 (inclusive of Mandatory Employment Related Costs such as taxes, EI, CPP)


The chosen candidate will work alongside the Eastern Edge (EE) Interim Director, and two Programming Coordinators to gain hands-on experience with the planning and implementation of HOLD FAST: Contemporary Arts Festival (September 30th – October 3rd), along with gaining insight into the operations and programming of an artist-run centre. An emphasis of this position will be focused on community outreach in which the Outreach Coordinator, with support from the EE team, will develop new and enhance existing outreach initiatives. They will work towards identifying and minimizing barriers to EE’s platforms, and prioritize outreach to Queer and BIPOC communities, caretakers of young children, students, and other organizations which have similar values and goals as EE. This is an opportunity for collaboration and mentorship, with the intent of teaching valuable skills to develop a sense of confidence and ownership of EE as an art-run, community-oriented space. 

The Outreach Coordinator should be flexible with working hours (occasional evening and weekends) and be able to commit to longer days during events. 


  • Willingness to work within anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge, appreciation of, and participation in, the arts and communications. 
  • Passion, vision and a desire to make a difference in their community.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in information management (Google Drive, Sheets/Excel, Docs, etc).
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Must be able to take responsibility for tasks and see those tasks through to completion.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, and delegate tasks when required.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Design skills are an asset.

Please note this position will be part-funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. For an individual to qualify for the Canada Summer Jobs Program, they must meet the following criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Please forward your name, CV with two references, and a letter of interest with the subject line “Outreach Coordinator Application 2020” to on or before Friday, August 28th, 2020. While we thank all applicants for their time, we will only be contacting individuals selected for the interview process.



Eastern Edge values the diversity of the people we hire and serve. 

Eastern Edge is committed to an equitable hiring process to ensure these opportunities for all applicants.

 We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters. Should there be any barriers to access, comments, or concerns, please email us at so that we can help you proceed with your application.


To learn more about to work we do, check us out online:

Facebook:  Eastern Edge | Instagram: @easternedgegallery



Preferable Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Demonstrated working knowledge, appreciation of, and participation in, the arts and communications. 
  • Passion, vision and a desire to make a difference in their community.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness and confidence in approaching and communicating with others.
  • Must excel at organization and planning. 
  • Demonstrated thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to anticipate the needs of Eastern Edge and colleagues, taking responsibility to ensure you are helping the team wherever possible.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be flexible with working hours (evening and weekends) and be able to commit to longer days leading up to and during the festival. 


Specific Tasks & Responsibilities:

The Outreach Coordinator will work alongside the EE team to facilitate gallery activities, moderate online programming and events, organize and install exhibitions, maintain the gallery space and the presence and visibility of Eastern Edge Gallery, its exhibitions, events and educational programs within the local, national and international community. They will help coordinate exhibitions and events, social media, community and press communications, regularly update the gallery’s archives and website. They will also assist with and lead outreach activities to develop new audiences in the broader provincial community, and aid in organizing logistics for visiting artists.

As previously mentioned, a specific role of the Outreach Coordinator will be to work with the gallery staff to strategize and perform outreach initiatives that garner interest in EE’s space and opportunities with a focus on marginalized communities.

Programming maintenance

  • Organize and prepare for events and programming
  • Coordinate with festival artists regarding online logistics of HOLDFAST
  • Coordinate with artists regarding residency requirements
  • Develop programming that acknowledges our outreach initiatives 

Daily Administrative

  • Office and gallery maintenance
  • Reception (answering phone, e-mail, visitor reception)
  • Maintain and develop gallery membership benefits
  • Recruit and train gallery volunteers

Communications/Promotions Assistance

  • Assist in generating social media content by helping promote EE events via social media
  • Connect with relevant community partners and utilizing basic design skills
  • Discover contacts and sources to reach marginalized communities
  • Develop relationships and dialogue with these contacts
  • Increase community members from such communities

About Eastern Edge Gallery, located in St. John’s, NL

Eastern Edge, established in 1984, is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first artist-run centre for visual arts. Eastern Edge is committed to exhibiting contemporary Canadian and international art, as well as encouraging dedicated and rigorous activity locally. In providing an alternative venue where artists have greater control over how their work is represented, Eastern Edge facilitates critical dialogue concerning issues in contemporary art and society, actively encouraging emerging and established artists whose work speaks to feminist, multicultural, queer, and other diverse perspectives. Eastern Edge aims to provide a supportive space to develop skills, share information and resources, foster community and create a meaningful context for artistic activity.  You can learn more about the accessibility of Eastern Edge Gallery and review our Code of Conduct along with other information of our accessibility here: