Arts Programming and Marketing Coordinator

Riverdale Hub is a social enterprise in Toronto’s East End that houses the Social Gardener Café, Riverdale Gallery, co-working and event spaces, and a rooftop garden. The Riverdale Hub Gallery is dedicated to employing the transformative power of art to engage Toronto’s east-end community, connect with communities across the city, and provide a platform for local, national, and global conversations. Be a part of an organization that promotes inclusivity, sustainability and community through our many programs and practices. 

The Riverdale Hub is seeking a motivated person to join our team as an Arts Programming and Marketing Coordinator. The coordinator will assist in the implementation of a year-long pilot project to bring educational arts programming to marginalized women. The coordinator will also be responsible for the development of the commerce side of our gallery operations, creating new models and strategies for financial and program sustainability. The Arts Programming and Marketing Coordinator will report to the Executive Director (ED) and work closely with the Arts Curator and other arts staff at the Hub.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining new models and strategies for financial and program sustainability, including e-commerce models for the Riverdale Hub Gallery.
  • Assist in overseeing the implementation of a newly developed arts project that aims to put marginalized women in conversation with local artists, galleries, and museums.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to project implementation, and assist in the preparation of grant reports.
  • Research grants, write proposals and letters of inquiry, and track the status of requests.
  • Support marketing activities for the Artisan Market and the Riverdale Hub Gallery.
  • Support the planning, development, scheduling, coordination and implementation of arts projects.
  • Assist in the curation of exhibitions.
  • Liaise with participating artists and artistic partners.
  • Other related responsibilities as they arise.


  • Graduate from university/college in a specialized discipline relevant to the arts and commerce. 
  • Experience working in both commercial gallery settings and community-based arts settings.
  • Knowledge of business development from an arts perspective with experience developing different streams of revenue for arts organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge of local and international gallery models, both commercial and non-commercial.
  • Demonstrated marketing, grant writing, editorial, organizational and research skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination and arts fundraising campaigns.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team, as well as independently. 
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and resourceful.
  • Experienced in and passionate about working with marginalized communities; knowledge of the issues and barriers faced by immigrants, refugees, and communities of colour is particularly valuable.
  • Strong computer skills (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Canva, WordPress, and Adobe Creative Cloud).
  • Experience coordinating virtual events and programs using video conferencing platforms (e.g., Zoom, Google hangouts, Microsoft teams).
  • Design, copy editing, and photography skills are considered an asset.

Hours of Work:
25 hours/week



How to apply:
Please send a detailed cover-letter and resume and your portfolio to

Please indicate that you saw this posting on OAAG’s Jobline.

We thank you for your interest in the position. Only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview. Please note that all interviews will be taking place virtually.

Important Note: The Riverdale Hub remains closed due to COVID 19. As such, this position will involve working from home until further notice.

The Riverdale Hub is committed to equity, diversity, and accessibility and welcomes applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, women, and persons with disabilities.