Public Programming Assistant

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Public Programming Assistant
  • Organization name: Textile Museum of Canada
  • Job location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Length of assignment: 2021-08-12 to 2022-03-27 (32.43 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $16.00

The Textile Museum of Canada is seeking a highly motivated team player for the position of Public Programming Assistant. This position offers active involvement and training in principles of arts administration and management of a midsize cultural organization.

Principal duties and responsibilities include the following:

Works with the Head of Operations and Public Engagement to develop systems for the new Upcycling Centre – sales, inventory, fabric sorting and pricing

Collaborating with the Public Engagement Department to develop volunteer policies and procedures for the Upcycling Centre Team

Engages with community groups and volunteer groups in the launch of the Upcycling Centre

Develop engaging audio and video content for the Museum’s digital channels –website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook that are authentic, compelling and on-brand

Creates digital content animating the Upcycling Centre prior to the Museum re-opening

Provide ongoing support for digital programs – Pre-program: setting up registration, Zoom meetings and webinars, updating website, sending reminder emails. During programs: monitor chats, tech support as needed. Post programs: sending out follow up emails, surveys, consolidating survey results, editing recordings to share with participants.

Work to further the goals and objectives of the Museum and participate actively in the life of the institution.

Act in a respectful, accountable, and generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public.

Other duties as assigned


Knowledge and experience for best practices, tools and processes for publishing original online video

Demonstrated competency in areas such as: Graphic Design, Digital Design, Multimedia, Communications, Digital Marketing or related field

Must have: a portfolio demonstrating relevant experience

Experience or interest in working in education settings or delivering public programs

Knowledge and understanding of textile art and techniques is preferred

Strong attention to detail, high level of accuracy, and strategic problem solving.

Ability to work effectively and confidently with staff, trustees, artists, arts professionals, and the public.

Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

Ability to work independently as well as closely with a small team.

Experience working with volunteers is an asset

Additional Info:

This is a full-time Monday to Friday contract position for 32 weeks pending funding approval. The position will be a hybrid of remote and onsite work. Hourly rate: $16. This position is hired through Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage, and candidates must program eligibility criteria (you can find a list here:

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter, resume, and three references (including email and phone numbers) as a single document attachment to The email subject line should read <title of position applied for> <followed by applicant’s last name>. Kindly note that we will accept no phone calls. We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The deadline to apply is July 16th.

The Textile Museum of Canada maintains a Board of Trustees approved Anti-Racism, Access, and Equity Policy. This application is open to all candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, however in keeping with the Museum’s equity goals, we will prioritize those candidates who are BIPOC and/or 2SLGBTQIAP+. Candidates are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letters.

About the Textile Museum of Canada

Established in 1975 and originally incorporated as the Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles, the Textile Museum of Canada has established itself as a vibrant cultural place that promotes community engagement through our programs and services. Operations are driven by a dedicated Board of Trustees, committee members, and staff of 15 employees, as well as a vital and engaged community of more than 150 volunteers.

As the only national museum in Canada exclusively focused on the study and presentation of textiles from cultures around the world, the Textile Museum of Canada occupies a unique position among other leading cultural institutions in the country. The universality of textiles is at the heart of our work and provides the stimulus and opportunity to engage the surrounding communities as well as thousands of national and international visitors.

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