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April 01, 2016

ArtStarts is Hiring! Job Posting for Grants Manager

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Job Posting: Grants Manager

ArtStarts in Schools is seeking a Grants Manager to join our team for a one-year maternity leave contract. This is a temporary full-time position starting mid-May 2016. ArtStarts disburses a variety of grants to schools, school districts and artists across BC to help ensure that arts remain an essential part of educating young people. This position reports to the Executive Director and is based from ArtStarts' administrative office and gallery located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Richards and Robson.


If you are a team player with strong communication skills who is fair and diplomatic, thrives in a creative and collaborative environment, consider yourself to be technologically savvy, are confident managing multiple stakeholders and enjoy building relationships, then we want to hear from you.


  • Post secondary education in a relevant field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an administrative role in an office atmosphere (preference will be given to those with previous grants management experience)


  • Grants Management: Manage the administration of grants including responding to inquiries, receiving applications, entering and updating grant information in a database, managing jury meetings, allocating funds, monitoring project progress and reporting and supporting reporting requirements to the funder
    • Responsible for the following grants: Artists in the Classroom, Cherniavsky Fund, Arts in Education Council of BC Fund, Creative Spark Columbia Basin and Creative Spark Vancouver
  • Advocacy and Outreach: Deliver grant writing workshops, attend and present at events to build awareness of granting programs, develop content for newsletter
  • Artists in the Classroom Directory: Field inquiries from artists, receive applications, manage selection committee meetings, launch directory updates twice annually and promote directory
  • Office and Facility Management: Purchase office supplies, maintain office equipment, support reception, manage facility requirements


  • Proven writing, speaking and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to build positive working relationships and work cooperatively in an open office setting
  • Advanced administrative skills to manage and organize information efficiently
  • Focused, organized and thorough when accomplishing tasks with concern for detail
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and MS Word plus experience with MS Access
  • Geographic understanding of the province of British Columbia
  • Positive demeanour and open attitude to take on multiple tasks and support the team

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter (max two pages) and resume to [email protected] and include your salary expectation. Your cover letter must respond to the following question: How do you see this position as an opportunity to support your interests and goals? Applications will be considered as they are received so candidates are encouraged to apply early and no later than April 20, 2016 at 5pm.

ABOUT ARTSTARTS: ArtStarts is a growing, dynamic, not-for-profit organization that promotes art and creativity among British Columbia's young people. Since 1996, ArtStarts has supported and promoted professional artists in urban, rural and remote regions of the province. ArtStarts envisions a society where the arts are regarded as an essential part of educating young people and a catalyst for creating innovative, engaged and contributing members of society. Visit for more information.

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