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As a dynamic partner in Montreal’s professional arts community, the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) identifies, supports, and recognizes the achievements of nearly 450 Montreal cultural organizations and collectives each year. Through its actions, it fosters openness, exploration, and fearlessness at the heart of Montreal’s creative landscape. Since 1956, the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s progressive actions have contributed to the establishment of “Montreal, Cultural Metropolis.”

Business/Arts is looking for a Program Manager for artsvest Montréal

Application deadline: March 28, 2019

Do you enjoy connecting with individuals and cultivating relationships? Are you passionate about professional development and capacity building in the arts? Would you consider yourself a fast-paced, independent worker, as well as a collaborator?

Business / Arts is looking for a artsvest Program Manager for Montréal to deliver the artsvest program. We are looking for a highly professional and detail-oriented individual who has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the cultural sector, is able to work independently and organize and manage multiple projects and deadlines. The successful candidate will be the representative for artsvest Montréal and will possess exceptional skills in communications, networking, and public speaking. The candidate would be based in or near Montréal and be able to travel across the City with the possibility of provincial travel.

About artsvest
artsvest is Business / Arts signature mentorship training program designed to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector. artsvest provides small to mid-sized arts and cultural organizations with resources, expertise and training in marketing, board governance and sponsorship along with peer-to-peer networking and a grant program distributing matching incentive funds. Arts organizations are trained by expert coaches and mentors on how to build strong funding relationships with their local business community, and given the resources and tools needed to approach the business community with strong sponsorship proposals. For every funding partnership secured, artsvest provides the arts organization with matching funds.

Launched in 2005, artsvest has operated in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. To date, 1833 organizations have participated in artsvest and formed 4,878 partnerships with businesses, raising $21.19M in new private sector investment. Combined with matching funds, the overall impact is $29.25M to Canada’s cultural sector.

Who Are We?
Business / Arts is a national charitable organization that shows the power of partnership between business and arts. The organization’s national program, artsvest has generated an investment of $29.25M into Canada’s cultural sector, while the Canadian Arts Summit and Culture Track Canada provide arts and business leaders across the country access to professional development, and research to make strategic investments for the future health of the sector. The arts & business exchange and boardLink cultivate the next generation of arts supporters in the business sector, while the annual awards gala celebrates leading figures in the business and arts communities across Canada.

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Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

The artsvest Program Manager for Montréal will work under the leadership of Business / Arts’ National Program Director and will work closely with provincial representatives and local stakeholders in delivering the artsvest program. The Program Manager will oversee a variety of duties implementing the program including, but not limited to:

  • Program Management: Managing the implementation of the program in Montréal,  including regular communication and support of program participants,  tracking timelines, budgets, schedules, performance measurements and deliverables for the artsvest program and consistently reporting details to Business / Arts head office and various stakeholders.
  • Mentorship:  Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate online and in-person mentoring sessions between artsvest participants and volunteer mentors who provide ongoing expert guidance in their field. Provide support to mentor volunteers and engage in relationship-building by responding to their regular questions and concerns. Assist Business/Arts head office in researching and recruiting volunteers. Track and maintain records of mentoring activities, as well as assist in evaluation and reporting.
  • Stakeholder & Community Relations: Establish relationships with community leaders from the private, public and cultural sectors to effectively implement and support the program in the City of Montréal.
  • Event & Workshop Management: Manage the delivery of artsvest launch events and sponsorship workshops across the City, liaising with local leadership to coordinate the launch events. Survey and test workshop participants to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of training; manage workshop/webinar registration, RSVPs and coordinate the logistics of workshops from registration to AV requirements.
  • Grant Management: Coordinate the application and granting processes of matching funds, including coordinating the jury and gathering, organizing and vetting applications with Business/Arts head office. Report on the progress of cultural organizations and the levels of private sector contributions. Strict attention to budget, calculations and grant details is vital.
  • Support: Provide year-round support in-person and virtually to arts and culture organizations as they work through the application process, mentorship, sponsorship proposals and securing private sector sponsorship.  Travel throughout the City to meet with organizations is required.
  • Communications: Effectively communicate the mission of Business / Arts and the artsvest program through written and verbal communications, assisting the head office and provincial government in development of press releases, information packages, training materials and brochures. Deliver orientations, workshops and facilitate group mentoring sessions in-person and online. Outreach to partner organizations to assist in promotion of the program.


  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in both official languages
  • Degree in arts management, business or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience in Sponsorship or Development in the arts 5+ years program management or arts management experience
  • Knowledge of Montréal’s not-for-profit arts, cultural and heritage communities, including Indigenous and diverse communities, with an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the sector
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Organized and multi-task oriented
  • High energy, proactive, team-oriented and personable
  • Valid driver’s license and flexibility to travel
  • Event coordination
  • Computer literate with Google Apps, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, webinar platforms and web-based project management systems
  • Demonstrated creativity, flexibility and comfort in working with diverse populations
  • Must not have other major contracts in addition to this role

Applications are welcomed from all qualified individuals. We encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.  Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

How to Apply: Please email  cover letter and resume in both English and French to Brittney Cathcart, Director of Development and Operations at

Position Term: Contract, with potential to renew
Location: Montréal
Salary: $45,000 - 50,000 annually

Application Deadline: Monday March 28, 2019

Reporting to: artsvest National Program Director

The Business / Arts artsvest program is generously supported by the Montréal Arts Council, The Rossy Foundation and the Department of Canadian Heritage / Government of Canada