Applications open for position as Disability Arts Officer, Equity Office

This is the official text for a new position at the Canada Council.

Disability Arts Officer, Equity Office  Link

Competition: 1204TNF (Internal/External) Status: Term (May 2010 to April 2011)
Salary Scale: $56,927$ to $68,647 Closing date: April 16, 2010

Who can apply: This position is open to members of the following Employment Equity Group: Persons with disabilities.   About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected national agency with a mandate to promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts. We offer competitive salaries and benefit package. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at

About the role

Under the direction and supervision of the Coordinator of the Equity Office, the incumbent will contribute to and coordinate the development and implementation of a Canada Council-wide disability arts strategy. This includes working internally with Canada Council staff to ensure that all programs and services are accessible to and inclusive of artists with disabilities. It includes contributing to the development of policies, strategies and programs relating to access for artists with disabilities and appropriate assessment of disability arts. The incumbent will chair and participate on committees, provide information, context and expertise to Canada Council staff and the public; and advance the understanding of disability arts and the participation of artists with disabilities in peer assessment and advisory committees.

In addition, the incumbent may assist the delivery of programs and services for individual artists, arts groups, and/or arts organizations; provide information services and support; conduct outreach activities; provide input into the strategic development of the disability arts community and perform other related duties.

Basic requirements of the position

· A university degree or equivalent professional practice in the field;
· 5 years experience within the arts community and/or disability-related work in Canada;
· Excellent interpersonal , communication, research, analytical and facilitation skills;
· This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an intermediate level in oral and reading comprehension and a basic level in writing.

This position is located in Ottawa and the incumbent travels up to 20 days per year.

How to apply

Send the completed Application for Employment form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Roch Brunelle, Human Resources, prior to the closing date by either:

· email:
· fax: 613.566.4323
· mail: 350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8

For a copy of the job description, please contact Roch Brunelle at 613-566-4414, extension 4124 or by e-mail at We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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We value diversity in our workforce and encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.