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Cultural Services Assistant, Partnerships & Sales


Posting Id 1525
Number of Positions
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift Monday to Friday 
Rate of Pay $26.00 - $26.00 Hourly
Job Length/End Date           
Job Type Part Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 06/15/2022  
Application Deadline 06/29/2022  


Position Summary

Reporting to the Cultural Services Coordinator, the Cultural Services Assistant will assist the Cultural Services Coordinator, with respect to the implementation of the Richmond Hill Cultural Plan.  The Recreation Assistant will be required to support Cultural Plan initiatives including the Cultural Summit, Culture Maps, Celebrated Stories, Artist in Residence Program, Arts Awards, and Cultural Plan social media accounts. The Recreation Assistant will assist with marketing and promotion, community outreach, event planning and delivery, and project development, implementation and maintenance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Know and understand the policies and procedures of the City of Richmond Hill and the Recreation and Culture Division.
  • Research trends and complete municipal comparisons relevant to the Cultural Plan and Cultural Plan projects.
  • Assist with community engagement to develop the requirements and partnerships for implementation of Cultural Plan projects.
  • Assist with the development of marketing and outreach plans including maintenance and scheduling of Richmond Hill Cultural Plan social media accounts.
  • Verify, input, maintain and update the Culture Map databases (Culture Map and Park Stories).
  • Sustain the ongoing operation of the on-line Culture Map mapping tools.
  • Provide feedback and suggestions on Cultural Plan projects to ensure it meets the needs of the City, community and partners.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, execution and evaluation of Cultural Plan projects, including: Cultural Summit, Artist in Residence Program, Arts Awards, Celebrated Stories projects and more.
  • Train and supervise volunteers as required to support Cultural Services programs and events.
  • Assist with other initiatives related to the Cultural Services portfolio as needed. 
  • Represent the City of Richmond Hill by presenting yourself in a co-operative, organized, enthusiastic and well-groomed manner.

Duties and Responsibilities Cont'd (if applicable)

Education and Experience

  • Diploma in Recreation, Arts, Culture, or Heritage Administration or equivalent
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C Certification         

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Municipal Cultural Planning
  • Experience working with databases
  • Experience working with arts and cultural community organizations
  • Experience working with social media accounts, specifically Facebook and Twitter
  • Demonstrated communication and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Responsible, creative and organized individual
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care and courage
  • Class G Drivers License with use of a vehicle (Mileage Compensated)
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring.

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities.  The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.