Cultural Services Assistant 


Posting Id 2659
Number of Positions
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift 24 hours a week, Monday to Friday, some evening and weekend work required for select programs/events. 
Rate of Pay $26.97 - $26.97 Hourly
Job Type Permanent Part Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 07/09/2024  
Application Deadline 08/06/2024  


Position Summary

Reporting through the Cultural Services Section of the Recreation and Culture Division, the Cultural Services Assistant, Arts & Culture will assist with the research, implementation, and execution of the City of Richmond Hill’s Recreation & Culture Plan Recommendations. This position reports to the Culture Coordinator and is responsible for assisting with the development and delivery of arts and culture programming, services, events, activities, and initiatives for the community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the research, implementation, and execution of the City of Richmond Hill’s Recreation & Culture Plan Recommendations
  • Assists with the creation of an in-depth and robust plan for the carrying out of identified Recommendations in the City of Richmond Hill’s Recreation & Culture Plan
  • Assists with developing arts and culture programs; including implementation, marketing and promotion, recruiting specialized instructors, verifying supply lists and program supplies, and budget preparation.
  • Recruits artists and arts-related community groups/organizations to enhance City-led events both within and outside the Cultural Services section.
  • Prepares exhibits and / or displays related to arts and culture; this includes overseeing arts and culture program display cases in facilities and visual art gallery exhibits in venues around the City.
  • Assists with benchmarking and comparative analysis of program and service fees with other municipalities and arts/cultural organizations.
  • Prepares, coordinates and assists in delivering arts and culture related events, including but not limited to the Cultural Summit, and the annual ArtWalk & Studio Tour.
  • Assists with administering the community and cultural grant program as needed.
  • Supports arts related initiatives including Artists in Residence, community mural projects, and other areas as needed identified in the Recreation and Culture Plan.
  • Assist with budget preparation for arts and culture programs and events.
  • Participates in volunteer recruitment and training for programs and events within the portfolio.
  • Maintains databases of instructors and recruits new instructors to offer varying arts programs.
  • Performs all required administration functions in accordance with City Policy and Procedure.
  • Report to work promptly.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and staff training sessions.

Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary Education in Arts Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-3 years related experience in art programming and event delivery

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Proven skills in Recreation / Culture program development and delivery
  • Experience planning and delivering special events
  • Excellent customer service and public relation skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Rational decision-making skills including negotiation and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member
  • Organizational abilities including time management and prioritization of multiple tasks
  • Sound computer skills working with Microsoft Office applications and database management
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care and courage
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evening and weekend shifts
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certification      
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s License and use of a vehicle for corporate business is essential (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.