Jobs in the arts can be fun, rewarding, engaging, and drive your own personal creative juices! Working in our space with visitors, residents, and creatives of all kinds, surrounded by great visual art and creative thinkers, helps to make our jobs unique.

Scugog Arts currently has five full-time summer jobs available, all partially funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, open to those up to age 30, for a term of up to 16 weeks. There are lots of transferable skills to learn and develop with these jobs: client services, teamwork, communications, digital, research, leadership, project management, and creative problem solving. Specific jobs will also help you develop event management, marketing, writing, teaching, and systems & procedures skills.

Supervision and mentoring are provided by a board team with extensive education and experience in the arts, business, and tourism. We have had staff come back multiple summers and continue with permanent jobs. If you are an energetic self-starter with loads of ideas, determination, and grit we may be the place for you. 

But don’t be deterred if you don’t have a lot of experience – we welcome those who are willing to try and learn.

 We have four roles:

  • Event Coordinators for our Culture Days program: Two staff will 1)create a revised vision and plan, 2) get commitment to participation from a wide variety of presenter participants, 3) create and execute a marketing plan, and 4) organize the digital programs, a public art program, live programs, jobs and people for Culture Days in September 2023.
  • Administrator Assistant, Art Gallery will have five main goals: 1) organize indoor gallery exhibitions and shop displays; 2) organize our Annual Juried Show 2023; 3) bring in new artists to our Resident Artist group; 4) manage our digital art inventory system; 5) create programs in support of September 30 and Women’s History Month, as well as ideas for future Black History and Pride Month concepts.
  • Coordinator, Arts & Crafts Programs will have four main goals: 1) create and instruct a summer Sunday outdoor art program for kids; 2) organize and teach two weeks of summer camp programs; 3) organize public workshops for youth and adults for fall and winter 2023-2024; 4) create a library of arts projects.
  • Membership Services Manager will have four main goals: 1) Organize our outdoor Sunday Market in the Mews program including Member demonstrations and one day for a YART SALE; 2) create a plan for arts practitioner fall program of artist learning and related programs for members; 3) write and develop stories and communications for website an d social media about members; 4) keep member content on our website up to date

Job Facts:

  • Most roles are in-person at Scugog Arts Space, 175B Queen Street in Port Perry, with some work that can be done from home and some off-site depending on the role.
  • Staff are required to use their own phones and computers and must be vaccinated.
  • Work week is 35 hours a week, $17 an hour.
  • The application deadline is February 28th, 2023.
  • Full job descriptions.

 To apply contact Marion Meyers at (905)982-2121 or email Please include a cover letter with a resume telling us why you want a job at Scugog Arts.

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