Funding Coordinator
Seasonal Contract

Start date: as early as May 16, 2022
Duration: up to 16 weeks (funding-dependent)
Remote and hybrid options available*
Up to $18/h

Please submit a resume and cover letter by Sunday May 1, 2022.
*Due to constraints of the CSJ program, the employee must be currently living within the Cumberland-Colchester region.


This is an entry-to-intermediate-level position with an individual who is interested in gaining experience in nonprofit financial development. The fundraising coordinator works with the Executive Director to ultimately help raise the money required to accomplish our mission statement through our core programs: the annual plein air festival (PIPAF), Cultural Campus, Artists-in-Residence, Pop-up art fairs, and other developing initiatives.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn/develop/enhance the following transferrable skills, shaping themselves favourably for a competitive job market:

  • Financial analysis (financial software, reading and generating reports, assessing financial health)

  • Investigation/research

  • Communications and networking (liasing with funders, building strong and meaningful connections in the arts community,

  • Goal-setting

  • Client service

  • Teamwork

  • Digital skills

  • Leadership

(Start date and schedule to be determined with successful candidate, but the hours will generally be worked daytime, Monday-Friday). Additional flexibility to attend weekend and/or evening events as required.)

Please note that this position is dependent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs, and interested applicants must be eligible through the program in order to be considered: 

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

UPDATE: due to restrictions by the CSJ program, only applicants currently living in Cumberland-Colchester are eligible.

Key responsibilities of the Funding Coordinator include but are not limited to:

Skills and Expectations

Research and Analysis

  • Conduct research into funding streams (governmental/public, private, corporate, etc.) relevant to Parrsboro Creative’s short and long-term goals

  • Meet with and report findings to the Executive Director

  • Analyze PC’s financial history and identify trends

  • Read books and materials on the topic of fundraising, Membership development and retention


  • Work with the Board of Directors, volunteers, and community members to organize fundraiser(s)

  • Theorize and draft plans to benefit PC’s long-term financial health


  • Liase with Parrsboro Creative’s Members, including relationship-building, event-planning

  • Liase with sponsors

Operations & Support for Programs 

If the candidate works on-site or blended in-person and remote, assisting with pre-production tasks of cultural events such as the plein air festival, courses, and pop-up art fairs may be required.


This position is full-time (35 hours per week) at up to $18/hour.

Please note that this position is funding-dependent. Parrsboro Creative will do its best to inform applicants of any changes to their application.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to

Please note that references may be required if applicant is successful during the screening and interview process. Applications not received via this process will not be reviewed.

Applications are due Sunday May 1, 2022.

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