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Opera Canada

Grants Writer

Posted On: October 17, 2022
Closing On: November 14, 2022

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: contract
Level: beginner
Salary Range: 32$/hr + 4% vacation pay


A Cultural Management Consulting Firm



Toronto, Ontario

Grant Writer

Opera Canada Magazine invites applications and referrals for a Grant Writer, a contract part-time position.

Opera Canada is the oldest continuously published arts periodical in Canada and is available quarterly. Opera Canada magazine has been connecting the vibrant world of Opera in Canada since 1960 with high quality professional arts journalism, in-depth interviews with its creators, artists and decision-makers as well as beautifully-illustrated features and reviews about productions from across the nation and internationally.   It is a not for profit magazine with a board of directors, an annual awards event, and many partnerships with the opera community across Canada.  Opera Canada is Canada’s authoritative source for all news about Canadians working in Opera in Canada and around the world.

The Grant Writer is responsible for identifying, sourcing and writing all the grant applications that Opera Canada applies for annually, including the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Creates, the Magazine Publications Fund, and others. Both initial applications and ongoing interim and final reports have to be completed.

The Grant Writer is also tasked with identifying new potential sources of grants and revenues for Opera Canada on-going revenue generation.

The episodic schedule of grant applications means that this job will fluctuate in terms of hours, requiring significant time requirements during application periods


The position requires a background in grant writing for arts organizations. The ideal candidate will be a strong self-starter who can move projects forward independently. 

Other Information and Application Process:

The Grant Writer will work remotely, checking in frequently with the Editor-in-Chief.

This is a contract position, for an initial contract of 12 months, renewable annually, reporting to the Editor-in-Chief.  Payment will be made based on hours worked, through invoices submitted to Opera Canada Publications. The base salary will be $32 an hour, plus 4% vacation pay.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of references in confidence by Monday, November 14, 2022 to:

 Margaret Genovese

Senior Partner



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