Administrator for Youth and Children Activities

Employer: Ottawa StoryTellers
Location: Ottawa, ON

Children’s Storytelling Festival — Ottawa StoryTellers
Salary: $23/hour
Closing date: May 31, 2022
Contract: 30 hours/week, June 2022 – April 2023, with extension hoped for

Ottawa StoryTellers (OST) is one of the most enduring storytelling organizations in Canada,
mounting festivals, offering workshops and mentorships, and running performance series that
let storytellers present their art and provide audiences the opportunity to enjoy oral literature
live for nearly 40 years.

OST’s Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival/Festival du conte pour enfants d’Ottawa
(November 21-26) features 24+ professional Indigenous, French, and English storytellers
offering pre-recorded and live performances free to the public through the Ottawa Public
Library Website, Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook, Centre Jules Legér, and the Odawa Native
Friendship Centre Child and Family Programs. Following the festival, recorded closed-captioned
performances are available online at the OPL website to teachers, social service organizations,
and the public. Throughout the year, storytelling workshop series of 8 sessions each are
available to children and youth.

Job Summary:

The bilingual Administrator for Children and Youth Activities is responsible for managing,
marketing, and grant writing for the Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival-Festival du conte
pour enfants d’Ottawa, mentorships associated with the festival, and storytelling workshops for
children occurring throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • coordinate volunteers (oversight) to ensure all tasks are completed
  • carry out administrative tasks such as organizing volunteers, putting out calls for
    performers, participants, and mentees, scheduling, tracking applications, and contracts,
    following up to recognize work well done, and communicating with storytellers and
  • provide the Managing Artistic Director with all information necessary for financial tasks
    such as payments and claiming the HST rebate
  • market youth and children’s programs and events following and adding to the existing
    marketing plan
  • chair meetings of sub-committees
  • administer partnerships with partnering organizations and develop new partnerships
  • write grants and reports
  • organize and manage children’s workshops (registration, follow-up, survey)
  • complete administration tasks for the mentorships of 2 mentors and 2 mentees

External and Internal Relationships:

  • coordinates with partners, including Ottawa Public Library, Odawa Native Friendship
    Centre, Conseil des écoles Catholiques Centre Ést, Consortium Centre Jules-Legér, le
    Cercle des conteurs et conteuses de l’est d’Ontario
  • liaises with the Coordinator of OST’s Youth and Children’s activities
  • reports to the Board of Directors
  • works with long-time volunteers and new volunteers


  • fully bilingual
  • managed artistic events, live and online
  • solid experience in all types of marketing
  • created marketing materials (Canva)
  • established and managed budgets and written grants
  • can work effectively with volunteer teams

Personal attributes required:

  • well-organized
  • flexible problem solver
  • able to multitask and manage stress
  • respectful of others, including sensitivity to diverse communities
  • able to work independently
  • strong communicator
  • good interpersonal skills

To apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] by May
31, 2022