JOB POSTING: Program Assistant, artsnb 

Job Title: Program Assistant, New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) 

Terms: Annual contract (with possibility of renewal), subject to an initial three-month probation period and annual performance evaluations 

Hours: Flexible 3 days (about 21.75 hours) per week, permanent position year round 

Salary: Between $24,260 and $32,023 depending on experience, plus competitive benefits 

Bilingual: Excellent oral, written, and comprehension in English and French 

Location: Fredericton office and remote 

Competition open date: Immediately 

Competition close date: 22 June 2023 

To Apply: Please provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae (PDF file) plus two short cover letters in both official languages (one in English and one in French, saved as one PDF file). Send these two documents to Cheryl Lavigne, Administrative Assistant, at with Job Offer as the subject of the email. 

Education and Experience:  

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in arts administration or a related field; 
  • Or any other combination deemed equivalent. 

Roles and Responsibilities:  

Reporting directly to the Program Officers, the Program Assistant will: 

  • Assist with the grant application and assessment processes; 
  • Provide accurate information in English or French to artists and arts organizations applying for grant funding; 
  • Assist in the processing of grant application files, including translation of certain documents from English to French and vice versa; 
  • Assist in assessing the eligibility of applicants and all documents accompanying grant applications; 
  • Assist in organizing peer juries according to established procedures; 
  • Assist in keeping notes on deliberations and decisions made by jurors; 
  • Assist in preparing press releases announcing the results of competitions; 
  • Participate in activities of the Programs and Juries Committee (board level). 

Related tasks: 

  • Upon request, conduct research, prepare reports, and perform all duties assigned by the Executive Director or Program Officers; 

Required Qualifications: 

  • An ability and comfort working independently and in a highly integrated team; 
  • Outstanding time management skills; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; 
  • A facility with Microsoft Word and Excel; 
  • Ability to translate from English to French and vice versa. 
  • A facility with online technology and virtual communication tools (Zoom); 
  • Strong writing and communication skills. 

** artsnb encourages applications from individuals from equity-seeking groups (BIPOC, 2LGBTQIA+, disabled artists)