Director of Cultural Affairs and Special Projects

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January 7, 2022

Consulate General of Israel in Toronto

The Consulate General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada is seeking qualified candidates for its office in downtown Toronto.

The successful candidate will join a team of local staff under the direction of the Consulate’s diplomatic officials and will:

  • Plan, organize, and implement the programs and services of the Department of Cultural Affairs;
  • Liaise with Canadian organizations, institutions and individuals involved in various cultural Fields (art, cinema, theatre, literature, etc.) in Ontario and Western Canada;
  • Schedule, coordinate and take part in internal and outside meetings with individuals and groups in various cultural fields;
  • Prepare promotional materials such as social media posts, newsletters, posters and advertisements;
  • Maintain database of artists, cultural organizations, events such as festivals, exhibitions, etc;
  • Identify new project opportunities;
  • Help strengthen existing relations with relevant organizations, including Jewish community organizations.
  • Project management responsibilities include
  • The coordination and completion of the Consulate’s projects on time within budget and within scope.
  • Take leading part in organizing events and conferences.
  • Provide culture and special projects administrative support.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

The successful candidate will possess the following background and skills:

  • Relevant educational background;
  • Work experience in a cultural field;
  • Excellent computer and communication skills;
  • Good knowledge of social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc;
  • Strong English-language skills, including writing skills (letters, reports, speeches), and public speaking on occasion;
  • Good social skills – open to meeting new people and making new contacts;
  • Creative thinking – ability to initiate programs, ideas, etc.
  • Good knowledge of Canadian culture and arts;
  • Some knowledge of Israel, Israeli culture, as well as Jewish culture and the Canadian Jewish community.

Please email your resume and cover letter to: culture@toronto.mfa.gov.il and put “Cultural Affairs Position” on the subject line.

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