Professional Development Coordinator - Canadian Musicians Co-operative

Job Details

Professional Development Coordinator

  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Salary
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 10
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Seasonal
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 30
  • Schedule Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Education Education: High School, College, University

Professional Development Team - Canada Wide 

The Professional Development team plans, schedules, and hosts a number of workshop series during the summer season, and prepares work for ready deployment of PD workshops in Fall and Winter seasons. This multidisciplinary team works largely in Zoom and other online workshop platforms to professionally present high-level industry speakers with confidence to audiences of 15 - 300 participants. Hosts moderate questions and comments throughout the presentation, and make decisions about which questions are asked at which time. Sessions are recorded and edited for replay viewing. In 2023, we are seeking PD team members who will support and/or specialize in artistic, administrative or technical workshops. 

Our waterfall mentorship model means you will help others to learn things you are already an expert in and others will help you learn things you are working on yourself. These roles are progressive over the summer and youth are afforded as much scope and responsibility as they are willing and able to handle. It's a great way to 'level up' in a team setting where your voice and opinions genuinely make a difference daily.

Full-time summer employment contracts range from 8 -16 weeks, April through September. Post-secondary students are welcomed and encouraged to apply for this position as part of their program’s requirements for a co-op or work placement. Contracts for most roles are offered at the Ontario minimum wage.

Some roles follow a hybrid work structure where employees both work from home or in person, as needed, based on demands of specific tasks and/or personal work preferences. Working from the office/studio/meeting location is encouraged when working on tasks that require a high degree of collaboration. Training and Workshops may be online or in-person, as needed.

Due to federal funding requirements for this position, eligible applicants must:

  • Be 15–30 years of age on their first day of work
  • Be a Canadian citizen, have a permanent resident card, or be protected under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (there is no requirement to be a student)
  • Be present in Canada while working
  • Hold a valid Social Insurance Number, and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Professional Development Manager

Professional Development (PD) Managers oversee and be responsible for all operations and staff within the PD department. They will take part in hiring and onboarding processes for their prospective staff, including training and orientation, and will be responsible for scheduling, guiding, and supporting the department’s work and goals. They are responsible for planning, scheduling, advertising, and making all arrangements for resources for workshops and training.

Professional Development Coordinator

Professional Development (PD) Coordinators plan, schedule, advertise, and make all arrangements for resources for workshops and training.

PD Host

PD Hosts facilitate the Zoom calls and moderate program participant interactions with workshop and training speakers.

PD Video Editor

PD Video Editors will edit online workshop and training video content for on-demand playback.

Typical Work Hours

  • Regular hours Tuesday - Friday
  • Rotational coverage for evenings and weekends as scheduled
  • We are closed for all staff on Mondays

The Co-op seeks individuals who enjoy collaboration, creativity, learning new skills, and engaging with artists and the community. This position includes some evenings and weekends as scheduled.

Any additional documentation (e.g., your own past projects or school assignments) should be included via the pre-screening box “Additional Documentation.” Please utilize a Google Drive, Dropbox, or equivalent platform to link these files (for preview in browser) to ensure that hiring staff can open the files.

Applications are only accepted via our branded “GetHired” portal. All pre-screening questions must be completed. If you have found this job posting on a website other than GetHired, visit and click on the “Summer Employment Opportunities” button in the top right corner of the page to access the application portal and the full list of open positions.

To have your application successfully advance to screening, please ensure you complete all pre-interview questions.

Following our initial screening, applicants may be invited to a formal job interview. Interviews take place in March/April onwards until positions are filled. The number of positions available to be filled depends on funding received for this employment program.


Canadian Musicians Co-operative welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please email if you have any questions or require accommodations to apply, or for your interview.

The Co-op is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our members. The Co-op has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy strongly encouraging vaccinations for all employees who can be vaccinated against COVID-19 (respectful of Ontario Human Rights Code considerations). The Policy requires mandatory disclosure of vaccination status and full compliance with the policy requirements. All new employees (and re-hires) are subject to the COVID-19 Policy and the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy as a condition of employment and disclosure of vaccination status is required prior to commencing employment.

Co-op membership is not required to participate in the competition for this position, and no preference is given to existing members in our ranking process. If you choose to accept a position with The Co-operative, you will be expected to join as a professional member upon acceptance of employment. Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.

Applicants not selected in this role are welcome to join the Co-op, as membership in a cooperative is open to all people who can reasonably use its services and stand willing to accept the responsibilities of membership. Professional Creator members enjoy access to the same live or digital resources, support and community as those in our Emerging Artist programs.

We thank you for your interest in Canadian Musicians Co-operative and submitting your application. Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.

Perks & Benefits

  • Freebie bonuses
  • Tuition reimbursement or payment for seminars and classes
  • Career planning and development
  • Professional association meeting, conference or seminar expense
  • On the job training
  • Additional training available
  • Training opportunities
  • Team building courses
  • Professional development
  • Team building activities or trips
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Bereavement period for the loss of pets
  • Subsidized haircare
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Mental health days
  • Service recognition program
  • Free drinks such as pop, coffee, tea, juice, and espresso
  • Free lunch
  • Free popcorn, ice cream, fruit, or other snacks
  • Standing desks
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Cake on your birthday
  • Free coffee
  • Telecommuting
  • Event tickets
  • Flexible work hours
  • Home most nights
  • 5 Day work weeks
  • Work on exciting projects
  • Terrific work environment
  • Flexible work environment
  • Casual dress code
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The Canadian Musicians Co-operative (the Co-op) is a not-for-profit arts service organization dedicated to assisting new generation and other independent artists in building sustainable careers intersecting the music industry in the 21st Century. Our mandate is to assist independent artists & arts professionals to overcome barriers, build strong networks, and succeed in building a sustainable self-directed artistic practice that allows them to continue to control their intellectual property, their image and likeness, and digital assets. We proudly serve our diverse community, strongly represented by members with disabilities, women, people of colour, the LGBTQIA+ community, rural and low-income participants, and Indigenous artists. Every year, the Co-op runs a summer intensive for youth ages 16-30 who are interested in a career in the arts as a performer, administrator, or technical/production team member. The Co-op hosts world-class professional development workshops for many disciplines within the field of music and its associated industries, creates employment opportunities for youth so they can afford to focus on their careers, and addresses some of the secondary barriers to success like food insecurity with the No More Starving Artists Program. When we come together, we can do amazing things, so now, we do more together!