Stakeholder Engagement Manager

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Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Position Type: Full time (between October 2022 and March 2025)
Location: Remote and/or hybrid (successful candidate may work from anywhere in Canada)
Salary: $55,000 annually
Application Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2022 at 5pm ET

How to Apply

Please submit your application through the online portal, visit

The Organization

Business / Arts is a national charitable organization that shows the power of partnership between business and arts. Through initiatives like the Canadian Arts Summit, Business / Arts works in partnership with arts leaders, government and the business community to ensure a thriving arts and culture sector. We lead research and advocacy projects to help make the case for the arts and celebrate leading figures in the business and arts communities across Canada through our annual awards gala. The artsvest program is a mentorship training program designed to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector. Artsvest provides small to mid-sized arts, culture and heritage organizations with resources, expertise and training in marketing, board governance and sponsorship along with matching incentive funds and peer-to-peer networking. To date, 5,966 representatives from 2,576 organizations have participated in the artsvest training and formed 5,864 partnerships with businesses, raising over $26.8 million in new private sector investment. Combined with matching funds, the overall impact is $37.2 million to Canada’s cultural sector.

Opportunities to Work at Business / Arts

Business / Arts is committed to equity in our policies, practices and programs. We are currently undertaking a group-hire for five positions for the next phase of the artsvest program. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from people who identify as Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, living with a disability, a religious or language minority. All artsvest positions will be remote-work positions so we are open to accepting applications from anywhere in Canada.

Find out about the other Business / Arts positions available, visit

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Business / Arts is seeking a stakeholder engagement manager to facilitate, steward and maintain participant and contributor engagement with the artsvest program. We are looking for a highly professional and detail-oriented individual who has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the arts and cultural sector, and is a strong relationship builder. The successful candidate will possess exceptional skills in community collaboration and engagement, communications and networking. This is a remote position and open to candidates based anywhere in Canada.

The Stakeholder Engagement Manager will work under the leadership of the senior director and will work closely with artsvest mentors and the B/A team. Their duties will include but are not limited to the following key focus areas:

  • Mentor Stewardship: Oversee mentor recruitment, orientation, training, support and recognition.
  • Stakeholder Relations: Create and maintain exceptional relationships with community partners and mentors as well as cultural and educational organizations on a national scale. Establish and maintain strong equity, diversity, and inclusion practices, champion under-represented voices, and represent and engage with diverse and BIPOC communities through culturally responsive programming.
  • Outreach: Cultivate and develop new relationships with key community stakeholders, organizations and businesses to participate and/or contribute to artsvest mentorship and training opportunities.
  • Communications: Effectively communicate the mission of Business / Arts and the artsvest program through written and verbal communications and work closely with the B/A team to share content and promote awareness and impact of the program.
  • Alumni Relations: Maintain and steward relationships with past participants in the artsvest program and provide opportunities for further engagement.


As a national ambassador and champion for the arts and cultural sectors, the ideal candidate will have/be:

  • A strong spokesperson and advocate for the arts with exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field or equivalent knowledge and experience in the arts & culture or business sectors.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Canada’s not-for-profit arts, culture and heritage communities, including both rural and urban, under-resourced and equity-seeking communities, with an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.
  • Experience in building and facilitating collaborative relationships with stakeholders including program participants and volunteers, team members and community partners.
  • Track record of deepening involvement and engagement with wider communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and proven commitment to the values of equity, inclusion and diversity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrable respect for colleagues and stakeholders, and the ability to nurture and build reciprocal relationships.
  • Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills with keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task and manage a remote working environment.
  • Computer literate with Google Apps, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Zoom and web-based project management systems.
  • Ability to speak in both official languages is a significant asset.

Applications are welcomed from all qualified individuals. We are particularly interested in and encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

The Business / Arts artsvest program is generously supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage / Government of Canada.

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