DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (Part-time, Contract)

Art with Heart Studio is looking for a unique individual to help our organization grow! We’re looking for someone who is passionate about the arts; enjoys engaging with community members and partners; and is excited to be a part of an organization that aims to enrich our community through art.


  • Contract position until February 28th, 2023, with potential for extension
  • $20/hour
  • 15 hours/week
  • Hours are flexible with hybrid work options


  • Develop Annual Campaign
  • Secure program + event sponsorships
  • Cultivate relationships with community members + donors
  • Create and implement a marketing strategy for fundraising initiatives
  • Create and execute fundraising events
  • Present to the Board of Directors + Staff of Art with Heart Studio a successful and realistic fundraising plan
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with all partners, sponsors and donors
  • Write donor newsletters
  • Conduct market research
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Create a fundraising summary to present at the AGM
  • Work alongside the staff at Art with Heart Studio
  • Write and submit grant applications on behalf of the organization
  • Assist with creating budgets for grant specific projects


  • 3+ years of experience or a mix of previous work experience relevant to the job
  • Demonstrated ability in securing sponsors, donors, and grants
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long- and short-range development initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with management, prospects, donors, and sponsors
  • Ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports and other documents to support development objectives
  • Database management skills.
  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • You get to work for a fun, inspiring workplace and help make a positive impact in our community!
  • Supportive team that encourages mentorship & growth opportunities
  • Employee discount on programs, workshops and retail items
  • Flexible work hours 
  • Hybrid work options