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Avenue Road Arts School
The Avenue Road Arts School is a creative oasis for preschoolers, kids, teens and adults who want to develop skills in the arts.
The Avenue Road Arts School is a creative oasis for preschoolers, kids, teens and adults who want to develop skills in the arts.

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#Spring #Workshops are now posted on our website! Feeling time-strapped or want to try your hand at a new art form, but don't want to make a full-term commitment? Sign up for a workshop! #TorontoArt #CanadaArt #CanadianArt

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We're hiring an IT & Media Coordinator!

Organization Description
Avenue Road Arts School
Founded in 1993, the Avenue Road Arts School provides children & adults of all ages with high-quality visual and performing arts instruction in a relaxed and supportive environment. The School is committed to nurturing imaginative thinking and developing skills through innovative programming. Classes are taught by professional artists/educators and small class sizes allow for individual attention and guidance for students at all levels. The School organizes frequent student exhibits and performances to provide opportunities for showcasing talents and sharing ideas. Avenue Road Arts School is committed to maintaining a warm and congenial environment where students can feel safe expressing themselves in their own unique way.

Job Description
We are looking for a new team member who is tech and digitally savvy, creative, smart, easy-going, and knows how to comfortably work in a small team environment.

Specifics include:
This individual will help to maintain, build and manage the School’s website: (
Ensure up-to-date and a user-friendly website
Design banners and specialty graphics, when needed
Track website analytics to produce reports and statistics (Google Analytics)
Assist in developing blog and interactive components to the website
Create video content
Research upcoming trends and help implement them
Manage e-commerce practices (Google AdWords)
Assist with e-blast/newsletters
Marketing Initiatives
This individual will help to promote and market the School through many initiatives:
Assist the Director with all marketing projects, including some print and on-line banners and graphics, when needed
Manage social media accounts and content
Help with direct mail program, when needed
Assist with e-mail campaigns and manage e-mail address lists
Work on customer retention programs
Assist in the development of database marketing reports
IT Maintenance
The ideal person will be IT savvy and a great problem-solver:
Liaise with database developer to ensure proper continued database support
Trouble-shoot and fix any IT issues that arise
General Administration
Customer Service, including registering students and processing payments
Assist in answering and dealing with general inquiries, in person and via phone
Assist in telephone calls, mailings and team marketing programs

As the ideal candidate, you are a team player, digitally savvy, independent and a natural problem solver and have the following qualifications:
a University or College degree/diploma in a related field
practical experience in a similar employment environment
experience with website design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WordPress)
comfortable working in a mixed Windows/Mac environment
good working knowledge of networks, computer hardware and operating systems
strong computer skills in a Mac/Windows environment including working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, FileMaker Pro, QuickBooks, Final Cut Pro X, Microsoft Office/One Drive (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Hootsuite, and MailChimp
familiarity with local and cloud based backups (Time Machine, Windows Backup, CrashPlan for Small Business, Backblaze)
knowledge of form creation and maintenance (Formstack)
the ability to trouble shoot and problem solve most IT issues
excellent graphic sensibilities, with design and layout skills
knowledge of web analytics tools, ability to define goals and track metrics (Google)
basic knowledge of video (shooting & editing)
ability to establish priorities and to plan and monitor own work plan
must be well-organized with strong attention to detail and follow-through, even when things get busy
strong communication skills both oral and written
comfortable working in a small office and close team environment
the ability to multi-task, while paying close attention to detail
the ability to work some flexible hours, if needed

Additional Info:
This position is a full-time position, Monday-Friday with the possibility of some Saturday or early evening hours. It will commence immediately, with a paid training period.

How to Apply:
If you feel you are the right candidate, tell us why and how you’ll play an integral part in our team’s success, by sending us your cover letter, resume and references in WORD or PDF format. Please forward to the attention of Liana Del Mastro, Director, to workwithus [AT]

No e-mail or telephone inquiries, please.
We thank all applicants. However, only those being considered will be contacted.

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Currently, Saturday classes are planned to run as normal tomorrow. However, we may be cancelling classes if the weather tomorrow becomes extreme.
In this case, we will post a notice on our website, and will offer makeup classes in June.

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#Spring classes begin MONDAY! Spots still remain in many classes, so be sure to sign up today for yourself or your child! View classes and register via

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Our summer programming for 2018 is here!
The summer term begins Tuesday, July 3rd and runs through to Friday, August 31st, with different options running weekly or bi-weekly.
Don’t miss your chance to secure a spot in your favourite class this summer!

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Looking for a March Break class for kids in grades 3-9?
Our classes offer the perfect fit! March Break classes are offered 9am-12pm and 1-4pm March 12 - 16 and 19 - 23, with lunch supervision and before and after care available.
To learn more visit:

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Haven't yet signed up for March Break? Register your child today and secure a spot in a camp or class!
This March Break, grab your suitcase and embark on a wild adventure! Join us as we swing from tree to tree exploring all of the creatures, critters and flora that make up these exotic lands.
Children will draw, paint and sculpt, using a wide variety of materials and techniques, while creating unique art works inspired by the rainforests of South America, Central Africa and Southeast Asia. To explore the theme further, campers will participate in drama and music activities.
View schedules at:

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#HappyNewYear! We are thrilled to announce our fourth consecutive win for Best Creative Arts School from Toronto4Kids

#Winter Classes and #MarchBreak camps are now posted on our website, so be sure to sign up today!

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We will be closed for the holidays from December 22 - January 2!
For the week of January 2 - 5, the office will be open 8am-5pm.
Winter classes begin January 8, so be sure to register over the holidays to secure your spot. We'll see you in the new year!
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