Canada Council for the Arts - Research and Measurement Analyst

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Deadline: Feb 9, 2023 - 11:45 pm

About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian artistic creativity and cultural life. The Council for the Arts (the “Council”) is a dynamic, highly respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and a considerable benefits package. For more information about the Council, please visit our website at

About the role

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst, the incumbent conducts research studies and analysis related to the Canada Council for the Arts granting activity, clients and the arts sector in general, based on identified priorities in research, measurement and evaluation strategies and plans.

As the Research and Measurement Analyst you will:

  • recommend, conduct and monitor data collection, validation and dissemination projects and processes for the Canada Council;
  • develop and maintain corporate data sets used for the strategic analysis of data, identification of trends, corporate reporting and program outcomes and performance measurement;
  • conduct analyses of cost efficiency and program performance measures;
  • undertake analysis and research concerning the activities of the Canada Council and the arts milieu in Canada and abroad;
  • design visualizations to best represent data;
  • monitor policy, research issues and trends in the national and international arts, culture or social fields;
  • coordinate the dissemination of research and data projects results;
  • assist and support in the management and development of performance measurement indicators methodologies, tools and reports;
  • provide assistance to Council staff related to data collection and validation methodologies, analysis of performance indicators, etc.;
  • and performs other related duties.

You may be required to travel up to 10 days per year and, on occasion, work irregular hours.

This position is located in Ottawa. The Council provides eligible employees with financial assistance to help offset specific moving expenses associated with relocation to the National Capital Region (NCR).

Requirements of the position

*Important: Please submit your resume and a cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications for Education and Experience. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information provided in your cover letter, resume and application form.


  • An undergraduate degree in social sciences, economics or related field of training or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience related to the responsibilities of the position


  • Five (5) years of experience related to the principal responsibilities of the position in a research or policy department, or in an arts or social sciences organization including three (3) years progressive experience in research methodology, quantitative and qualitative analysis, principles and methods, impact studies and electronic data processing methods
  • Experience in extraction, validation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, data analysis and data visualization
  • Experience in program evaluation or performance measurement
  • Experience analyzing and presenting financial and statistical data using a computerized system
  • Experience working with databases


  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g. surveys, interviews, focus groups)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), good understanding of data architectures and diagram principles, and good knowledge of data software (such as SPSS, NVivo, or PowerBI for data visualization).
  • Knowledge of the best practices in the national and international arts impact research sector would be an asset
  • Knowledge of justice, equity, and inclusion and accessibility, or Indigenous research methodologies would be an asset

Skills and competencies

  • Strong report building skills using business intelligence tools
  • Strong skills of data analysis related to the arts (e.g., financial, statistical, demographic, public participation, economic)
  • Excellent judgment, analytical, research and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data, to recognize significant factors, relationships, and trends, and to integrate the findings in reports and presentations
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews and prepare research summaries
  • Ability to communicate credibly about research results and data
  • Strong time and priority management skills
  • Demonstrated administrative, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities

Bilingual requirements

  • This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: intermediate level in oral and reading comprehension and a basic level in writing.

How to Apply

In addition to filling out the application formplease submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF to Please address them to the attention of Chantal Riendeau, Talent Acquisition Specialist. Please ensure you submit both components of your application before the deadline indicated on the job posting.


We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

For people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or TTY users, please use your preferred MRS (Message Relay Service) or IP service to contact us.

Employment equity

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the individuals and communities we serve. We invite applications from individuals with any combination of backgrounds, origins, identities and forms of self-expression. The Council is committed to enhancing representation of the following groups within its workforce: Indigenous people, Black people, racialized people, Deaf people, people with disabilities, women, and members of 2SLGBTQI+ and gender diverse communities.


We encourage you to include information on how you identify in the Voluntary Self-Identification section of the application form. This information is used during the recruitment process to enhance representation of historically underserved and marginalized communities, as per the Employment Equity Act and the Council’s ongoing commitment to equity. This information is also used for reporting at an aggregate level.