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artsPlace is Canmore’s community arts centre, offering accessible arts-based programs, classes, workshops, and public performances for all age groups and across multiple disciplines: visual arts, ceramics, textiles, fabrication, digital arts, film, music and drama. artsPlace features a number of teaching, exhibit and performance spaces including classrooms for ceramics, fabrication and visual arts, a black box performance/film theatre, and a public gallery space, as well as digital presentation capacity.

Current Job Opportunities

Communications Manager
(One Year Maternity Leave Contract)

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, and working very closely with all permanent staff, the Communications Manager supports the artsPlace mandate of engaging all residents of the Bow Valley in the arts and creativity by developing, coordinating and maintaining marketing and public relations initiatives, and managing and maintaining a strong brand identity and voice.

This is a full-time one-year maternity leave replacement position with compensation commensurate with experience including a full benefits package.

artsPlace celebrates diversity and equality. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, developing and implementing artsPlace operational communications plans.
  • Imagining and writing communications materials across multiple digital and traditional platforms.
  • Managing and maintaining a strong brand identity through meaningful storytelling, creative content, and an authentic brand voice.
  • Identifying and building relationships with community stakeholder groups.
  • Management and development of the artsPlace website.
  • Day to day management of all social media platforms.
  • Managing the promotion of all artsPlace activities, including but not limited to media and public relations, advertising, and promotion through traditional and digital channels.
  • In conjunction with all artsPlace staff, coordinating the creation and distribution of seasonal program guides and other promotional materials.
  • In conjunction with the Fund Development Manager and on an as-needed basis, assisting with the creation of various sponsorship and fundraising proposals and case for support materials.
  • In conjunction with the Fund Development Manager and Executive Director, creation and coordination of the artsPlace Annual Report.
  • In conjunction with other artsPlace staff, development and dissemination of crisis/emergency communications across multiple platforms.
  • Developing and managing systematic feedback mechanisms on existing artsPlace programming as well as future community programming needs.
  • Ongoing analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of all communications initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The qualifications listed below match what we are ideally seeking in a candidate, but we will consider applications from any interested person who has a strong passion for the arts and creativity and their intrinsic benefits to a dynamic and inclusive community. If you are a strong and confident communicator and working for a dynamic, inclusive and creative arts centre inspires you, then we want to hear from you regardless of whether or not you fit the job description precisely. Being the right fit may not mean the person with the closest match to the listed qualifications.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Proven experience managing and/or working in marketing and communications;
  • A post secondary education in a related field;
  • A passion for the arts and creativity and an appreciation of multiple art forms;
  • An understanding and appreciation of mountain culture;
  • A familiarity with, and understanding of, the diverse communities and demographic groups that make up Canmore and the Bow Valley;
  • An ability to think creatively and to formulate and carry out imaginative approaches to planning and problem solving;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to work both independently with limited supervision and as an important member of a small, committed team;
  • An outgoing personality, creative flair, and comfort meeting and engaging with new people; 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; 
  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and complete multiple tasks in an efficient and timely manner; 
  • Experience using multiple contemporary communications and analytical tools including: the Microsoft Office Suite, website content management systems (Prismic), databases and registration systems, MailChimp e-mail marketing, Google Analytics, and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc.), and a general comfort level exploring new/emerging digital and social media platforms and technologies.
  • Experience working for a charitable or not-for-profit organization is a bonus.
  • Graphic design and layout skills, as well as familiarity with editing software (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign) are a bonus.
  • Film and video production and editing skills are a bonus.

To Apply

Please forward a resume and cover letter expressing what excites you about the position and why you are the best fit, to the attention of Executive Director, artsPlace at [email protected], referencing Communications Manager in the subject line, or drop off in person at artsPlace, 950 8th Ave, Canmore no later than Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Interviews will take place in June with an ideal start date of July 26, 2021.

We thank all those who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Programs and Operations Coordinator

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, and working very closely with the Programs Director, Fund Development Manager and Communications Manager, the Programs and Operations Coordinator provides administrative support to facilitate the smooth and efficient operations of artsPlace.

This is an entry to mid-level full time permanent position offering a salary of $40,000 - $45,000 + a full benefits package.

artsPlace celebrates diversity and equality. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

  • Curating and co-ordinating film-based programming.
  • Co-ordinating facility rentals and private programs.
  • Preparing contracts for instructors and performers, and monitoring payments.
  • Special event support and coordination – Canmore Festival of Art and Creativity, member and donor events, fundraising events (Creative Combat).
  • Database and ticketing system (Patron Manager/salesforce) administration, maintenance, reporting, and upkeep.
  • Program materials ordering.
  • Bank deposits, daily cash reconciliations, petty cash control and reconciliation, and other financial support on an as-needed basis.
  • Coordinating office and administrative functionality: storage and organization, supply ordering, equipment servicing, external support functions.
  • Room/program set-up and other program support as needed.
  • Coordinating and communicating tasks for part-time weekend staff.
  • Customer service as first point of contact at Front Desk, on phones, and general email inquiries – welcoming, sales, refunds, cancellations, program participant communication, general inquiries etc.
  • Fundraising support on an as-needed basis - membership renewals, general member and sponsor servicing, donor/sponsor recognition and signage, silent auction coordination.
  • Communications support on an as-needed basis - preparing e-blasts (MailChimp), website maintenance and updating, poster and program guide distribution.
  • General problem solving and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The qualifications listed below match what we are ideally seeking in a candidate, but we will consider applications from any interested person who has a strong passion for the arts and creativity and their intrinsic benefits to a dynamic community. If you are a highly organized and efficient worker with strong problem-solving skills, are comfortable with technology, and working for a dynamic, inclusive and creative arts centre inspires you, then we want to hear from you regardless of whether or not you fit the job description precisely. Being the right fit may not mean having the most experience or being the person with the closest match to the listed qualifications.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A post secondary education, or training in the arts;
  • Passion for the arts and creativity and an appreciation of multiple art forms;
  • A strong engagement with the Bow Valley community and mountain culture;
  • Administrative experience working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills, superior attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, work under pressure and complete tasks in an efficient and timely manner;
  • Familiarity with, and the ability to use multiple contemporary communications tools, the Microsoft Office Suite, content management systems, databases and registration/ticketing systems, and a general comfort level learning, mastering and troubleshooting new software programs in a timely fashion;
  • Customer service experience;
  • Natural inquisitiveness, strong research skills, and superior problem-solving abilities;
  • An outgoing personality, creative flare, and a willingness to take initiative;
  • Superior written and oral communications skills;
  • The ability to work both independently with limited supervision and as an important member of a small, committed team;
  • Basic design and layout skills, and theatre production skills are a bonus.

To Apply

Please forward a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the arts and why you are a good fit for this position, no later than Tuesday, June 8, 2021 to [email protected] referencing Programs and Operations Coordinator in the subject line, or drop off in person at artsPlace, 950 8th Ave, Canmore.

We thank all those who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.