The Works International Visual Arts Society Marketing and Communications Officer Part Time in Edmonton, AB

The Works International Visual Arts Society

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Marketing and Communications Officer
Edmonton, AB

The Works International Visual Arts Society. The Works International Visual Arts Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to promote…

The Works International Visual Arts Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to promote the visual arts and design among the public at large and the artistic community by developing, producing and marketing special projects, programs and events that elicit the continued financial support of sponsors in the public and private sectors and the professional support of the artistic community.

Working both in the office and remotely, the Marketing and Communications Officer will develop, implement, and manage an annual marketing plan and communications strategies for The Works Art & Design Festival and related activities of The Works International Visual Arts Society. This results driven, highly organized professional will work closely with The Executive Artistic Director and the Development Officer to align campaigns with fundraising and audience development goals and support existing and new sponsor relationships.

The incumbent in this new, part-time position will develop communication documents for campaigns, source and write compelling stories for traditional and online platforms, prepare content for marketing material to positively impact the image, awareness and brand of The Works Festival and Fundraising Gala. The Marketing and Communications Officer will serve as the liaison to public relations agencies; create and maintain a photo and graphic file library and attend trade shows and other local community events, as required.


· Degree or diploma in Integrated Marketing Communications, Public Relations, or Business Administration. Equivalencies in education and experience may be considered.

· 2 – 3 years’ integrated marketing experience, including client and sponsorship relations.

· Working knowledge of marketing fundamentals, e.g. direct marketing, digital and social media; communication strategies, through the brand and voice.

· Solid knowledge/experience in developing marketing strategies, conducting research and analysis and utilizing social media and internet trends effectively.

· Well-developed research, analytical and problem solving skills.

· Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

· Demonstrated initiative and excellent organizational skills; ability to meet strict deadlines.

· Knowledge of print and web production; desktop publishing, graphic design, and publication scheduling.

· Strong computer competency, proficient in MS programs and internet applications.

Work Environment: The Works Office is a comfortable working environment in a heritage property east of Downtown. There are seasonal swells in activity that offer exciting changes throughout the year, including an annual surge of staff to deliver The Works Art & Design Festival. This ongoing position will be an expansion to the year round Society team. Flexibility is both offered and required to meet the project- based timelines. This is a part time position that will include both in-office and remote work of approximately 24 hours per week, with some evenings and weekends and seasonal concentrations.

Posting Closes: February 3, 2017

Forward your resume and cover letter (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format only) outlining your interest in this position to:

HR Consultant

The Works International Visual Arts Society

Please Note: Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Sponsorship: 1 year
  • Communications: 1 year
  • Marketing: 2 years

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-22
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