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Marketing Director

Marketing Director, Performing Arts

Organization: St. Paul & District Arts Foundation in St. Paul, Alberta

Deadline to apply: June 31, 2022 or until a suitable applicant is found. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Position type: Temporary  – starting July 4, 2022

Compensation: $15 per hour, CAD; This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program. 

Working hours: 30 hours per week for 8 weeks

Reports to: St. Paul & District Arts Foundation Chair Board of Directors

Responsibilities and Duties 

Job Summary: This work involves managing or assisting in promoting the Nutcracker 2022 Performance, services, and public image of the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation.  

The successful applicant will perform all or some of the following job description: 

  • Support the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation mandate, mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Research the attitudes and opinions of the public as relates to the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation and its offerings.
  • Write, edit and produce newsletters, brochures, direct marketing pieces and other printed material.
  • Create and determine publicity/press relations plan to generate continued greater awareness for the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation and support any overall marketing initiatives.
  • Assist Artistic Director by serving as another spokesperson within the arts community as needed.
  • Develop communication objectives and communication plans
  • Identify the most important audiences, and decide what to communicate to them and the best media to use
  • Examine the media for issues that affect the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation 
  • Write and implement communication or promotional plans
  • Cultivate and maintain media contacts in order to generate relevant stories, interviews and other media coverage for the company.
  • Solicit, arrange and organize media interviews (print, radio and TV) for general stories about the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation 
  • Work with other organizations and provide information to them.
  • Organize and/or promote promotional events and conferences
  • Keep staff and patrons up to date with St. Paul & District Arts Foundation news.
  • Write news releases, articles, calendar listings, and public service announcements (PSA’s), ensuring consistency and accuracy.
  • Distribute news releases to media
  • Field and respond to media inquiries generated by those releases, or regarding a specific production or event.
  • Provide the public with information when it is requested
  • Solicit, arrange and organize media interviews (print, radio and TV) for productions or about the company in general.
  • Coordinate and oversee photo sessions for public relations and marketing purposes.
  • Coordinate handling of reviewers, including contacting them, securing comp tickets, and compiling press packets.
  • Oversee the archiving of all press clippings, video clips, radio tapes and photo library.
  • Responsible for design and/or placement of ads
  • Maintain and update the company’s website, or work closely with the person who does this.
  • Familiarize with the roles of all performance staff related to the performance
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Artistic Director

Qualifications and Skills 

The successful applicant will be dependable and professional and have:

  • a passion for the arts 
  • the ability to work without supervision and as part of a team
  • Effective problem solving and time-management skills 
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Knowledge and practical experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Strong personnel, scheduling, and budgetary management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • experience in an advertising, public relations or communications officer position or in a related occupation.

Minimum Requirements  

  • The applicant:
    • is between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
    • was registered as a full-time student in the current academic year and intends to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
    • has a personal practice as an artist, preferably as an actor and/or director
    • is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; and
    • is legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
    • must provide a Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check
  • Preferred level of education:
    • Degree or diploma in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or the equivalent in relevant experience and education 
  •  The ideal candidate must be available to work onsite 

HOW TO APPLY 

Email your cover letter and resume to   If you have any questions, call us at 780-645-2781.  

Employer Profile

Located approximately 200 km Northeast of Edmonton and 160 km Northwest of Lloydminster, the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation operates out of its home, the Maggie Porozni Foundation for the ARTS Building. The building includes a gallery, 2 dance studios, vocal studio, art room, Artist in Residency room, office, and waiting room. The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation is a registered charity and arts education centre focused on youth in St. Paul and surrounding areas. We provide educational programming in visual, theatrical, dance, music, circus, and literary arts. We are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation and gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. 

Mandate: To advance education by providing structured programs regarding visual, theatrical, dance, music, and literary arts, and by providing opportunities for students to publicly exhibit and present their skills; To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing high-quality artistic performance in public venues accessible to members of the community; and To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the aforementioned charitable purposes. 

Values: Fairness – We demonstrate diversity, equity, and accessibility in our programs and operations. Creativity – We encourage and support artistic curiosity, courage, and imagination. Community – We work in service to our community, by reaching out, building relationships, and providing programs that are inclusive. Education – We provide opportunities for learning and opportunities for teaching. 

Vision: We bring community together to make art happen. 

Mission: Providing a home for making, learning, and appreciating art in all its forms.