FALL 2021

Design and Communications Assistant

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council invites applications for the part-time position of Design and Communications Assistant. If you are creative, curious and excited to be part of a small, dynamic team, we encourage you to learn more about us and see if you might be a great fit.

Working closely with the Director and Arts Administrator, this position will be responsible for the management and delivery of the Arts Council’s marketing, design and communications materials. This includes maintaining the Arts Council’s communications channels (social media, website, e-newsletter), and developing the Centre’s visual communications pieces – from posters to digital banners. In addition, this position will assist with supporting our professional development workshops and other tasks related to marketing and communications. The position will also develop a new, streamlined process for our marketing and communications materials – giving us a more consistent design across the numerous programs and activities we undertake. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with a range of digital and design programs, is detail oriented and passionate about art and culture.

Things you will do:
Design and promote marketing materials for the Arts Councils programs including: art classes, gallery exhibits, events, rentals, craft fairs & other relevant activities
Develop and manage a social media editorial calendar and manage social media channels on a regular basis, including creating digital content
Coordinate, design, and publish regular email newsletters, artist calls, event announcements and others in MailChimp & maintain subscriber lists
Maintain and update website for upcoming exhibitions, programs, events, and other information, writing or editing all copy as needed

Knowledge and abilities we hope you have:
2-3 years combination of education, training, and demonstrated experience in communications and marketing, especially digital engagement
Knowledge of digital marketing and social media platforms, tools and analytics including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Canva, Mailchimp etc.
Exceptional verbal, written communication and organizational skills.
Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, take initiative and problem solve.
Experience working in the arts/creative sector is a definite asset

$800/month, avg 40/hours per month, one-day onsite at the Arts Centre
Ideal Start Date: October 13, 2021
Please note that we expect this position to work onsite at the Arts Centre in Sechelt at least one day a week (Wednesday – Friday).

Please email your resume/cv, cover letter and portfolio link to the address below.

Contact: Sadira Rodrigues, Director/Curator
Email: submissions@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Deadline to apply: October 1, 2021, at 4:00 PM