Port Moody Arts Centre Vancouver & Lower Mainland
2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2B2
closed 12 days ago (Thu, 14 Oct) canada summer jobs / summer students
PoMoArts is seeking a creative, dynamic, and innovative Marketing Assistant to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of communications, and programs for PoMoArts arts education and exhibition programs and initiatives. The Marketing Assistant will engage in the development and production of social media content, and research into community engagement opportunities. They will work on several project-based assignments, including the installation and de-installation, organization and promotion of virtual gallery events and exhibitions. Working with the Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing assistant will create visual, written, and digital communications materials over the course of the position, helping to ensure that PoMoArts key messages and public-facing image are consistently integrated across multiple channels of communication. They will assist in creating original digital and video content to promote PoMoArts programs across social media channels, engage online audiences, and extend our reach within the communities we serve.
About the PoMoArts
Housed in the historic Old City Hall and Appleyard House buildings in the heart of Port Moody, PoMoArts is a cultural hub for arts and education. With a mission to promote participation in the arts, we offer a full range of visual, ceramic, theatre, music, and media arts programming for people of all ages and experience levels to explore their creativity and develop artistic skills. We are also home to a public art gallery, showcasing the work of emerging and established artists in a variety of mediums through a professionally curated exhibition program.
Working closely and collaboratively with the Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing Assistant will:
Assist in developing and implementing digital strategies for promoting PoMoArts as a public facility and cultural attraction, including communications, marketing, and social media campaigns for art exhibitions, art classes, arts education, and outreach programs
Promote exhibitions and programs via PoMoArts website, virtual events, and online listings
Act as a PoMoArts advocate and champion for the arts and artists in our community
Collect, document, and file press clippings, producing media reports as needed
Create content, generate ideas, and support campaigns for e-newsletters and social media channels to connect with audiences, raise awareness around the arts in the community, and promote PoMoArts programs
Create and produce videos for the PoMoArts YouTube channel and other social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook stories and live videos
Maintain the PoMoArts current website
Gather, date, and produce digital metrics reports
Ensure best practices and brand identity standards are followed; maintain working knowledge of social media trends and emerging ideas/social platforms
Liaise with other departments, specifically the Gallery Manager, to ensure alignment and sharing of relevant information, and to promote exhibitions in relevant online postings
Aid in setting, monitoring, and meeting communications deadlines as well as managing social
Post-secondary education or demonstrated experience in art history or visual culture, marketing, event marketing, communications, digital media, or a related field
Have a strong interest in arts, culture, and public engagement and/or digital and social media
Strong knowledge of digital marketing and social media platforms, tools, and analytics
Highly effective communication skills, spoken and written, with the ability to create fun, engaging, and impactful social copy
Creative thinker with an aptitude for creating content, developing strategies, and generating new ways to engage online audiences
Critical eye and strong attention to detail, with an eye for consistency across multiple projects
Excellent editing and proofreading skills
Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Strong organization and time management skills with the proven ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
Proficiency with multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and standard desktop applications; experience using Adobe Creative Suite, photo-editing software, and online platforms and tools such as Mailchimp, Canva, Google Analytics, and Content Management Systems strongly considered an asset
Ties to or extensive knowledge and ability to work with the LGTBQ2 community
Familiarity with the Adobe suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) an asset
Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends as required for virtual gallery openings
Second language skills are considered an asset
Gallery experience considered an asset
This position requires the completion of a successful criminal background check prior to commencing employment
Other Eligibility Requirements:
Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, for the duration of the employment
Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
This a 28 hours/week, 13-week youth employment opportunity scheduled to take place from Nov 1, 2021 – Jan 28 2022.
How to Apply
Please submit your application to no later than Thursday, October 14th at midnight, according to the following guidelines:
PDF format only with your COVER LETTER and RESUME in the same document
Your cover letter should clearly indicate why you are interested in this position, what you hope to learn, and what impact it will have on your professional development
Must use “Marketing Assistant Application” as the subject of your email
PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are to be held October 18th and 19th, 2021.
PoMoArts is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or (dis)ability.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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