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Arts Administrator: Operational Co-ordinator and Communications Assistant (OCCP)

This is a Canada Summer Jobs position. To be eligible, applicants 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; and,
– 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 is a temporary full-time position. 35 hours per week, for 8 weeks.
Rate of pay: $17 / hour


To Apply: Please submit a CV and letter of application to info(at)nanaimoartscouncil.ca

Closing date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Anticipated start date: May 10,2021


Job Description: Working closely with the Program Manager, the Operational Co-ordinator and Communications Assistant (OCCP) will carry out many important tasks essential to the delivery of The Nanaimo Arts Council’s summer and fall programming, and towards maintaining its essential lines of communication with membership and the community: NAC’s newsletter, and its social media accounts.

The NAC’s summer and fall programming includes the Night Market presentations, and Ekphrastic Celebration program, real and virtual art exhibitions, and the Nanaimo Artwalk.

The OCCP will be responsible for directing, implementing or supporting various channels of communication with the Nanaimo Arts Council’s membership, and for reporting to and advising the Board of Directors about these fields of activity, and for assisting the Program Manager in the day-to-day operations of the NAC, and in planning and preparing NAC programming.

Tasks may include the following:
– Executing the NAC’s Social Media strategy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
– Communicating with members and responding to email inquiries
– Creating promotional materials, or researching to create content
· Working with our current newsletter team: Writing, editing and proofing articles and content
· Newsletter, website and printed material layout and design
· Implementing feedback metrics to determine the quality and impact of Social Media strategy, program goals
· Attending board and committee meetings and making written and verbal reports
· Other duties as required

· Graduate from, or working towards a post-secondary degree in arts, arts administration, creative writing, or a related field
· Interested in Arts Administration, Marketing and Nonprofit Management
· Strong writing and proofreading skills
· Graphic design skills with attention to detail
· Competent in Microsoft Office
· Competent in or able to learn various other programs such as Google Workspace, MailChimp, WordPress, Zoom
· Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with great attention to detail
· Exercise considerable independent judgment, initiative, tact, and diplomacy
· Self-starter, willing to take on responsibilities and challenges