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Oakville Galleries
JOB POSTING – COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Terms: Full-time permanent
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary level: Commensurate with experience (competitive pension and benefits package)
Language of work: English (French is an asset)


Oakville Galleries is a leading public art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking to add a Communications Officer to our dynamic administrative team.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Director, the Communications Officer is responsible for overseeing all external communications for Oakville Galleries and its exhibitions, programs and activities. Liaising with the media, members, volunteers, and the general public, the Communications Officer will manage the organization's public profile, while overseeing the execution of key marketing tasks, such as the production of electronic communications, advertisements and other promotional materials. The Communications Officer also oversees the Galleries' online presence, both through its corporate websites and social media platforms.

General responsibilities and functions
The Communications Officer will:

  • Develop and implement goals and objectives to increase awareness and support of Oakville Galleries' programs;
  • Act as liaison with local, national and international media outlets;
    Monitor and analyze media coverage of Oakville Galleries' activities;
  • Coordinate the overall editorial, production and distribution activities of all print and electronic promotional materials for Oakville Galleries, including in-house signage;
  • Maintain a unified house style amongst all print and electronic materials according to Oakville Galleries' Style Guide;
  • Work with the Director to renew Oakville Galleries' online presence, including the development of a new corporate website and the implementation of a social media marketing plan (short-term);
  • Contribute to overall staff efforts towards the development of new audiences;
  • Represents Oakville Galleries to members of the public, the media and patrons, as appropriate.


Qualifications:
The ideal candidate has:

  • A minimum of two years of communications and marketing experience;
  • Completed a degree in Communication Studies, Journalism, Art History, Visual/Media Arts, Cultural Studies, or other related discipline;
  • Knowledge of contemporary visual and media art practices, especially within Canada;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Computer literacy in a Mac environment;
  • Desktop publishing and print production skills are considered a strong asset;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task; attention to detail is essential;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.


A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is an asset.

Please submit your curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a letter of interest in Word or PDF format to jobs@oakvillegalleries.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: 20 January 2012

 

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