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Marketing Coordinator, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Application Deadline: 01 December 2017
Start Date: 02 January 2018
Salary: $15.00 - $18.00
Term: Part time Permanent

Organization Description:

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a public, non-collecting gallery exhibiting local, regional, and national contemporary visual art and offering arts education in the Durham Region. Its mission is to nurture the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creative impulse through arts education, exhibition and promotion.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director of the VAC, the Marketing Coordinator will work in the gallery’s main office as an integral part of the team to manage the VAC’s marketing and communications portfolio and engage with visitors and members of the public. The candidate will be responsible for setting the overall marketing and branding direction of the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, planning and realizing marketing campaigns, producing promotional materials and overseeing the successful design and implementation of the gallery’s website and social media.

The Marketing Coordinator is expected to work 20-25 hour per week, including some evenings and weekends to accommodate activities such as board meetings, exhibition openings, fundraisers, and other public events. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing all marketing tasks and coordinating marketing projects and activities as requested.
  • Organising the production of branded items and stationery
  • Supporting the Executive Director, the Curator and staff by coordinating and collating content for the promotion of classes, exhibitions and events.
  • Producing marketing and communications materials such as flyers, brochures and exhibition-related projects.
  • Assisting with the production of catalogues, this includes producing designs, formatting images, print ordering and checking copy.
  • Setting up tracking systems for marketing campaigns and online activities.
  • Producing clear and concise written correspondence in the form of letters and emails
  • Performing administrative offices duties as needed including filing, copying, sorting, mailing, etc.
  • Supporting gallery staff in events, meetings, and fundraisers


The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent in fine arts, museum studies graphic design, communications, public relations, marketing or a related field.
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating graphic design skills highlighting originality and the conceptual/visual ability to effectively communicate messages.
  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas.
  • Up to date with industry leading software and technologies i.e. In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Mail Chimp, Social Media platforms, etc.
  • Highly proficient in all design aspects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, etc.
  • Ability to manage costs and deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to anticipate opportunities and provides solutions beforehand.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to analyze information.
  • Works well in a team environment, this includes the ability to work well with the public, fellow employees, volunteers and Board of Directors.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Experience working or volunteering in non-profit cultural organizations is an asset.

How to Apply:

Deadline for applications is: 01 December 2017

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter (no longer than two pages) addressing the necessary qualifications for this position, and
  • a current resume (no longer than three pages),
  • submitted as one or two attachment(s) to an email message that has “VAC Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line, to:

Dionne Powlenzuk
Executive Director
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is committed to the principles of equity in our hiring practices and welcomes applications from persons of all cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and abilities. Acknowledging that our facility is not a fully accessible building, we attempt to be as inclusive as we can in our hiring process. Please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We thank all applicants; only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


For more information about this position, please contact:

Dionne Powlenzuk

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K8





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