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Nia Centre for the Arts is building Canada’s first professional multi-disciplinary arts Centre dedicated to Afro-diasporic art and artists.


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Content Marketing Coordinator

We’re looking for an amazing storyteller who can capture Black culture through original content, video and unique experiences. 

Responsibilities:

Digital Marketing

  • Manage the editorial calendar: develop original and curated content to promote programs, celebrate artists and engage with community
  • Respond to comments, messages and encourage engagement on all platforms
  • Develop and implement social media campaigns to promote programs and support fundraising goals 
  • Engage with and manage external stakeholders, for example: advertising partners, printers, local promoters, partners
  • Produce monthly report tracking campaign performance using data and insights from analytics
  • Improve the design, UX, traffic, and content of the website through implementation of a content strategy

Strategic Communications and Media Relations

  • Development of an annual communications plan with a vision to enhance Nia Centre’s brand
  • Write inspiring content for the newsletter, blog, and other publications
  • Create communication plans and content strategies to promote programs, events and client projects
  • Work with the executive director and team members on communications to to recognize and inspire donors and sponsors as required
  • Build reciprocal relationships with media contacts to secure earned coverage and respond to inquiries
  • Manage relationships with PR or agency partners to support media relations 

Branding and design

  • Work closely with graphic designer and staff to ensure content meets brand guidelines and requirements, and is consistent with our voice, style and tone
  • Take photos at events, maintain photo bank and mailing lists
  • Solicit and write testimonials, secure photos and quotes for storytelling 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with excellent written skills, capacity to create persuasive and compelling copy 
  • Bilingualism (French/English) an asset
  • Detail-oriented with an eye for copyediting, visual formatting, and version control
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems, including WordPress, experience working with G Suite, MailChimp, Canva, and Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work in fast-paced, as well as ability to escalate issues appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple, overlapping deadlines and communicate priorities clearly to management
  • Positive attitude and willingness to jump in when and where needed
  • Passion for the arts, creating content for Black audiences; a natural storyteller
  • Proven ability to create content that speaks to and engages the Black community
  • Strong understanding of social advertising, campaign management and leveraging data to drive decision-making 
  • Detail-oriented with an eye for copyediting, visual formatting, and version control
  • A solution-oriented mindset with exceptional time management
  • Curiosity – a desire to learn new things and engage in collaborative brainstorms
  • A portfolio of published articles or examples of your written work
  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications or a combination of work experience and relevant education 

This position is currently remote, full-time, and a two-year contract with opportunity for renewal. For the immediate future, this will be a remote-work position, with in-office work anticipated for fall 2022.

Deadline to Apply: November 22, 2021

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Program Coordinator

We’re looking for a Program Coordinator to support in developing new programs, workshops and events!

Responsibilities:

  • Designs and implements artistic development programs and initiatives, such as coordinating logistics, including contracting artists, program briefs and developing marketing materials
  • Supports design of events and activities associated with the Centre grand opening
  • Conducts special research projects as required to support program development, grants, corporate sponsorship
  • Develops and implements work plans to ensure projects are on-schedule and meet identified milestones
  • Develops outreach initiatives and community partnerships to reach target audiences and extend visibility among different audience demographics
  • Supports with producing exhibits and special events
  • Organizes focus groups, consultation sessions, workshops, seminars, etc. for community arts leaders, artists and creatives
  • Co-ordinates and prepares content for communication releases and assists with promotional outreach
  • Maintain statistical reports, contact lists and other records
  • Provides customer service, information and assistance to artists, educators and the general public
  • Process invoices including collecting, depositing and reconciling payments; staying within assigned program budgets

Key Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education; degree, diploma or certificate in a related field or equivalent combination of min. 3 years experience and education in arts administration, visual or performing arts, or community arts engagement.
  • Experience working and/or providing support to Black and other underserved equity-owed communities
  • Considerable administrative and practical experience in an arts or community cultural setting
  • Ability to produce events, exhibitions and significant experience with arts programming and professional development for artists
  • Adept with utilizing Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel), and Adobe programs (Photoshop, Creative Suite).
  • Strong writing skills including creating materials for print and social media promotion
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask with minimum direction
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, at all organizational levels and with diverse cultural groups, volunteers, artists and the public.
  • Strong customer service and conflict management skills.
  • Able to develop and sustain partnerships with external partners
  • Ability to regularly work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

Deadline to Apply: November 29th, 2021

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Nia Centre is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within the community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including Persons with Disabilities, Persons of Colour, Indigenous and 2SLGBTQIAP community members. We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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