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Job (Edmonton): Latitude 53 Communications Assistant

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Job (Edmonton): Latitude 53 Communications Assistant

Employment Opportunity: Communications Assistant

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture is a 37-year-old not-for-profit artist-run centre and registered charity that explores the boundaries of contemporary art. Building upon our strong programming history, Latitude 53 creates sites for the intersection of contemporary art and ideas in Alberta. Latitude 53 is Alberta’s leading contemporary art centre that: animates and promotes thought provoking local, national, and international visual art; stimulates artistic research & education, audience engagement & experimental art practices; and provides a supportive environment for artists taking risks.

The Communications Assistant plays an essential role in communications and outreach of Latitude 53 in the greater Edmonton region and beyond, while working with some of the most dynamic and diverse artists in Canada today. A strong belief in artistic freedom and autonomy, and a solid support in alternative media and alternative mindsets is a must. The ability to work with diverse groups is required, along with solid communication skills and a working familiarity with various computer software programs and in a Mac OS environment. The ideal candidate should be familiar with social media and community relations.

The Communications Assistant will work with a team on the areas of:

  • integrated communications for all aspects of Society’s programs and services;
  • enhancing a media and outreach campaign for core programming; and
  • targeted outreach and communications focusing upon increasing audience attendance to Latitude 53.

This position is an eight-week position starting early November and running for two months in 2011 in Edmonton, with a hourly wage of $13.00, for 24 hours per week and is funded in part through the Young Canada Works program. Applicants must be 30 years of age or under and attending a post-secondary institution. There is a strong possibility of this position continuing on in 2012.

This position is dependant upon funding approval.

Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume by Monday, 31 October 2011 to:

Communications Assistant Search
Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture 
10248 – 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 
Attention: Todd Janes, Executive Director

(If by email, please specify the position in the subject line and include attachments in pdf format).

Latitude 53 thanks all applicants for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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