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Job (St. Albert): Cultural Programming Manager – City of St. Albert

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Job (St. Albert): Cultural Programming Manager – City of St. Albert

This is an exciting opportunity to be actively involved in the cultural planning and development in our community of more than 60,000 residents. St. Albert is well known for its’ vibrant arts and cultural community. With the approval of our Cultural Master Plan in 2012, we are moving forward to continue to nurture and develop cultural programs to meet the current and future needs of our community. We are looking for a motivate individual with experience in cultural programming and planning.

Serving as part of the Cultural Services Management team and reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the Cultural Programming Manager is responsible for the management and development of visual arts, public art, performing arts and performance programming as well as volunteer management for the International Children’s Festival. The manager is responsible to liaise with community cultural groups to provide guidance and support, and also help guide our own cultural programming to ensure we are meeting the current and future needs of the community.

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is considered an asset:

– Visual Arts programming and exhibitions in the public realm;
– Long term performing arts development plans;
– Producing new works, and local, regional & national connections in the cultural industry;
– Connections to francophone, aboriginal and other enthno-cultural communities in the region.

As part of the Cultural Services management team the manager will assist in the development of agenda reports, departmental budgets, monthly and quarterly reports as well as responding to information requests generated by Council, Senior Management and the public. They will also provide leadership for the programming team including the Professional Programming Presenter, Performing Arts/ Children’s Theatre Coordinator and the Visual Arts Coordinator.


– An appreciation and passion for arts and culture.
– Experienced leader able to inspire and motivate others.
– Experience in cultural planning and development.
– Degree or diploma in Arts Administration, Business Administration, Recreation or a related field.
– The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience across a breadth of areas including: arts and cultural management and volunteer management.


– Excellent staff supervision and leadership skills.
– Strong written and oral communication skills.
– Well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to form collaborative relationships.
– This position requires political sensitivity, conflict resolution abilities, and negotiation skills.
– Creativity & an active imagination.
– Positive attitude and an excellent sense of humour.

72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks). Some overtime may be required during events such as the International Children’s Festival.

$76,912 – $93,575 per annum. The City of St. Albert also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

The successful applicants will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check. Qualified candidates are invited to forward their cover letter and resume, quoting competition #13/171T by October 18, 2013 to:

Human Resource Services
The City of St. Albert
216, 7 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, Alberta T8N 2X4
Fax: (780) 459-1729

Online applications:

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