Accepting applications for position in Cultural Services department
OPPORTUNITY: The City of St. Albert, home to more than 64,000 residents, is a beautiful growing community adjacent to northwest Edmonton. Known as the Botanical Arts City, St. Albert offers more than 80 kilometers of trails, 400 hectares of green space, state of the art recreation facilities, the renowned Arden Theatre, and hosts numerous special events and festivals, including the International Children’s Festival. In recent years, St. Albert has ranked at the top of a number of national surveys recognizing us as a great place to raise a family, with an excellent quality of life and a strong sense of community. Our employees are passionate about delivering high-quality programs and services to our residents and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.
Our Cultural Services department is recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join their Business and Events team. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Supervisor, the Coordinator will develop and coordinate internal and external communications activities for Cultural Services. These activities include, but are not limited to: departmental media relations, City of St. Albert Cultural Services website areas, social media, and digital and written communications. The Coordinator is also responsible for promoting programs, services, amenities, events and activities for the department through various marketing and advertising activities.
This position requires an understanding and knowledge of marketing communications processes in the private or public sector, including writing, editing, print production, print advertising, media buying, internal communications, media relations, stakeholder relations, events coordination and related activities. The individual we are looking for has strong interpersonal skills and will provide exceptional client service. Someone with good analytical and organization skills will be a great fit for this position.
- Diploma in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations and/or Arts and Cultural Management. An undergraduate degree is preferred.
- 3 years of professional experience in communications or marketing. Prior experience with an arts and cultural organization is an asset.
- Proficient user of the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Proficiency with desktop publishing and website content management, Adobe designer suite, and social media applications would be assets.
- Experience with operating a digital SLR camera and digital video camera.
- Class 5 Driver’s License is required.
HOURS OF WORK: We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks).
COMPENSATION: $57,929 – $70,479 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive flexible benefit package.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clear vulnerable sector police information check.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment.
CLOSING DATE: October 26, 2016.
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.