Jun 07, 2012grunt gallery Job Posting
Position Title: Communications Director
Location: grunt gallery
Reporting to: Program Director
Hours: 28 hours per week; some evening and weekend work; flexible schedule
Start date: July 23, 2012
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, June 27 at 5:00pm
General Description of the Position:
The Communications Director is responsible for all communications with the grunt community, the marketing of grunt programs, and fundraising. The Communications Director reports directly to the Program Director and is responsible for creating and managing marketing initiatives such as mail outs, newsletters, advertisements, social media, web 2.0, and press releases, as well as working with grunt staff to research, develop, and implement various fundraising initiatives. The Communications Director is also responsible for coordinating exhibition openings, website management and updates, and basic customer service while at the gallery.
grunt Gallery offers a competitive salary and benefits packages, along with a flexible work schedule, opportunities for education and development and a comfortable, creative, harmonious and positive work environment.
Promoting programming through press releases, mass emails, website, social media, web 2.0, and newsletters;
Participation on various committees and project groups as required;
Working with the Program Director to get a good understanding of program requirements for marketing and communications;
Researching, developing, and implementing various fundraising initiatives;
Managing and developing grunt's membership program;
Coordinating exhibition openings;
Website management and updates.
Required Skills and Education:
Excellent understanding of artist-run centres;
Post-secondary education in an arts related program is an asset;
Previous experience (work or volunteer) with arts organizations;
Working knowledge of Web 2.0/ Social Media, e.g. Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, mass email systems, video editing, and projection;
Advanced writing skills and an ability to develop marketing around programming and fundraising;
Strong time management skills;
Strong technical skills;
Resourceful, hands-on and pro-active.
Formed in 1984, grunt Gallery has built a reputation on innovation and cutting edge program exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications and special projects that showcase current and past work by contemporary Canadian and International artists. We focus on work that would otherwise not be seen in Vancouver, and are proud of our ability to act as an intersection between various cultural groups based on aesthetics, medium or identity. Our programming is always changing, and always interesting.
How to Apply: All applications must be received by Wednesday, June 27 at 5:00pm
If you believe that you are a good fit for us, and we're a good fit for you, please mail or email your resume and cover letter in confidence to:
#116 - 350 East 2nd Avenue