The North Vancouver Community Arts Council, founded in 1969, is a grassroots, social-profit, charitable cultural organization dedicated to maximizing the intrinsic value of the arts in all media.

North Van Arts Vancouver, BC, Canada
Nov 28, 2018
Full time
Events & Community Development Manager North Van Arts is a community arts council whose mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all media, and to bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts. We are a vibrant and dynamic organization of over 540 members with a proud history of serving the citizens of the North Shore and artists from throughout Metro Vancouver and beyond. We are seeking an energetic and personable individual as a key player on a team that delivers a number of community events, art exhibitions, and arts programmes at a grass-roots level, ensuring inclusiveness and accessibility. The Events & Community Development Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing all aspects of mounting a variety of annual events plus occasional one-off events/celebrations/projects as they arise. This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week, however, it requires great flexibility related to the demands and timing of the events.   RESPONSIBILITIES : Lead the planning, coordination and execution of community events and special projects such as North Shore Art Crawl, and Art in the Garden. Responsible for leading communications plan for every event and special project including creation and distribution of press releases, and promotional materials Lead general design, layout, production, and distribution of marketing materials for all events Manage event budgets, and track expenses Work closely with the Social Engagement Coordinator to create social media strategies for all events and special projects Solicit, acquire, and maintain relationships with community partners, event sponsors, and funders Work closely with other Programme Managers to plan cross-departmental programming Responsible for full documentation of all events Maintenance of all digital and paper files including archival materials Create and publish quarterly member newsletter Support the ED with grant details specific to support events or community programming Assist other team members with the delivery of other projects, programmes and events where required   QUALIFICATIONS : At least 3 years of work experience in a similar position, or related field Direct experience with event management An arts related degree or diploma from a college/university/technology institution, or comparable experience Experience working with artists Proven ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships by exercising tact and diplomacy while maintaining the highest level of customer service Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines Hold a current BC driver’s license and have full access to a reliable vehicle, when required. Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours, when required.   SKILLS : Excellent writing, typing, and organizational skills Highly proficient English language skills for in person, phone, and digital communications Excellent interpersonal skills Skilled in utilizing MS Office for administration, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook Knowledge of Wordpress and basic HTML code is an asset Knowledge and skills in Adobe Creative Suite is an asset Previous marketing experience is an asset Experienced in the use of social media as a communications tool A strong ability to multi-task, evaluate and manage priorities Physically capable of setting up necessary infrastructure associated with each event (tables, chairs, sound systems, tents, etc.)   REMUNERATION : Salary subject to experience ($20 - $22 per hour) plus a comprehensive extended health benefits package (after 3-month probation). START DATE : Early January 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE : Midnight, Sunday, December 16, 2018 Please submit resume and cover letter to: Nancy Cottingham Powell, Executive Director, North Van Arts, 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3 or   North Van Arts is committed to equity for all prospective employees regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or age. Thank you for your interest - only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.