Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Closing Date: June 2, 2023, Open until filled.
Bring your creative ingenuity to our focused team of professionals. Working both autonomously and collaboratively, you will promote the Thunder Bay Art Gallery through digital and traditional marketing and communications channels.
Curious about art and art making.
You have a talent for uncovering the Gallery’s stories and sharing them in ways that engage the community and encourage visitors.
A digital craftsperson.
You understand digital platforms, trends, and standards. You deliver timely captivating content that is applied appropriately across multiple platforms.
Talented at networking.
You see the Art Gallery as a cultural leader and community partner. You make connections for the Gallery in the arts, communications and business sectors, and other organizations throughout the region.
A confident communicator.
You can tell the Gallery story with excitement and clarity, drawing on experience preparing press releases, media conferences, and content creation. You put artists and visitors at ease so that they can excel during interviews.
You have a designer’s eye when developing promotional material. You are comfortable with a camera, photo editing, and graphic design software. You think about innovative presentation while managing deadlines.
Always solutions-minded, you are happy to explore ideas with others. You believe strong internal and external relationships are the key to success in every project, every Gallery initiative.
Committed and strategic.
You understand the goals of the organization and the exciting vision for the future Gallery on Thunder Bay’s waterfront.
- Three or more years of experience in communications, marketing and/or public relations,
- Superior and agile writing, copy editing and communication skills,
- University degree, specializing in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, or fine art/art history with equivalent experience in communications and/or marketing and/or digital media,
- Experience in the development, implementation and execution of a communications plan and budget management,
- Online media and internet marketing experience,
- Experience in graphic design for print and web,
- Knowledge of the print production process and supplier negotiations is desirable,
- Facility in both Mac and PC operating systems,
- Web management experience, proficiency in WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite,
- Work experience in the cultural sector or not-for-profit organization,
- Knowledge of modern and contemporary art in Canada would be an asset,
- Flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends as required.
Thunder Bay Art Gallery and the Community
Thunder Bay Art Gallery is the largest public art gallery between Sault Ste. Marie and Winnipeg. The Gallery’s mandate to exhibit and collect contemporary Indigenous art and the work of emerging and established regional artists is unique within the city and region. Each year, the Gallery hosts about 20 exhibitions, drawing from our permanent collection, shows of solo artist and group work, and touring exhibitions.
The Art Gallery enriches the cultural life of Thunder Bay (population 110,000), through its programs and partnerships. Art programming at the Gallery is associated with quality instruction, materials, and creativity in the experiences provided. The Gallery is planning to move to an exceptional new facility on the city’s waterfront by 2025. This newly designed space will allow for expanded visual arts programming in a highly visible location.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume by email to:
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
PO Box 10193
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7
Thunder Bay Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and to fostering a positive and diverse workforce that reflects the community. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Through our exhibition mandate, we work with Indigenous communities. We value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and encourage Indigenous candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Join Our Board
The Board of Directors invites interested individuals to consider serving as a member of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery Board.
Successful candidates are expected to participate actively in governance activities for a 3 year term.
As a skills-based Board, we are seeking to fill approximately 4 vacancies with interested volunteers who:
- share the Gallery’s Values
- support the Gallery’s Mission
- demonstrate teamwork, community leadership, multicultural awareness and financial acumen
- commit the time necessary to be productive Board and Committee members
- are willing to promote the Gallery and support efforts to build the New Waterfront Gallery
Applicants who have fundraising or previous governance experience are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to:
Chair, Nominating Committee c/o email@example.com
Thunder Bay Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and to fostering a positive and diverse workforce that reflects the community. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Through our exhibition mandate, we work with Indigenous communities. We value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.
Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.