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British Columbia

Vancouver, BC
National Events & Communications Coordinator
Creative City Network of Canada


The Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC) has a strong history of offering high-quality professional development experiences for its members through the annual national Creative City Summits that attract over 200 people from across the country. The National Events & Communications Coordinator will build on this legacy using the established frameworks to provide overall coordination and communication for the event from start to finish. Reporting to the General Manager, the National Events & Communications Coordinator will be responsible for all content and communications for the organization.


Your primary responsibilities as National Events & Communications Coordinator will be varied, but you will be expected to:

  • Under the direction of the General Manager, the national Summit Committee Chair, and the Summit Committee, be the administrative lead for the overall design, programming, and delivery of the annual national Creative City Summit.
  • Build CCNC event revenue through attracting audiences, generating registrations, and identifying sponsorship opportunities including in-kind or donated materials and services. You will also  effectively manage event expenses, and work with the General Manager to negotiate event contracts.
  • Coordinate all relevant logistics related to events including registration, room rental, catering, audio visual, insurance, signage, delegate materials, speakers, programming, on-site transportation, on-site volunteer management, event communications and archival materials, thank you letters and gifts to sponsors, funders, presenters, host community, volunteers, planning committee, and others as appropriate.
  • Provide on-site direction and event coordination at the Summit, and all concurrent activities or adjoining activities such as the pre-conference, network meetings, annual general meeting, study tours, and evening events that will take place in Halifax, NS, from October 18-20, 2017, to ensure that the event activities take place on-time, and on-budget.
  • Work on other relevant in-person events as required, such as assisting with the planning of future Creative City Summits, CCNC Regional Meetings, as well as virtual events.
  • Grow and maintain the CCNC website with drafting content, uploading relevant updates, career development and public art postings, and maintaining the members' portal.
  • Develop engaging web and social media content (FB, Twitter, etc.).
  • Contribute to the research, preparation and distribution of monthly e-newsletters.
  • Grow virtual networks through the organization’s ListServ.
  • Provide graphic design support for the website and digital presentation mediums, as well as event marketing materials, programs, membership materials, and development of sponsorship packages.


Your application for the role of National Events and Communication Coordinator should describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • University Degree or College Diploma in one of the following areas: Not-for-Profit Arts or Cultural Administration, Event Management, Marketing, Communications or equivalent qualifications.
  • 3+ years of experience in conference and/or special event planning, project management, program planning and financial management.
  • Understanding of local, provincial, national and international cultural environment (agencies & government), funding programs and process.
  • Strong desire to serve the professional development needs of the network by being aware of the major issues and topics of interest, and driving engaging adult learning opportunities.
  • Proven ability to lead the development of high-profile, national events of significant scale.
  • Excellent financial management practices and experience working with not-for-profit organizations, while also bringing entrepreneurial savvy and creative problem solving.
  • A record of successful experience working in virtual teams and working through virtual networks including developing engaging content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Strong customer service skills with an ability to professionally represent a high-profile organization in meetings, through presentations, and excellent public speaking and emcee skills.
  • Ability to develop work plans, establish priorities, solve problems, and work within deadlines.
  • Must be able to attend the National Creative City Summits.
  • Language: Excellent verbal and written English.  French is desirable but not required.

Job Type: Full-time Contract
Job Location: Vancouver, BC
Duration: 1 Year (renewable)
Hours: 35 hours a week
Salary: $36,400 + 12% in lieu of benefits
Closing Date: Until filled
Contact email:


The Creative City Network of Canada is a national non-profit organization of municipalities, organizations, and individuals working to support cultural development in their communities.

Through its work the Creative City Network of Canada helps build the capacity of local cultural planning professionals – and by extension local governments – to nurture and support cultural development in their communities.  By doing so, the Creative City Network of Canada aims to improve the operating climate and conditions for artists, arts, heritage and cultural organizations across the country, and the quality of life in Canadian communities of all sizes.


Interested candidates must apply by Email to .

Applications (resume and cover letter in one pdf document) must be submitted before midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date stated above.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants considered for this position will be contacted.

North Vancouver, BC
Community Arts & Culture Animator Regular Full-Time (Exempt)
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture
September 4, 2017
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North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC) is dedicated to building healthy individuals and families and contributing to the quality of life that exists on the North Shore. The Commission is a progressive organization that offers and facilitates a wide range of recreation, culture, artistic, social, and health pursuits to residents of all ages and abilities.

The NVRC has an exciting opportunity for an experienced arts and culture professional that is passionate about strategic and operational leadership, outreach, service delivery, project management and collaboration with the arts and culture community. Reporting to the Manager of Recreation and Culture Services, you will work closely with a variety of staff teams to plan and implement arts and cultural services, events, and initiatives.  You will maintain a close working relationship with local arts organizations to support the success of those groups. You will have experience in planning, facilitating, and overseeing the development of arts and culture programs and services within a municipal setting; planning and managing the implementation of indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate arts and culture; engaging and collaborating with community organizations, school boards and other organizations; an understanding of the synergies between recreation and culture; interpreting  primary and secondary research to understand community needs; Arts and Culture strategic planning and policy development; establishing effective performance measures to meet the recreation and culture service needs of the community; supervising union and non-unionized staff; and preparing and monitoring an annual operating budgets.
You have superior interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work within a team environment; knowledge and understanding of the principles of customer service, recreation and culture service delivery, and knowledge of business planning; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff, community stakeholders, elected representatives and the general public; demonstrated leadership skills acquired through experience supervising, leading, developing and motivating staff; a proven record in a management capacity as well as the ability to work collaboratively with other departments, divisions and organizations and project management and analytical skills with an ability to articulate a vision and execute plans.

Candidates will have a University Degree in the Arts or related discipline, preferably at a Masters level, with a minimum of five to eight years’ experience in a leadership role.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence and vehicle are required.
The NVRC is an employer of choice and invests in its employees through a Corporate Employee Wellness Program.

This is an exempt regular full-time 37.5 hour work week position. 

CLOSING DATE:  September 4, 2017

Please apply online at quoting Competition #1724

We thank you for your interest in employment with North Vancouver Recreation & Culture and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows, BC
Executive Director
The ACT Arts Centre
September 14, 2017
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The ACT Arts Centre, open since 2003, provides excellence in Arts Programs, Gallery Exhibitions and Performing Arts Presentations, along with being home to many cultural and community events, reaching over 70,000 patrons annually. The ACT Arts Centre is managed by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council through an operation agreement with the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Commission, and owned by the City of Maple Ridge. Firmly established as the primary arts programmer of the region, The ACT receives educational and performing arts presentation funding from both the provincial and federal governments.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of The ACT, including planning, marketing, artistic programming and business management. The Executive Director supports the Board to advance vision, mission and strategic objective and is committed to new and innovative ideas, programs and services. The Executive Director facilitate and participates in initiatives to enhance community engagement in and appreciation for the arts.

The Executive Director is an enthusiastic leader with a strategic and operational leadership experience in the non-profit arts sector. The ideal candidate has a minimum of seven years of management experience, with ongoing professional development and training. The successful candidate brings a blend of arts programming and service delivery experience with the ability to convey organizational values and priorities. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding communication and team building skills and will be committed to building a positive and effective organizational culture.

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity please contact Carol Robinson or Paul Phillips or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to . We will respond to all who express interest. The successful candidate is required to supply a criminal record check and a copy of their credentials.


Maple Ridge, BC
Program Assistant – Events (Regular Part Time)
City of Maple Ridge
August 20, 2017
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This is recreation work involving leadership responsibility for planning, researching, scheduling, implementing and leading a variety of social, cultural, neighbourhood and general interest activities.  You will provides guidance and information to volunteers, community groups and residents on their program duties and is responsible for safe and proper use of equipment, facilities and public spaces

A little bit about you:

Do you have a passion for working with people and getting them engaged to make positive changes in the community and see the impact and benefit of their work?  The City’s Program Assistant position works with residents, students, volunteers and community groups on special events & festivals, volunteer development and neighbourhood projects that includes large civic signature events such as Canada Day, Remembrance Day and Celebrate the Night Fireworks and partner events such as Country Fest, Caribbean Festival, Earth Day, Santa Parade, Farmer’s Market, and neighbourhood block parties and projects..  Do you have the following?

  • High school graduation supplemented with post secondary education preferable in Municipal Recreation work at the diploma level and some supervisory, leadership, or special event planning experience;
  • Class 5 Driver’s License valid in the Province of British Columbia;
  • Valid St. John's First Aid Certificate or equivalent plus CPR Level “A” Certificate;
  • Have driver training for towing and backing a trailer;
  • The ability to work well under pressure, to prioritize competing deadlines and deal with stressful situations with professionalism;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of email and social media marketing tools, website software, and software registration system (eg. CLASS) is preferred;
  • Excellent communications, writing and time management skills and attention to detail;
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets and non-complex arithmetic calculations and compilation of statistics.

Salary:   $22.59 - $26.54 per hour

Your key responsibilities are: 

Focus on the administrative support for special events and festivals, civic volunteer program and neighbourhood projects which includes bookings, information and correspondence, approvals, contracts, compiling data and statistics, writing about events, programs and services and basic maintenance of webpages to update and provide current information and resources.  In addition, there will be hands on work on the day of special events and programs that involves equipment and volunteer orientation and coordination. 

This is a Regular Part-Time position working approximately 20 hours per week. The hours for this position will be Tuesday through Saturday with the flexibility of evenings and weekends. During high season between April through October there may be additional hours of work available between 5-10 hours per week pending annual budget approval.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment.  (Note – not required a part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment)

All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application.  Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply. To apply, click here.

The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development. 

If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. 


Kawartha Lakes, ON
Arts & Heritage Trail Program Coordinator
Kawartha Lakes Arts Council
August 25, 2017
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Be part of the dynamic cultural and heritage community in Kawartha Lakes, a municipality that includes urban and rural communities set in a beautiful system of lakes, rivers and farmland. Cultural tourism is a growing industry in our region and over the past three years the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council (KLAC) and the Kawartha Lakes Heritage Network (KLHN) were established to celebrate, promote and encourage engagement in arts, culture and heritage. In 2017 the City of Kawartha Lakes, in partnership with KLAC and KLHN launched the new Arts & Heritage Trail. The incumbent will have the opportunity to shape our emerging cultural offerings by Arts & Heritage Trail participants, while being well supported by a team of knowledgeable Board Members from both organizations and the City’s Economic Development Officer – Arts, Culture and Heritage. 

The Kawartha Lakes Arts Council and the Kawartha Heritage Network
The Kawartha Lakes Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the arts community in the Kawartha Lakes by encouraging, promoting, supporting and advocating for artists and the arts in all of its forms. The Arts Council facilitates collaborations and partnerships that will ensure a vibrant arts community, fosters professional development through workshops, forums and other educational activities and events, and encourages investment and support of the arts in our community. With members located throughout the Kawartha Lakes, KLAC helps to connect all of our communities with activities, events and opportunities that maximize the success of the arts sector and strengthens the creative economy throughout the Kawartha Lakes. Website:

The Kawartha Lakes Heritage Network is an incorporated not for profit organization that connects the numerous small museums and historical societies throughout Kawartha Lakes. It encourages innovation in the cultural heritage sector through collaboration and coordination, the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources, and supports its members in the conservation, preservation and showcasing of our local heritage.

The Kawartha Lakes Arts & Heritage Trail

The Arts & Heritage Trail was introduced in 2016 to showcase the numerous rich heritage and wide variety of museums, historic sites, artist’s studios and galleries located throughout the Kawartha Lakes. The Arts and Heritage Trail provides the opportunity for coordinated marketing and promotion of the many small independent cultural businesses and unique heritage sites. Visitors and residents can access information about the Arts and Heritage Trail online through an Arts and Heritage Trail webpage and interactive map (

Visitors can select multiple destinations to create tour experiences that reflect their own particular interests or that are located in specific localities within the Kawartha Lakes region.

The Role

Reporting to the A&H Trail Management Committee, the Arts & Heritage Trail Program Coordinator will engage with Kawartha Lakes cultural organizations, facilities, businesses on the Arts and Heritage Trail to facilitate partnerships and collaborative participation in programming activities. By building relationships and developing more effective programs and events across the arts and heritage sector, the profiles and business capacity of participants will be enhanced, tourism will increase and the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council (KLAC) and the Kawartha Lakes Heritage Network (KLHN) membership base will broaden.

Resources will available from both KLAC and KLHN and from the municipality through Economic Development – Arts, Culture and Heritage. Supervision will be provided by members of the Collaboration Project Committee (KLAC and KLHN) and the Economic Development Officer – Arts, Culture and Heritage.

Key Results and Position Responsibilities

Through creative engagement and relationship building with Trail destinations:

  • Facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships, advise, facilitate and assist in the development and
  • Implementation of cultural programs
  • Create an inventory of the assets, programs, projects and events across the entire Arts & Heritage Trail
  • Organize and facilitate meetings and workshops that enable each entity to get to know each other – to tell their story – who they are - share their core business, local knowledge and aspirations for future cultural projects
  • Meet with individual stakeholders across the sector as needed
  • Maintain communication with stakeholders to advise on program activities and opportunities
  • Contact new destinations and encourage participation in the A&H Trail which will also grow memberships in KLAC and KLHN
  • Bridge the Arts sector and the Heritage sector through collaborative programs and events developed with Trail participants that can continue on an ongoing basis
  • Encourage year round events and Trail programs beyond seasonal programs and events
  • Work in partnership with municipality’s Arts, Culture and Heritage staff who will deliver arts business support
  • Convey the benefits of data collection and provide a template ( developed by Ec Dev – A,C&H)  that can be utilized by Trail destinations
  • Raise awareness of the Province’s efforts to develop experiential tourism and encourage participants to collaborate on new experiential initiatives
  • Raise awareness of external funding available to support new and future initiatives
  • Submit monthly written status reports to KLAC and KLHN
  • Prepare a final project report at conclusion of project

Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities

The candidate must be able to work independently with a high level of diplomacy and initiative in order to nurture and build new partnerships and strong working relationships. The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Experience in community outreach and engagement
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating meetings and workshops
  • Experience in working with stakeholders to develop new programs in the community or cultural sector
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders such as volunteers, local politicians, small business owners and community groups with a commitment to good customer service
  • Advanced computer competency in word processing, report writing, working on spreadsheets, social media platforms, and website maintenance
  • Knowledge / experience in cultural development or cultural tourism
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage schedules
  • Well organized with the ability to multi-task and maintain vigilant attention to details while meeting deadlines
  • Enthusiastic and curiosity-driven

Please email resume and a cover letter to:

Dianne Lister, Chair, Kawartha Lakes Arts Council

Closing date for applications:  August 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

This position has been made possible through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Kawartha Lakes Arts Council would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only those candidates who meet all position requirements will be contacted for an interview.