This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Other
Position: Communications Specialist, Ottawa Theatres
Competition Number: 2012-EX-EN-50227758-01
Competition posting date: 2012.07.16, closing date: 2012.08.03
City Operations Portfolio, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Srvc Dept., Cultural & Heritage Services Branch
Primary Location: B.Franklin CSC,101 Centrepointe Drive
1 Continuous Full time Position - 35 hours/week
Reporting to the Centrepointe Theatres Portfolio Manager or Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Arts Centre, Theatres Section, the Communications Specialist plays a strategic role in positioning Ottawa Theatres with a mandate to showcase both community and professional artists and attractions. The specialist is responsible for ensuring the theatres'/arts centre's image and reputation is consistent, positive and reflective of the strategic priorities of the Theatres Unit and the City of Ottawa.
The Communications Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies that promote the theatres/arts centre and its programs and events, and cultivate financial, artistic and community partnerships.
This includes audience development, artistic programming, fund-raising, sponsorships, community outreach, media relations, advocacy and communication with key stakeholders.
The specialist works a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, to provide the delivery of services required of this position.
Education & Experience
University graduate of a three (3) year program in Communications or Marketing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum five (5) years Marketing experience at a senior level in a performing arts or cultural organization.
* Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
- Designated – specific level of language proficiency:
- French oral, reading, writing
- English oral, reading, writing.
- Candidates who do not meet language requirements will be required to participate in training.
- A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class drivers license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
- The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.
Knowledge, Competencies & Skills
- Marketing management and principles as they pertain to a performing arts/cultural organization
- Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of all performing and visual arts disciplines including theatre, music, dance and variety, and the arts and entertainment industries
- Local and national trade media (communications and advertising)
- Sound knowledge of print production process
- Understanding of electronic media production (e.g. television, radio and Internet)
- Media and public relations
- Website development
- Aware of commercial trends in entertainment and marketing
- Able to do research and interpret data using traditional and Internet methods
- Special events planning and execution
- Legislation relevant to privacy of information and entertainment law
- Working knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation
- General knowledge of corporate/departmental policies and procedures related to health and safety
- Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate and manage projects
- Proficient in Quark Express, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
- Proficient in desktop publishing and design
- Superior copywriting and editorial skills
- Strong negotiating skills
- Able to liaise effectively with graphic artists, printers, translators and advertising agencies
- Able to communicate and implement ideas
- Well developed interpersonal skills: proven ability to interact and communicate effectively, and interact harmoniously with clients, volunteers, artists, the media, city staff and industry colleagues
- Ability to organize workload, develop work plans, project budgets and schedules
- Shows good judgment
- Pro-active; knows how the public will perceive an issue and can respond appropriately
- Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate and supervisor staff, recognizing the individual's capabilities and assigning work appropriately
- Able to organize and conduct presentations, meetings and media conferences
- Superior customer services skills
If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online. If this is your first online application please refer to "How to Apply for a Position" on our career site.
If you are not able to apply on-line, please submit your resume and covering letter indicating the Competition number by mail or by Fax:
City of Ottawa
Recruitment & Staffing
110 Laurier Ave. West, 5th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Salary: $60,747.96 to $73,919.30 annually (2011 Rates of Pay)
Apply online here