Position available: Communications Coordinator  

Deadline to apply: June 5, 2020, 11:59 (EST)
Location: Montreal
Position starts: Early September 2020, however, the start date is contingent upon the public health measurements in place at the time due to COVID-19. 
Work hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: $23,991 or $21.97 per hour
Summary: articule is hiring a Communications Coordinator. The position is classified as regular. The hourly rate is $21.97, including 4 weeks of holidays during the centre’s summer closure. Candidates have until June 5th, 2020 to submit their application.
 

About us 
articule is an open-access artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of a broad range of contemporary art practices. Through our various programming channels, we strive for interdisciplinary artistic excellence and social engagement. While special consideration is given to emerging artists, we also respect those who have already established important precedents, who continue to test the limits of aesthetic gesture, and who commit themselves to the ideals of experimentation and risk-taking. articule supports discursive and alternative activities that promote dialogue and build networks with local, national and international artists, collectives and organizations. Our open structure encourages the direct participation of an active and diverse membership on both programming and organisational levels.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for carrying out articule’s communications strategy, managing interactions with the press, maintaining and developing mailing and contact lists, and promoting programming, initiatives, and events. They will develop communication materials and contribute to the centre’s general operations, maintenance, programming, and activities. 

The candidate we are looking for will be committed to a collaborative and non-hierarchical model of working, where they are able to take initiative and responsibility for their tasks while being a flexible and communicative member of a small team. With a strong background in design and communications, they will be interested in developing communication materials that are accessible, inventive, and grounded in anti-oppressive practices. 

This position is based on a 21-hour workweek. The daily schedule is subject to change according to the centre’s activities and may include evenings and/or weekends.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Board, the Communications Coordinator will perform the following duties:

Communications

  • - Develop and articulate the centre’s visual identity

  • - Prepare and execute the centre’s annual Communications Plan

  • - Inform members and the public about the centre’s activities (maintaining the website and social media platforms, sending newsletters, communicating in person, via telephone, email, etc.)

  • - Prepare promotional graphics (digital illustrations, images, printed materials, videos/gifs, etc.) 

  • - Prepare the seasonal printed calendars, in collaboration with the centre’s contractual designer 

  • - Prepare and execute the centre’s communications for fundraising activities (including the Fundraising Committee’s events and fundraising campaign)

  • - Coordinate the Communications Committee and contribute to the development and implementation of articule’s information management practices (website development, documentation, and archiving tools, and Instagram residencies)

  • - Document the centre’s activities (photo, video, audio), with the consent of the public, artists, members, staff, etc. in question

  • - Coordinate the centre’s ongoing print and digital archiving (including media coverage, press releases, visual documentation, etc.)

  • - Prepare press releases and solicit contact with media outlets

  • - Maintain and update mailing and contact lists

  • - Organize incoming documents (invitations, magazines, etc.)

  • - Copyedit the centre’s communications (French and English) and translate from English into French

  • - Coordinate and update the Communications Toolbox
     

General

  • - Contribute to the writing and editing of grant applications

  • - Attend and assist with General Assemblies, Board meetings, programming, and activities

  • - Supervise or co-supervise interns, as required

  • - Share routine tasks and contribute to the centre’s general operations
     

QUALIFICATIONS

  • - A minimum of 3 years of experience in design and communications

  • - Evidence of a commitment to collaboration, accessibility, and an anti-oppressive mandate

  • - Experience coordinating projects and events

  • - Experience with graphics software (Indesign, Photoshop), poster design, website management (Squarespace and/or Wordpress), and other platforms (Mailchimp) 

  • - Knowledge of artist-run centre structures and networks, interdisciplinary interest in contemporary art  

  • - Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

  • - Bilingual English-French, excellent writing skills, complete mastery of spoken and written French

  • - Meticulous editing and proofreading abilities

  • - Excellent organizational skills
     

ASSETS

  • - PR (Public Relations) experience

  • - Experience with archiving and classifying both digital and physical documents

  • - Experience working with volunteers
     

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 

Applications should include: 

  • - letter of intent 
  • - curriculum vitæ
  • - names and coordinates of two references. 


articule has a Basis of Unity, a list of values expressing the centre’s anti-oppressive commitments. We strongly encourage all applicants to familiarize themselves with it prior to applying. 

We are committed to equal opportunity and diversity in our workplace and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Please submit applications to the Human Resources Committee by email: rh-hr@articule.org 

Deadline for applications: June 5th, 2020, 23:59 (11:59 PM EST) 
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Please note our website may be inaccessible from May 7 - 11. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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262 Fairmount O. 
Montréal Québec 
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tel: 514 842 9686  


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