Contract: 9 months

Terms: 32 hours/week, $25/hour, Health Benefits Allowance

 

About the role

This role is responsible for contributing to the development and execution of a marketing plan, conducting outreach and fostering partnerships to best support ONCD’s work in Northern Ontario.

This role is responsible for:

Marketing & Communications

  • Development of “Culture Guides” in Northern Ontario destinations, designed for bolstering tourism and highlighting arts & culture in the region
  • Alongside other colleagues, create, edit and implement content to be presented on our owned and partner websites, newsletters, and social media
  • Coordinating the effort to translate existing English content into French on ONCD’s website
  • Assisting with marketing efforts to promote Northern Ontario to the rest of the province including creation of a Cultural Tourism Marketing Plan in Northern Ontario

Network & Partnerships

  • Support the development of partnerships and key relationships in the region
  • Meet with local representatives to share outreach and educational resources, and support network development
  • Co-produce professional development opportunities to best serve our network; focus on cultural tourism, equity and inclusion
  • Helping to execute special campaigns and projects

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has approximately 2 years experience working in arts, culture or tourism, and a background in marketing and communications
  • Is motivated by connecting the public with meaningful arts and culture experiences in their communities
  • Is dedicated to advancing principals of equity and accessibility in the arts and culture sector, and beyond
  • Is able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Seeks to inspire their colleagues with knowledge, skills, and energy
  • Fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and personal accountability
  • Supports a culture that actively raises the bar within Ontario Culture Days and beyond; Proactively establishes and maintains positive and effective working team relationships
  • Has excellent relationship-building skills
  • Has excellent story-creation, writing, and editing skills
  • Has excellent time and task management skills; project coordination skills
  • Understands and enforces all company policies and procedures
  • Is comfortable writing and speaking in French and English

Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Tourism, Arts & Culture etc.)
  • Must meet eligibility requirements of grant funding supporting this role:
    • be unemployed or underemployed youth (persons aged 30 and under);
    • have graduated within the last three years with a degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • A solid understanding – or comfort level with quickly learning – Wordpress, Adobe CreativeSuite or Canva, MailChimp, Buffer etc.; Experience in sound and video editing is an asset.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license

Location & Travel

 This is a remote work position. Preference will be given to candidates living in Northern Ontario. Some travel within and outside of Northern Ontario will be a component of this role.

 

About Ontario Culture Days

Ontario Culture Days fosters public engagement with a vibrant Ontario arts, culture, and heritage sector. We produce year-round content, lead a province-wide festival, and support a wide network of organizers through communications, marketing, outreach and artistic programs. We participate in the national Culture Days festivities, starting the last Friday of each September. In 2019, the Ontario Culture Days Festival had 1,500 events registered in over 130 Ontario municipalities, and over 750,000 Ontarians attended. In 2020, despite the pandemic, the festival was expanded to four weeks, and included more than 1,000 events (mostly online) in 70 municipalities, with attendance exceeding 1 million Ontarians. Programs included digital, self-guided, and in-person events with safety precautions in place.

In 2019, ONCD expanded its brand and its year-round scope to include Ontario’s tourism sector through the launch of oncultureguides.ca. The website provides unique insights through local arts and culture stories found throughout the province, things to do, and a growing roster of cultural travel guides.

We are committed to reducing barriers to accessibility to the arts, culture and heritage sector, and to achieving greater equity within it. We believe that striving for equity is integral to the achievement of our mission of a vibrant and sustainable sector.

For more information, please visit our website at onculturedays.ca.

 

Application Process

Send a one-page cover letter and your resume to info@onculturedays.ca, with the subject line: “Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Northern Ontario Application”.

We strive to activate a lens of pluralism, equity, and inclusion. We invite participation from a variety of backgrounds with an interest in moving our mission, vision, and values forward. In particular, we encourage perspectives of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC), Trans, Non-Binary, LGBTQ2S, as well as individuals from rural and remote communities.

 

Deadline: September 27, 2021

Target start date: November 1, 2021 or earlier

We thank all applicants for interest in the role. We will only be contacting only applicants selected for an interview.

 

This full-time position is partially funded by FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program. This Opportunity is Proudly Supported by: