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Job: Communications and Outreach Manager

Position: Communications and Outreach Manager

Location: grunt gallery

Reporting to: Program Director

Term: Part-time, permanent 24 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work. Flexible schedule.

Remuneration:  $29/hour

  • Following a 90-day probationary period, enrollment in employee benefits program
  • Hybrid office/work from home model
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • Additional paid days off during office-wide closures (one week in August; two weeks in December) 
  • Ten sick days annually

Start date: April 29th, 2024

General Description of the Position:

The Communications and Outreach Manager is an energetic and creative person that is responsible for clearly articulating grunt’s public identity in a cohesive way to a broad-based audience. This position oversees all communications at grunt gallery and is responsible for effectively communicating who we are and what we do.

We are looking for someone with exceptional writing skills who can create consistent, sophisticated messaging that is “on brand” for dissemination across multiple platforms. This role ensures that content aligns with grunt’s vision, mission and values and is sensitive to social issues and the cultural climate.

The Communications and Outreach Manager is responsible for promoting all grunt gallery exhibitions and events and working with other staff members on offsite project promotion (Blue Cabin Residency and Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen). 

This position monitors and posts to all social media outlets to ensure an active presence and generates content to keep the grunt gallery website fresh and current, as well as communicating through newsletters, press releases and more. 

The Communications and Outreach Manager is engaged with grunt’s communities, helping to build and maintain lasting relationships with audiences and stakeholders, and is a key role in organizing and executing grunt events.

Required Competencies:

Communication Flexibility

Marketing Creativity

Computer Software Reliability  

Resourcefulness Accessibility

Networking Care

General Responsibilities:

  • Promoting all exhibitions, events and other public programs at grunt gallery through newsletters, press releases, website content and social media.
  • Working closely with the Program Director and all grunt staff to maintain an excellent understanding of the range of grunt gallery activities, programs and initiatives.
  • Creating clear, sophisticated and impactful content for a variety of communications platforms.
  • Managing the website and refreshing content on a regular basis. 
  • Working with the Program Director to develop marketing, publicity and communications strategies for the gallery. 
  • Contributing to event planning and execution.
  • Front of house assets management, including guest log, exhibitions binder, outreach materials and C-Care supplies program.
  • Working closely with sub-committees and project groups’ communications needs, e.g. Blue Cabin Residency and Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen.

Required Skills and Education:

  • Two to three years of experience in a communications-related field.
  • Post-secondary education in an arts-related or communications-related program is an asset.
  • Sophisticated and advanced writing skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented, organized and committed to quality.
  • Must be able to multitask in a busy work environment.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Tech savvy with advanced knowledge of various social media platforms, most specifically Facebook and Instagram.
  • Excellent working knowledge of WordPress, MailChimp and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to accessibility, including but not limited to basic principles of accessible web design and visual description.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Excellent understanding of artist-run centres.
  • Resourceful, hands-on and proactive.
  • Outgoing, social and comfortable with public speaking.

Ability to work flexible hours and be onsite at grunt for events.

How To Apply:

Please forward your cover letter and C.V. to: 

You can apply by email in writing (Preferred file format is PDF) or in a recording (video or audio). 

Application Deadline:

Friday, April 5th 2024 @ 11:59 pm PDT

grunt gallery welcomes, encourages, and is actively seeking applications from members of equity deserving communities such as (but not limited to) people from racialized communities, Indigenous peoples, persons with Disabilities, women, gender-diverse and LGTBQIA2S+ people, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

It is our hope that this position will encourage working artists, or creatives with an on-going practice, to consider this role. We hope to develop a working relationship wherein artists can exist both as artists and arts workers, and will be in conversation with the successful applicant on what grunt can do to support their on-going career.

grunt gallery is located on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples.

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