Marketing Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Marketing Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Burnaby Art Gallery
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Burnaby, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-29 à 2017-08-18 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 23,41 $

Burnaby Art Gallery 2017

Position: Marketing Assistant

Description of Organisation:

Located in the heart of Deer Lake Park and the City of Burnaby’s Cultural Services sector, the Burnaby Art Gallery is dedicated to presenting contemporary and historical art exhibits and events by local, regional, national and international artists in the galleries of Ceperley House and throughout the community. The gallery facilitates the development of emerging artists and provides diverse art educational programming for children, adults and seniors as well as community projects and exhibitions in libraries and recreation centres. Lively school programs support the exhibitions and take works of art into the schools.

Description of Position:

The Burnaby Art Gallery invites applications for the position of Marketing Assistant. Offered through the Young Canada Works program, this position runs for a period of 13 weeks, starting May 29, 2017 and finishing on August 25, 2017, with some flexibility.

Reporting to the Fine Arts Programmer, the Marketing Assistant assists the Burnaby Art Gallery in the preparation of promotional materials, maintains and updates data records, assists in gathering a variety of data; post updates to various promotional guides and websites. Duties will include: amassing data; conducting research; entering research information into a database for information dissemination (on platforms such as Mail Chimp); performing site maintenance and updates; coordinating the copy, production and distribution of promotional materials and information. The candidate will perform other gallery duties such as assist the programs department with the development and delivery of public programs, as a way to enhance skills, broaden the scope of their work, and gain a deeper understanding for the programming they are responsible for promoting.

Preferred Skills:

Graduate or undergraduate level student enrolled in Art History, Visual Arts, Curatorial or Museum Studies. Incumbents with backgrounds in Marketing and Communications Studies will also be considered. Working knowledge of the purpose and function of museums; experience and understanding of databases and social media; awareness and understanding for various online information dissemination platforms; advanced research skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience using PC computers, MS Office, social media, email, and internet.

Ability to work with limited supervision, adapt to a variety of work scenarios, exercise initiative and judgment, meet deadlines, and work under pressure. Ability to work as part of a team as well as the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality. Experience with research in a public museum, archives, or art gallery environment, including familiarity with Canadian art and art historical terms is an asset.

This is an auxiliary position, with an hourly wage of $23.41, plus 12% in lieu of benefits.

The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week.

The position runs from May 29, 2017 to August 25, 2017, with some flexibility

Please note that this position is contingent on Federal Government (YCW) grant funding.

Application deadline: FRIDAY, April 7th, 2017

Please submit your CV with cover letter via email to or via mail.

Attention: Christina Froschauer, Fine Arts Programmer

6344 Deer Lake Avenue

Burnaby BC

V5G 2J3

The Burnaby Art Gallery values diversity in the workforce and encourages women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to apply for all positions. Please indicate “YCW Assistant Research and Archives Assistant” in the subject heading or on the front of the envelope. We would like to thank all applicants who apply; however, only those short-listed will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

Additional information:

In order to be considered for the position, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

• Legally entitled to work in Canada;

• A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;

Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent

status are not eligible.

• Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• Meet the eligibility criteria of the program for which you have been approved;

• Registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory;

• Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• Do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;

• Have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the

semester preceding the YCW job;

• Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.

Characteristics of City/Region:

The City of Burnaby occupies 98.6 square kilometres on the Burrard Peninsula and is centrally located within the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. We have over 227,000 residents and a group of City staff that take their jobs seriously in meeting the needs of our community. The City of Burnaby’s vision as a livable, sustainable, and thriving City provides a roadmap for the future. For several years, Burnaby has been working toward this goal through the implementation of a trilogy of Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability Strategies to complement our Community Development Plans. These initiatives create a sound strategic policy direction for the future and provide a foundation for the continued strengthening of Burnaby’s overall well-being, enhancing our status as a liveable, vibrant and sustainable community; a place that facilitates an engaged and active citizenry, a healthy economy and a strong respect for the natural environment.

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