Communications Officer

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Communications Officer
  • Nom de l’organisme : Centre A
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-07-18 à 2018-01-13 (24 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 14,00 $

Communications Officer (Young Canada Works)

Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Centre A is a leading public art gallery located in Vancouver’s Chinatown with a purpose to be an engaged participant in the ongoing production of a pluralistic and democratic society. We strive to activate contemporary art’s vital role in building and understanding the long and dynamic Asia-Canada relationship, while tackling questions of broader concern from Asian and Asian-diasporic perspectives. While we play an active role in community enlivenment and conviviality, we are a means for broader cultural productivity; a local and trans-national community building apparatus that acts as a conduit for contesting the ideas that define Asian as “other” and “elsewhere”, and as a site for the contemplation of issues of contemporary concern.

Do your passions align with ours? We are looking for a Communications Officer to help us promote our mandate with crisp visual and written communications.

This position is intended for a recent graduate with a certificate or Bachelor’s Degree related to applied communications, journalism, or marketing. The Communications Officer will join the Centre A team for 24 weeks, and assist with the planning and execution of online and print communications strategies at Centre A. The intern will undertake tasks focused on promoting the organization and its artistic programming.

The Communications Officer will assist with the following tasks:

-Work collaboratively with the team to write, launch, and manage online and print communications for the gallery

-Creating consistent and timely postings to ensure maximum impact

-The design and production of promotional material

-Identify and propose external ideas and initiatives to help promote general awareness of Centre A

-Work collaboratively to produce diverse internal/external communications materials

-Media outreach and engagement.

-Work collaboratively with the team on a top secret project!

This position will be 35hrs/week for 24 weeks from July 2017-January 2018. This is a paid position ($14/hr) funded with assistance from Young Canada Works.


-An undergraduate degree with a major in Communications, Marketing, Publicity, or Journalism

-Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-motivated, able to work independently and with others.

-Superior time management and multi-tasking skills.

-The ability to stay focused and deal calmly and effectively with high stress, high pressure, and fast paced situations.

-Superior writing and editorial skills.

-Strong creative and design skills.

-Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.

-Capacity to take ownership of tasks.

-A demonstrable interest in gallery operations and the production and execution of contemporary art exhibitions, and a strong drive to promote our mandate.

-Basic knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) is a must.

-Experience, beyond personal use, with social media platforms is a strong asset.

-Basic skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

-Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is a must.

-Skills in photography are an asset.

-An active interest in reducing racism in our society and building relationships across the Pacific.

-Knowledge of languages other than English, particularly Asian languages is a strong asset.

How to apply

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV containing work experience, one writing sample, a design portfolio (optional), and two letters of reference from professors or previous/current employers to Natalie at Applications without reference letters will be considered incomplete. Please send documents in PDF format.

Centre A is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, ability and sexual orientation, and actively ensure that our workplace is inclusive and safe.

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