Communications and Outreach Coordinator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Communications and Outreach Coordinator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Carp, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-05-28 à 2019-03-29 (43 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,00 $

Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Business Development Manager

Job Type: Contract

Location: Carp, ON, CANADA

Rate of Pay: $16/h

Position Type: This is a 1 year contract position beginning May 28, 2018 and ending March 29, 2019. The position will be for 37.5 hours a week, usually Monday to Friday with some required evenings and weekends.

The Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum, is a not-for-profit, charitable museum in rural Ottawa. Originally built in 1961 to house key members on Canada’s government and military in the event of a nuclear attack on Ottawa, the Diefenbunker has been a museum since 1998.

Job Summary

The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will help implement the Diefenbunker’s overall communications strategy. Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the Communications Coordinator will work collaboratively with the management team, staff and volunteers to develop and implement online content and promotional materials, which will broaden the museum’s impact and brand identity.

Central Responsibilities

• Ensures the delivery of the online communications strategy for the museum’s social media platforms

• Supports content management for the new website and social media platforms

• Provide design support for the production of promotional materials

• Responds to online customer inquiries that reflects the museum’s brand

• Contributes to overall staff efforts towards the development of new audiences

• Coordinates editorial, production and distribution of the e-newsletters

• Develops contacts with writers and solicits reviews of events and exhibitions

Maintains an up-to-date database of media contacts and e-lists

• Attends related seminars, lectures and workshops for professional development

Key Requirements

• Must speak English fluently. Fully Bilingual with Canada’s Official Languages (French and English) is preferred.

• Reliable access to a vehicle.

• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

• Must have exceptional time management, multitasking and stress management skills to be ensure that tasks are completed on time.

• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.

• 1-3 years communications, marketing and/or social media experience.

• Flexibility and adaptability is essential to this position.

• A self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team.

• Familiarity with computers and Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WordPress, and Pinterest) and Adobe Creative Suite.

Required Education

• A degree/diploma in business-related subjects, economics, international studies, museum studies, or sales and marketing from an accredited university or college.


• Online content development through social media channels.

• Studies in history, especially military and/or Cold War history.

• Experience in completing large projects.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to or send by mail to Kelly Eyamie, Business Development Manager, Box 466 - 3929 Carp Rd, Carp ON, K0A 1L0.

Applications must be received by May 21, 2018, 5pm.


• Hiring is subject to funding availability.

• This position is being posted internally and externally on a concurrent basis.

• There will be no relocation assistance provided for this recruitment action.

• There is no public transportation to the Museum from Ottawa.

• This position may include work in the evening, as well as on weekends and holidays.

• We are committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Characteristics of City/Region:

The Diefenbunker is located in Carp, Ontario. Carp is a small, rural village approximately 30 minutes west of downtown Ottawa. The Diefenbunker, a National Historic Site of Canada, seeks to create a stronger and more vibrant community, economically and culturally, while attracting diverse audiences and increasing the local economy.

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