Job Posting

Director, Marketing & Community Investment

The Director, Marketing & Community Investment oversees the marketing, communications, and sponsorship activities for the organization. This position involves stewarding existing partnerships, identifying strategic opportunities, preparing partnership proposals, overseeing sponsorship activation. This role leads the Marketing & Communications and Community Investment teams in meeting attendance and budget targets. In this role, you are actively involved in creating and implementing marketing campaigns, driving sales for events, programs, and rentals, stewarding partners, attending community events and ensuring brand-consistent ongoing communications with all stakeholders.

You will thrive in this role if you love meeting new people and attending events and you are passionate about the value arts bring to the community as a whole. You are energized by being at events greeting patrons, sponsors, and community partners. Through your professional and personal inclinations, you reveal your connectedness to the community. As an ambassador for the arts in Edmonton, you possess the ability to nurture positive relationships with all organizational stakeholders including guests, donors, community groups, media, volunteers, and internally with all levels of personnel in the organization.

Your qualifications include a post-secondary degree and/or related experience with marketing, sales, community relations, sponsorships, and communications. This role is ideal for someone with marketing and business analysis acumen and is strongly inclined to be communicative and team-oriented. Experience in digital marketing and media buys is essential. While pursuing goals with vigour, you interact respectfully and confidently with others. You demonstrate a capacity for fostering long-term relationships, as well as proven abilities to identify new opportunities and create and implement plans. Experience in marketing arts events and learning programs within the not-for-profit sector is beneficial.

If you enjoy the challenge of surpassing your own targets and building mutually beneficial relationships that contribute to a better community for everyone, submit your application to begin your career with one of Edmonton’s finest arts organizations. What you get is a full-time position leading an exceptional team of creative individuals and opportunities to flex your own creativity and develop professionally. This is a flexible working environment and evening and weekend work is required. 

Please submit résumé and cover letter as a single-attachment PDF to Julia Darby at Subject line: Director, Marketing & Community Investment. We are committed to diversity and equity in employment, and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Please mention how you heard about this posting. No phone calls. Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found. We sincerely thank all applicants. Qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Start Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra & Francis Winspear Centre for Music

Julia Darby
9720-102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J4B2

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major orchestras, with 56 full-time musicians and a performance season which runs from September through early June. The ESO’s adventurous programming reflects the diversity of the communities it serves and stimulates joy and inspiration in local, national, and international audiences. The orchestra serves the community of Edmonton and northern Alberta, performing more than 80 concerts each season. The ESO’s home is the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, Alberta’s premier concert hall. With an international reputation in the musical arts industry as an aesthetically delightful and acoustically superior concert hall, the Winspear Centre is recognized as an important artistic centre and magnet for performers from at home and abroad. Over 400 distinct events take place at the Winspear Centre each year, with 250,000 people coming through the facility for everything from black-tie Gala events, family concerts, and rock shows to corporate receptions, weddings, and yoga classes. In addition to hall rentals for third-party events, the Winspear Centre has its own artistic programming through Live at the Winspear.