Marketing and Communications Coordinator


The Nutrien Children’s Festival is recognized as an important event in the cultural landscape of Saskatchewan.  We cultivate a passion for curiosity and exploration in children through diversified and multicultural programming.  Our programming is progressive – it evolves to reflect our community, it enhances children’s educational experiences, and most importantly, it encourages children to try something new and have fun!

We are currently looking for a marketing and communications coordinator to fulfill the following list of tasks:

Marketing:

  • Along with the General Manager, to create and execute the overall marketing and promotional schedules for: all paid marketing, sponsored marketing, social media, release of printed materials, contests;

  • Cross promotion online through new and pre-existing partnerships and sponsors;

  • Supervise and update the company’s website;

  • Work alongside our graphic designer to streamline our brand and image;

  • Monitor and post diverse content on social media in a strict timeline that is pre-arranged with the General Manager;

  • Create and monitor contests and giveaways along with the General Manager;

  • Contribute to the sales of ads in the Festival program;

  • Monitor the marketing budget to ensure all pre-approved expenses fall within the amounts allocated; 

  • Monitor all media buy-ins as well as in-kind agreements;

  • Plan key placements for posters, distribution of handbill, and work alongside partnering businesses/schools for window placements of posters. 

Communication:

  • Coordinate editorial coverage including, but not limited to, pre-Festival media interviews for the General Manager via TV/radio/print; 

  • Ensuring all communication remains in line with the organization’s mandate and vision; 

  • Preparation and distribution of press releases; 

  • Write copy for marketing material; 

  • General office correspondence as needed. 

Work Environment:

  • This position will work out of our Saskatoon office with the understand that you supply your own computer; 

  • Access to office phone, WIFI, and printing;

  • Skills Required:

  • A post-secondary degree in marketing, communication or related area of study; or the equivalent in work experience;

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills;

  • Exceptional inter-personal skills;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Comfortable working with computers especially with Excel, Adobe, and Photoshop;

  • Must be easy to work with and able to represent the Organization in the best possible light;

  • Must be flexible with your work hours as some weekend and night work are required, especially close to the Festival dates.

This is a contractual job that will run from January 6th, 2020 until June 15th, 2020.  Salary to be determined.  This position reports directly to the General Manager.  
You are expected to work roughly 10 hours of work a week expected, but again this will vary depending on the time of year. Again, flexibility is a must.
Applicants must have their own vehicle and be willing to pass a police background check with a vulnerable sector check if employed. 


Applications accepted until 9 am, Monday, Oct. 21st, 2019. Please send your CV, cover letter and samples of your work to the Festival’s General Manager, Darcie Young, at: gmchildfest@gmail.com. Email applications accepted only; no hard copy applications nor phone calls please.