Job Opportunity - Marketing and Communications Manager

Date: Oct 22, 2021

Established in 1991 as a charitable non-profit organization, W.P. Puppet Theatre Sociey (WPTS) strives to use the power of puppetry to impact positive social change. Our mission is to provide puppetry infused learning opportunities and performances inspire, challenge, empower, support expression and encourage empathy in our audiences and participants.

We are recruiting for a part time contract marketing and communications manager. In general, this position will be responsible for building and executing, all marketing, communications and media relations plans and strategies for WPTS programs, events and projects. They will work independently but in consultation with our team members and help build brand awareness/promotion of WPTS in Calgary, Alberta, Western Canada.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility
We are committed to policies and practices that support the purposeful inclusion of all people. We value the diversity of: racial and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression, religious background and belief, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, political perspective, and educational status.

Candidates who bring perspectives from equity seeking communities are valued.

Skills & Aptitudes

  • Marketing and Communications Degree or commensurate experience, with a strong understanding of both traditional and digital marketing mediums and strategies
  • Project management skills, ability to problem solve, multi-task and perform efficiently when necessary, manage competing priorities (occasionally a fast-paced environment)
  • Ability to stay on trend, including non-profit, arts and culture, education issues, come up with fresh ideas, think creatively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and and eye for design and aesthetic in the context of marketing material
  • Friendly, people orientated person, mature attitude, emulating WPTS’ core values
  • Professional work experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Ease with Google Docs, Zoom, Constant Contact, Wordpress and other platforms as they arise
  • Good media connections is an asset
  • Ease in communicating via telephone including making cold calls.

Job Description:
Specifically:

  • Shift marketing approaches as situations require and do ongoing evaluation of effectiveness
  • Create content with photos and other materials, implement, and monitor WPTS social media platforms, website and monthly e-newsletter.
  • Research and implement on/offline, local, national and international marketing opportunities i.e.: Teachers Conventions, tradeshows, web-directories, journals, awards and competitions 
  • Support and potentially organize event planning and tour coordination of our public and school programs
  • Support/Lead WPTS sponsorship and donation fundraising initiatives i.e.: Giving Tuesday, ArtsVest
  • Develop and maintain good media relations with key media contacts, including Social Media influencers and mainstream media, i.e. Global, CBC-Calgary.  
  • Develop and maintain good relations with key WPTS partners and stakeholders
  • Potentially assist in research and preparation of grant applications

Work Environment

  • This is a permanent part-time contract position starting immediately. It is reviewed in annually in July as part of performance review.
  • 80 hours per month. Contract fee is $30/hour
  • The candidate will be responsible for their own government remittances and insurances. 
  • There may be some times that are busier than others. Candidate should have the ability and willingness to accommodate  
  • We are a work from home ‘Bring Your Own Device Environment’
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle for meeting and special events
  • Successful Candidates are required to complete a Criminal Background check including the Vulnerable Sector.

Send resumes, portfolio and a letter of interest OR a video introduction to admin@wppuppet.com

Attn: Wendy Passmore-Godfrey - Artistic Director
Mobile 403 619 2501
Phone screening and in-person Interviews

Land Acknowledgement
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge that we are based in Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina Nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.