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Communications Manager

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Deadline: October 14, 2020 - October 27, 2020


Name: Jackie Martin

Phone: 306-857-4250



October 27, 2020

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is seeking a thoughtful and creative candidate to fill the role
of Communications Manager. Our Mission is to provide transformative experiences through art; we aim
to provoke ideas, emotions, and discussion with open-minded exploration; we are on treaty land and we
are proud to be an ally in championing Indigenous artists; and we recognize that it is our responsibility
to reflect our diverse communities and make the gallery a welcoming space. We encourage applicants
who can help us live up to these ideals and create meaningful, reciprocal and innovate connections with
our various communities.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager of Communications combines proven skills and
experience to plan and implement the extensive communications and marketing needs of the
MacKenzie. As an integral part of the senior leadership team, the Communications Manager will design,
execute, and assess multi-year and annual marketing and communications strategies for the Gallery.
As the leader of the Communications team at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Communications
Manager helps build effective relationships across the organization and the community. The team
gathers qualitative and quantitative data and feedback gathered through multiple communications
channels, synthesizing communication impacts that can drive recommendations through the
development of reports, analyses, and recommendations to the CEO and the senior leadership team.

Reporting to the Director of Development, works collaboratively with the management team and other
staff to conceive, implement, and evaluate strategic marketing and communications and public
relations strategies for the gallery. The Marketing Manager must have proven success in designing and
executing marketing and communications strategies and campaigns, and have strong knowledge and
understanding of current trends in digital and social media to ensure consistency of the MacKenzie Art
Gallery brand alignment with Mission and Vision, Strategic and Business plans, brand and visual
identity, and how these documents are realized through all programs, visitor experience and

1. Marketing and Communications Strategy: Works in collaboration with the management team
and other staff to conceive, implement, and evaluate strategic marketing and
communications direction and public relations strategies. Works in collaboration to develop,
implement, monitor and evaluate multi-year strategies and goals to market and promote the
Gallery, exhibitions, programs, services and events to diverse audiences using appropriate
methodologies and channels.

2. Supplier Relationships and partnerships: Manage relationships with suppliers and agencies
for communications activities, including tenders, negotiations, budget and schedule
management. Work closely with development staff to propose, secure, monitor and evaluate
media partnerships reflective of the Gallery’s goals and planning.

3. Website and Social Media: Works in collaboration with the management team to develop the
overall quality and user experience of the Gallery website, and the experience of the Gallery’s
online presence and website as an additional program venue and destination, consistent with
organization goals, mandate and vision. Oversee, implement and evaluate guidelines for the
Gallery’s presence and use of social media.

4. Budget and Statistical Reporting; Oversee and allocate communications budget to ensure its
use if fully maximized. Responsible to maintain and report on communications statistics and
activities and deliver report.

Qualifications - Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing,
public relations, and/or related field of study. IABC membership and accreditation are considered an

Qualifications - Experience: A minimum of three years of directly related experience in a non-profit, or
similarly complex environment, with excellent knowledge of art gallery museum procedures,
experience and success in developing, implementing and evaluating effective marketing and
communications strategies using a variety of mediums and channels; experience in conceptualizing
and overseeing the development of marketing initiatives and design; must be familiar with art and art
galleries, and comfortable discussing issues affecting the arts today; familiarity with the MacKenzie Art
Gallery and/or a non-profit organization would be considered an asset.

• Proven strong presentation, written, and communication skills;
• Proven success designing and executing marketing and communication strategies and
• Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media / social media;
• Proactivity, self-motivation, and ability to meet deadlines;
• Creativity in developing relevant marketing content;
• Highly developed project management and time management skills;
• Strong emotional intelligence with a commitment to promoting an ethical and equitable work
• Must be able to think analytically and strategically;
• Strong team player with the ability to work independently and collaboratively;
• Ability to execute project using Adobe Creative Suite.
Term: permanent full-time

Salary Information: $68,250 to $75,000

Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive benefits package.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse
workforce that includes women, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities and
members of visible minorities who have traditionally been and are currently underrepresented in the
Canadian workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.


Please apply no later than Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 4:30 PM.

Applications for this position can only by submitted via the MacKenzie’s job application portal.

Any applications submitted via email or by mail will not be considered.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Jackie Martin, Director of Finance and Operations,
at (306) 584-4250 ext. 4275.

The successful candidate must submit a satisfactory Criminal Record Check prior to employment.