Senior Communications Manager

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Remote
  • $28.00 – $38.00 per hour
  • Deadline: July 22, 2024
  • July 22, 2024

Art Canada Institute


Position Title: Senior Communications Manager
Job Type: Full-time six-month contract with possibility to renew, 40 hours per week
Location: Primarily remote; occasional in-person meetings in Toronto
Start Date: August 2024
Salary Range: $5,000 – 6,700/month, commensurate with experience

Are you a hyper-organized, detailed-oriented, creative communicator who is passionate about visual arts? Are you interested in finding new and innovative ways to bring this subject to a broad public audience through 21st-century storytelling? Do you love to write, produce multimedia, and do you have strong sense of design and aesthetics? Would you enjoy being mentored by seasoned executive leaders? If your answer is “yes,” we’d love to hear from you!

The Art Canada Institute (ACI) is looking for an ambitious, highly motivated, and savvy Senior Communications Manager to join our dynamic not-for-profit organization that brings Canadian art and its history to a broad public audience through four key areas of programming. See more about ACI below.

This new position is being created to meet the needs of our organization’s growth in budget, staff, and ambitious brand-building goals. The Senior Communications Manager reports to the Deputy Executive Director.

The ideal candidate is extremely organized and systematic in approach, has impeccable written, verbal and visual communication skills, and is passionate about the worlds of art and publishing. They are highly intuitive, capable of critical thinking, have the judgement to prioritize and reprioritize based on a rapidly changing environment, and excel at delivering against multiple competing deadlines. They have a talent for working with and leading others, ask great questions at the right time, have a hunger for personal and professional development, and possess sound judgement and decision-making skills. They understand how the Canadian media landscape, how to grow audiences, and how to represent a multi-dimensional arts organization.

On diversity:
The Art Canada Institute prides itself on the range of voices represented in our programming and seeks to reflect that diversity in our team. We recognize that an inclusive workplace is key to promoting excellence and allowing all staff to reach their greatest potential. We will ensure that every job applicant is treated fairly with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious belief, educational background, marital status, and parental status. Let us know if you need any accommodations.

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • First and foremost: a subject matter expert on all things Canadian art, either through a successfully completed academic degree, or through proven on-the-job experience
  • An ability to remain hyper-organized and adaptable; unflappable
  • Storyteller
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, and publishing skills are essential, along with the ability to present concepts verbally
  • Planning, project management, and time management
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital and social media and an ability to use metrics to inform strategy
  • Ability to think strategically and act tactically at the same time
  • Influencing and persuasion skills
  • An ability to hear all voices while stewarding through a strong personal vision and aesthetic

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees our key external communications platforms and activities, including our social media presence, media relations, weekly newsletter, annual report, and fundraising collateral
  • Oversee internal, board, and key stakeholder and donor communications
  • Marketing budget development and tracking
  • Develop and implement effective communications strategies that build audience engagement, build and improve upon donor engagement, and brand awareness and perception
  • Plan and manage the design, content, and production of all public and media relations collateral and imagery
  • Lead the marketing and public relations efforts of the organization by partnering with editorial and image staff, freelancers, and contractors
  • Support event conception and execution as required

To apply, email your details to

Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by July 22. The cover letter should explain why you believe you are a strong candidate for this role and outline your compensation expectations. Please note that applications that do not include cover letters will not be considered. If the articulated salary range is outside of the compensation range you are looking for, please feel free to apply and provide a rationale as to why you are requesting that compensation. Such applications will be considered. We thank all interested candidates but only those considered will be contacted.