Designer, Marketing Communications

  • Full Time
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Remote: hybrid or flexible
  • $60,000 – $65,000
  • Deadline: Open until filled (position may be filled before posting expiry date)
  • Posting expires: July 30, 2024

The Royal Conservatory of Music


The Royal Conservatory (RCM) is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world, providing the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, and teacher certification. It is also a leader in the development of early childhood education programs and arts-based social programs, and presents a diverse range of concerts featuring the finest Canadian and international artists in its magnificent performance space, Koerner Hall. Please visit for more information.

What is the Opportunity?

The Designer, Marketing Communications is responsible for visually communicating all aspects and initiatives of The Royal Conservatory. They collaborate closely with divisions across The Conservatory, as well as external suppliers, to lead the design, development, and implementation of a vast array of print and digital creative.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

As their work is highly visible to Royal Conservatory staff and the general public, the Designer, Marketing Communications’ responsibility is to promote the brand in the very best way possible. Their work is reviewed by all divisions and levels of The Royal Conservatory (e.g., Vice Presidents, Development Officers, Managers, and the President) through both formal presentations and email communications. Reviews are followed by requests for changes or final approvals. Once approved, it is the Designer’s responsibility to prepare projects for production/implementation.

The breakdown of the Designer’s responsibilities is as follows:

  • Design, develop, and deliver a wide range of print and digital creative 
    • Capital campaign and donor-related materials
    • Government reports and proposals
    • Fundraising materials and special event collateral
    • Advertisements and promotional materials
    • Direct mail
    • Sales collateral
    • Product packaging
    • Printed and digital signage
    • Illustrations, photo-editing
    • PowerPoint presentations, internal reports and materials for board meetings
    • Academic and corporate stationery design
    • Digital creative, including requirements for email, web banners, social media content
  • Project management duties, such as developing comprehensive work-back schedules, managing approval processes, working with external suppliers to ensure that all projects stay firmly on track and are delivered on time, ensuring all projects are of outstanding quality, and are appropriately branded according to our Style Guide.
  • Other marketing and communications projects and responsibilities as assigned.
  • The Designer consults the Director, Digital Marketing and Creative Services on issues that require their input and guidance to resolve. Examples include requests that deviate from the style guide, conflicting priorities, unexpected demands requiring outsourcing approval, or other issues that may necessitate the need to make decisions with unplanned or revised budgetary implications, etc.

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Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and current résumé online (please upload a single file combining both documents) at Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been identified. The RCM is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the RCM’s Anti-Racism, Access and Equity Policy, accommodation will be provided at any stage of in the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known when they have been contacted for an interview. The RCM thanks all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.