Communications and Marketing Strategist

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Communications and Marketing Strategist

The GRAND is hiring a communications and marketing strategist.

Why work at The GRAND?

We are a non-profit presenting arts organization, seeking a communications and marketing strategist to join our team of strategists, creative thinkers, artists and collaborators. Our team consists of players who love what they do and love to help others realise their goals. As we are preparing our facility for safe reopening, rebuilding our place in the community and our relationship with artists, there is ample opportunity to make a positive contribution to The GRAND’s future. By striving to create a work culture that allows each team member to be at their best, we believe we can create a team that can accomplish any big goal and have fun doing it!

Who are we?

The GRAND is Western Canada’s oldest theatre and has contributed to Calgary’s theatre and live performance communities in a myriad of ways for over 100 years. Today we are a non-profit organization committed to being the home of creative placemaking in Calgary. Our mission is to be a Culture House presenting high quality and thought provoking art, creating diverse and inclusive experiences, and bringing together artists and audiences to invoke a new way of thinking, appreciating and being, which transforms the community.

We are dedicated to presenting art from all disciplines and a variety of perspectives, supporting local artists in presenting and mastering their craft, and creating memorable experiences for our audiences.

The GRAND is currently hiring in a number of important roles, bringing together a team of talented and committed people who are passionate about the arts and who value collaboration, team work, innovation, respect and integrity. Learn more about The GRAND at our website.

Your core skills:

  • Strategic Orientation: Strategic thinker, who always considers the impact on community, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Results Oriented: Focuses on results to be achieved, promotes best practices, measures performance, and makes adjustments to improve both efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Effective Interactive Communication: Skilled in communicating clearly to achieve desired results, visually, written and oral.
  • Focus on Quality and Details: Detail oriented and creative problem solver who consistently prepares high quality work.
  • Innovativeness: Expresses innovative thinking, and is open to trying new ideas and creative opportunities.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Design and execute a marketing and social media strategy for upcoming shows and events.
  • Contribute towards our strategic planning efforts by way of designing and delivering communications planning efforts and engagement of key stakeholders.
  • Create small sponsorship packages and support overall sponsorship efforts related to programming and events.
  • Contribute content for upcoming grant applications.
  • Update website as required.
  • Create enthusiasm amongst patrons, donors, artists and the general public for all arts, events and programs opportunities.
  • Work closely with the programming department, front of house department (including box office), and artists.
  • Create opportunities and coordinate media and media purchases.
  • Develop creative and artistic marketing materials for print and digital.
  • Complete basic graphic design and copywriting.
  • Maintain a core brand for The GRAND.
  • Write internal and external newsletters.
  • Support with internal communications to staff and board.

Your educational background and technical skills:

  • A degree in marketing and communications is a definite advantage, a diploma is required at minimum
  • 5-8 years progressive work experience.
  • Marketing software, MailChimp, Squarespace, adobe creative suite all considered an asset, Microsoft office is required.

Position Type: Reporting into the director of fund development & partnerships, this is a mid-level full-time position working 40 hours per week.

Salary: $55,000 – $62,500 based on experience


  • Social and team building events
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid in-office and remote work available
  • Internal growth opportunities
  • Personal and professional development opportunities

We will support you in creating the life you desire through your work!

Where you’ll be Working

The GRAND is situated on the land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is Moh’kinstsis, which is also referred to as the City of Calgary. We honour and acknowledge Moh’kinstsis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Iyarhe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations who also call this place home. We also acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.

This position will include hours worked in-office and at-home. In office work will take place in The GRAND building located at 608, 1 St. SW.

Ready to join our team?

If you’d like to be part of a non-profit organization that is committed to being Calgary’s Contemporary Culture House and fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected, The GRAND is the place for you!

To apply, submit your detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to Erynn Lyster by email to

Please include in the subject line: Communications and Marketing Strategist.

The posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

The GRAND is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, or sexual orientation. We encourage and welcome applicants of Indigenous heritage, applicants who identify as racialized, marginalized or disabled, people of colour or diverse cultural backgrounds. We endeavour to provide a culturally safe and supportive environment and have an existing work-place harassment policy with zero tolerance for harassment in all working environments.

The GRAND is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process. The GRAND invites candidates who may require assistance during the application and/or hiring process, to let us know and we will work with them to meet their needs.

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