Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Marketing & Communications Specialist

Are you passionate about the arts and looking to work with one of the most innovative and ambitious professional opera companies in Canada? Do you have a passion for marketing & communications and are looking to implement your favorite strategies? We have a job for you!

As the next marketing & communications specialist at Calgary Opera, you will be responsible for the integration and implementation of all internal/external communications and activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.

As the marketing & communications specialist, your day-to-day responsibilities will be to:

  • Work alongside all departments to determine their Marketing & Communication needs while developing marketing plans and strategies.
  • Design and print brochures, programs, and marketing assets such as social media content.
  • Take leadership of communications strategies and marketing plans while overseeing content development and identifying the best platforms to maximize impact and outreach.
  • Support the management and capabilities of the current website.
  • Monitor opportunities for continuous improvement of tactics, tools, technology, and processes.
  • Maintain a detailed annual planning calendar to manage shifting priorities.
  • Serve as the primary contact for outside marketing vendors for assets such as archival photos, designers, and printers, etc.
  • Represent the Calgary Opera in a professional, friendly manner and build strong relationships with all stakeholders.

The right candidate will demonstrate on their resume:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in managing communications, media relations, or marketing programs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field.
  • Proven track record of implementing sales strategies.
  • Exceptional written, presentational skills, and attention to detail as evidenced by your resume and cover letter.
  • Experience with design software such as the Adobe Suite.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and exposure to social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of ticketing databases and CRM’s will be considered an asset.

During the interview process, we will be looking for behaviors that demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Calgary Opera.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and your ability to communicate with all levels of an organization.
  • Innovative mindset; provide examples of your track record relating to sales strategies and implementation.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Passion for the performing arts and knowledge of classical music is an asset.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive base salary of $50,000 – $57,000 based on experience.
  • A creative environment and a passionate team.
  • Opportunities for growth and development.
  • Excellent health and dental benefits.
  • RRSP Matching.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Calgary Opera values diversity in thought as well as representation. They are committed to building an environment that provides a foundation for safety and belonging and are challenging their biases and assumptions daily. Should you need any support during the application or interview process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Think you’d be a good fit? Please apply online with your cover letter and resume in one document.

While we thank all candidates who apply, only those deemed qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted.

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