Project Manager

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Project Manager

Part-time, contract position, 20 hours/week
Application Deadline: August 19, 2019

Creative Calgary convenes and mobilizes Calgary’s arts sector to advocate for strong civic funding and integration of the arts in city-building initiatives.

In 2017, Creative Calgary’s collective of non-partisan volunteers advocated for increased municipal investment to the local arts sector and launched a campaign to raise awareness about the economic contributions and intrinsic value artists and arts organizations bring to the city of Calgary.

The overall efforts resulted in Calgary Arts Development’s funding increasing from $6.4M to $12.4M in 2019, with additional increases planned in subsequent years in the four-year budget cycle.

Creative Calgary has over 90 organizational and individual members and is led by a volunteer advisory board. The membership convenes regularly to learn about, review and shape arts advocacy initiatives and to network in pursuit of a stronger and more cohesive sector that represents the interests of artists and arts organizations in Calgary.

Creative Calgary seeks a part-time project manager to support its work. Reporting to the advisory board, the project manager provides leadership, guidance, coordination and logistics of Creative Calgary’s strategic initiatives.

The project manager is responsible for:

  • Identifying and implementing activities in collaboration with the advisory board, and ensuring they are aligned with the strategic objectives and funding parameters.
  • Facilitating communications between Creative Calgary volunteers and other partners through meetings, email, and social media.
  • Identifying and capturing key metrics for Creative Calgary to share the impact of the arts with the community via digital and traditional media.
  • Attending regular phone and in-person meetings with civic partners and City administration to ensure strategies and messages are aligned, following up as needed.
  • Representing Creative Calgary in the community at events/meetings/Council sessions.
  • Finding gaps and opportunities where Creative Calgary can play an effective role through research/analysis of the overall Calgary arts ecosystem.
  • Identifying key community members and communication channels to increase Creative Calgary membership.
  • Providing regular reports to the advisory board and membership group.
  • Providing administrative support for the advisory board as required.
  • Making recommendations for improvement at an organizational level.
  • Organizing advisory board and membership meetings, including preparing and distributing agenda and minutes and securing guest speakers.
  • Other tasks as designated by the advisory board.

The project manager has their finger on the pulse and is a big-picture thinker. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, highly organized, with excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

Candidates should have an administrative background, familiarity with the Calgary arts community, experience in coordinating events and programs, and well-developed communication skills. The candidate is required to have a strong working knowledge of various social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook). Knowledge of G Suite and Wix is an


The project manager is expected to work an average of 20 hours per week at $28/hour, beginning in September 2019. The contract term runs until the end of April 2020, with the possibility for extension, depending on funding.

Application Process

Please respond by sending your resume and an expression of interest by Monday, August 19, 2019, with the subject line Creative Calgary Project Manager – Your Name to: Creative Calgary Advisory Board, Attn: Simon Mallett

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position however, only those being considered will be contacted.

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