Communications Manager

Apply Through the city of Saskatoon WebsiteTERM: Permanent full-time


1. Collaborates with the Director of Marketing and Leadership Team to develop the annual integrated strategic communication plan.

2. Develops tactical communication and public relations plans for exhibitions, programs and special events.

3. Delivers the media relations function for the organization locally, nationally and internationally, with an emphasis on art, tourism, lifestyle, design and news media.

4. Prepares press materials and backgrounders, coordinates media tours and outreach, actively develops and pitches stories throughout the year.

5. Maintains a current database of media and active files on media outlets and reporters.

6. Establishes and maintains positive and collaborative working relationships with local, regional and national media.

7. Engages in media monitoring, analysis and reporting.

8. Provides communication assistance to Gallery teams and departments and actively participates in action planning with colleagues from across the organization.

9. Delivers communication tactics, as required, including news materials, speeches, presentations, backgrounders, content, and features.

10. Coordinates media interviews with staff, curators, artists and other special guests.

11. Manages the Gallery’s overall communications and public relations research program.

12. Oversees the Gallery’s digital, social and content strategies with the support of the Content Coordinator.

13. Supports the organization’s brand, public relations and community engagement strategies.

14. Manages, coaches, mentors staff in the Marketing Department.

15. Prepares budgets, forecasts and reports.

16. Performs other related duties as assigned.


• University degree in marketing, commerce, business, journalism or public relations.

• Five to seven years progressively responsible experience in design and execution of communication programs including three years’ experience in a managerial level.

• Thorough knowledge of and interest in the arts and tourism sectors.

• Thorough knowledge of digital/social dashboards and communications.

• Knowledge of public sector and non-profit organizational operations.

• Proven competency in communication, public relations, digital/ social and media relations communication functions.

• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with assigned staff, trustees, volunteers, artists, donors, sponsors, stakeholder, partners and the public.

• Demonstrated ability to direct and support staff in achieving desired results.

• Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality related to Gallery collections and operations.

• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

• Demonstrated organizational and planning skills

• Demonstrated skill in the use of a computer and Microsoft Office software and digital/social dashboards and communication, photography and multimedia design and development software.

HOURS OF WORK: Evening and weekend work may be involved.

SALARY: $78,057.84 TO $91,718.64 per annum (2016 rates)

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 5:00 PM

Director of Marketing

Temporary full-time for approximately one year


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Remai Modern is closed Mondays except for statutory holidays.


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102 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon SK S7K 0L3