Communications & Public Programs Assistant

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Communications & Public Programs Assistant
  • Organization name: Contemporary Calgary
  • Job location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Length of assignment: 2019-05-01 to 2019-08-31 (17.43 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $17.00

Contemporary Calgary seeks applications for the position of Communications & Public Programs Assistant. Reporting to the Communications, Memberships & Events Coordinator and the Public Programs Coordinator & Curatorial Assistant, the Communications & Public Programs Assistant will provide assistance with the development and execution of our ongoing public programs, outreach, and marketing efforts.

The ideal candidate for this position will be pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or a bachelor's degree in another arts-related field. They will have excellent organizational and planning skills with demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines, competency in both the Office and Adobe suites, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in French is considered an asset but is not required.

To coincide with scheduled programming and events, the successful candidate must be willing to work Sundays-Thursdays and assist with front of house responsibilities where required.

Contemporary Calgary is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse environment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates for this position.

Contemporary Calgary is contributing to a global city of choice by engaging Calgarians with the art of our times through exhibitions, distinguished speaker series, outreach and educational programs. We believe in the power of art to transform the places and lives we live. We are passionate about art that is relevant, meaningful and challenging. We are committed to raising Canada’s international profile, engaging diverse audiences and cultural producers, including Indigenous artists and non-Indigenous communities, using digital technologies to increase scale and dissemination and focusing on diversity.

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Please note, this position is funded by Young Canada Works and candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

• are legally entitled to work in Canada;

• will be between 15* and 30 years of age at the start of employment (*where permissible under provincial/territorial labour laws);

• be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory (;

• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;

• have registered as a full-time* student in the semester preceding the YCW job (*as defined by their educational institution); and

• intend to return to full-time studies* in the semester immediately following the YCW summer job.