Job Title: Communications and Events Coordinator
Location: Montreal, QC
Start Date: October 19, 2020
End Date: March 26, 2021
Commitment: 30 hours/week
Application Deadline: October 4, 2020
The Museum of Jewish Montreal – an innovative place to connect with Montreal’s diverse Jewish life and heritage through new cultural experiences – is seeking a Communications and Events Coordinator to help expand and grow our Museum’s reach through program communications and outreach support, website management support, and select event coordination. Specifically, the Communications and Events Coordinator will engage in:
- Event and other program communications support, including helping to manage the Museum’s CRM, using database inputs for targeted program outreach, and planning and carrying out social media and other program marketing campaigns.
- Museum website support, including copywriting, editing WordPress templates, offering design feedback, and project management.
- Select event support (digital events and potentially limited-capacity in-person events), including help with event conceptualization, planning, partnership development, logistics, and audience engagement.
- Potentially other marketing, communications, and outreach tasks as they arise, including additional graphic design for virtual tours and other marketing materials, writing and disseminating press releases, community outreach through relational engagement, and video editing, transcribing, and uploading to social media platforms.
The ideal candidate will be excited about the prospect of expanding and deepening our Museum’s audience relationships through creative communications efforts, as well as through innovative outreach and engagement techniques. Applicants must have strong communication and copywriting skills and a background in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, with preference given to applicants who have pursued degrees or have a demonstrated interest or background in Communications, Marketing, Media Studies, Information Studies, Creative Writing, Museology or Curatorial Studies, History, Art History, Fine Arts, Anthropology, Public History, Canadian Studies, Québec Studies, or Jewish Studies. Skills and experience with Zoom, Eventbrite, WordPress (WPBakery), InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Canva are an asset. Because of the Museum’s location and responsibilities, applicants must be fluent in either French or English, and possess at least intermediate capabilities in the other language.
In accordance with the Young Canada Works Eligibility Criteria, candidates are only eligible for the internship if they:
- are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
- are legally entitled to work in Canada;
- are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
- meet the eligibility criteria of the program for which they are applying;
- are registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory;
- are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
- do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW.
This position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) program and candidate eligibility is stipulated by grant guidelines. Candidates must register online through the YCW website. Further details and registration materials are available at https://young-canada-works.canada.ca.
Interested individuals who meet the above criteria may apply directly to the Museum of Jewish Montreal. Applications must include a CV with the name and contact information for an academic or professional reference, and a cover letter (communications copy writing sample and transcript from the applicant’s university are optional). All materials are due by 11:59 PM October 4 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Communications and Events Coordinator Application.”