Job opportunity: Marketing and Communications Coordinator

The Ottawa Fringe is looking for a qualified individual to work with us as Festivals Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

Please submit your application to Kevin Waghorn, Managing Director, by email to by September 7, 2016

Festival Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Salary Range: $34,000 to $38,000

Reporting to the Festival Director, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing marketing and communications activities for the Ottawa Fringe Festival, undercurrents festival, and auxiliary programming.
  • Coordinating production and distribution of promotional elements (posters, programs, flyers, ads, marketing materials).
  • Drafting and editing newsletter copy.
  • Media relations for the festivals.
  • Managing website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc). Drafting, editing and producing content.
  • Assisting with fundraising initiatives.

We are looking for:

  • Post-secondary education in marketing or communications or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing and communications strategies with both social and traditional media.
  • Experience in supervising staff and volunteers in an asset.
  • Knowledge of the local performing arts and business community is an asset.
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, integrity, high energy, creativity, a collaborative spirit, and the cultural sensitivity needed to work effectively in a diverse environment of artists, producers, creative and management teams.
  • Familiarity with Hootsuite, WordPress, and Squarespace CMS
  • Proficiency with Photoshop or GIMP (intermediate skill level)
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Along with your CV and cover letter, please attach one or more writing samples. These can be creative, academic and/or professional texts.

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