Come Join Us!

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is in a process of growth and renewal. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and well-organized Marketing and Events Coordinator to join us to organize, manage, and promote our programs, events, exhibits, and gift shop.

You will join a team of museum professionals who share the diverse history and culture of the North Okanagan by working with Indigenous elders and partnering with Arts, Culture, and Community groups. This is a part-time position, with some flexibility of hours, and significant opportunities for professional and creative development.

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives welcomes all applicants and encourages Indigenous people, visible minorities, and recent immigrants to Canada to apply for this position.

 

Marketing & Events Coordinator

 

Marketing & Publicity

  • Growing and engaging our visitors and audiences through effective management of public relations and communication strategies, with an emphasis on digital and online platforms
  • Planning and implementing public awareness campaigns for exhibitions, events, workshops and special events
  • In collaboration with Programming and Exhibit Teams, coordinating logistics, implementation, and delivery of exhibits, events, and programs
  • Working with Communication Coordinator to maintain and update website, including updating event and program calendar, and scheduling and posting social media and website content
  • Developing, implementing and promoting yearly fundraising opportunities alongside Museum Leadership Team.

 

Guest Services & Gift Shop

  • Ensuring all guests feel welcome and well-oriented to museum programs, activities, events, and venue rentals
  • Implementing and managing effective point of sale (POS) strategies for Gift Shop, Event Ticketing, Program Registration, Museum Services, and Facility Rentals
  • Overseeing POS business systems, including maintaining inventory; processing purchase orders and invoices; processing event and program registrations; and maintaining records
  • Coordinating with Bookkeeper to ensure Gift Shop, Program and Event registration, records accounting systems are effective and manageable
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and dealing courteously and effectively with the public and user groups

 

Programs & Events

  • With the Programming Team, developing and delivering public programs and events to attract a diverse variety of visitors
  • Planning, organizing and delivering special events, including overseeing logistics, materials and supplies, as well as communicating and working with partners and vendors
  • Collaborating and coordinating with other community arts, culture, and heritage organizations for partnership opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining event and program schedule, calendar, and registrations
  • Assisting in the development and management of events and marketing budgets

 

Experience, Qualifications and Skills

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate in Communications, Marketing, Business, Museum Studies, Tourism, Hospitality Management, Recreation and Leisure, or Event Planning
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working or volunteering in Museum, Galleries, Heritage Sites, Tourism, Hospitality, Recreation, Education, and/or Hospitality sectors
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills; confident public speaking skills
  • Well-organized, with excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer software, including presentation software, and desktop design and publishing programs
  • Proficiency with multi-media online platforms and Customer Relationship Management software
  • Knowledge of SEO and content management strategies preferred
  • Photography and videography skills an asset
  • Retail Management and knowledge of practices and procedures in Visitor Services and Gift Shop operations preferred
  • Special Event and Programming experience preferred
  • Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle is required
  • Criminal record check required

 

Position Details

  • 20 or more hours per week, with some flexibility in scheduling; will include occasional evenings and weekends
  • $21.50-$24.50 wage commiserate with experience, with potential bonuses for reaching marketing targets
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities with increased museum revenue
  • Professional and creative development opportunities as part of working hours
  • Culturally safe working environment with diversity and inclusivity as core values
  • Freedom to be creative and forward-thinking as a member of a friendly, inclusive team

 

GVMA Commitment to Diversity

Equity and diversity are essential values of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. Our community strives to foster the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds described in the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Lisa Ramsey at lisa.ramsey@vernonmuseum.ca before 5:00 PM on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Phone Steve Fleck at 250.241.2500 with questions.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $22.00-$24.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus pay

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • Day shift with occasional evenings and Saturday mornings

Experience:

  • Marketing: 1 year (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

 

If you have all or several of the above qualifications, and are passionate about the history, heritage, culture, arts & community of the North Okanagan, we encourage you to apply! Come join this small, supportive, fun team who are committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equality in our workplace and our community.

Please email your resume to Lisa Ramsey by Friday, October 11th at 5 PM.

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