We are hiring: Marketing Coordinator (Temporary, Part-Time Leave Replacement)

This is a multi-faceted position that requires an understanding of advertising, marketing, promotions, social media and electronic communications, coupled with good inter-personal and public communication skills.

You will be required to work both independently when needed, and in coordination with SCC or other provincial craft council team members. You will be called upon to be a spokesperson, advocate and representative for the organization to the general public and to the membership.

Flexibility and patience are important assets for this position. You will be working with a membership of diverse artists and may be asked to step outside your usual roles and tasks to help in other areas of the organization.

The Marketing Coordinator works within a team-based environment to:

  • create marketing plans to promote our programs, gallery exhibitions, boutique, online sales and our artist members;
  • communicate with our members, industry partners, stakeholders, news media, and the general public;
  • raise awareness of Saskatchewan fine craft artists and fine craft in general;
  • build and promote the SCC brand identity;
  • help maintain or increase revenues through development of marketing pieces to promote in-person and online sales of SCC members’ works; and
  • network and build community locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Principal duties and responsibilities include:

  • producing digital social media materials and organic and paid campaigns;
  • creating content for SCC social media: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest;
  • editing digital communications such as (but not restricted to) SaskCreate e-news, Talking Craft e-news, SCC news releases;
  • reporting on social media and marketing campaign results; and
  • writing, as needed: blog posts, advertising copy, website copy, talking points.

Knowledge required:

  • Working experience in marketing, communications, advertising, including print and digital media production; and
  • Working knowledge of social media apps and platforms, including MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent (Canva, Affinity etc.), Google Calendar, Google Docs, Zoom, and Shopify;
  • Familiarity of AirTable, JotForm and Slack is an asset.
  • An interest in one or more type of craft, or an acquaintance with some Saskatchewan craft artists, is very useful.
  • An understanding of the fine craft industry is an asset.

Skills needed:

  • Organized, understands production timelines, able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple jobs;
  • Team player who is flexible and calm under pressure;
  • Able to select service suppliers, request quotes, supervise work, deal with production problems, and maintain a good rapport with suppliers; and
  • Be aware of opportunities to partner and engage with other organizations or events, then facilitate.

Project and grant based work often involve in-person or teleconference meetings, and lending a hand at events. Additional hours may be required for SCC projects. Lastly, and most importantly, our efforts go towards supporting and promoting our artists as we help them achieve success.

Job specifics:

  • 28 hours per week, with additional hours based on project requirements;
  • Compensation is at Pay Band 6 Step 1$25,72 per hour;
  • Temporary, part-time beginning in January;
  • In office
  • Given that this position is a temporary leave replacement, the SCC reserves the right, with two-weeks written notice, to extend or end the position;
  • The position is governed by the SCC’s Collective Agreement with SGEU

Apply via email with cover letter, samples of work and campaigns to: director@saskcraftcouncil.org (No phone calls please.) We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, immigrants, and people with disabilities.