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Job Posting: Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Photo: A Tribe Called Red, Northern Lights Festival Boréal 2017, credit: Riad Hamidi

Northern Lights Festival Boréal

Sudbury, ON

Job Description:
Full time, paid, one year internship (37.5 hours/week)

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator is responsible for building community support for Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) & Bloom (new spring event) through: the execution of marketing and communications strategies; the coordination of social media and web communications; the facilitation of inter-organizational communication and partnerships; the development of sponsorship and in-kind donations from private & public agencies; advertising sales for the Festival Program Guide; the recruitment & facilitation of festival vendors and artisans; the negotiation and preparation of contractual documents for vendors and equipment rentals; communication with various media outlets through releases, interviews etc.; the processing of ticket sales, vendor fees, membership sales etc.; the coordination of setup & logistics for festival, special events, and equipment rentals; as well as day to day office tasks as necessary.


-Secondary school graduates, who recently graduated from an accredited college or university. This position must provide first full-time employment in a field related to the field of study.
-Applicants who have previously participated in an internship program for post-secondary graduates are not eligible;
-Post secondary degree/diploma in Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Event Planning, Arts Administration, Sales etc. or another relevant field (somewhat flexible);
-Work and/or volunteer experience in at least one of these fields or another related field;
-Excellent written and oral communication skills;
-Experience communicating with clients and the general public via telephone, email etc.;
-Experience drafting a variety of documents including: letters, media releases, reports, grant applications etc.;
-Experience with general word processing software, spreadsheet software, presentation software, email platforms;
-Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize work tasks;
-Concrete problem solving, conflict management and decision making skills;
-Ability to work flexible hours during festival season and NLFB special events;
-Knowledge of government funding programs, as well as the non-profit and cultural sectors an asset;
-French language skills an asset;
-G or G2 Driver’s License an asset;
-Own vehicle/access to vehicle an asset.


$32,500/ yr.

Application Deadline:

Jan. 17, 2019

Anticipated Start Date:

February-March, 2019


Please submit applications by email:
Max Merrifield

Executive/Artistic Director


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