Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada
About Esker Foundation
Esker Foundation is the largest privately funded, non-commercial contemporary art gallery in Calgary. As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. Esker Foundation reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Our model is unique, our exhibitions groundbreaking, our programs enriching.
In this key marketing role your primary responsibility is to build awareness for Esker Foundation on a local, national, and international level. Working directly with the Director and the Esker team, you will develop and execute innovative marketing strategies to inspire and grow our audience. You are someone who is innovative, experimental, and creative. With an ability to recognize the most meaningful stories for each exhibition, your role is to communicate them, generate excitement, and bring Esker Foundation to the forefront of contemporary dialogue in Calgary and beyond. As part of a small but highly efficient team, you will be required to contribute to both the big picture and small day-to-day tasks. Strategic planning, writing, editing, an eye for design, and an ability to contribute to our ongoing discussion of contemporary practice, exhibitions, and programming are necessary. You will build strong contacts in the arts, education, business, and marketing communities with a focus on strengthening and developing local connections. You will market Esker, our exhibitions, and our extensive programming to new and existing audiences. Esker Foundation aims to be the leading contemporary art gallery in Calgary, with an impact that goes global. You will create an exciting path to get us there.
Skills & Qualifications
First and foremost an endless enthusiasm, creativity, and commitment to the goals and vision of Esker Foundation, plus:
Full-time: Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Available to work evenings, weekends, and holiday hours as required.
Salary & Benefits
A competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefit package will be discussed with successful interview candidates.
If you are interested in joining the team at Esker Foundation, please send a cover letter along with your resume detailing your accomplishments to date, and an example of an effective marketing campaign you have developed.
Email your application before March 23, 2017 to the Director, Naomi Potter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank everyone for their application; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.