Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University is seeking an energetic, creative thinker to fill a role of Communications and Marketing Coordinator. This position plays an influential and collaborative role that reimagines communications, marketing, and promotions within both a public gallery and an academic setting. This is a full-time, continuing position.

Join us at this pivotal and transformational moment in AGNES’s future! Thanks to the incredible lead gifts from Bader Philanthropies, Inc., we have been presented with an unprecedented opportunity to entirely rethink an arts facility (and museological practice!)—literally from the ground up. Led by AGNES’s Director and Curator, Emelie Chhangur, Agnes Reimagined amplifies our capacity to foster and relay intersectional connections across the disciplines and communities that converge when a public, university-affiliated art institution is socially engaged, civically minded and pedagogically driven. The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will pay a key role in the complete rebranding of AGNES, an organization that values creativity and experimentation. We are on an incredible journey.

Come work with us!

See competition #J0324-0807 at Queen’s University CareerQ site for the full job description and details on how to apply.

Salary: starting at $56,789/year + benefits
Closing Date: April 12, 2024

Job Summary:

The Communications and Marketing Coordinator is a creative thinker who shapes and implements comprehensive communications, marketing, and promotional plans for the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AGNES). Reporting to the Director and Curator, and working closely with administrative and artistic program staff, this position ensures effective internal communications and external promotion of AGNES’s programs and achievements. Responsibilities encompass public and media relations, print and digital media including advertising, alternative forms of promotion, social media, e-communications and targeted marketing campaigns, coordination of newsletters, and website management. Sensitive to the role and mission of AGNES, the Communications and Marketing Coordinator shapes an astute communication, marketing and promotional program that engages diverse audiences locally and globally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop, and implement comprehensive and innovative marketing and communications plans that challenges the status quo
  • Enhance AGNES’s profile, brand, and outreach locally, nationally, and globally
  • Manage, forecast, and track marketing and promotional in-budget delivery
  • Research and maintain awareness of evolving trends and best practices in communications and marketing, including regulatory compliance regarding accessibility, privacy, and security
  • Recommend new strategic promotion and communication initiatives to develop engagement across AGNES’s multiple publics, stakeholders, and constituents
  • Research and recommend alternative promotional tools—artist-driven materials, AGNES swag, posters, stickers, etc.—and support production of AGNES-specific merchandise and onsite signage, consistent with AGNES branding
  • Work with senior staff to research, recommend, write, edit, and proofread content of internal and external program communications
  • Manage publicity with imagination, accuracy, and aesthetic acuity, ensuring consistency across all promotional platforms
  • Respond to external inquiries, acting as media liaison and a public-facing contact for AGNES
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with media contacts, journalists, opinion-makers, art publications, list-serves, and other key stakeholders, developing promotional partnerships as appropriate
  • Maintain multiple, up-to-date contact lists and coordinate timely information distribution of marketing material, e-blasts, newsletters, and targeted member communications that support programs, exhibitions, and special projects; oversee strategic communications to increase participation in all AGNES activities
  • Edit and coordinate print and electronic newsletters. Writing of some content, as required.
  • Maintain, manage, and develop AGNES’s website as a meaningful communications vehicle, engagement tool, and documentation repository, and manage social media platforms, including timely release, appropriate messaging, and data tracking and analysis
  • Work closely with Queen’s ITS and external web developers to streamline and troubleshoot various web-based platforms, plug-ins and monitor for security and accessibility compliance.
  • Draft communications for reports, proposals, and media releases, for general and specialized use and audiences in accordance with AGNES style-guide
  • Liaise and book freelance photographers and videographers to create and manage an inventory of high-quality images and videos that document gallery programs for a variety of uses in promotions, proposals, grant applications, fundraising and reporting
  • Work closely with AGNES administrative staff and programming and digital development coordinators to support registration and events
  • Track and report on media coverage and maintain AGNES documentation archives

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Situated within territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a curatorially-driven and research-intensive professional art centre that proudly serves a dual mandate as a leading, internationally recognized public art gallery and as an active pedagogical resource at Queen’s University in Kingston. By commissioning, researching, collecting and stewarding works of art, and by exhibiting and interpreting visual culture through an intersectional lens, Agnes creates opportunities for participation and exchange across communities, cultures, histories and geographies.

Agnes is committed to anti-racism. We work to eradicate institutional biases and develop accountable programs that centre the artistic expression and lived experience of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. Agnes promotes 2SLGBTQIAP+ positive spaces.

36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Agnes is an accessible venue.

Facebook: @aeartcentre
Twitter: @aeartcentre
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1. Agnes staff show off the new SwAGNES fanny pack.
2. Emelie Chhangur, Director and Curator welcomes guests to the Exhibition Celebration at AGNES.
3. Exterior Composition for Agnes Reimagined, showing the new curvilinear addition. Courtesy of KPMB Architects.