Cultural Development Coordinator, Town of Canmore

Why work for the Town of Canmore?

For starters, you can take great pride in our collaborative organization, its positive work culture, and partner with talented people who genuinely care about our community and accomplish outstanding work for its citizens. As a member of the Arts & Events department, you will work with a variety of teams across the organization to provide seamless and exceptional experiences to all residents, visitors, and stakeholders. Through this work You will enhance citizens’ quality of life and create a healthy, sustainable, inclusive community.

Application Deadline: August 9, 2023

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

This is the perfect job for someone who desires to make meaningful and direct impacts in the community by enhancing the citizen’s quality of life. As Cultural Development Coordinator – Initiatives, you will be responsible for the management of a diverse portfolio of cultural events and initiatives, including the planning, delivery, and evaluation of those activities. This position works closely with external stakeholder in the cultural sector, multicultural communities including Indigenous peoples, contractors, government agencies, internal departments as well as suppliers and vendors to deliver meaningful and impactful events and initiatives for residents and visitors year-round. You will be the lead on these important functions for the town as you plan and deliver high quality municipal events and culture programs. You will ensure all initiatives are safe, accessible and are undertaken with the best value and interests of the community in mind, and the utmost care for risk management and environmental sustainability. As the volunteer manager for Town initiatives you will recruit, train, schedule and appreciate community volunteers who help make our extensive programs possible and successful. We are interested in a candidate that has experience working in multicultural and indigenous relationship building, working towards right relations.

Skills and Experience:

Our ideal candidate is organized, friendly, and confident. They are looking for a unique role where they can highlight and further develop their creativity and keen attention to detail. Further, you will have the opportunity to develop your strong communication and relationship-building skills as you liaise with many talented people inside and outside the organization to ensure efficient and effective cultural programming. Strong organizational skills are required with the ability to meet deadlines and changing priorities. We are seeking an applicant that is passionate about the arts and has a university degree with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts, Cultural Planning. The successful applicant will have 3-5 years of experience in arts administration, event planning or cultural planning. Further knowledge of community events, cultural activities, initiatives, and resources in the Bow Valley will help you to be successful in this role!


Salary Range: $33.99 – $37.99
Full–time Permanent Position
Competitive benefits package & personal wellness plan
Generous RRSP matching plan
EDO-Earned Day Off program
Personal development & learning opportunities
Positive work culture
Work-Life Balance

Equity and Access:

Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate will be required to submit all required certifications and documentation, including driver`s abstract and records checks. The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Town of Canmore is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, colour, race, gender, ancestry, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

How To Apply:

To apply, please visit the job posting on our website, combine your cover letter and resume into a single document (PDF or Word) and click the “Apply Now” button below. To help us learn more about you, in your cover letter please clearly detail the following:

  1. Why you want to work as a Cultural Development Coordinator for the Town of Canmore?
  2. What skills, experience, and (most importantly) attitude you will bring to enhance the team and enrich our community?
  3. Your level of familiarity with Canmore, and knowledge of our community events?

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Town of Canmore
902-7th Avenue. Canmore, Alberta