Social Media Coordinator, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival


Call for Applicants: Social Media Coordinator (Part-Time Position)

Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is currently seeking a Social Media Coordinator to develop new strategies and produce assets for social media and e-newsletters to promote the Festival’s exhibitions, programs and events, both onsite and online.

This is a contract-to-hire position at $25/hour beginning with a 3-month contract from March 22–June 22, 2021, with the possibility of renewal. Work hours are part-time Monday-Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work.

CONTACT is committed to equity, diversity, and accessibility in the workplace and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation and gender identity.


  • Working with the Festival Coordinator to create an engaging and valuable content experience for CONTACT’s social media audience across multiple platforms (including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and video platforms)
  • Audit and report on social media metrics
  • Create compelling marketing copy for various mediums as needed
  • Maintain brand consistency across marketing materials, presentations, and program collateral
  • Support email marketing program
  • Help coordinate and expand cross-promotional partnerships with partner arts organizations, sponsors, and other community-based organizations, and support community outreach efforts


  • Minimum 1 year experience coordinating content for several social channels simultaneously in a business or organizational environment
  • Superior knowledge of and experience using all social platforms and in-depth understanding of current social media landscape, trends, and tools
  • Experience using social media management tools (scheduling, monitoring, engagement)
  • Strong familiarity and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop (able to crop, resize, export, colour-correct, and create text-based content effectively)
  • Moderate knowledge of WordPress or similar CMS systems
  • Understanding of different media formats (images, videos, livestreams, stories, podcasts, blogs, infographics, takeovers, user-generated content, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and/or interest in the arts


  • Photography, videography and video editing experience
  • Experience hosting events on digital platforms (e.g. Zoom)
  • Website CMS experience
  • Experience with grassroots community outreach
  • Experience engaging with diverse publics
  • Direct experience working in the arts, entertainment, or non-profit environments

Please email your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience to with the subject line “CONTACT Social Media Coordinator.” Please, no phone calls or social media DMs regarding this position.


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
80 Spadina Ave, Suite 205 (office and gallery currently closed to the public)
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J4
416 539 9595

CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. CONTACT embraces an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, and cultivates collaborations with and among artists, curators, institutions, and organizations.

CONTACT is generously supported by Scotia Wealth Management, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Steam Whistle Brewing, Art Toronto, BIG Digital, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, and Canadian Art, and the Metropolitan.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, City of Toronto, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Mondriaan Foundation, Pro Helvetia, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto Arts Council, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.