JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications & Events Assistant

Comms Events Assistant

Guelph Arts Council (GAC) is a charitable organization that champions and supports arts and culture in Guelph. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to work with staff and volunteers as a Communications & Events Assistant.


Do you have a strong working knowledge of digital and social media strategies, online marketing and communications, and event planning? Do you have a passion for the arts, heritage, and community?

The successful candidate will support and promote Guelph’s creative community through event support, communications, and administration. Specific duties will include: supporting program development and delivery, including online experiences; promoting and supporting local artists; communications including writing, editing and posting; some website maintenance and graphic design; and administrative support.

Strong organizational and computer skills are required, including proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and to seek assistance/clarification when required. Experience with social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, is also required. Experience with website and graphic design software, video editing, and online video conferencing platforms is an asset. Some administrative and/or customer service work experience is also an asset.

We expect the position to begin May 17. The hourly rate is $14.25. The position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs and youth aged 15 – 30 are eligible. The hours will total 280 but the hours/week and end date will be determined. Due to COVID-19, the position will be performed remotely until restrictions ease. Guelph Arts Council is located in downtown Guelph, Ontario.

Please submit your resume with cover letter by email only no later than Sunday, May 9, 2021. Please use “Communications & Events Assistant application” as your subject line.

Send applications to:
Patti Broughton, Executive Director
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Guelph Arts Council invites applications from all qualified individuals. We strive to be inclusive of BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, newcomer, youth, low-income, d/Deaf people, and people with disabilities in all our employment practices. If you face any barriers to applying, please contact Patti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-836-3280.

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