Reporting to the Engagement Supervisor, the Engagement Officer is responsible for implementing strategies, assignments and projects that grow WAG-Qaumajuq audiences through media relations and promotional activities. The Engagement Officer will curate the public image of the organization through sustained media coverage and outreach communications throughout the inaugural year of Qaumajuq, the Inuit art centre, and beyond.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write and distribute all media advisories and releases, and prepare materials for media events
  • Supervise visits from media outlets, camera crews and photographers
  • Maintain good relationships with media and facilitate interviews and articles
  • Maintain media image download site and post releases online
  • Write speaking notes for WAG representatives
  • Write, edit, and proof copy for external and internal audiences
  • Act as a Gallery representative in matters relating to exhibition and program promotion
  • Monitor and maintain all onsite signage and information touch points
  • Assist in the planning, development and distribution of promotional materials
  • Assist with staffing Gallery events as required
  • Assist in coordinating event photography and videography
  • Assist with the production of reports and presentations
  • Assist in responding to visitor feedback
  • Other duties as assigned

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in Public Relations, Communications, or Journalism; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years direct and progressive experience working in media relations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Strong attention to detail with complementary planning and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to form interpersonal connections with ease and professionalism
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for working directly with media
  • Ability to work independently using discretion and diplomacy under pressure
  • Strong understanding of the arts community in Winnipeg and beyond

 

ASSETS

  • Experience being interviewed on-camera and in print
  • Experience coordinating photography, videography, and editing
  • Background working with BIPOC communities
  • Working knowledge of an Indigenous language and/or French

 

BENEFITS

  • Health and Dental benefits premiums paid for by the organization
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Matching Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Membership to the Gallery for your household and discounts at the Shop and Cafe

 

Closing Date: June 4, 2021

 

Apply here or by mail or fax:

ATTN: Manager, Human Resources
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Email: humanresources@wag.ca
Fax: 204.788.4998