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June 17, 2021

Call for Applications: Public Art Communications Specialist

We are recruiting a full-time communications specialist to join our communications team.

This position is responsible for developing and implementing communications plans that will ensure broad awareness of and engender an interest in projects, programs, and the overall public art program. This position works closely with the public art community liaison and the public art team.

This new position is responsible for acting as both a content creator and communications strategist to ensure both artists and the general public learn about the new public art program and the various entry points they have to interact with it, as well as learning about the over 1,400 artworks in the existing collection. Internally, this role manages the information and communications needs related to public art for Calgary Arts Development employees and other stakeholders.

This is a term-specific 12-month role with a possibility of renewal depending on the program staff needs at that time.


Calgary Arts Development is an equal opportunity employer and employs people without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical, and/or mental abilities.

While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, Calgary Arts Development has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: Black, Indigenous, people of colour, immigrants and newcomers, persons with physical or mental disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIAP+ community.

We recognize that the job application process can create barriers to access for many applicants who are interested in applying. Our job calls are written in English, shared online and require applicants to email their applications in English. This creates technological, linguistic, communication, and cultural barriers, to name a few.

In recognition of these barriers to access, eligible applicants can request assistance to help alleviate some of the costs associated with preparing and submitting a job application.

Who Can Request Assistance? Individuals who self-identify as:

  • An individual who is Deaf, hard of hearing, has a disability or is living with a mental illness.
  • An individual facing language, geographic, or cultural barriers.

Types of Assistance

  • General Transcription or Editing Services & Organizing of Support Materials
  • Language Translation
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Interview Parking
  • Childcare