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Head, Marketing & Communications full-time

Location: Edmonton, AB
Company Name: Government of Alberta ()
Category: Communications, Marketing
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Job ID: 1030988

Closing Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Classification: Program Services 4
Ministry: Alberta Culture and Tourism


If you have experience developing and implementing communication strategies and managing media relations, and you have strong demonstrated writing skills, you might be the ideal candidate. This position is responsible for the overall image and promotion of the Royal Alberta Museum, both internally and externally. As the successful candidate you will connect with Albertans through marketing, media relations, website and social media. This position is also responsible for three direct reports.

The successful candidate requires an outgoing personality, and needs to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and interacting with the public. We are looking for a team player with good organizational and communication skills. The successful candidate will also have to demonstrate the following competencies:

Agility - ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing situations and issues, remain objective under pressure by making well-thought through decisions when there are competing and ambiguous priorities, champion a plan of action, quickly read a situation and gain an understanding of individual and environmental drivers.

Creative Problem Solving - ask questions to get a deeper understanding of issues, engage different perspectives, break problems down into manageable components, constructively challenge the way things have always been done, and create strategic solutions for communications challenges.

Drive for Results - set and accomplish goals and priorities, factor in complexity of issues and align plans based on government direction, remove barriers to collaboration, provide bold and competent advice.

Develop Networks - seek to understand the perspectives and needs of the museum, build relationships by following through on commitments, influence others by considering the meaning of what is being said, the environment and how the information is being presented.


A university degree in a related field such as Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Arts and Cultural Management or equivalent, plus a minimum of 4 years of related experience. Knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications, and public relations plans are desired. Experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media activities are required. Supervisory, media as well as Government of Alberta experience will be considered as assets.

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