Share this Job

Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Public Information Officer 1-2)

Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 3C8

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/21/2018  


Communities, Culture & Heritage 


Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Public Information Officer 1-2), Permanent, HALIFAX  


Competition # 17618  



Who We Are


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia whose mandate is to develop a collection, exhibition and public program that brings Nova Scotians and visitors in contact with art from the region, the country, and other nations and cultures.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia seeks to present the most vital and engaging contemporary art from around the world. We embrace tradition and the past by applying contemporary perspectives that address relevant issues and challenge perspectives. We are an inclusive public gathering place that connects people with art to inspire new ways of thinking.

As the Gallery sets forward on a new path, reflective of the diversity and ambition of the province, it will be welcoming, contemporary, challenging and ambitious.



A Day in the Life of a Communications and Marketing Coordinator

The Communications and Marketing Coordinator is a hands-on role that supports the creation and execution of the overall marketing and communications strategies for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In this role, you will thrive in the digital world and understand how an organization can leverage digital and social platforms to improve customer relations, drive attendance and increase brand awareness.

As the Coordinator you will act as the department lead on all social media and website efforts, including content generation (traditional and rich) and the promotion of gallery activities, while ensuring the optimization of the online user experience. Your day to day activities will be exciting as you will be using various platforms to ensure content is used to its full potential. Your work will be seen by people across the province and around the world. This is a great opportunity to expand on your creative marketing and communication skills, engage with the public, and work with a leading team in the cultural sector.


What Makes a Great Communications and Marketing Coordinator

To be successful in this role, you will have post-secondary education in a related field (such as Marketing, Communications, Journalism, etc.) plus one year of related experience.  A combination of training and experience will be considered. 

You will also possess:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a high attention to detail
  • An understanding of the day to day technicalities of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, other)
  • Knowledge on how to use digital and traditional platforms to meet business objectives
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment using a high degree of tact and diplomacy
  • An understanding of how to field media calls and how to appropriately respond to inquiries
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Forward thinking approaches to content generation
  • An understanding of brand stewardship and the importance of a brand identity within an organization
  • Strong customer service and relationship building skills
  • The ability to use Drupal as a content management system and MailChimp for email marketing system would be considered an asset
  • An understanding of the visual arts would be considered an asset




Pay Grade:  PR 05 - PR 08  


Salary Range:  $1,654.33 - $2,291.99 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).



If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:





Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  



External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.



Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.



We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact



                                                                                   NS Gov Logo 2016 English 3Col 1 (002)                        Diversity English 2   Click here to see how we won!