Communications & Design Coordinator

Date Posted: Oct 03, 2016

Salary: 32,000 Salary
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Part-time
Career Level:

Organization Description

Tangled Art + Disability

Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities. 

Job Description

Communications & Design Coordinator
Tangled Art + Disability
October 2016
Part-time (3.5 days/week)
$32,000 Salary
One-year contract with potential for renewal
Some evening and weekend work is required

Tangled is inviting applications for the position of Communications & Design Coordinator. Working with the organization’s management and curatorial staff, the Communications & Design Coordinator will be responsible for designing and executing the communications and marketing program for all Tangled activities and events including Tangled Art Gallery programming. This position will play a vital role in growing the Tangled audience at the local and national levels during a period of significant growth and interest in disability arts.

The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter with excellent organizational and multitasking skills, and a talent for effective interpersonal communication with a variety of groups including media, internal staff, partner organizations, artists, audiences, volunteers and people with a variety of access needs. Graphic design skills, an interest in writing, and an understanding of the disability arts sector are a must.


Position Responsibilities:
1. Design and implement Tangled’s marketing and public relations program within established budgets.
2. Manage and oversee the writing, design, production and distribution of internal and external communications including newsletters, program flyers, print advertising, social media accounts and electronic communications.
3. Collaborate with Tangled staff and contracted design studio to develop the messaging, design and production of Tangled marketing campaign, branding style guide and writing guide.
4. Collaborate on new departmental procedures and design templates.
5. Manage a proactive media relations program; expand/update media contacts in database; write press releases; pitch stories, coordinate interviews with the press and answer inquiries.
6. Manage, maintain and update the Tangled website and digital archive.
7. Design and schedule social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram;
8. Live social media reporting during events and programs;
9. Liaise with external editors/graphic designers on large design projects (ex: annual report)
10. Collect, document and analyze artist and audience feedback through surveys and interviews.

• Superior communications skills, experience in media relations and comfort dealing with the press;
• Significant writing experience, as well as proofreading experience and a strong attention to detail;
• Familiarity with the local and/or national disability arts scene;
• Knowledge of major local and Canadian cultural news outlets;
• High level of competence with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator);
• Superior design sense and a strong understanding of print and electronic production;
• Experience with HTML, website editing software, wordpress;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities;
• Production experience in other media (photo, audio, video).

Additional Info:

Tangled Art + Disability is committed to encouraging opportunities for people with disabilities to work in leadership positions in the arts and culture sector. We will make every possible accommodation within our means to ensure that this position is available to people with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities are prioritized. Interested candidates are invited to send a current resume and a brief letter of interest to

How to Apply:

DEADLINE for applications: October 26, 2016. Interested candidates are invited to send a current resume and a brief letter of interest to

Please no phone calls. We will acknowledge receipt of all applications via email. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by October 28, 2016. Interviews will be held November 1 & 2, 2016.

Contact Info:

Name: Sean Lee


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