Marketing Coordinator

Date Posted: Jul 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Contract
Career Level:

Organization Description

Above Ground Art Supplies

Above Ground Art Supplies began in 1983 in a tiny, windowless second story location, just down the street from the Ontario College of Art & Design, now known as OCAD University. After a couple of months we moved to a street level space around the corner and continued to expand over the next 15 years, until we had 3000 square feet and nowhere else to grow.
Above Ground specialized in hard to find items, quickly becoming a haven for art students and professional artists alike. The quest to have the greatest selection continued, and the need for a new larger location quickly followed.
In 1998 Above Ground moved across the street to a renovated 1881 Heritage Building and transformed it into an iconic destination for artists across Southern Ontario. This flagship store, at 74 McCaul Street, has a total of 8000 square feet with 5,000 square feet of retail space spread over 3 floors.
2012 marked the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for Above Ground with the opening of our second store at 2868 Dundas St West in Toronto's Junction Neighbourhood. While not as massive as the flagship store on McCaul, the new west-end location has the same awesome selection and knowledgeable staff that Above Ground has become known for.
In 2013 we grew again, adding a new store to Toronto's East end in the Beach. Located at 1842 Queen St. E, and larger in size than our Toronto West location in the Junction, this store's massive selection and delicious array of materials will give any artist that "kid in a candy store" feeling! Now with three locations spanning Toronto's West, Downtown, and East sides, we are helping artists to make this city a more colourful place!
Between our three retail locations and our extensive on-line store, we serve Toronto’s artist community as well as artists across the globe.

Job Description

12-18 month Marketing Coordinator contract position.

Above Ground is a leading seller of art supplies with 3 retail locations across Toronto, an extensive online store and a catalogue selling to schools across Canada. Above Ground is a well know and established company that started in 1983.

We pride ourselves on our unique style and brand; we are a hands-on, creative company, inside and out! The Above Ground Marketing Department oversees and executes our brand initiatives while maintaining daily and seasonal operations. This position is available at our 74 McCaul Street location in the heart of downtown TO.

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Create and maintain front end and back end online content for the Above Ground website
  • Create and maintain in-store signage and brand-based initiatives
  • Produce content for e-blasts and social media
  • Produce content relating to sales and promotions
  • Identifying opportunities to strengthen brand visibility and generate revenue
  • Setting department goals and implement marketing-based solutions
  • Maintain and cultivate vendor relationships
  • Coordinate and maintain donation requests, sponsorships and public relations
  • Interact and maintain relationships with customers via social media and events
  • Special events planning and workshops
  • Packaging design
  • Managing digital assets, including product and promotional photography
  • Develop schedules and meet deadlines for marketing communication initiatives including print production


  • Post-Secondary Degree/Diploma in Graphic Design, Communications or Marketing/Advertisement
  • Comfortable using a variety of platforms
  • Strong copywriting and copy-editing skills
  • Basic understanding of HTML and experience using a text editor for code
  • Familiarity with analytic tools for e-mail marketing & web
  • Thorough understanding of WordPress & FTP site maintenance
  • Strong ability to communicate with consistency and clarity
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite & Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent multi-tasking and follow-up skills
  • An ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Good organizational skills

Additional Info:

Experience working in an in-house marketing team setting and some knowledge of art supplies is preferred.

Contract will be for a 12 -18 month term.

How to Apply:

Please email Jenn King at
 with your CV attached, along with a link to your website or portfolio.

Contact Info:

Name: Jenn King
Telephone: 4165911601
Fax: 4165911601


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