Communications Manager [Ottawa]

Communications Manager



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Communications Manager




Canadian Museums Association


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Ottawa, Ontario


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About the Canadian Museums Association
The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is the national organization for the advancement of the Canadian museums sector, representing Canadian museum professionals both within Canada and internationally.

Job Description
A dynamic, experienced, and motivated leader who manages and guides a team of professionals responsible for all the Association’s communications activities. This role is responsible for managing communications on multiple platforms, and being “the public voice” of the CMA with members, key stakeholders and the community.

Key responsibilities include:
• As managing editor for all communications delivered on a variety of platforms, the person is responsible for the timely development of Muse magazine, Muse online, CMA’s online information hub, bi-weekly newsletters to members, press releases, special statements, social media accounts, annual report, and other formal and informal communications activities
• Development and implementation of communication strategies (including long-term, project-specific and special strategies, as required)
• Oversee content development, production management and collaboration with team members, contributors, partners and stakeholders responsible in researching, creating, editing and preparing communications activities
• Responsible of Muse’s (printed and online) overall editorial line, flow, content variety and mission (curating of content); work with other communications staff to copyedit and proofread Muse magazine
• Oversee the communications publication schedule
• Liaison with Muse’s Editorial Board, communicate and seek their input on a regular basis
• Communicate the Association’s messages and ensure overall continuity of CMA’s brand consistency and image
• Ensure an innovative, current and forward-looking CMA website
• Manage progressive bilingual social media campaigns on behalf of the CMA
• Manage and ensure quality control of all CMA promotional material as required, such as conference program, signage, and other materials for annual conference, annual report etc…
• Provide support for government relations activities as they relate to their communication
• Build media interest and ensure proactive and regular contact with media
• Other communications support, both internal and external
• Manage human (internal and outsourced) and financial resources within a designated budget

Experience and Education
• Fluently bilingual, with exceptional editing skills in both French and English
• University graduate in communications or related field
• Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience
• Knowledge of the Canadian museums community an asset
• Exceptional communication, strategic, and analytical skills
• Excellent project management, organization, multi-tasking and time management abilities
• Demonstrated experience in media relations activities and planning
• Sound knowledge of website management and communications strategy
• A high degree of computer proficiency (MS Office, and web content management systems)
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, comfortable acting as spokesperson
• Creative problem solving and flexibility
• Team-player, determined, goal-oriented, innovative and lots of initiative

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently with discretion and be a great team player. Salary is commensurate with experience. The CMA offers a flexible work environment, and an exceptional benefits package. Please reply by July 19, 2018 and include salary expectation suitable for the non-profit sector. Applications can be forwarded to Sue Lamothe, Director of Finance & Operations at