Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for an exceptional student experience.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!


The AUArts SA Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing marketing and promotional materials to support the communications initiatives of the Association, and for distributing communications materials to the membership. 

Core Objectives…

The Communications Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • To represent the brand identity in Association communications materials
  • To design and develop promotional materials for related events, campaigns, and initiatives
  • To ensure that communications materials and related resources are accessible and effective in promoting the Association’s goals

Assigned Duties…

  • Graphic Design
    • Work closely with both executive and staff members to translate their messaging concepts into marketing materials
      • Receive submitted graphics requests and submit proofs for revision and review
      • Provide feedback on graphics requests to enhance the visual presentation of materials
    • Design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web including:
      • Visual identity: logos, letterhead, business cards
      • Marketing materials: brochures, flyers, postcards, posters
      • Annual reports
      • Presentations
      • Other marketing materials as required 
  • Brand Identity
    • Work closely with the executive and staff to support the brand development process
      • Participate in the strategic planning process to contribute towards the communications goals of the Association
      • Contribute to the development of a communications strategy and branding guidelines
    • Maintain and update social media accounts following the communications calendar
      • Respond to inquiries on related social media accounts
  • Administration
    • Create and communicate intake and distribution deadlines to staff and executive members
    • Write reports as requested to present to the Executive Director, Executive Committee, and/or Student Leadership Council 
  • Miscellaneous 
    • Write reports as requested to present to the Executive Director, Executive Committee, and/or Student Leadership Council
    • Be able to work independently yet cooperatively with members of the staff and Executive Committee to ensure quality performance
    • Complete other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
    • Support general office visitor interaction

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA we’ve worked hard to develop a culture we are proud to be a part of, and if you can say yes to a few of these things you might be proud to be a part of it too…

Equity & Diversity – Are you willing to consciously create room for respectful dialogue surrounding issues of equity and diversity? Pursuing a creative life takes guts! We’ve got a diverse, spunky, progressive, and outspoken community here at AUArts, and we are always looking for ways to self-reflect and incorporate socially just practices in our workplace.

Collaboration & Empowerment – Do you believe in bringing other people up, supporting your co-workers’ success, and finding ways to work together to accomplish your goals? From start to finish we are constantly learning from each other and finding ways to practice gratitude and celebrate the victories, both big and small.

Inspiration & Innovation – Are you excited to put your ideas on the table, take the risk and try something new even if you might fail? We love a good brainstorming session, and are always open to incorporating fresh ideas into our programs and services.


  • Education background with a focus on art, design, communications, marketing or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, arts education, and student governance 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry/entrepreneurial resources and organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to act decisively
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Highly competent skills in the use of office software and social media platforms such as Word, Excel, Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite, Hootsuite and WordPress
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Flexible schedule and ability work remotely
  • Professional development opportunities covered by AUArts SA
  • Staff appreciation events
  • $15.00-17.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 50 hours per month

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better, and please also ensure you specify which job you’re applying for and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:
Sarah Grodecki
AUArts SA Executive Director

Applications will be accepted until August 16th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between August 19-23rd, and the anticipated start date for this position is August 26th, 2019.

AUArts Students’ Association welcomes all applications, however please note that preference will be given to qualified applicants who are current students or recent alumni of AUArts/ACAD.

AUArts Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.