Job Posting

Cultural Business and Events Manager

The Cultural Services Department is currently recruiting for a Cultural Business and Events Manager. The department is making good progress with the implementation of the Cultural Master Plan approved in 2012. There are a number of exciting initiatives underway to continue to nurture and develop and support arts and culture in the community. We are looking for an individual with strong leadership experience and background in marketing, management and events to join our team. 
Serving as a key part of the Cultural Services Management team and reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the Cultural Business and Events Manager is responsible for the overall management of the marketing, advertising, fundraising and development for the department. The Manager is also responsible for the overall coordination of special events such as the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts, supervision of capital projects, and is involved in strategic and business planning for the Cultural Services Department. 
The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Arts and cultural management;
  • Fund development and sponsorship;
  • Marketing, public relations and advertising;
  • Event and festival management;
  • Capital Project management;
  • Strategic and operational planning, and financial management;
  • Organizational and community development, including board development;
  • Staff supervision and development including coaching and mentorship experience.

As part of the Cultural Services management team, the Manager will assist in the development of agenda reports, departmental budgets, monthly and quarterly reports as well as responding to information requests generated by Council, Senior Management and the public. 
The Manager provides leadership for a team that includes two permanent direct reports, three permanent indirect reports and several temporary and casual staff. 

  • Degree in Business Administration, Recreation, Arts and Culture Management or a related field and 10 years experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • The ideal candidate will have progressively responsible experience across a breadth of areas in arts and cultural management. Experience in large scale event management, fund development, marketing, public relations, advertising, capital project management and is preferred.
  • Membership in Arts/Culture related organizations is beneficial.
  • Previous experience in a municipal environment is an asset.
  • An appreciation and passion for arts and culture.
  • Experienced leader able to inspire and motivate others. 


  • Excellent staff supervision and leadership skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to form collaborative relationships.
  • Creative and innovative thinking.
  • Political sensitivity, conflict resolution abilities, and negotiation skills.

Compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks). There will be the occasional requirement for extra and evening hours, which could include attendance at meetings and events.
$96,690 - $117,639 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive flexible benefit package.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain, or maintain, a clear vulnerable sector police information check. 
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website 
February 11, 2018
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$96,690 - $117,639
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Type of Work: 
Full Time
St. Albert
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

Carla Cain
Suite 216, 7 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB T8N2X4