Job Posting

Cultural Business and Events Manager

The Cultural Services Department is currently recruiting for a Cultural Business and Events Manager. Known as the City of Botanical Arts, St. Albert has a strong grassroots cultural community with a history of celebrating arts and culture. The City has a strong cultural department focused on nurturing and developing the arts and cultural sector through direct delivery of programs and services, partnerships and collaborations throughout the community. We are looking for a creative, innovative individual with strong leadership and supervisory experience, marketing communications and fund development experience, combined with a background in project and event management, to join our team. 
Reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the  Business and Events Manager is responsible for several key areas that impact the entire Cultural Services Department including; leading the teams responsible for fund development, and marketing/communications, Producer/ Coordinator of the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts, coordinating departmental reporting and  monitoring of department operating and capital budgets, project management of Cultural Capital Projects, contributing to long term  strategic planning and support and implementation of corporate initiatives.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Professional fund development and sponsorship campaigns in excess of $1M
  • Marketing, public relations and advertising of events and performances in a large, soft-seat theatre
  • Experience in planning and managing large, outdoor events or festivals (over 30,000 attendees)
  • Strategic business planning 
  • Financial management including developing business cases 
  • Experience developing capital project growth plans including project management
  • Organizational development, including board development
  • Leading teams of employees including performance management, coaching and development

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 Leadership and the public. 


  • 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.
  • Extensive experience required in arts and cultural management or related field.
  • Exceptional written, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Creative and innovative thinking and proven ability to transfer vision into strategy.
  • Political acumen, conflict resolution and negotiation experience.
  • Experience in building relationships with community agencies, government and funding bodies.
  • Previous experience in a municipal environment is an asset.
  • Membership in Arts/Culture related organizations is beneficial.

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.
$98,876 - $120,298 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 a clear vulnerable sector police information check. 

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$98,876 - $120,298 per annum.
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Type of Work: 
Full Time
St. Albert
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

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