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Are you between the ages of 18 to  30 years old?

We are always in search of passionate, creative, team-oriented and talented people to join Expo Latino Festival.


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Submission Deadline: June 19th. 

The Expo Latino Festival is dedicated to presenting the best of local and international cultural Hispanic performers in a 3-day event at the Prince’s Island Park during the month of August every year. 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to be a part of our ever-growing team and be part of Calgary’s cultural history.

Hispanic Arts Society, producers of the Expo Latino, a not-for-profit cultural organization, is hiring a student for the contract position of:

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, FESTIVAL

The Communications Coordinator will work in a fast-paced environment, supporting the Expo Latino Festival on a number of media relations activities. We are interested in applicants who have a specific interest in media relations and communications.

Responsibilities

  • In charge of all publicity and marketing strategies for the Expo Latino Festival
  • Supports the daily function of the team by assisting with administrative tasks, including maintaining the website and media sites, and responding to telephone and email inquiries
  • Writes, researches and edits internal and external documents, including press releases and correspondence as required
  • Effectively maintains current relationships with media, sponsors and government agencies. Appearances/interviews in media in English and Spanish are possible
  • Assists with updating the festival’s social media channels.
  • Works closely with team members to complete time-sensitive tasks
  • Assists with coordination of various press events in the lead-up to and during the Festival

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Students must be  in communications, art, film, journalism or related field
  • 1-2 years of media relations experience
  • Superior communications skills, both written and oral
  • Exceptional organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Works well individually and with a team
  • High computer proficiency (Microsoft Office experience preferred, knowledge of Gmail and experience working in databases)
  • Familiarity with Expo Latino, as well as interest and passion for cultural events
  • Fluency in Spanish is an asset
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends

Contract Dates

  • June 20 to August 22.

How to Submit & Application Deadline

  • Please submit the cover letter and resum√© by 11:59 pm on June 19th via email: info@hispanicarts.ca

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries, please. All applications are considered confidential.