Manager, Culture and Special Events

City of Nanaimo

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The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 98,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary place to live.

Permanent Full-Time

Manager, Culture and Special Events

(Competition 19-97)

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Manager, Culture and Special Events. Reporting to the Director, Recreation and Culture, the Manager, Culture and Special Events is responsible for overseeing the arts and cultural programs, events, commercial filming, citywide arts activities and cultural community partnerships.  This position assists in the development of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, strategies and liaises with community organizations, businesses and individuals to foster the development of new arts and cultural programs and events.  This position requires creativity, strategic thinking, strong leadership skills and a marked skillset to collaborate, influence and facilitate the application of a cultural lens to maximize the impact of arts and culture in our community.  The incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment and action in their daily work and only complex matters or those of major impact on policy are referred to the Director.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts, or Cultural Planning). A minimum of 5 year’s related experience is required, including 3 years in a management supervisory role.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check are required for this position.

Additional Information
This is an excluded position and a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is included.  

Posting Date
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Application Deadline
Friday, September 20, 2019 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-97 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Organization: City of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Arts & Cultural Services, Event Planning/Management
Posted: September 3, 2019, 1:20 pm
Expires: September 20, 2019, 4:30 pm

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