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Job Opening: Programming and Marketing Manager

Button Factory Arts is currently seeking a dynamic individual for our Program and Marketing Manager

This is a Full-Time position.
Salary: $43,500.00


Over the past few years Button Factory Arts has undergone many exciting developments, including
the installation of a new elevator, to make the facility fully accessible and partnerships with a variety
of local charities and arts organizations in ongoing arts programming throughout Waterloo Region.
We welcome candidates who have a minimum of 5 years programming experience and are interested
in joining Button Factory Arts and supporting the next phase of Button Factory Arts’ evolution.


  • Schedule and lead the team of instructors in BFA programming.

  • Maintain relationships with a community of artists, ensure all program commitments are met, including ordering supplies, confirming room and equipment requirements with BFA staff , provide budget information to the Executive Director, oversee all aspects of online teaching, connecting with program registrants, and registration system for programs.

  • Review and adopt BFA health and safety procedures, ensure that BFA policies are followed by program personnel.

  • Hiring of summer staff and instructors, in cooperation with the Executive Director prior to any commitment or contract to instruct is offered. Assist Executive Director in hiring of temporary staff

  • Implements marketing and advertising campaigns; planning and organizing promotional materials, and updating calendars.

  • Plan, develop, and coordinate digital content for use on social media, e-mail marketing, and website.

  • Manage and update the website including all content and pages, and site organization.

  • Handle Ecwid program orders; update the online store.

  • Optimize copy and landing pages to implement accessibility, best practices and drive search engine marketing.

  • Create and design assets, graphics, and marketing/advertising materials for digital and print including brochures, and flyers.

  • Execute marketing projects and campaigns about exhibitions, events, and programming aimed at various audiences in the community

  • Recommend changes to website architecture, content, linking and other factors to improve
    SEO and overall content structure.

  • Manage, create, and publish e-newsletter campaigns.

  • At times, the Executive Director may assign other tasks. All staff must recognize that BFA is a small team and allow flexibility to assist other staff to ensure deadlines and special projects’ requirements are met.

Statement on Equity

Recognizing the lack of diversity and equity in art and technology spaces, Button Factory Arts takes
an intersectional approach towards inclusive representation. We promote initiatives to reduce
financial barriers to access, collaborate with arts and community organizations that support
equity-seeking groups, and work to increase representation in all levels of leadership and
participation within the Button Factory Arts community.
Button Factory Arts welcomes and encourages people from marginalized communities and
intersecting identities to apply. This includes Black people, racialized/people of colour, women,
LGBTQ-identified persons, non-binary and non-conforming people, members of ethnic minorities,
immigrants, and persons with disabilities.

Application Deadline

If you would like to learn more, please send a letter of introduction and a resume to: by May 28, 2023.
A satisfactory Police Records Check is a requirement for this position.
Only applicants that will be interviewed will be contacted.

Founded in 1994, Button Factory Arts is a non-profit organization, educational facility, gallery and gift
shop, studio space, and rentals dedicated to offering arts education and promoting engagement with
the arts in our community. Our programs support art forms that foster and support the full cycle of
artist from beginner to professional, and artistic practice through education, support, and exhibition.
Button Factory Arts is one of the largest arts employers in the Region of Waterloo.

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