Job Offer - Communications and Marketing Advisor

Application deadline: December 12th, 2021

Start date: January 3rd or 10th, 2022 (Flexible)

Permanent contract: Full time 35 h/week

Place of work: Available workspace in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke (hybrid work)

Yearly salary: 32 500 $ to 36 500 $ according to experience and the Machinery’s salary grid

Other advantages: Working condition policy presented to the preselected candidates


Presentation of the Machinery

The Machinery is an organization dedicated to the performing arts that shares resources, tools and expertise using a diversified, customized and inclusive approach. Through its community, the Machinery strengthens and showcases artistic and cultural aspirations of creators in Montréal.

The Machinery is a service organization that offers medium and long-term support, advisory services, workshops and personalized training, as well as over 250 practical and concrete management tools. It mobilizes a pool of about 150 specialized resources who are invited to support artists through specific collaborations, in addition to the five members of its internal team.

Arts professionals base their practice on active listening, their work agility and their ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. These qualities position them as essential links to help establish overdue changes in our business sector, namely the arts and culture. To that extent, the Machinery believes that inclusivity and the decolonization of management practices are becoming indispensable. The Machinery wishes to reassess itself by questioning its approach and by humbly participating to the collective reflection.



Job description

The position of Communication and Marketing Advisor consists in offering support services to the members of the Machinery’s community regarding digital marketing, communication and artistic promotion, as well as planning and executing the Machinery’s own communications. In collaboration with the directions and members of the team, the Advisor takes care of the following tasks :


Services to artists (60 %)

  • Offer consultation services in marketing (knowledge of an organization’s / artist’s community, definition of marketing targets, establishment of good marketing practices);
  • Improve discoverability (Google AdWords, SEO, etc.);
  • Manage artists’ daily communications (developing marketing plan, establishing timelines, publishing newsletters, managing social media, updating websites);
  • Support artists defining their visual identity, coordinate graphic design, translation, photography/videography;
  • Host and attend Orientation sessions and Organizational mapping meetings with members from our community to advise them with the structural steps of their development;
  • Host and attend pedagogical activities (Experts workshops, Coffee-Chats, 360 Clinics);
  • Achieve other related tasks regarding the development of artists.

Other activities of the Machinery (40 %)

  • Improve the Machinery’s practices regarding digital marketing and visibility;
  • Develop strategies to diversify and retain members from our community;
  • Reinforce the Machinery’s brand, maintain the editorial policy and boost the organization’s presence in its ecosystem;
  • Develop the Machinery’s marketing plan and organize all of its external communications;
  • Write all online content (website, social media, newsletters);
  • Edit and format presentation documents and activity reports;
  • Maintain and update the newsletter subscribers list on the database;
  • Take part into the Machinery’s collective strategic planning (its structure, its services).


Description of the desired profile

The Communication and Marketing Advisor is a professional, versatile, proactive and autonomous person, with good resourcefulness, able to maintain good professional relations with intermediaries from various artistic sectors. They also fill the following requirements:

  • Studies in communication, marketing or arts management (Specialized Graduate Diploma/DESS or Bachelor’s degree) and/or;
  • At least 3 years of experience in digital communications or marketing;
  • Interest working for an organization that wishes to offer bilingual services;
  • Previous experience advising and supporting artists is an asset;
  • Expertise in digital marketing and databases is an asset;
  • Good digital literacy (ability to work with WordPress, Squarespace, Mailchimp, Google AdWords and Airtable or an interest in learning);
  • A full adherence to the Machinery’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility;
  • A motivation to work in the performing arts sector in a leading-edge cultural organization.

Interested candidates must send their resume as well as a cover letter to Rachel Billet by email ( by Sunday December 12th, 2021. The Machinery will follow the complementarity principle to guide its decision regarding recruitment according to the strengths of the current team and the organization’s needs. Please consult our inclusion measures. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest as we look forward to opening further discussions!

Related notes

1- The Machinery recognizes that professional skills can be acquired through academic training, through practical field experience or through a career path mixing both of these. To that extent, the Machinery will equally consider candidates with atypical career paths, whether they are self-taught or have graduated from an academic institution.

2- The Machinery is committed to adapting the nature of the position to allophone people (whose first language is neither French nor English) to further promote their integration and foster their linguistic progression towards using both of the Machinery’s work languages (French and English).

3- The Machinery encourages applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of color), newcomers and any other people who stem from other forms of diversity (body, gender, etc.). To that end, it will adapt its selection criteria based on principles of equity. Lastly, the Machinery is committed to listening to the demands of candidates who have specific needs regarding accessibility.