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Marketing & Communications Specialist (16-month contract)

The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre is currently in search of a Marketing & Communications Specialist to join our team for a 16-month contract. This exciting role will report directly to the Manager, Marketing. As part of the Sales & Marketing team, the Marketing & Communications Specialist will enhance the corporate brand by providing internal graphic design services and digital expertise, as we work together to achieve our vision to be the global leader in outstanding venues and events.

ABOUT US:

BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) is a provincial Crown Corporation with a significant mandate to generate economic and community benefit for the people of British Columbia through its world-class facilities - BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Our internationally- recognized facilities host a diverse range of events, from global summit meetings, professional and amateur sports to trade and consumer shows, and cultural, film and entertainment events, generating in excess of $400 million annually of economic benefit.

PavCo is recognized as a global leader in venue development, marketing, and management. The Province’s flagship stadium, BC Place is proudly referred to as “Canada’s Home Stadium” for international sporting events. The iconic Vancouver Convention Centre is the world’s first double LEED ® Platinum certified convention facility and has twice been named “World’s Best Convention Centre”.

Across all business units, PavCo’s team of approximately 800 staff collaborate with a diverse range of local and international partners, official suppliers with over 1,400 staff, and clientele to host an exciting year-round schedule of events. Together, we consistently deliver an outstanding level of commitment, skill, and professionalism as we host exceptional experiences for a global audience.

WHY WORK WITH US:

Located on Vancouver’s downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world to build your career.

Our award-winning facility hosts more than 550 events a year, from global conventions and trade and consumer shows to meetings, banquets, and special events, welcoming hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world. Apart from generating vital economic activity for BC, these events provide an important platform for the exchange of knowledge and information across industry sectors. The Convention Centre is an enviable position, consistently attracting globally sought-after events that bring industry leaders from around the world working in medicine, education, arts, intellectual science, and many other influential fields.

Apart from the distinction of ‘Best Convention Centre and Best Convention Centre Service in North America’ by Watkins Research Group, we are proud to be the world’s first double LEED ® Platinum certified convention centre. Our commitment to global leadership in environmental sustainability does not stop at our building; we follow sustainable practices daily from our ‘scratch’ kitchen that provides healthy food offerings to our staff and guests using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, to our extensive facility-wide recycling program.

At the Convention Centre, you will join an extraordinary team recognized for a commitment to delivering unparalleled, seamless service to our guests and leadership in all aspects of our business. Our leaders are passionate about the growth of others, investing the time to coach, teach and advise every day. Leaders look for talent and find opportunities for that talent to flourish and shine.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Conceptualize, design and produce traditional and digital marketing material, including advertisements, sales collateral, and signage.
  • Develop and produce presentations for various facility needs
  • Provide programming and website content management support
  • Conduct video production and editing as required
  • Provide copywriting and editing support for marketing and communications needs
  • Support content curation for social media marketing
  • Manage marketing assets and the Client Gift and Corporate Merchandise Program
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders and external partners and suppliers

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • A combination of post-secondary education in Marketing and/or Communications and demonstrated experience in graphic design, digital marketing, and website development.
  • In-depth knowledge and proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong presentation development skills in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Solid working knowledge of HTML5, PHP and Java
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and strong working knowledge of Hootsuite and Google Analytics
  • Excellent project management skills, and the ability to prioritize and work collaboratively to meet tight deadlines
  • A keen eye for detail, passion for design and exceptional graphic design capabilities.
  • Solid communication skills, both written and verbal, and comfortable using a broad range of communications styles for different audiences in diverse situations.

This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative team dedicated to achieving outstanding results.

The team at PavCo thanks you for your application.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

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