CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Communications & Marketing Coordinator


This is a leadership position responsible for planning, developing
and implementing communications, marketing and public relations
strategies for all aspects of Medalta – in the Historic Clay District.
This is a fast-paced position that requires management of multiple
projects and the ability to make quick, well-informed decisions within a
team environment.

Reports to: Executive Director


Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan to ensure that
the organization’s programming is delivered to the widest possible
audience. All communication will be layered to address local, regional,
national, and international audiences.

Develop a comprehensive integrated sales strategy for the organization’s various business units.

Plan and undertake cooperative communications and public relations
projects, such that the various publics are kept informed about
activities and developments at the various sites within the Historic
Clay District.

Oversee the major annual fundraising event (Medalta’s Black &
White Gala), including sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions and event

Work with the Fundraising Team to ensure there is clear, efficient
communication with the public about the donor programs. Continue to
develop and manage the Medalta and Historic Clay District brands.

Plan and implement special events for the District in cooperation with other members of the Medalta team.

Develop metrics to adequately monitor the success of the programming.
Establish and maintain partnerships and relationships with local media,
organizations and business to meet approved communications and
marketing goals.

Undertake related tasks and projects consistent with these responsibilities, as assigned.


Diploma or Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, or related discipline

At least five (5) years successful experience working in advertising, media relations, publicity or a related field

Experience in the not-for-profit and museum environments are considered an asset

Experience in developing community partnerships

An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered


Excellent written, oral and presentation skills, along with strong
interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to establish effective
working relationships with the public and team members.

Excellent organizational skills and highly developed computer skills consistent with the position.

Knowledge of and experience in graphic arts or advertising design is considered an asset.

Knowledge of the ceramic arts process is considered an asset.

Ability to work comfortably in an environment that requires fast and high-quality output.


Commensurate with experience; negotiable; permanent staff position, following three month probationary period.


Interested applicants, please provide a detailed resume along with three professional references.

Resumes will be accepted until October 28, 2015 at 4:00pm MST

Attention: Laurie Switzer


Mail: 713 Medalta Ave SE • Medicine Hat, Alberta • T1A 3K9

Fax: 403.580.5868

Last Call for Medalta Ceramics Residencies, Medicine Hat, apply by Apr 15 – DO IT!!!

At its core, Medalta’s residency program is about bringing artists
together in an environment that promotes creativity through community.
The residency concept creates an opportunity for ceramists – who, for
the most part, work individually – to re-enter a community atmosphere
and take part in a rejuvenating dialogue, while working with like-minded
artists. Our program seeks to benefit artists at all stages of their
career, from students, to established artists. Each resident brings a
wide variety of technical and aesthetic skills to the experience.


job posting: Medalta seeks Education Coordinator

Medalta and the Historic Clay District is looking for an Education Coordinator.
is a leadership position responsible for planning and delivering
educational programs, consistent with the goals of the Historic Clay
District, to a variety of audiences.  The Coordinator’s scope of
responsibility includes the year-round interpretive programs related to
the museum and exhibit displays, the ongoing development of the K-12
curriculum based learning programs, public programming related to the
goals of the District and coordination of the continuing education
programs. The Coordinator will establish liaisons and partnerships with
affiliated education and community agencies that have an interest in the
District’s education programs.
Full job description available online:

Job Posting: Medalta Exhibits & Programme Coordinator

is a leadership position responsible for exhibiting, organizing,
managing, evaluating, and researching the Historic Clay District’s
extensive artefact collections, which include, but are not limited to,
historic pottery, industrial equipment and contemporary ceramics.  The
Exhibits and Programme Coordinator will oversee the conservation and
preservation of current inventory, as well as the acquisition of
additional artefacts, appropriate to the goals of the District. The
Exhibits and Programme coordinator will be responsible for developing
programs directly related to the public interaction with both the
collection and the museum in general. Additionally the coordinator will
work with the Education Coordinator, specifically to ensure that the
best use is made of all museum resources.
Application deadline: Friday, August 17, 2012