SUMMER JOB | Public Engagement Coordinator

Springboard Performance is hiring a summer Public Engagement Coordinator position. Are you a storyteller, passionate communicating visual stories and want to contribute to connecting the arts and creativity in community?

Apply to join the Springboard Team!



Springboard Performance is a non-profit organization devoted to connecting artists, mediums, audiences and community through physical contemporary creation and public space animation. Our programming includes containR in Sunnyside – a pop-up arts and community installation built from recycled shipping containers; Fluid Movement Arts Festival – an annual contemporary performance and dance festival of regional, national and international artists; Interrarium Residency and Workshop program; Signature Series – large-scale dance production presentation.

Springboard has a supportive, artistic and fluid working environment ideal for post-secondary students and young professionals under the age of 30 balancing multiple responsibilities and creative passions.


The Public Engagement Coordinator will play an active role in the research, development, and implementation of Springboard's public engagement strategy, connecting the local community and broader citizens of Calgary to accessible programming, telling visual and textual stories through digital media and assisting coordination of events and special programming.


  • Enthusiastic, open-minded creative thinker with strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a group

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills are essential

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Platform

  • Interest in the arts and linking cultural, sustainability, and community organizations is an asset

  • Interest in the performing arts, production or pursuing a career related to the arts or non-profit sector is an asset


  • Capture and report through the appropriate social platforms, visual and textual stories to support and raise awareness of Springboard programming.

  • Assist in research, development, implementation, and monitoring of all social media platforms

  • Actively post to social media platforms, providing valuable information to our followers about our programming, local arts, community and partner initiatives.

  • Assist in the planning of, and attendance of Springboard community events, productions and initiatives, developing an audience and communicating our programming

  • Coordinate special public engagement events

  • Research and creation of engagement documents and print marketing assets

  • Develop relationships and cross promotions with community groups, partners and like-minded community organizations.

  • Assist in communications with event partners, renters, audiences, city event liaisons, community members, and artists.


  • Passion for digital marketing and social media

  • Graphic design skills

  • Experience and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) an asset

  • Creative writing, storytelling skills

  • Proficiency in the use of online distribution and social media platforms (Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

  • Please include graphic design, social media and/or website examples with resume.


22-30 hours/week for 8-10 weeks, with the possibility of continued employment through a Serving Communities Internship Bursary. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. The negotiable start date is June 3rd, 2019.

The candidate must be able to work at our office at cSPACE King Edward and remotely at containR Art Park in Sunnyside location.

Springboard is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring a diverse team. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified parties. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be made to reduce barriers to applying.

The positions are funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Employment Program.

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume addressed to Pam Tzeng, at with subject ATTN: Summer Job | Public Engagement Coordinator by May 28, 6pm MST. Interviews will take place between May 31 and June 1, 2019.

Pamela Tzeng