Arts, Culture and Events Liaison

Arts, Culture and Events Liaison

Posted by: City of Victoria
Arts, Culture and Events Liaison (Continuous)
Business and Community Relations Department

Provide support to the arts, culture and event industries. Plan, develop and implement a variety of projects and initiatives to support the City’s cultural and artistic vitality.

Develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives related to arts and culture including the support for public art, festivals, events, film, music and the creative industries; produce reports and updates on status and results; assist in the development and implementation of an arts and culture master plan, including the public engagement component; perform complex project management duties related to program areas; offer technical expertise relating to public art, events and the creative industries.

Lead and contribute to interdisciplinary teams to enhance collaboration and communication among strategic partners. Coordinate and manage cultural projects and programs with internal stakeholders and with government and community partners; develop and evaluate long-term strategies; monitor effectiveness of cultural programs and initiatives.

Research and prepare communication materials targeted at internal and external audiences; prepare presentations on various initiatives. Provide communication support and respond to public inquiries; including preparation of media releases and supporting materials to raise awareness of the City’s arts and cultural programs and services

Represent the Department and promote the City of Victoria and its initiatives with stakeholder and community groups; develop and coordinate event planning and management.

Draft reports, briefings and updates for Management and City Council. Assist in developing and refining cultural plans, policy, guidelines and evaluation methods.

Prepare and monitor budgets related to areas of responsibility; prepare applications for grants and funding assistance and provide input to purchasing process where applicable; select, coordinate, monitor and review the work of consultants as required.

Perform related duties where qualified.


Work is generated by annual objectives, departmental work plans, requests from Council, operational demands, emerging issues or is assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through meetings with supervisor.

Issues such as major expenditures or deviations from policy are referred to supervisor.


Physical Effort:


Mental Effort:

Meet multiple deadlines. (frequent)

Short periods of intense concentration while working on various issues. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data and computer for long periods. (often)

Work Environment:

Office/community/public spaces


Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the techniques of project and event management, communications planning and coordination.

Provide technical guidance and advice to other departments.

Working level operation of City word processing, spreadsheet and communications specialty


Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.


Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Degree in public administration, arts administration, fine art or humanities.


3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, (35 hour work week)

$42.35 per hour, Pay Grade 14

Job Code # 4374

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at [email protected]
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