Manager, Culture and Special Events

Department: CAO's Office

Closing Date: Sep 20, 2019 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 19-97

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Manager, Culture and Special Events.  Reporting to the Director, Recreation and Culture, the Manager, Culture and Special Events is responsible for overseeing the arts and cultural programs, events, commercial filming, citywide arts activities and cultural community partnerships.  This position assists in the development of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, strategies and liaises with community organizations, businesses and individuals to foster the development of new arts and cultural programs and events. 

This position requires creativity, strategic thinking, strong leadership skills and a marked skillset to collaborate, influence and facilitate the application of a cultural lens to maximize the impact of arts and culture in our community.  The incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment and action in their daily work and only complex matters or those of major impact on policy are referred to the Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts, or Cultural Planning).  A minimum of 5 year’s related experience is required, including 3 years in a management supervisory role.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Applicants must posses a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an excluded position and a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is included.


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-97 by the application deadline.

Related Documents



Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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