Manager, Culture & Special Events

Department: Recreation & Culture

Closing Date: Sep 29, 2022 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 22-134

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Manager, Culture & Special Events. Reporting to the Director, Recreation & Culture, the Manager, Culture & Special Events is responsible for overseeing the arts and cultural programs, community & corporate 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 community events. 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 job description PDF below.


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

Compensation and Benefits

This is a salaried position, based on a 35 hour work week, and relocation assistance may be provided to the successful applicant.


Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials. Possession of a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is required.


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 22-134 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at


The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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


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