Employment Opportunities

Marketing Specialist

March – August 2024 (renewal available as agreeable to both parties)

Application deadline: Feb 20, 2024

Please apply with cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Opera Kelowna is a young, professional and ambitious performing arts organization serving the Okanagan Valley. Our mission is to bring the power and delight of the artform to anyone who has interest in, passion for, or curiosity about opera… regardless of age, race, economic, social or cultural position. We are seeking a dynamic individual capable of managing the delivery of our marketing plan for the 2024 summer season who is passionate about making hearts sing through professional performing arts experiences of all kinds and shapes.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Marketing Specialist supports Opera Kelowna’s marketing objectives in various programs, with particular focus on May 2nd season launch event, and August 23rd & 24th mainstage production. 

With graphics and content strategy support provided, deliverables on this contract include: 

  • E-newsletter: mailchimp template update, content creation and delivery (8 newsletters total)
  • Booking and delivery of ~8 designs for building banner, print, poster, rack card and digital use (graphic design support ongoing) 
  • Social media strategy, scheduling, and posting (~ 8 Meta platform posts per month)
  • Website updates (~10) including writing web copy based on core provided content
  • Performance programme layout and content (template provided), including liaising with graphics team (16 -page production programme, handbill for June concert, and possible program for additional concerts)
  • Craft media releases and follow up with key media partners for possible organic coverage opportunities in August (estimated 4 releases) 
  • Development of 4 partner-based promotional opportunities for delivery June-August in support of mainstage production (giveaways, discounts, special access etc).
  • Deliver written post-program assessment of ROI for marketing channels for Mainstage marketing by Aug 30, 2024.


Position Details

This is a contract for services. Other than agreed upon meeting times all work can take place as suits the incumbent. The role requires extraordinary attention to detail, and collaboration with a broad range of team members in a fast-paced environment. 

Remuneration offered at a $900/ month pending successful delivery of the above.

1 weekly meeting required; must be able to work on site in Kelowna at least 1 week per month May – August.


Opera Kelowna is committed to the principles of equality and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, immigrants, persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ2S+ community.