RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Marketing and Sales Assistant

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: June 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Duration: 52 weeks
Starting: Mid July 2022-July 2023
Client Name: Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
Wage: $15 per hour

*Applicant must be eligible through the START program. Please see eligibility
requirements below.

Position Description
This position would assist the Centre in significantly increasing awareness of handmade products to visitors. The Marketing and Sales Assistant will work in a hands-on environment in the Gallery Shop as well as independently, creating and scheduling social media content. The role would include the following duties:

• Work with Marketing Manager to create social media content for primarily, Facebook and
Instagram, to encourage visitation to Gallery Shop and increase revenue;
• Develop new photography for online shop and social media;
• Work with the Craft Retail Supervisor to maintain the online shop and help facilitate
• in the Gallery Shop;
• Work with Craft Retail Supervisor and Marketing Manager on promotion and distribution
• of craft kits and subscriptions;
• Assist with marketing and promotions for exhibitions;
• Research and assist in implementing new promotional events to drive locals and visitors
• to Centre;
• Support Centre staff in development of events and activities;
• Engage the community and visitors to the island in the Centre’s Gallery Shop and
• Customs House;
• Enhance visitors’ experience and understanding of the craft sector of Cape Breton
• Island;
• Other duties as assigned.

Eligibility for the START Program
To apply for the START program as an individual, you must be:
• Unemployed;
• A resident of Nova Scotia;
• A Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or an international graduate who meets
eligibility requirements.

For assistance with your START application, visit:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Cassie MacDonald at by Thursday, June 30, 2022