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Employment Opportunities


LOCATION – Charlottetown
(Commencing immediately for 6 months)

As a member of the Cultural Development Division, the Creative Industries Development Officer is responsible for providing a broad range of cultural industry development services to the creative industries sector, contributing to the effective development and delivery of economic development for sector-specific programs and activities, and enhancing the local and international competitiveness of Prince Edward Island’s cultural industries. This will include participation in the planning and implementation of programs, policies and strategies that support cultural and economic development goals outlined in “Cultivating Growth: A Five Year Action Plan for Culture and Creative Industries”.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Contributing to the development of goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the Cultural
  • Development Division.
  • Researching and reporting on sector specific issues and trends, as requested by senior management.
  • Researching and implementing new or updated program and reporting policies for creative industry projects and funding initiatives; and conduct evaluations of existing programs on a regular basis for efficacy, and where appropriate, formulate new programs.
  • Providing program management which will include implementing supports and services, partnership development, and making overall program and budget recommendations to upper management.
  • Overseeing peer assessment process in grant-making.
  • Contributing to the division’s communications and knowledge-sharing including: preparing briefs, presentations, speaking notes, media content and materials. Participate in industry events, working groups, and committees as representative for the Cultural Development Division.
  • Serving in an acting role when the Director of Cultural Development is traveling/unavailable.
  • Performing administrative tasks and reporting requirements related to records management.
  • Serving as community liaison between government and industry by developing effective and collaborative working relationships with and between internal and external stakeholders as well as leading consultations.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

 Minimum Qualifications:
  • University degree with either an arts or business focus plus at least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in one or more of  the following - arts or cultural organization administration, business development, sales or creative industry work.
  • At least three (3) years of project management experience, plus 1-3 years experience working closely with Creative Industries.
  • Strong knowledge of the local cultural and creative industries, and of the local business, tourism and economic development environment.
  • Ability to represent and promote the Province in cultural and creative industry development initiatives and programs.
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, data base and presentations).
  • Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered
  • Other Qualifications (will be considered assets)
  • Experience developing policy, and designing and executing communication plans.
  • Experience in research, analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to manage multiple demands, conflicting priorities, pressures and deadlines.
  • A focus on innovation and on-going process improvement, as well as strong decision-making capabilities.
  • Positive, inclusive approach to project development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement effective strategies and programs.

Note:  Please ensure your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrate  how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided.

Salary Range:        $53,738 - $67,172 (Level 16 IPEI Pay Scale)
Bi-Weekly Hours:  75.0 hours
Posting Id:            2018 – 01 IPEI                                  
Closing Date:        Wednesday,  June 13, 2018    4:00 pm AST
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to:                     
Crystal-Lynn O’Meara, HR Officer                                                                       
Dept of Economic Development & Tourism
5th Floor, Sullivan Building, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8                                              
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