Roundhouse Communications Assistant


Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Society


Oct. 24, 2019 (4:00 p.m.)

Organization Description: 

Voted Best Community Centre six times in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver, the Roundhouse has served the Yaletown neigbourhood, and Vancouver at large, since 1997. The Roundhouse is a recreation centre, an arts & culture space, and a historic site, all housed in one architecturally unique building. We provide the space and opportunity for Vancouverites and out of town visitors to lead a healthy and meaningful life through our many programs and events.


Job Description: 

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre is an active, community-engaged workplace—constantly in motion with people from all walks of life, immersed in recreation and arts & culture, steeped in Vancouver history. We are looking for someone who has a combination of graphic design and communications skills to help us produce attractive print and web collateral in close cooperation with our diverse staff and partners. Join our friendly, hard-working, fun-loving, collaborative team at the Roundhouse as our Communications Assistant. This position is part-time.

The Communications Assistant is responsible for the design, copy and proofing of a wide range of print and web collateral, website and online media updates, assisting the Roundhouse Board, and supporting ad hoc projects. The Communications Assistant reports to the Communications Coordinator, working alongside a dedicated team of recreation and arts & culture staff.

This position is with the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Society which operates the Roundhouse jointly with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Working Schedule:
Part-time. Two days a week (14 hrs/wk), plus Board meetings and some weekend work (approx. 126 hrs/yr). The Board meets 4th Wednesday of the month. Schedule to be coordinated with the successful applicant.

Start Date:
Monday, January 6, 2020



  • Collaborate with various team members to create print and web collateral for recreation and arts & culture program and events: graphic design, print production, copy writing, copy editing, and proofing.

  • Deliver projects on or before deadline.

  • Assist the Communications Coordinator with planning, designing and executing online communications strategies – website, newsletter, social media, etc.

  • Assist the Roundhouse Board with their once a month meeting and once a year AGM. This includes: coordinating room bookings and refreshments, taking/distributing/filing meeting minutes, assisting the Board President, compiling and producing the Annual Report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently, proactively, confidently and with minimal supervision.

  • Exceptional communication skills and attention to detail. Storytellers and English usage nerds are welcomed.

  • Experience with writing and editing: copywriting, copyediting, proofing

  • Experience managing/updating Wordpress websites

  • Familiarity and working knowledge of social media. In particular, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube.

  • Experience taking minutes for board, and other, meetings

  • Comfortable working in an open, loud, active space.

  • A collaborative, fun work style coupled with a solid work ethic.

  • An appreciation of arts & culture in Vancouver and an affinity for local history.

Technical Skills:

  • Highly proficient with Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat).

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • At ease with both PC and Mac systems.

  • Working knowledge of Wordpress and HTML (Roundhouse website).

  • Experience with Google Analytics is an asset.

  • Photography and videography skills are an asset.

  • Working knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order is an asset.

  • Preferred: typing speed of 50 WPM, or shorthand, for board/meeting minutes.


Degree in graphic design or communications plus a minimum of three years’ work experience (freelance, company or agency) or equivalent experience.

How to Apply: 

Email a cover letter, résumé and portfolio (URL or PDF) to Hanne Lene Dalgleish at with Roundhouse Communications Assistant in the Subject line by Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4pm.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Hourly: $25.17 (includes 12% in lieu of benefits)

Contact Name: Hanne Lene Dalgleish
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 713-1800

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