Francophonie Month

Celebrate the arts en français!

March is Francophonie Month. To reserve our francophone and bilingual artists for your classroom or community, please contact reservations@masconline.ca

News: Ottawa performers ‘phone it in’

A group of artists in Ottawa is doing a series of over-the-phone concerts for seniors in rural areas. Ottawa storyteller Kim Kilpatrick tells us more about it.

Check out this interview on CBC Ottawa Morning with MASC artist Kim Kilpatrick. Aired January 25, 2022.

News: Hiphop and Graffiti for Families

MASC artist Jimmy Baptiste invites families to join him for a Zoom session to learn the basics of graffiti design, illustration, and composition in order to paint large-scale murals.

Check out this interview on In Town and Out with Giacomo Panico. Aired February 26, 2022.

Job opportunity: Bilingual Communications and Marketing Director

Application Deadline: March 4, 2022

MASC is a dynamic, mid-sized charitable organization that (for over 31 years!) has brought professional creatives from diverse cultural backgrounds into schools and communities. We aim to deepen awareness and encourage understanding through our bilingual performances, workshops, and artists-in-residence programs.

The MASC Bilingual Communications and Marketing Director will be responsible for MASC’s communications strategies, which includes graphic design, multimedia promotions, management of mass marketing and social media. The position is supported by other staff and interns. This position combines our present part-time Graphic Designer position with marketing and communications responsibilities.

MASC is looking for an organized, creative and efficient person who believes in targeted, engaging communication. Someone who enjoys making a difference through the arts and working with a fun, dynamic team. This position requires enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative, a person who can work well in a team and on their own, often under pressure.

Position: Full time remote position, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year (computer provided)

Annual Salary: $47,000- $57,000 (commensurate with experience)

Benefits plan: life and long-term disability insurance available after 12 months

Vacation: 3 weeks total paid vacation (2 weeks typically taken over the winter holiday school break, 1 week during the year)

Sick days: 10 paid sick days

Start Date: June 13, 2022

As MASC values diversity in its workplace, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following equity-seeking groups: Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA, refugees, newcomers, seniors, and women+.

Responsibilities

  • Communications Strategy: Determine messaging and annual calendar
  • Communications Materials: Design and write quarterly newsletters, Annual Report, Fundraising campaigns and other public communications.
  • Marketing Strategy: Ensure the best and most effective marketing techniques are used to reach key audiences. Create annual strategy; manage a yearly marketing calendar.
  • Marketing Materials: Design and write monthly e-flyers, event posters, brochures, and website imagery.
  • Social Media: Increase MASC’s social media engagement that MASC team members will manage through dynamic, frequent and engaging presence across several platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
  • Multimedia Promotions: Maintain up to date image database, slide show creations, video creation (often in partnership with external teams).
  • CRM Management: The Communications and Marketing Director will analyze present tools (Filemaker Pro and MailChimp), and work with outside consultants to provide guidance as to how to streamline the system.
  • Intern Management: Manage interns who will provide tangible support to this position.
  • Public relations coordination: in partnership with the Community Program Director.


Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills in both English and French
  • Proficiency with graphic design, photo editing software
  • Post-secondary education in relevant discipline(s) or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience with a strong track record of leadership through a series of similar positions and/or freelance projects
  • Experienced with WordPress and understanding of social media algorithms
  • Proficiency with CRM tools/databases and solid digital media/software user skills

To apply, please send michelineshoebridge@masconline.ca Resumé and cover letter including samples of your design work, links to samples of your marketing writing and links or snapshots of social media posts

New artists 2021-22

We are thrilled to welcome Axis Theatre Company, Matinée of Theatre and Music, and Mona Kiame to the MASC roster. Book a performance or workshop today!

Contact: reservations@masconline.ca

Online programming available across Canada.

Are you a professional artist with experience and passion for bringing the arts to schools and communities? Discover what it takes to become a MASC artist!

Over-the-phone concerts from January 25 to March 29, 2022

Calling all senior songbirds and bookworms! 🎤🐦🎶🐛📚

MASC is pleased to announce the return of our over-the-phone concerts! Partnering with The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre, Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS), Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, and Shenkman Arts Centre, we are providing over-the-phone concerts to seniors in rural areas, once a week, for 10 weeks.

Participants can dial in and hear stories and songs from MASC artists, with a different artist performing each week, giving a chance for community and connection during these tough times.

For more information, contact call Natalie Miller at Rural Ottawa South Support Services : 613-692-4697 ext. 226

To attend by phone on Tuesdays at 3pm : 613-686-1547 followed by passcode 693217

Here is a list of participating MASC artists:

January 25thKim Kilpatrick
February 1stJennifer Cayley
February 8thLouis Mercier
February 15thJacqui Du Toit
February 22ndKatherine Grier
March 1stSébastien Lemay
March 8thKathryn Patricia
March 15thIndigenous Experiences
March 22ndTwin Flames 
March 29thMehdi Cayenne