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Do you feel like the Alberni Valley is the Island’s best kept secret? Want a gig connecting with potential visitors with everything amazing our community has to offer? The Alberni Valley Tourism currently seeking a Social Media Coordinator.

Social Media Coordinator



Alberni Valley Tourism is currently looking for an individual or firm to take on the management of our social media accounts. We are looking to grow the Alberni Valley Tourism brand and audience by developing ongoing timely local content while also being responsive to fan and follower interactions.

Please note this is a part-time, casual, contract position with a commitment of approximately 5-7 hours per week.


The mission of Alberni Valley Tourism is to represent Alberni Valley’s accommodators and tourism partners in promoting and marketing the region to attract more visitors, diversify the tourism season, and increase overnight stays.


Key Dates:

  • Release of Invitation to Bid – March 30, 2023
  • Last day to submit a bid – April 21, 2023
  • Bid Selection – May 1, 2023
  • Start of contract – May 15, 2023


Bids should include the following:

  1. Cover letter addressing how you plan to meet the position’s requirements.
  2. Examples of work.
  3. Relevant work history.


Bids meeting the requirements for this contract should be submitted via email to:

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Please include “Social Media Coordinator” in the subject line.


  1. Schedule content and create a consistent brand “look” and “voice” across our channels (primarily Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok).
  2. Spark conversations with our followers through comments and DM’s.
  3. Strengthen our year-round visitor economy by sharing more of the Port Alberni region’s experience, not just in summer but year-round.
  4. Create content around events happening in our community (in support of tourism and referencing other tourism operators).
  5. Create posts that support/reference AVT blog posts, new videos, print content, and other tourism initiatives.
  6. Support Sustainability, accessibility and inclusion in our social media campaigns and posts.
  7. Showcase community vibrancy and increase resident support for tourism initiatives.
  8. Create a framework for requesting and reposting user content. Eg. “We would like to feature on Alberni Valley Tourism! Comment “agree” if we can share this post and tag you in it!”
  9. Creating contests or strategies to increase our engagement and followers.


  1. Brainstorm, create, implement, and oversee content creation through various socialchannels.
  2. Post frequently to ensure engagement and fresh content (2 to 4 times per week;possibly more in the spring and summer high season).
  3. Capture video and images of local spaces, events, etc. for posts.
  4. Provide periodic updates to the board on campaigns, trends, and metrics.



  1. Increase in likes, followers, comments, shares, and other engagement metrics.
  2. Posting relevant and timely content when supporting events, blog posts, and mediacontent released by Alberni Valley Tourism.


  1. Preference to candidates who can present a proven track record of success, but we are also open to considering individuals with less experience that can still exhibit the drive and knowledge to perform this role.
  2. Ability to adhere to marketing brand guidelines.
  3. Detail-oriented, ability to produce meticulous work.
  4. Video, Animation, and Photography experience is an asset.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication.
  6. Some knowledge of basic photo and video editing software.
  7. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.) for general reporting on engagement and trends.



  • $1,000 CAD per month
  • 6-month contract
  • Extension of contract & increase in pay/hours to be discussed near end of term after reviewing candidates’ performance.
  • Guidance and a support system to develop your skills further.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • A satisfying workflow where you can proceed with your own ideas quickly without having to wait on approvals.