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$26,250-28,500
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Communications Associate
The Communications Associate enhances awareness of OtB, and helps to build audience, ensuring that the media, the field, our community, and the public know who we are, what we do, why it matters, and what sets us apart.

Full Job Description here: https://www.ontheboards.org/sites/default/files/final_communications_associatate_7_23_2019.pdf

Key Goals

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate marketing/PR campaigns designed to meet or exceed revenue, attendance, and engagement goals
  • Support OtB’s racial and social equity goals
  • Support clear and effective communications for all OtB performances, programs, and operations
     

Responsibilities

  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Draft press releases in collaboration with internal teams
  • Write and edit content for print/digital collateral in collaboration with internal teams
  • Build relationships with print and online media, arts writers, and influencers
  • Build relationships with community contacts and organizations to support audience engagement strategy
  • Use templates to produce program booklets, signage, and collateral for performances
  • Collaborate with Designer on brand positioning and standards

Digital Media

  • Manage and produce weekly e-newsletters using MailChimp and Patron Manager
  • Manage OtB’s social media presence; schedule, post, and respond to relevant online content
  • Manage content updates to ontheboards.org; coordinate with Designer on content and user experience strategy
  • Measure and report impact of content and campaigns in digital media channels
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Develop and implement promotional campaigns designed to meet or exceed revenue, attendance, and engagement goals
  • Negotiate advertising contracts and secure media sponsorships
  • Coordinate direct mail projects with Designer
  • Measure and report impact of campaigns
     

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excels in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously with accurate and timely results
  • Expert at social media
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, open-office environment; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign
  • Experience working in a communications role, preferably within an arts or cultural organization

 

Skills

  • Excellent writing skills that help shape and execute OtB’s brand voice
  • Help translate curatorial language for a wide range of potential audiences (including students, first-time ticket buyers, etc.)
  • Strong project management skills (including ability to use project management software like Asana)
  • Ability to work across teams to develop insightful narratives and promotional campaigns in support of key communications priorities.
  • Familiarity with layout tools in Adobe InDesign (for templated performance programs and flyers)

 

General Information:

Status:                               Part-Time Regular (30 hours weekly)

Reports to:                       Director of External Relations

Collaborates with:         Designer, Artistic Director, Associate Producer, Director of Audience                                                             Services, Development Director

Compensation:               $26,250-28,500 for .75 FTE, ($16.82-$18.26 per hour)

Benefits: Eligible for partially-subsidized medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance. Employee must contribute a percentage as payroll deduction. Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

On the Boards is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, accessible workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Our building and offices are ADA accessible and we strive to make any additional accommodations. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Must have, or be willing to acquire, legal authorization to work in the United States.

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Social Media & Marketing Intern

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Travel stipend, free dance & fitness classes

POSITION: Social Media & Marketing Internship at Dancewave

POSITION: Social Media & Marketing Internship at Dancewave

Social Media & Marketing Internship at Dancewave

Dancewave seeks an Intern to assist the Communications, Marketing & Design Coordinator in the promotion of our exciting calendar of classes, performances, events and initiatives including the Moving Together Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Summer Dance Camps and Intensives, Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB), and more. Skills cultivated during this internship will assist aspiring individuals pursue a career in events, arts management and marketing/social media engagement.

HOURS: This is a part-time, 15-20 hours/week position for six months. Selected candidate will work primarily at Dancewave’s office in Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, with occasional off-site visits.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: Dancewave provides access to a community dance experience that encourages individuality and whole-person development throughout New York City and beyond. Through innovative programming we use dance as an expressive vehicle for transformation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create friendly and accessible social media coverage of Dancewave’s events
  • Translate promotional images and video content into exciting promotional graphics
  • Assist in event photo and video documentation for social media, advertising and promotion
  • Research new online marketing techniques and experiment with new ways to leverage social media platforms
  • Organize internal data and information, including digital files and social media insights
  • Ability to apply new ideas to a template while staying on-brand

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

  • Highly detail-oriented with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of and interest in social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
  • Proficient in Google Suite (Google Drive, Sheets, YouTube)
  • Willing to occasionally travel off-site to photograph Dancewave programs and events
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to assist in other tasks as assigned
  • Must be available for some (preferably all) of the following dates:
    • July 14 & August 11, 2019 – Moving Together Community Dance Class Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park
    • August 19-23, 2019 – Advanced Summer Dance Intensive with Gallim
    • October 5-6, 2019 – Dancewave Through College & Beyond

Preferred:

  • Background or interest in dance and the performing arts
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, and video editing programs
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Ads and Brand Accounts
  • Ability to take quality, in-focus photographs with good composition

Dancewave is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected class. Dancewave is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values community, teamwork, creativity, understanding, and appreciation. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Special Events Intern - Dancewave

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Dancewave is accepting applications for a Special Events Intern. This candidate will assist the Special Events Coordinator in the production of events including Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB) and Moving Together at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Skills cultivated during this internship will assist aspiring individuals pursuing a career in event management or non-profit fundraising.

HOURS: This is a part-time, 15-20 hours/week position for six months. Selected candidate will work primarily at Dancewave’s office in Gowanus, Brooklny, NY, with occasional off-site visits.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: Dancewave provides access to a community dance experience that encourages individuality and whole-person development throughout New York City and beyond. Through innovative programming, we use dance as an expressive vehicle for transformation. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning, execution, and follow up of events
  • Support organization of volunteer committee for Dancing Through College & Beyond Assist in the acquisition of in-kind donations and sponsorships
  • Assist in event documentation, advertising and promotion, in conjunction with Marketing department
  • Respond to email and telephone inquiries regarding events and registration
  • Process registration and payments in Dancewave’s online database (Salesforce)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

  • Must be available all day October 5 & 6, 2019 (for DTCB)
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to assist in other tasks as assigned
  • Willing to occasionally travel off-site to Dancewave programs and events
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly detail oriented Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of dance and interest in dance education and special events
  • Familiarity with Salesforce (or similar database) or Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Dancewave is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected class. Dancewave is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values community, teamwork, creativity, understanding, and appreciation. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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