Theatre Marketing Specialist
Cowichan Valley Regional District
Theatre Marketing Specialist
(Regular Full Time Opportunity)
Cowichan Performing Arts Centre - Arts & Culture Division
Position: The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre – Arts & Culture Division is seeking a regular full time Theatre Marketing Specialist. Reporting to the Manager, Arts & Culture Division, the Theatre Marketing Specialist is responsible for the planning, organization and operation of general and specific advertising and marketing campaigns for the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s annual presenting season and events.
Qualifications: A Bachelor of Arts or a diploma from a community college in marketing, publicity or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience are required. A certificate in graphic design or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A minimum of two years’ related experience in marketing and promotion with a minimum of two years’ experience working with web designers and graphic designers. Personal experience in graphic design and/or art direction. Experience in working at a theatre or arts organization. Experience in preparing and negotiating sponsorships packages. Personal experience in web design is considered an asset. Applicants must have knowledge of and interest in the arts and theatre operations and demonstrated working knowledge of computer hardware and software related to marketing, including, but not limited to word processing and desktop publishing, i.e. Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, PDF files, FTP Site Management, Mail Chimp, Word Press. To be successful you must have extensive knowledge of graphic design and brochure layout and of the latest practices and trends in social media. You must have also knowledge of the latest practices and trends in web design. Knowledge of local communities is considered an asset. You must also have the ability to: plan, organize, execute and evaluate effective advertising campaigns; work independently and to manage projects and deadlines effectively; work with the printing house to produce visually effective marketing materials; engage in effective interpersonal communication (verbal and written), with the media, Cowichan Performing Art Centre’s user groups, staff, management, and the general public; and vary the workweek to meet operational requirements and work at performances. Effective media relations skills and excellent editing and writing skills are essential.
Salary: This is a regular full time union position (IATSE Local 168) with a wage rate of $31.09 per hour (2019 wage rate). A comprehensive benefits package and flex time are offered.
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. Due to the nature of the work, it will be necessary to work a variety of shifts, including days, nights, and weekends.
Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and a resume in confidence prior to 4:30 p.m. on October 1, 2019 quoting Competition No. AC19082-I/E. We can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (please use either MSWord or pdf format), or by mail at 175 Ingram Street, DUNCAN BC V9L 1N8, or by fax at (250)746‑2522.
Note: Testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.