Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s oldest Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English- speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.
Black Theatre Workshop is currently seeking a Marketing & Communications Coordinator as part of its growing team.
The successful, dynamic, bilingual candidate works well in a fast-paced environment, has excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills. They will also have experience in designing marketing strategies and/or arts organization development. Experience with managing a company’s cultural presence, corporate sponsorship agreements, fundraising and social media marketing would be an asset. Above average computer skills with word processing and desktop publishing experience in a Windows environment would also be required.
The Coordinator works closely with senior staff and has the broad responsibility for the effective marketing and communications strategies of the theatre.
The Coordinator tasks and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to:
Develop and execute integrated marketing and communications strategies for the Theatre, complete with objectives, time-lines and budgets.
Develop and execute strategies as outlined in approved marketing plan, including all facets of subscription campaign, brochure production, renewals, direct mail, poster production and distribution, advertising, promotions, special audience incentives, as well as all facets of individual ticket sales initiatives and group sales programs for all shows and activities.
· Develop promotional and publicity materials (including but not limited to season brochures, show postcards, posters, playbills, e-newsletter and social media) to ensure a consistent image of the Theatre through literature produced, promotion of activities and media messaging.
· Design, coordinate and supervise opening night invitations and receptions.
· Create and analyze marketing research tools.
· Conduct arts consumption surveys relating to the company for the strategic plan.
· Maintain archives of press clippings, marketing material and media materials relating to the Theatre’s activities.
· Set strategies to achieve box office and attendance goals for productions and presentations.
· Design Marketing Strategies and coordinate general marketing promotional material mail-outs.
· Write content for press releases, print brochures and newsletter.
· Manage the company’s social cultural presences using social media, online and other innovative mechanisms.
· Organize and direct promotional events and coordinate lobby displays for Theatre performances and events.
· Recommend techniques to improve the company’s public image.
· Identify and resolve any issues with promotional content in a timely and professional manner.
Identify fundraising needs; design, develop, organize and execute short and long-term fundraising strategies for the Theatre in the general areas of memberships, sponsorships, and Special Events.
· Serve as point of contact for media and public questions and target media with media press releases and personalized emails/calls to solicit media attention for our performances and events.
· Coordinate and arrange any and all press conferences, radio, newspaper and TV interviews, editorials and ad placements, as necessary.
· Assess and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies.
Develop and execute integrated outreach strategies for the Theatre, complete with objectives, time-lines and promotional material.
The mission of Black Theatre Workshop is to encourage and promote the development of Black and Canadian Theatre, rooted in literature that reflects the creative will of Black Canadian writers and artists, and the creative collaborations between Black and other artists. Black Theatre Workshop aims to promote and produce Black Theatre that educates, entertains and delights its audiences. The company strives to create a greater cross-cultural understanding by its presence and the intrinsic value of its work.
Salary for this position is based on experience and between $18-20/hour, on an expected 20-35 hour work week with some evening/weekend work required. Contract to begin ASAP.
Please submit a letter and resume to the General Manager,
by email: email@example.com or by fax: (514) 932-6311
Black Theatre Workshop is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. All applicants are thanked for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.