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Marketing and Communications Associate Part Time

EMPLOYMENT TERM: Part Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt. At will employment. 

 

SCHEDULE: 12-15 hours a week. Primarily between 9-5 Monday through Friday. A few times a year evenings and weekends may be required. Hours may increase based on needs of business and employee availability.

 

PAY RANGE:

$16 an hour

 

BENEFITS:

Flexible Schedule (Some remote work possible)

Simple IRA

 

LOCATION

Plexpod Westport Building, Kansas City, MO

 

REPORTS TO

Executive Artistic Director.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Email cover letter and  resume to meghann@mesnerpuppets.org by July 15, 2021. Interviews will be held by appointment. 

 

ESTIMATED START DATE:

Late July-Early August

 

DESCRIPTION:

The “Marketing and Communications Associate” will assist the Executive Artistic Director in stewarding on-going and cultivating new relationships with donors, schools, libraries, and arts centers who make up the organization’s key stakeholders. The position will work in collaboration with artistic and education staff towards achieving income goals set by the Board and Executive Artistic Director through executing marketing strategies, assisting with the booking of programs, communicating program impact, and supporting special event efforts.

 

This is a new position for Mesner Puppet Theater. Our current staff previously managed these duties as a part of their education and artistic duties. We do very little print marketing or ad buys, our work is primarily focused on communications, relationship building, and online marketing. We are seeking a self starter who we can learn and grow with us as we centralize this work.

 

DUTIES

MARKETING and COMMUNICATION:

  • Collaborate with Executive Artistic Director to create marketing and communication plans to support income goals.

  • Craft copy, design, and disseminate print and email marketing, newsletters, and social campaigns.

  • Craft communications/stories about program impact and design materials to share with funders, sponsors, and donors.

  • Execute End of Year Giving campaign (ex. design postcard, pull list, collaborate on copy, create social media posts, follow up with thank you letters and calls, etc).

  • Maintain MailChimp and DonorPerfect databases through data input, record cleaning, and pulling reports.

  • Research leads for new clients for workshops and tours and make initial sales calls/emails.

  • Assist with copywriting and photo updates on website (Wix).

  • Schedule pro-bono photographer and videographer as needed.

  • Maintain marketing collateral in Google Drive.

  • Provide materials for grants as needed (ex. Images, flyers, etc.).

PROGRAM BOOKING/SCHEDULING:

  • Support the booking of educational programs and tours through: assisting with scheduling process, ensuring calendars are up to date, and drafting contracts.

EVENTS:

  • Support at Puppets in Progress Events (Quarterly).

  • Represent the company at public events.

GENERAL ADMIN:

  • Manage general info box email.

  • Support calendaring of meetings and events.

  • Assist Executive Artistic Director with administrative duties as assigned.

 

MAJOR MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS FOR YEAR:

  • Year End Report Donor Report - (July)

  • Education Program Marketing/Booking (August-September, January, May)

  • Tour Marketing/Booking (September-November, Jan-February)

  • End of Year Giving (November -December)

  • Puppets in Progress Events (July, Nov, March)

  • Program Impact Stories and Data (Quarterly)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s in marketing, communication, or related field OR 1 year of experience related to position needs.

  • Ability to Learn New Online Platforms Quickly

  • Basic Graphic Design Knowledge using Canva Website

  • Strong Writing and Storytelling Skills

  • Social Media Marketing on Facebook, Instagram, etc.

  • Outside the Box and Flexible Thinking

  • Excels at Building Relationships

  • Customer Service Oriented

  • Project  Management

  • Attention to Detail

  • Strong Organizational Skills

  • Collaborative

  • Basic Skills in Google Suite.