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The Arts Council is Hiring: Publicity Manager

March 31, 2017


The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is hiring a publicity Manager. Interested applicants should submit a Resume and Cover Letter to Lorie Hoffman, Arts Council Executive Director, by March 31st, 2017.  This position is part-time, 20-30 hours/week, no benefits.

Email: director@shorelinearts.net (preferred)

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Attn: Publicity Manager Search
18560 1st Ave, NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

About the position

Purpose of Position:
This position is responsible for managing marketing/publicity of Arts Council Activities, including the creation or design of collateral materials. Our workplace is a collaborative environment, and all employees work on programming as needed. This Part-time position reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Duties:
Manage Marketing/Publicity of Arts Council Activities (Shoreline Arts Festival, gala, artists in schools residencies, performances, two galleries, arts camps):

  • Manage and create content for website, social media, eNews.
  • Design & create promotional materials (paper, and electronic media) within the organization’s branding guidelines.
  • Create marketing resource materials such as brochures, data, slides, photographs, videos, and reports. Train staff on marketing best practices and implementation. Manage program budget.
  • Be a voice for the Arts Council in the community by tabling at local events like the Shoreline Farmer’s Market, Lake Forest Park Farmer’s Market, Ridgecrest Ice Cream Social, etc.
  • Manage public and media relations and creation of press releases.
  • Manage community arts event calendar.
  • Create brand awareness.

As needed, coordinate details and logistics of events and programs: Such as: calls for artists/performers, jurying, contracting, payment, registration ticketing, invitations, documentation, evaluations.

  • Monitor budget, timelines, deadlines.
  • Be a point person during events and programs, including set up and takedown

Other Duties:
Public Relations/Media relations
Help with fundraising events.
Serve as a resource to community members and local artists of all disciplines.
Work on selecting event performers with other staff members.
Work on event management with other staff.
Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Performance Standards:
Create annual publicity plan by October 31 of each year.
Reach goal of 1 eNews/month, 10 social media engagements or interactions/month, 35-40 press releases/year.
Increase eNews subscription by 200-300 each year.
Oversee creation of about 10 posters, 10 postcards, 8 flyers each year, within budget.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills. Effective speaking and giving presentation to large and small audiences.
Highly organized.
Excellent ability to relate to people of all ages, and abilities.
Highly comfortable working in Adobe Creative Suite.
Good knowledge of MS Office and Google Apps.
Strong knowledge of visual design. Strong knowledge of Social Media.

Preferred Skills:
Experience working in WordPress or other website applications.
Experience with Little Green Light or other Donor Management system.
Previous experience with organizational re-branding.

Education/Experience required to meet minimum qualifications:
BA, BS or BFA degree in the Arts, Arts related field, or BS in Marketing/Business.
Five years experience working in the arts, non-profit fields, some at supervisory level.
Proven track record in marketing and publicity.

Certifications Required:
Pass WA state criminal background check.
Possess valid driver’s license.

Reporting Relationships:
Position reports to: Executive Director.
Number of Direct Reports: 0.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform sedentary work. Work on standard computer.  Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to move objects up to 30 lbs.

Working Conditions
Flexible working locations and hours, and may include mornings, evenings, and/or weekends. Travel / Driving / Use of employee car as required.

Responsible for fair and equitable treatment of people in the workplace.

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work for this position.  It may not contain or be interpreted as a complete list of duties, and responsibilities.

FLSA Status:  Hourly PT , no benefits
20-30 Hours/week. Compensation depends on experience


March 31, 2017
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