Communications Manager

Danspace Project

Danspace Project (DSP) seeks a Communications Manager (CM).

The Communications Manager (CM) is a full-time position (exempt/salaried) reporting directly to the Executive Director & Chief Curator (ED/CC) with the primary responsibilities of liaising with the media and implementing external communications. Working at the direction of ED/CC and in close collaboration with the Program & Development Departments, the CM will co-develop Danspace Project’s annual communications plan, and manage strategies & timelines. The CM will organize, facilitate and implement daily those strategies through media, print, email, and other online / digital marketing approaches.

PLEASE SEE FULL JOB POSTING & DESCRIPTION at WWW.DANSPACEPROJECT.ORG/OPPORTUNITES

It is Danspace Project’s 50th Anniversary Year! Come join our team in celebrating & advancing Danspace Project’s commitment to developing and presenting new work in dance, supporting emerging and established experimental artists, and an openness to new artistic ideas. In DSP’s programs and operations, a range of perspectives is sought across considerations of race, sexuality, gender, disability, class, and ethnicity; aesthetic investigations across dance histories, genres and forms; and relevance to DSP’s institutional history and memory. DSP’s staff and board are guided by these Values (www.danspaceproject.org/values) in order to continue to fulfill the organization’s Mission (www.danspaceproject.org/about).

Responsibilities

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Press & Media

  • External Communications (print, digital, social)

  • Marketing Materials Design (print, digital, social media)

  • Ticketing Services & Audience Development

  • Departmental Management

  • Archive & Website maintainence

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS + SKILLS:

  • 5+ years experience or working knowledge of communications for a theatrical venue or performing arts center as well as an affinity with the organization’s values and demonstrated competence, interest and curiosity about the Programs that Danspace Project curates and the artists’ that Danspace Project presents.

  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, image-based & social media communication skills (work samples may be requested for top applicants)

  • Excellent time management skills, well-organized, detail-oriented and self-directed. The ability to carry simultaneous projects and priorities across multiple timelines and deliver accurate information on deadline.

  • Simultaneously self motivated and a flexible team player with the capacity to work collaboratively and to communicate respectfully and effectively with a diverse range of constituents (artists, audiences, press & media contacts, colleagues and outside consultants, etc).

  • Experience with graphic design, website maintenance, Constant Contact & Audience View or other database and ticketing platforms is useful for this position.

SCHEDULE: Danspace Project offices are generally open from 10a-6pm Monday through Friday, however, this is a position with potential for hybrid remote work and flexible hours pending supervisory approval. Some irregular and onsite hours are required, such as for evening press photo shoots at dress rehearsals, events, and acting as press liaison at performances and events.

How to Apply
  • TO APPLY: Please send a brief cover letter or email introduction, and resume with at least two references to “jobs@danspaceproject.org”. The subject line for the email should be: “Communications Manager”.

  • TIMELINE: Interviews for this position will begin in mid-July, 2024. The position will remain open until the right candidate is hired with an ideal start date of mid to late August, 2024.

  • SALARY & BENEFITS: $58,500/year. Health insurance, vacation and a generous paid holiday schedule.

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Posted on July 2