Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Organization: 

Caravan World Rhythms Society

Deadline: 

Apr. 23, 2018

Organization Description: 

Founded in the year 2000, Caravan World Rhythms is a dynamic and progressive Vancouver-based presenter and promoter of a year-round series of culturally diverse music and dance performances, thematic cultural festivals, and educational events featuring artists from BC, Canada and around the world. Our annual series of 15-20 events may include Spanish Flamenco dance and music group, a 20-person South African choir, traditional Persian or Indian Music maestros, contemporary West African band, a Korean percussion ensemble, a Balkan dance party, or Indigenous hip-hop performers. Please visit our web-site, www.caravanbc.com for more info about our organization

Website: 

http://www.caravanbc.com

Job Description: 

Working closely with the Managing Artistic Director, you will be responsible for promoting the organization’s brand, building relationships with our audiences and various stakeholders, as well as marketing our year-round series of events. You may also support our grant-writing and other resource development tasks. The ideal candidate has a background in communications and marketing, including event promotions, media relations, social media, digital strategy, and website management. You are a creative and strategic thinker with strong project management skills, and the ability to work independently and with a team.

Responsibilities: 

You will be responsible for:

MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS (80%) – Main Priority

  • Develop and implement a general communications plan and digital marketing strategy for Caravan, to increase its general presence and relevance in the community. 
  • Coordinate design of marketing materials with graphic designer.
  • Plan and Implement Caravan’s ongoing social media activities, building online presence.
  • Maintain and update the Caravan website, and produce regular email newsletters.
  • Plan and implement offline and online advertising activities.
  • Identify and reach out to communities and organizations relevant to each Caravan event, organizing cross-promotions, special offers, contests, etc…
  • Manage physical distribution of event marketing materials, such as posters, flyers, and tickets.

PROPOSAL AND GRANT-WRITING (15%) – Secondary Priority

  • Support resource development activities, including researching and writing government/foundation grant and corporate sponsorship proposals.
  • Support communication activities with Caravan Board of directors and volunteers

VOLUNTEER & EVENT MANAGEMENT (5%) – Third Priority

  • Coordinate and supervise volunteers for work leading up to, and at events: poster distribution, front-of-house, ticket-selling, artist hospitality, and transportation, as needed. Not required for all events.
  • Support any other event management logistics as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 3 years working in marketing, proposal-writing and event management related activities.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, adaptable to a variety of contexts.
  • Strong knowledge of social media marketing and advertising techniques and strategies (Facebook Ads, Google Ads, etc…)
  • Some graphic design knowledge preferable, or experience supervising contract graphic designers.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Have a fully-functioning home office.
  • Strong knowledge of Vancouver arts and culture scene.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse communities.
  • Enjoy reaching out to people in the community, from media, to businesses, artists and volunteers.
  • Passion for the music, dance, and cultures from around the world

How to Apply: 

TO APPLY: please email info@caravanbc.com with your Resume and a cover letter referencing the job description, and why you would like to work for Caravan World Rhythms.

Remuneration: 

$22-$25/hour based on skills and experience. Flexible 15-20 hours/week to start, with room to grow over time.

Contact Name: Robert Benaroya
Contact Email: info@caravanbc.com

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