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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Job: Director of Marketing/Office Manager, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Marketing Director/Office Manager
Salt Lake City, Utah

Organization: Established in 1964, the Company works to further contemporary dance as an accessible and valued art form, through performances of original and commissioned works, and dance education for all ages. Ririe-Woodbury serves more than 65,000 artists and audience members each year.

The position offers an opportunity to work in a small, dynamic, nationally renowned arts organization. You will work closely with other arts groups, educators, government entities, local businesses, and philanthropic organizations. It is a fun, flexible work environment with a company making a positive contribution to the arts community.

Responsibilities: This position offers a variety of interesting responsibilities, including: developing and implementing marketing and public relations strategies for season performances, fundraisers, educational events, and workshops; basic graphic and web design; supervising print material production, mail & email lists, and ticketing; managing photo, video, and print collateral libraries; and managing office supplies and computers.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years marketing experience; a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing/communications or applicable liberal arts field; strong writing skills a must; computer proficiency in all MS Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and intermediate/advanced HTML; experience with social media; knowledge in computer troubleshooting appreciated; planning and multitasking skills; and the ability and willingness to work on a variety of projects in a small group with overlapping responsibilities.

Compensation: $30,000 - $35,000 DOE. Health benefits included.

Start Date: Immediately

To Apply: Send resume, writing and design work samples and three references, all as .pdf attachments, via email to:

Jessica Ballard
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Subject: Marketing Director Application
Email: info@ririewoodbury.com

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Marketing Director/Office Manager

Detailed Job Description

The Marketing Director is responsible for the development and implementation of Marketing and Public Relations in coordination with the Managing Director and staff. This person’s primary responsibility is to maintain and increase attendance at Ririe-Woodbury functions.

The Company’s performing season runs from September to April and generally includes two Rose Wagner shows (September and April), one Black Box show (December), one Capitol Theater show including four student matinees (January), a fundraising event (March/April), and a three-week summer workshop in July/August.

Detailed responsibilities fall into a variety of categories and are as follows:

Develop and implement comprehensive marketing strategies.
Develop and maintain company’s brand identity working with company Managing Director, Artistic Director and contract graphic designer.
Supervise and report marketing budget.
Coordinate production and placement of all advertising, including: print, radio, television, and other promotions.
Coordinate regular mailings and e-newsletters
Write copy for season brochures, programs, postcards, email newsletters, website, and other marketing collateral.
Coordinate printing of marketing collateral, including: programs, posters, postcards, flyers, invitations, banners, etc.
Provide marketing materials, logos, photos, etc. to others as necessary.
Manage social media presence on a variety of online platforms

Public Relations
Act as liaison with press contacts to procure print, radio, and TV coverage.
Write and distribute press releases for company performances, workshops, community performances, and any newsworthy happenings.
Schedule interviews and photo shoots.
Contact universities and public schools regarding applicable company events.
Collaborate with other organizations on joint marketing or PR efforts.
Build relationships with board members to promote grassroots advocacy.

Act as liaison with ArtTix to coordinate ticket pricing and final attendance reports.
Collect and maintain complimentary ticket requests from staff and dancers.
Distribute VIP complimentary tickets and discount vouchers.
Distribute complimentary tickets to schools, community groups, other arts groups, various charities, etc.
Compile ticketing statistics on performances.
Take reservations for free student matinees.
Manage season subscribers.

Website & Graphic Design
Website design– including: updating event information, photo gallery, company information, etc.
Basic graphic design not fulfilled by contract graphic artist. For example: workshop brochures and registration forms, event signage, grant reports, newsletters, print ads, flyers, website elements, etc.

Computer Support
Help other staff members deal with computer issues basic MS Office questions, computer backups, mailing databases, and some basic networking.
Maintain mail and email databases.
Maintain office computers and equipment.
Maintain email accounts and web hosting.

Archive and File Maintenance
Maintain archives of company photos, videos, programs, press clippings, and other promotional items.
Create DVD compilations of dance performances as needed by staff and dancers.
Coordinate photographers and videographers for performances.

Office Management
Answer phones and answer patron questions.
Order office supplies.
Manage incoming and outgoing mail.
Assist other staff members with projects as needed.
Arrange housing for choreographers and dancers.
Manage petty cash requests.

Performance Front of House Management
Act as liaison with Salt Lake County Center for the Arts house staff, ushers, ticket sellers, etc. to give event information and reserve space & tables
Decorate lobby with company photos and banners.
Manage production and sale of promotional/gift-shop products.

Workshop Coordinator
Manage registrations and scholarships for workshop participants
Coordinate housing for workshop participants and instructors
Set up credit options for workshop
Create materials for workshop including (packets, signs, showcase programs, etc.)

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