The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is a service organization and a community of arts education practitioners that shares information, provides professional development, and communicates with the public to promote our work in schools and beyond. The Roundtable produces a major annual conference, Face to Face; monthly professional development programs; a destination website; and other activities, in addition to ongoing advocacy and communications efforts to improve and advance the state of arts education.
The Communications & Resources Manager is a new grant-funded, part-time position (30 hours a week) working remotely with occasional in-person hours in our Manhattan office space near Union Square or at Roundtable program event venues in NYC (when safe to do so). This position will be responsible for creating and executing marketing and communications strategies in support of Roundtable initiatives, programming, and membership. This includes managing the organization’s social media presence, email communications, website maintenance, and collaborating with the Executive Director to curate, gather, and share resources with the arts in education community.
A successful candidate is a detail-oriented, tech-savvy self-starter with a passion for and in-depth knowledge about arts in education and building communities through technology. We are looking for a candidate with experience in brand creation and representation, specifically helping the Roundtable build visual consistency, tone, and personality.
The position is open until filled, but preference will be given to those candidates who apply on or before Monday, July 27, 2020.
Employment Classification: Temporary, Part-Time through June 30, 2021 (Non-exempt)
Reports to: Executive Director
Schedule/Hours: Weekdays, up to 30 hours per week
Location: Remote but may require occasional in-person hours
Start Date: As soon as possible or by August 10, 2020
Salary: $25 per hour
Responsibilities of the Communications & Resources Manager include:
- Managing functionality and maintenance of social networking tools (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter), including writing engaging social media content, designing compelling graphics, monitoring social media posts, replying to comments, engaging with our audience, responding to Direct Messages (DMs), and coordinating targeted Facebook ads.
- Collaborating with Executive Director on website administration, content creation, and resource collection and curation, including an understanding of web analytics and graphic design. Experience working in WordPress and HTML, a plus.
- Planning, creating, and sending email blasts via MailChimp.
- Working with Executive Director and Communications Committee on the Roundtable’s first style and branding guide.
- Activating and engaging new communities, while managing a range of existing communities across social media channels and groups.
- Communicating with Roundtable audiences about ongoing advocacy efforts and partner with the Roundtable’s Advocacy Committee to help “keep the drumbeat”
- Supporting with live-streaming and social media audience engagement during Roundtable programming including the need to be present at events outside of business hours including the Roundtable’s major annual conference, Face to Face, as well as the Day of Learning.
- Collaborating with Executive Director on press releases and maintaining a media contact list.
- Collaborating with Roundtable staff on production of annual Face to Face Conference.
- Acting as liaison to the Communications Committee, composed of Roundtable Board Members and practitioners from the field.
- Performing other duties as reasonably instructed by the Executive Director.
- 2+ years of social media experience and/or marketing experience
- Demonstrated fluency in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
- Passion for and knowledge of NYC’s arts education and arts & culture ecosystems
- Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, copy editing, and organizational skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Demonstrated team player who works well with diverse groups of people
- Proven ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Commitment to equity, inclusion, and racial justice
- Experience with MailChimp, WordPress, and G-Suite
- Graphic design experience preferred
- Video editing experience preferred
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in one document to Executive Director, Kimberly Olsen, at email@example.com with “Communications & Resources Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through Monday, July 27, 2020. The Roundtable will contact only those applicants invited to interview.
Please note that all candidate interviews will be conducted via Zoom meeting (https://zoom.us/). The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable can also provide candidates with reasonable accommodations, as needed.
The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York.