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Jan 2017

Contract Position: Festival Marketing Manager & Artist Liaison

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The Nextfest Arts Company is seeking to hire an individual to fill the position of Festival Marketing Manager & Artist Liaison

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Job Description:
The Festival Marketing Manager & Artist Liaison supports Nextfest through marketing, brand development and protection, audience development, communication with and between curators and artists, and general festival administration.

The Festival Marketing Manager & Artist Liaison is responsible for:

  • working with the Graphic Designer, Festival Director and curators to coordinate the festival program and support materials;
  • managing publicity of the festival, including drafting and sending out press releases, coordinating media interviews etc.;
  • updating and maintaining the website, and promoting the festival via social media; and
  • directly communicating with and supporting the 600+ artists involved with festival.

Commitment:
Flexible part time hours with extended flexible full time hours leading up to and during the Festival.

  • (Flexible) Full time hours April 1-15, 2017 for program assembly and administration
  • (Flexible) Full time hours May 15- June 11, 2017 for festival publicity, marking, on site social media, and artist communication

This is a contract position to cover a maternity leave. The position starts March 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2017. This contract pays $3,000 CND.

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Marketing and publicity skills an asset;
  • Existing relationships with local media an asset;
  • Skills and knowledge in social media and other web-based communication;
  • A working knowledge of WordPress;
  • Strong leadership;
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanour under pressure;
  • Strong organizational skills and highly detail-oriented;
  • Ability to multi-task well;
  • Must be reliable and self-motivated, have a positive attitude, and be a strong team member;
  • Must be self-directed and able to work remotely; and
  • Must have a working knowledge of basic festival protocol.

To submit, please send your resume and cover letter to Ellen Chorley (Festival Director) with the subject line: Marketing Manager & Artist Liaison to ellen@nextfest.ca.

Previous experience with Nextfest will be considered an asset. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview, we thank those that apply. All applications are considered confidential.

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