Located in the heart of downtown Hillsboro, Oregon (just 20 miles west of Portland), Bag&Baggage is a regionally and nationally acclaimed mid-sized professional theatre with a 12 year history of producing innovative, provocative retellings of classic English and American drama. B&B is one of two professional theatre companies in Washington County, and is the largest cultural non-profit in Hillsboro.
In September of 2017, B&B will take ownership of our own studio-style theatre space: a permanent home for a company with deep roots in Hillsboro and a commitment to ensuring our community has access to the highest quality theatre right here where they live, work, and play. The new space will be our performance home (with a flexible studio-style theatre with a maximum of 165 seats), as well as a bar, administrative offices, costume and prop storage, and shop space. The new building will also be available for outside rentals and for use by other arts organizations. B&B produces a season of 6 shows annually during a 10 month season, beginning each summer with an outdoor Shakespeare followed by five indoor productions that follow a standard schedule: an American classic, a Halloween-themed show, a holiday show, an adaptation, and an English classic.
Marketing & Development Assistant
– 20 hours a week, 12 months a year (flexible scheduling)
– Reports jointly to the Artistic Director/Managing Director
– Works collaboratively with the Patron Services Manager, Managing Director, Associate Artistic Director, the Resident Acting Company, and B&B’s Emerging Artists participants
– Pay: approximately $12.50 per hour
Role: The primary responsibility of the Marketing & Development Assistant is to support the marketing efforts of B&B, specifically in the areas of social media, website, graphic design, e-blast and e-mail communications with patrons, press relations, video design, and advertising. Additional support for development activities include writing monthly donation reminders, event marketing, and event planning assistance, among other duties.
Responsibilities: Implementing marketing strategies; writing, editing, and distributing press releases and press photos; arranging reviewer and press tickets; scheduling photo sessions (promo and dress rehearsal); uploading content to B&B’s website and social media sites; drafting and implementing all social media content (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc); designing and implementing social media advertising campaigns; recording and editing online video promotional material; graphic design for posters, flyers, and print ads; designing online advertising; writing and mailing monthly donation reminders; writing, editing, and distributing e-blasts; among others.
Skills Required: Proficiency with Adobe design programs (Photoshop, InDesign, etc), experience and training in backend website management (WordPress or equivalent), excellent writing skills, ability to tell B&B’s story and reflect our unique voice, project management, proficiency in video design and editing, proficiency with Social Media marketing strategies, including online advertising, highly professional demeanor, ability to work in a creative and dramatic theatrical environment, and a passion for the performing arts.
Education & Experience Sought: A 2 or 4-year degree in marketing, communications or other marketing related field, track record of generating measurable results in the form of traditional and online marketing, audience engagement, media placements, and social media conversion. A passion for theatre and the performing arts is a must! This is an ideal position for an early career marketing professional seeking to gain experience in a challenging and creative field.
How To Apply:
Please submit a current resume, 2 references, and cover letter detailing your interest and applicable experience, to Scott Palmer, Artistic Director of Bag&Baggage Productions, via email (pdf attachments preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: May 22nd, 2017 at 5:00pm
Interviews will be by invitation, in Hillsboro, during the week of June 12, 2017. The position begins work on July 5, 2017.