Marketing Director, Ojai Playwrights Conference

Ojai, CA
The Ojai Playwrights Conference 

OJAI PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE

Marketing Director

The Ojai Playwrights Conference has an immediate opening for the role of Marketing Director. This part-time, contract position is a member of our Senior Staff, reporting to the Artistic Director/Producer and the Managing Director. Direct reports include the Box Office Manager, Digital Content Manager, Marketing Associate and Publicist.

General Responsibilities

  • Serve as part of the Senior Staff year-round in decision making and discussions
  • Consult with Artistic Director / Producer (AD) and Managing Director (MD) on overall marketing strategy, budget items, and income goals for annual benefit and festival
  • Develop and implement marketing strategy for benefit, festival and donor solicitations
  • Work with AD to develop a general theme/artwork direction for events
  • Attend bi-monthly board meetings, provide marketing reports as requested
  • Participate in staff meetings and conference calls as scheduled
  • Check company info email and voicemail regularly and distributes response needs
  • Oversee expenditures related to annual marketing budget and website
  • Submit invoices from vendors/contractors to MD on marketing related expenses
  • Strive to meet earned income goals for ticket sales and ad sales for benefit and festival
  • Oversees copy/content and graphic design for all OPC marketing efforts
  • Oversees Public Relations and works with the Publicist in securing reviews and feature articles about OPC
  • Oversees and works with Digital Content Manager on web design and content, social media content and strategy, and photography
  • Oversees box office and database management and operations along with the Box Office Manager.
  • Oversees and develops Ojai community relationships with the help of the Marketing Associate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree and/or Masters Degree preferred, preferably with a concentration in Marketing and/or Arts Management
  • A minimum of five years working in marketing efforts for an organization of similar or larger size, experience in nonprofit theatre marketing a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and wear multiple hats as needed, and the ability to function in a fast-paced environment with joy and camaraderie
  • Familiarity with Vendini and Adobe Creative Suite highly desired
  • Knowledge of and relationships with the Ojai Community a plus
  • Knowledge of and interest in playwrights both emerging and established and a passion for theatre preferred
  • Must to travel to Ojai for the Benefit (one week/weekend in April) and the Conference (currently scheduled for August 1 – 14) – housing and meals provided

Weekly hours vary from minimal-to-none during slow months (generally September – December) to many during the busy months leading up to our events (March-August). This is a part-time, work-from-home, contract position. Position will be compensated by a yearly stipend, based on experience.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Tiffany Moon at managingdirector@ojaiplays.org 

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