Work With Us & SummerWorks: Marketing Coordinator

The Theatre Centre and SummerWorks are creating a fulltime role to meet the shared needs of both organizations. This includes working to meet individual organizational needs as well as joint needs on our shared festival, Progress.

Full-time Contract: November 12, 2019 – March 31, 2020 with possibility to extend
Fee: $14,400 CAD
Engagement: Full-time contract, approx 40 hours a week (not including 23 Dec – 03 Jan)
Conditions: Independent Contractor

About SummerWorks
At SummerWorks, we’re dedicated to cultivating new ideas and reimagining the possibilities of performance – how it’s created, presented, and experienced. Our annual SummerWorks Performance Festival, focuses on new and experimental work, and takes place every August.

About The Theatre Centre
The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. We are a public space, open and accessible to the people of our community, where citizens can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and be responsible for inventing the future.

SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre co-present Progress, an international festival of performance and ideas, every February.

SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre are committed to equality and diversity, both through our program of activities and as an employer. Our practices and procedures aim to reflect the varied needs, expectations and cultures of all members of our community. We make every effort to ensure that no member of the community receives less favourable treatment in our recruitment process or when accessing our services on the grounds of gender identity, disability, race, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation. We warmly encourage applications from equity-seeking groups, including those who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Transgender, Nonbinary, Queer, Disabled and intersections of those identities.

We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Marketing Coordinator: Description & Duties
The Marketing Coordinator will be an essential part of the organizational team for both SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre. They are responsible for the communication of ongoing individual organizational activities and promotion of activities and campaigns including Progress.

The successful applicant will divide their time between SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre and will be responsible for various marketing and communications tasks within each organization. This person should be adept at planning and scheduling and able to work as part of a team and on their own. Must be able to juggle multiple priorities and the needs of various stakeholders.

Experience in developing marketing strategy and deploying social media content and advertisements across various social channels is essential. Basic graphic design experience (including Photoshop and In Design) is required. Experience with online mail systems (MailChimp, Mad Mimi, etc.) as well as copywriting, proofing, and editing skills are required. Candidates should also have experience in collating materials for print, and liaising with print and/or web designers for large projects.

Marketing Coordinator: Skills and Knowledge
It is essential that the Marketing Coordinator has:
- High level organizational and time management skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Excellent computer skills and social media proficiency.
- A strong, self-directed work ethic.
- Experience with digital marketing and basic web editing.
- Experience in basic graphic design.

It is desirable that the Marketing Coordinator has:
- Knowledge of the goals and activities of SummerWorks and the Theatre Centre.
- Familiarity with the Toronto performance community.
- Familiarity with online and print marketing platforms.
- Previous experience planning and executing indie and/or festival marketing campaigns.

To Apply
To apply, please email by Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 11:59PM and provide:
- A resume;
- A cover letter of no more than one page addressed to Rosanna Lowton, Festival Producer, that:
- Addresses why you would like to work for SummerWorks and the Theatre Centre, and
- Illustrates how your skills, knowledge and experience match the duties, skills and knowledge

Please list “Marketing Coordinator application” in the subject line and ensure that your full contact details are included in your resume and/or cover letter.

We will be meeting with candidates as applications are received.