Title: Marketing + PR Leader
Reports To: Artistic Director
Hours: 30% of FTE (averaging 12 hours per week)
Salary Range: Based on skills and experience, range is $16,500-$19,500 annually
Availability: Flexible remote work, with in-person meetings every 2 weeks
THE QUICK DESCRIPTION
The Marketing + PR Leader gets the word out to the right people in the right voice. As a critical part of a seven-person, part-time staff, you’ll handle planning, strategy, writing, and relationship-building to promote Chatham Arts Council impacts, programs, and events. You are an excellent writer and storyteller, an able juggler-of-details, a planner-ahead, and a creative problem-solver. And, of course, you love creativity, art, and artists—visual, performance, culinary, literary…
A LITTLE MORE DETAIL
Write beautifully about us and what we’re doing
This means you write well (and quickly) in a consistent voice about our work. You’re a grammar and punctuation nerd, and you feel good about the Oxford comma. You’re able to raise the profile of the organization, while also engaging the community to garner their support.
Create a strategic communications plan to support our overall strategic plan
For this, you’ll need solid planning skills—and an ability to simplify so that what we plan is actually doable. You need to think across multiple platforms to determine the most efficient way to get the word out and continue to build the brand.
You’ll need to use Trello, our project management software, set up project timelines/checklists, and feel great about checking things off a list toward a bigger goal. This will include collaborating remotely with staff and Board members. The “completely” part represents an important goal for CAC: to really finish what we start, without leaving loose ends hanging when we jump to the next thing.
Use many platforms
It’s social media (FB, Insta, Twitter), e-news via MailChimp, web content/blog posts via WordPress, marketing and fundraising materials, press releases, and pitching/grassroots outreach to local media and relevant organizations—plus a few print pieces every year. You like to mix it up, and you have strong thoughts about which vehicle serves best.
NOT REQUIRED TO APPLY, BUT SURE WOULD BE EXCITING
- Nonprofit experience
- Resident of Chatham County
- Familiarity with diverse Chatham communities
- Spanish language
- You can get the flexibility of a part-time gig with the stability of a regular paycheck.
- You’ll work with a smart, caring staff team and a highly-engaged Board of Directors.
- You get to help make the arts happen in Chatham County.
- You’ll make a huge impact in a small-but-mighty organization.
- We’re generally nice people.
ABOUT THE CHATHAM ARTS COUNCIL
The Chatham Arts Council nurtures creative thinkers in Chatham County. We do this in two ways: we invest in artists and we educate kids through the arts. In its thirty-seventh year as a nonprofit arts agency, Chatham Arts Council’s flagship programs include Meet This Artist, Go See This, artist grants, and the Chatham Artists-in-Schools Initiative – serving more than 3,500 children this year. Chatham Arts Council is proud to partner with the NC Arts Council, the Durham Arts Council, Chatham County Schools, and numerous Chatham arts organizations, human resource nonprofits, and local businesses. For more information, visit www.ChathamArtsCouncil.org.
Applications must be received online by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Interviews will be scheduled in early October, and we seek to have the new Marketing/PR Leader begin work as soon as possible.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Artistic Director Cheryl Chamblee and the Hiring Panel via this link. Submissions must be received online, and we cannot accept phone calls. All applications should be received by 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2021.