Job Posting: Geordie Theatre seeks Audience & Development Manager / Communication & Marketing Manager

Submission deadline: June 17th | Start date: August 1st


Audience and Development Manager

Geordie Theatre is currently seeking interested candidates to fill the position of Audience and Development Manager.

Philosophy of Inclusion
Diverse cultural and marginalized communities are considered an equal priority to encourage access to Geordie by all.

Summary of Position
Reporting to Geordie’s Managing Director and Artistic Director, the Audience and Development Coordinator works to devise and execute fundraising and outreach strategies. They also strive to improve the company’s social media communications and the overall management of its development initiatives.

Main responsibilities and abilities:

Development
• Research prospects and assist in identifying potential donors and sponsors to actively increase the breadth of the company’s financial objectives. 
• Creates work plan for fundraising strategies and approaches.
• Building and assist in maintaining donor and sponsor care.
• Supporting contact and resource for fundraising efforts of Board Members and Geordie.
• Primary writer of donor proposals and sponsorship packages.
• Update and maintain a donor and alumni database, past and present. 
• Process donations and issue thank you letters and receipts. 
• Create and maintain donor newsletter. 
• Must have strong written and oral communication skills. 
• Must be bilingual. 

Gala Fundraiser 
• Be primary liaison for gala participants with Box Office
• Issue thank you letters to donors and ticket buyers in a timely manner.

Audience Outreach – Groups and Accessibility 
• Support work plan for attainable group sales objectives.
• Build stronger connections with youth focused organizations, seniors’ groups/organizations, and marginalized/low-income households and groups. 
• Maintain and build Geordie’s accessibility initiatives (eg. Visual story, environmental audits, etc.)

Audience Outreach – Communications
i. Social Media Management: 
• Maintain and build followers by augmenting our online presence and creating a cohesive image and message on online forums.

ii. Website development: 
• Contribute to the maintenance of the general website.
• Maintain the ticketing system on the website.

Volunteer Management 
• Recruit volunteers at volunteer fairs with the help of the Box Office and Administrative Coordinators.
• Assist in coordinating and training volunteers and engagement at events and in the office.

For submissions, please include:
• A letter of interest
• Resumé (including two references)
• Any additional and pertinent portfolio information
• Email to Managing Director, Kathryn Westoll – kathryn@geordie.ca

Hours: Full time (35-40 hrs/week)
Salary: $30 – $35 k/year

Deadline to submit: June 17, 2019 
Start date: August 1, 2019


Communication and Marketing Manager

Geordie Theatre is currently seeking interested candidates to fill the position of Communications and Marketing Manager.

Philosophy of Inclusion
Diverse cultural and marginalized communities are considered an equal priority to encourage access to Geordie by all.

Summary of Position
The Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for initiating, planning, organizing and administrating all audience, community and corporate sponsor- and client-related affairs, being the primary contact in all such negotiations. Working with Geordie’s Artistic Director and Managing Director, the Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for:

• Creating systems and processes for the Marketing & Communication department to run smoothly and efficiently, with reasonable timelines, and deliverables met. 
• Planning, coordinating and carrying out marketing, communications and promotional initiatives.
• Proposing, designing, planning and executing annual marketing and communications plans for, as applicable, single productions, tours, season launch and Geordie Theatre School with the general goals of expanding markets, increasing visibility and audience reach. 
• Spearheading campaigns to help expand our current market through new initiatives.
• Managing expense budgets for all marketing and communications.
• Collaborating with the graphic designers, web designers, etc. in the creation of promotional materials, including, but not limited to the season brochures, posters, bookmarks, print ads, radio/tv promos, e-newsletters and web content.
• Undertaking the realization of some promotional materials.
• Undertaking the upkeep and updating of the Geordie website.
• Writing and diffusing press releases, overseeing media calls and photo shoots.
• Soliciting media sponsors and coordinating with current sponsors. 
• Using online tools to continue researching and identifying new ’best prospect’ potential new funders. 
• Continue our focus on “gift-in-kind” donations and corporate sponsorships.
• Create the proposals for corporate “asks” and provide further information to them as requested.
• Follow-through with visibility strategies laid out by returning and new sponsors and donors.
• The ideal candidate will be fluent in English and French (reading, writing, oral), be comfortable with graphic software (Adobe, Photoshop), be a dynamic contributor to the Geordie family, and appreciate a hard-working and fast-paced environment.

For submissions, please include:
• A letter of interest
• Resumé (including two references)
• Any additional and pertinent portfolio information
• Email to Managing Director, Kathryn Westoll – kathryn@geordie.ca

Hours: Part-time (30 hrs/week)
Salary: $30 k/year

Deadline to submit: June 17, 2019 
Start date: August 1, 2019


Source: https://geordie.ca/auditions-and-job-opportunities-3/

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