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Marketing Associate, Publications

Village Theatre

  • CATEGORY Marketing/Sales
  • LOCATION Issaquah, WA
  • DATE AUGUST 13, 2019
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION DOE
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (2-5 yrs exp)
The Marketing Associate, Publications is in charge of all Village Theatre playbills, including coordinating Mainstage playbill content and layout with Encore Arts Programs as well as designing all in-house playbills for KIDSTAGE and Village Originals productions. They also manage all email marketing for the company, including calendar coordination, design, and list management. They serve as additional graphic design support for the team, and assist with various other tasks as needed. They may also provide video editing support, dependent upon experience. This person is an active and necessary participant in all marketing meetings and brainstorming sessions, and assists the Marketing Team with Subscription and single ticket campaigns for all Village Theatre programs.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):
  • Playbills
    • Project manage Village Theatre’s Encore playbills
    • Collect bios from the artistic team and cast members
    • Manage timelines and calendars, and coordinate deadlines with multiple departments
    • Create layout framework and work with designers at Encore in creation of drafts
    • Assign articles and design tasks to other staff members as needed
    • Facilitate proofreading process to all involved parties
    • Communicate necessary changes to Encore
  • Design and coordinate content for Village Originals playbills
    • Collect content, including bios from the artistic team and cast members
    • Manage timelines and calendars, and coordinate deadlines with multiple departments
    • Layout and design playbill using Adobe InDesign
    • Facilitate proofreading process to all involved parties
  • Design playbills for youth education productions using content provided by the youth education department
  • Email Marketing (through MailChimp)
    • Coordinate email schedule in collaboration with Director of Marketing and other Village Theatre departments
    • Manage content and design for all Mainstage and Village Originals emails
    • Facilitate email design in coordination with development and KIDSTAGE departments based on supplied content
    • Pull Monday Morning email lists from ticketing database and send “thank you” and “reminder” emails following each week of performances, as well as Subscription confirmation emails during the summer
  • Select production photos for Mainstage and Village Originals lobby displays and ensure they are created and assembled according to the schedule
  • Provide graphic design support for marketing and other departments as needed, including creating social media images, simple lobby marketing materials, and more
  • Staff events, such as booths as community festivals or Ladies’ Night events at the theatre
  • Attend publicity photoshoots and assist with facilitating collections of necessary props, costume pieces, or food for talent
  • Periodically review website content for accuracy
  • Participate in weekly marketing meetings, as well as six full-day marketing strategy retreats each year
  • Attend weekly production meetings as marketing representative
  • Occasional video recording and editing projects as needed, based on skill level
  • Other marketing initiatives as directed
  • Some work in Everett may be required on occasion
  • Some work on nights and weekends will be required


Education and/or Equivalent Experience Preferred:

  • College degree in marketing, graphic design, or similar field, or theatre majors with excellent writing and organizational skills.


Work Experience:

  • 2+ years marketing experience
  • 2+ years experience in nonprofit of performing arts organizations preferred


Physical Ability:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Comfort with occasional physical tasks, such as hauling boxes and climbing ladders.


Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge:

  • Passion for theatre a must, and prior knowledge of Village Theatre strongly preferred
  • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong graphic design knowledge and instincts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven editing and proofreading abilities
  • Solid interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, Outlook, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Experience with MailChimp strongly preferred
  • Video editing abilities in Adobe Premiere or Final Cut strongly preferred
  • Experience with database systems preferred

Please send cover email and resume to:
Jamie Lilly, Director of Marketing at jlilly@villagetheatre.org
No calls please.

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