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  • Marketing Project Manager

    Job Description
    Marketing Project Manager

    Position Purpose
    ArtsWave’s Marketing Project Manager will serve as a key member of the Marketing, Engagement and Communications team, helping to drive an ambitious set of projects that grow awareness and engagement of ArtsWave as the engine for the arts.

    This role will be the primary marketing and PR lead for Flow, an African American arts series, designed to increase overall appreciation, understanding and demand for Black arts across the region. Reporting to the VP of Marketing & Engagement with dotted line reporting to ArtsWave’s President & CEO and interacting with the Flow Board of Advisors, s/he will help ensure the audience development, sales and engagement goals of the series.

    In addition, this role will serve as the primary marketing and PR lead for the POWER OF HER, an 18-month initiative that celebrates women-centric arts of all types along with female leadership in the arts, while acknowledging the centennial milestone of the 19th amendment.

    Lastly, this role will support other projects and key components of projects, including various events where a marketing-oriented project manager is needed.

    Please send resume, cover letter and completed ArtsWave employment application to hroffice@artswave.org. Please use the words "Marketing Project Manager" in the subject line. No calls, please.


    Essential Functions and Responsibilities
    • Develop marketing plans and budgets, campaigns, PR outreach and any curatorial research needed for Flow, POWER OF HER and other projects,
    • Design, write, create and coordinate marketing messages and materials including ads that help to explain and promote projects.
    • Coordinate and execute marketing, design and communications with ArtsWave VP of Marketing, marketing team members and outside contractors.
    • Build concert program booklets and ancillary collateral, in collaboration with
    internal marketing and communications team and contracted partners.
    • Monitor ticket sales or other measures of success, adjusting strategies to achieve
    goals.
    • Develop data assessment and collection methods for audience demographics
    and experience metrics.
    • Manage quarterly promotion of all African American arts events, including
    coordination of flyers, ads, social media, and calendar listings.
    • For POWER OF HER, organize and work internally with President & CEO, VP,
    Community Campaign, Director of Individual Giving to create and support key
    events related to POWER OF HER.
    Culture and Behavior for Success
    • Work to apprise and collaborate with VP, Marketing & Engagement on all projects
    • Excels in dotted line reporting with President & CEO
    • Can-do, positive and customer/donor-centric mindset required.
    • Flexible attitude and willingness to go the extra mile to help leverage opportunities.
    • Promote a culture of high performance, teamwork and innovation so that
    marketing, engagement and communications department can have a strategic
    impact on the organization.

    Required Competencies:
    • Able to both write and design pieces, using the Adobe suite of products
    • Detailed project manager who is able to develop the strategy while accurately
    putting all the pieces together
    • Experience in managing and producing successful public events, including event
    plans and contracts
    • Ability to gain the respect and support of internal and community partners
    • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, work independently and stay calm in a
    fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Strong interpersonal, customer service, and teamwork skills
    • Maturity, sound judgment and professional appearance and demeanor at all times
    • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of ArtsWave, along with all internal
    policies

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field of study; MBA desirable.
    • Five or more years of experience in marketing and communications including event
    marketing
    • experience designing, managing, and/or promoting programs that attract diverse
    audiences, ideally in the arts and culture field.
    • Track record as a self-starter; ability to prioritize and set and reach goals with
    limited supervision.
    • Successful track record in managing budgets and meeting deadlines.
    • Willingness to work extended hours and perform expanded tasks during
    occasional ArtsWave events.
    • Proficiency in all MS Office programs including PowerPoint and Excel
    • Proficiency in Adobe Design Suite
    • Technology skills including experience working with online tools and databases.

    About ArtsWave
    ArtsWave, a nonprofit serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region, is
    the lead planner, promoter and fundraiser of the arts. ArtsWave was the first and
    continues to be largest community arts fund in the nation. Strong funding has allowed
    Cincinnati’s arts and culture scene to become a national draw and regional asset,
    creating a ripple effect of economic and community benefits. ArtsWave supports the
    work of over 125 arts organizations, school outreach programs, festivals, community
    centers, neighborhoods and various collaborations through impact-based grants.

    ArtsWave is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a
    diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations,
    ideas, and talents can flourish.

    About Flow: an African American Arts Experience
    Flow is a new multi-disciplinary arts series bringing some of the country’s most exciting,
    contemporary African American performing artists and ensembles to Cincinnati to
    perform in our premier venues. A primary objective is to build demand for more
    expressions of Black culture in our region among diverse audiences. Artists presented
    by Flow will work with Cincinnati schools and youth programs, inspiring minds and
    increasing arts access throughout our community.

    The 2020 Inaugural Season will be presented at the Aronoff Center for the Arts:
    Feb 21-22 Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
    May 1-2 Jazzmeia Horn, jazz vocalist (+ band)
    Sept 26 Movement Art Is “Love Heals All Wounds” (featuring Lil Buck & Jon Boogz)
    street dance/ experimental/multimedia
    Dec 4-5 Norm Lewis + Trio “Naughty & Nice” (Broadway cabaret)
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