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Content Specialist and Salesforce/Email Marketing Manager Sought by Educational Theatre Association

EdTA_logoCONTENT SPECIALIST

Educational Theatre Association, home of the International Thespian Society and Educational Theatre Foundation, seeks a passionate, versatile Content Specialist to support the development of shareable content for use on EdTA and ETF websites, in email, print and other communications, and on social media. In addition, the Content Specialist will support the development of print and digital marketing campaigns, and public relations efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop Educational Theatre Association and Educational Theatre Foundation content, creating stories about adult and student members, program participants, and award, scholarship, and grant winners for use on various print and online platforms including email and social media.
  • Edit content supplied by other departments to fit the association’s voice and style, and to optimize the message for each channel and target audience.
  • Write press releases for association events, programs, awards, and news following PR best practices.
  • Adapt and publish content for email communications and social media.
  • Write marketing copy for events, membership recruitment and retention, and EdTA programs that follows copywriting best practices and brand guidelines.
  • Develop copy for online landing pages and lead-generation forms that adheres to SEO best practices. Optimize copy for email and social publishing.
  • Write and edit SEO-friendly editorial content for EdTA websites, including dramatics.orgschooltheatre.org, and educationaltheatrefoundation.org to increase organic traffic.
  • Collaborate with Content team members on content planning and execution.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing communications, public relations or related field
  • Minimum two years of professional experience
  • Portfolio of professional writing samples

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in marketing copywriting, editorial writing, and public relations writing
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in AP style preferred
  • Basic graphic design and photo editing skills
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Proficient with web content management systems such as WordPress and SEO
  • Advanced understanding of social media platforms and management tools
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign. Photoshop and Illustrator are a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Adept at learning new software programs and tech tools
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Deadline driven with keen attention to detail and accuracy in all work
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently within one’s authority
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive, team-oriented attitude

To apply, please submit cover letter and résumé by email (Subject Line: Content Specialist 2019-123) to:  HRManager@schooltheatre.org.

First consideration will be given to applications received by 11/15/19.


 

SALESFORCE/EMAIL MARKETING MANAGER

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) seeks a dynamic Salesforce/Email Marketing Manager to build and manage marketing journeys through automation focused on member engagement and retention.  You will partner with Content team and across other departments to drive day-to-day execution of our email communication and engagement strategies.

Job Responsibilities:

Marketing Automation

  • Create and develop content-rich loyalty and nurturing programs using consumer insights data and marketing automation tools including Salesforce Marketing Cloud & Pardot.
  • Execute email marketing strategies to retain current members and convert non-member leads into new members.
  • Build email messages, templates and multi-step campaigns using marketing automation tools.
  • Evaluate email campaign data to optimize performance and results.
  • Build landing pages and forms for lead capture and progressive customer profiling.
  • Lead and assist Content team in the utilization of Salesforce and Pardot to maintain accuracy of the databases.
  • Analyze and report on email marketing efforts and performance metrics.
  • Manage schedules, resources and delivery dates to ensure projects meet deadlines.
  • Ensure compliance with branding guidelines and content across all channels, as well as applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure all email campaigns leverage current best practices.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or Technology.
  • 3 – 5 years of professional experience in managing customer journeys and campaigns through marketing automation tools such as Pardot and Salesforce CRM.
  • Experience working with a membership association or a non-profit organization is preferred.
  • Theatre or arts interest or background is a plus.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit/orientation.
  • Proven experience in using marketing automation tools and technologies to facilitate engagement and conversion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Pardot or Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
  • Experience with an email service provider system.
  • Deadline driven with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with Content team members and coworkers in other departments
  • Ability to effectively plan, be flexible, and be resourceful in managing workflow to meet deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to take initiative, multi-task and prioritize multiple projects
  • Calm, patient, diplomatic, and confident demeanor in working with staff, management, and vendors
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Ability to think and act independently, within one’s authority

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by email (Subject line: Salesforce/Email Marketing Manager 2019-133 to:  HRManager@schooltheatre.org

First consideration will be given to applications received by 11/15/19.

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Events Director Sought by Educational Theatre Association

EdTA_logoEvents Director 

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) seeks a dynamic director to set and execute EdTA’s event strategy including planning, budgeting, and managing all aspects of national member events such as the International Thespian Festival and EdTA National Conference. Manages department staff and budget.

About Us:  The Educational Theatre Association is an international nonprofit association with more than 139,000 active members.  EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.4 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival and publishes Dramatics magazine in print and online for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a journal for theatre education professionals. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all planning and logistics for these two events throughout the year. Sets and manages revenue and expense budgets, conducts site visits, books venues/catering, logistics, etc.
  • Prepares master schedule for event, assigns events staff responsibilities and oversees activities; tracks progress toward completion of all tasks and processes including registration, artist recruitment, scheduling, logistics, communications, materials/supplies, and other processes for each event.
  • Oversees program scheduling, including teaching artists, workshops, auditions, and one-acts, adjudications, etc.
  • Oversees housing arrangements and ticketing process.
  • Manages the International Thespian Excellence Awards program (Thespys), including adjudication and on-site logistics.
  • Plans and coordinates evening entertainment events.
  • Selects vendors for shipping equipment and materials for event; coordinates pre-, during, and post-event loading, unloading and storage. Selects vendors for other event needs, such as registration bags and badges, T-shirts, and awards.
  • Serves as on-site event manager and as primary contact with venue.  Proactively handles issues and troubleshoots emerging problems.
  • Coordinate events feedback processes for continuous improvement, attendee satisfaction, and staff efficiency.
  • Identifies and implements growth opportunities within existing events and through potential new launches that further EdTA’s mission.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 7 – 10 years if proven hands-on event planning experience.  Previous experience planning business or education conferences, and performing arts conferences or events are a plus.
  • Theatre knowledge/experience is a plus.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to see the big picture and meet strategic objectives for membership festival and conference events.  Vision for developing new programs and events that serve the association’s mission.
  • Exceptional project and process management skills.  Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with an eye for details under sometimes aggressive timelines.  Ability to reimagine processes to improve efficiency and/or customer experience.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong business acumen, organization and time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Proven track record of managing event budgets, and meeting or exceeding revenue goals.
  • Must be diplomatic and able to interact well with co-workers, event venue staff, vendors and association members.
  • Proven ability to maintain and cultivate internal and external professional relationships, always showing respect for a diverse constituency of staff, volunteers, and members.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to think and work independently and use creative thinking to solve problems.
  • Ability to stay clam in a crisis and be flexible when problems arise.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, project management software, and event technologies such as registration platforms and mobile event apps.  Familiarity with association management software (or CRM software) is a plus.  Ability to learn new software applications with relative ease.

Please submit cover letter and resume by email (Subject line: Events Director 2019-93) to:  HRManager@schooltheatre.org

First consideration will be given to applications received by 10/28/19.

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Digital Marketing Associate Sought by Educational Theatre Association

EdTA_logoDigital Marketing Associate (Part-Time, Temporary)

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) seeks a digital marketing associate to join our Marketing and Communications team for a 3 to 6 month assignment, 20 hours per week. 

Essential Skills and Responsibilities

  • Manage email campaigns: assemble and edit supplied content, draft additional content as appropriate, determine layout using email best practices, pull lists from member database
  • Ensure consistent brand look, style and voice across all email messaging
  • Assist in the development and execution of email initiatives, roadmaps, and calendars
  • Build and A/B test new email messaging to improve campaign performance
  • Measure, analyze, and share campaign performance, test results, and other learnings to inform decision-making across the team
  • Create graphics for email, social media and other digital platforms based on pre-established templates and/or campaign designs
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, digital media or related field; or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Constant Contact, Marketing Cloud, Mail Chimp or similar email marketing platform
  • Knowledge of email marketing best practices
  • Proficiency in WordPress or similar web content management system
  • Experience managing social media for a business, including tracking and analyzing performance
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Basic graphic design and photo editing skills
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Deadline driven with keen attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading, writing and communication skills

About Us

The Educational Theatre Association is an international nonprofit association with more than 135,000 active members and 45 full-time staff. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.4 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival and publishes Dramatics magazine in print and online for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a journal for theatre education professionals. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.

Please submit cover letter and resume by email (Subject line: Digital Marketing Associate 2019-84) to:  HRManager@schooltheatre.org.

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Project Support Specialist Sought by Educational Theatre Association

EdTA_logoProject Support Specialist 

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) seeks a dynamic individual to provide project and administrative support to our Executive Director and internal departments for their various projects, events, programs and activities.

Job Responsibilities:
Project Support to Executive Director
Provide ongoing administrative support including:

  • Manage daily calendar, keep contacts up to date
  • Coordinate meeting logistics such as meals, location, timing, invitees, A/V needs
  • Plan travel including transportation, lodging, general logistics, etc.
  • Complete monthly expense reports and/or process invoices as needed
  • General office support such as: organizing food deliveries, printing/making copies, filing, drafting correspondence
  • Serve as contact or general liaison for EdTA Board of Directors
  • Organize details for annual Board meeting including travel, transportation, lodging, meals, etc.
  • Onboard incoming Board members (administer gift program, collect personal information for website and travel)
  • Support planning and logistics for all EdTA/ETF Board meetings (location, AV, food, etc.).
  • Vendor management for select vendors.

Project Support to Departments
Event planning for meetings such as Board meetings, offsite and in-office meetings, association events and employee events including:

  • Booking venue/location/catering needs
  • Coordinating logistics with on-site contact, external facilitator and/or EdTA staff
  • Troubleshooting on day of event

Administrative support to internal departments including:

  • Printing, copying, scanning, filing documents
  • Assistance with packaging and mailings
  • Data entry
  • Invoice processing/approvals
  • Creating/revising materials, documents, guidebooks and forms
  • Proofreading, editing materials and forms
  • Transcribing

Project support or lead for select ad hoc or ongoing projects for internal departments:

  • Identify key members, resources, setting responsibilities /accountabilities for assigned projects.
  • Lead/plan meetings to track project progress
  • Set timelines for project completion
  • Execute assigned project tasks

Provide project support for seasonal events such as ITF, Conference, Summit, BBTS, TGH, etc.

Provide ongoing stewardship and administration of special programs and processes including award, grant, and scholarship programs.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.  Interest in theatre or the arts preferred.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of administrative and/or project support experience, preferably working with director or executive levels of management
  • Customer service experience helpful, customer orientation required
  • Strong project management skills
  • High level of communication skills, both oral and written
  • High level of proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Calm, organized and confident demeanor in working with staff, members, Board, external partners and vendors
  • Advanced attention to detail and accuracy n all work
  • Ability to prioritize own wide-ranging workload and work independently

Please submit cover letter and resume by email (Subject line: Project Support Specialist 2019-73) to:  HRManager@schooltheatre.org.

First consideration will be given to applications received by 6/24/19.

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Chapter Relations Director Sought by Educational Theatre Association

Chapter Relations Director 

EdTA_logoThe Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) seeks a dynamic director to lead, develop and support EdTA’s state and international chapters and national student leadership program.

About Us:  The Educational Theatre Association is an international nonprofit association with more than 135,000 active members.  EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.3 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival and publishes Dramatics magazine in print and online for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a journal for theatre education professionals. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and manage all chapter leadership activity including finding and growing leaders, operational structure and governance support, and providing day-to-day support for leaders and all chapter events.
  • Visit, seek to understand, and connect with chapter directors’ goals, opportunities, and challenges; develop and implement solutions to support their goals.
  • Assist chapter leadership in financial management, bench building and succession planning.
  • Develop and implement leadership training for Chapter volunteers including but not limited to the Annual Leadership Summit and student leadership course.
  • Collaborate with internal & external stakeholders to develop and establish new chapters and to increase membership footprint.
  • Develop, manage and implement the Student Leadership program (national and chapter level).
  • Manage annual budget development for department and monitor performance to meet monthly budget objectives.
  • Build and implement goals and objectives for Chapter Relations by evaluating accomplishments, challenges, outcomes, opportunities, trends, and best practices, in driving EdTA’s mission, vision and strategic goals.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Theatre, Education or related field.  Theatre and/or theatre education background is a plus.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5 + years’ professional experience, with particular focus in leadership development, client service, or chapter/member relations.
  • Experience leading and training volunteers, preferable in a non-profit setting.
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operations model.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills required.
  • Excellent customer interface, service and relationship building skills to establish effective working relationships with internal and external constituencies.·
  • Ability to travel to chapter events, including weekends, up to 40% of the time.·
  • Job location:  Onsite in Cincinnati preferred.  May consider remote for strong candidate

Please submit cover letter and resume by email (Subject line: Chapter Relations Director 2019-64) to:  HRManager@schooltheatre.org

First consideration will be given to applications received by 5/5/19.

 No phone calls please.

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