White Bird, Portland, Oregon’s premiere nonprofit contemporary dance presenting organization, seeks a full time Communications Director. The Communications Director’s role is to lead the design and implementation of strategic communications and marketing efforts to increase ticket-sales, promote engagement with donors/patrons, and increase awareness of White Bird’s mission. The CD will report directly to the two Co-Founders and will work with the Staff and Board of Directors. The CD’s task is to communicate effectively the White Bird brand and mission and assist in significant revenue generation.
The CD must attend and work at all performances as well as see each dance company. Also the person is expected to help with front-of-house load-in at the theater as well as load-out.
Salary ranging from $40,000 and up, commensurate with skills and experience. Includes health insurance, vacation and personal/sick days. Financial moving subsidy if coming from outside the Portland region negotiable.
For further information and to apply, email email@example.com. Qualified applicants should email a comprehensive resume with cover letter and names of 3 references. For full job description, visit whitebird.org.
We are looking for someone with demonstrated skills in:
Graphic design--comfortable with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Strong writing skills, attention to details in editing
Social media content creation, aesthetic sensibilities, and campaign implementation
Web design and maintenance
SEO, Google Analytics
Email marketing- campaign design and implementation,
Budget development and management
Video-editing skills and advanced graphic design skills are a plus, but not necessary.
About White Bird
White Bird is committed to bringing the best Portland-based, regional, national and international dance companies to Portland, Oregon and to fostering the growth of dance in the region. White Bird will do this through presenting established and emerging contemporary dance companies and choreographers and commissioning new work. White Bird strongly believes in making dance exciting, educational, and accessible to everyone, young and old, of all social backgrounds.
White Bird was founded in 1997 in Portland, Oregon by Walter Jaffe and Paul King. To date, we have presented 265 dance companies from around the world in 450 performances before a total audience of 450,000. Each season, we present 12 dance companies in two subscription series and special, non-subscription performances. We have supported the growth of dance by commissioning (or co-commissioning) 39 new works. Our annual outreach programs expose a broader audience, including those in public schools and non-traditional venues, to the power of contemporary dance.