Job Posting 82759

Communications Manager
Push Performing Arts Festival
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 2 days ago (Sat, 21 May)
full time - temp / contract  •  Full-time, 1 year term contract option to renew. $52,000-56,000. 35 hours/week average

Job Title: Communications Manager
Hours: 35 hours/week average
Term: Full-time one-year term, renewable

 

ABOUT PUSH
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature cultural events.
Taking place over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work
in the live performing arts: theatre, dance, music, and various forms of multimedia and hybrid
performance. The next edition of the PuSh Festival takes place January 17 to February 5, 2023,
at venues across Greater Vancouver.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Push International Performing Arts Festival is seeking a keen and passionate individual to
join the Festival in the role of Communications Manager. PuSh values the sharing of insight and
responsibility in key areas that benefit from collective input and contribution, and this is a unique
opportunity to meaningfully participate as part of a collaborative, diverse, and highly engaged
team.

 

Reporting to the Director of Operations, and working closely with the Collaborative Leadership
Team, the Communications Manager leads a team of contractors to ensure that the Festival’s
values and programming are communicated with quality, creativity, and care. The position is
responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of marketing strategies for PuSh,
including offline and online communications solutions with measurable results. This position
utilizes new media and online tools to raise the profile, increase ticket sales, and achieve
organizational goals while ensuring smooth operations, efficiency, and growth of the marketing
and communications efforts.

 

ABOUT YOU
You are professional, creative, unflappable, and adaptive. You have previous experience
managing in a fast-paced environment and top-notch communication skills. You are seeking a
flexible, fun, fulfilling work experience that challenges you to perform at your very best, and you
thrive working collaboratively. You are looking to apply your talents to an organization that
animates culture and accelerates social change through the performing arts. You are passionate
about engaging diverse audiences, high professional standards, and getting the details right.

 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
Communications:
● Plan an integrated marketing, sales, and communication strategy that includes audience
development and sales objectives, with the Collaborative Leadership Team.
● Liaise with artists, partners and other stakeholders to review and coordinate approval of
all Festival-related marketing materials and initiatives.
● Be accountable for the pacing of the marketing budget and recommend strategic
adjustments.
● Monitor and report on the effectiveness of the marketing plan, using both quantitative
and qualitative analysis where possible, and propose action plans for optimization.
● Oversee the tone and voice of all Festival marketing materials.
● Manage seasonal contractors and the Communications Coordinator in the production
and distribution of all communications collateral, including outreach, marketing and
promotional materials.
● Take initiative to contribute new ideas, while also supporting the pre-established PuSh
brand and aesthetic.
● Maintain office communications archive.
● Represent the Society at events and meetings, as necessary.
● Participate in the Festival and other activities.

 

Social Media and Website Management:
● Create the social media strategy with a focus on increasing growth and engagement on
social media platforms with focus on Facebook and Instagram.
● Coordinate Festival staff and contractors in the creation, collection, and curation of high
quality content, including graphic design.
● Plan website content and provide design recommendations.
● Work with the Communications Coordinator in the development and implementation of
the social content calendar; e-newsletter content; social media promotions; effective paid
social boosting plans; and website content.
● Leverage analytics to inform social media strategy.
● Produce website and e-newsletter content in down season.
● Monitor the latest trends, best practices and technologies in social media and the digital
industry.

 

Promotions:
● Lead the strategic use of database marketing to increase engagement and sales.
● Coordinate and execute promotions campaigns with community partners; determine
timelines/deadlines, craft copy, establish promotional graphic design needs, coordination
and execution of larger scale promotions (events, large contests, etc.).
● Build strong relationships with existing and potential promotional partners.
● Create and regularly update promotions database.
● Coordinate ad exchanges.
● Support overall marketing and sales goals through promotional activities.
● Coordinate/negotiate with printers to source print quotes and meet deadlines.
Other duties and responsibilities may be required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
● Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Arts Management or
related field or equivalent work experience.
● 2+ years of recent experience working in a marketing, communications role with proven
success executing successful social media, email, digital and promotions campaigns in
the live events market.
● Previous experience in a fast-paced professional marketing and communications
service, events or Festival environment.
● Experience leading/collaborating with others to accomplish tasks and projects
● Superior verbal and written communication skills.
● Strong attention to detail and high level of thoroughness.
● Ability to work collaboratively and form effective partnerships, both internally and
external to the organization.
● A positive attitude and unflappable ability to manage through competing priorities.
● Adaptive design eye and skill.
● Familiarity and comfort with software and online tools, including but not limited to
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, YouTube, and Photoshop.
● Passion for the performing arts.

 

Assets:
● An understanding of current web-design technologies and how to leverage them.
● Experience designing assets for a WordPress environment.
● Project management experience.

 

WHY JOIN US?
We strive to offer a competitive salary based upon experience, plus extended health benefits
package, Festival tickets, and development opportunities.
Full-time, one-year term contract with option to renew.
Salary range: $52,000-56,000
Anticipated start date of early June, 2022.

 

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to
with the subject line “Communications Manager” no later than 5pm on Friday, May 20th,
2022. In your cover letter, let us know what excites you about working with the PuSh Festival,
and tell us why this position is the right step for you and your career at this time. Only those
selected for interviews will be contacted.


We strongly encourage applications from members of communities that are marginalized or that
experience structural discrimination including those identifying as Indigenous, Black, people of
colour, members of non-dominant ethnic, religious, linguistic, and/or cultural groups, women,
(im)migrants/newcomers, people with (dis)abilities, and LGBTQ2S+ people, and we strongly
encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they feel comfortable in doing so. In
order to achieve a representative team, preference may be given to applicants self-declaring as
being a member of one or more of the groups identified above. We believe that a staff that
reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission.

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