The Brick is hiring for a part time Marketing and Communications Manager.

Position Overview:

The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for driving awareness, interest, ticket sales, and attendance for our programing at The Brick Theater and Brick Aux. As the Marketing and Communications Manager, you will create and execute communications, public relations, and social media strategies that amplify The Brick across a variety of mediums and channels and grow physical and digital audiences.

The Brick is a small but mighty team that works highly collaboratively but values independent self-motivated people who are able to move a project to completion and contribute to the growth of the theater. Ideal team members are strong project managers and equal parts creative and analytical thinkers who have knowledge of The Brick and are excited to contribute to the growth of the organization in this new era.

Organizational Background

The Brick Theater is a not-for-profit dedicated to developing and presenting the work of pioneering emerging artists and career experimenters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We are the artistic home for work that pushes boundaries and spans the ever-evolving spectrum of performing arts, theatre, dance, video, virtual reality, and visual arts. By nurturing emerging artists, sustaining ongoing relationships with frequent collaborators, and removing financial barriers for artists to create work, we create a diverse, accessible, and inclusive artistic community for the city’s most daring artists. We welcome adventurous audiences with low-cost and sliding-scale ticket prices to make performances accessible to all.

Founded in 2002, The Brick has established itself as an essential experimental venue for the production of compelling, new, high-quality work. As a vital part of the New York artistic community, we present 250-300 live performances per year at our two spaces, The Brick and Brick Aux, and welcome over 10,000 audience members each year.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

– In partnership with the artistic staff, ideate and implement public relations strategies to elevate and expand coverage of The Brick’s programs

– Serve as The Bricks first point of contact with media, promptly responding to press inquiries

– In consultation with artistic team, write, edit, and route press releases

– Manage organic social media strategy. Draft, edit, and publish social media posts

– Capture photo and video for candid short-form social media content needs including stories and reels

– Stay informed on best practices and emerging trends for all social platforms

– Regularly inform The Brick staff on recent press coverage, industry commentary, and audience feedback, create and manage archive of coverage

-Manage and update website with upcoming event information

– Create and send weekly email newsletter

– Work closely with The Brick team to create and coordinate fundraising campaigns

Qualifications & Skills:

– Some previous experience working in marketing or public relations

– Exceptional writing and editing skills are a must

– Some experience in social media marketing and best practices

– Interest and/or experience working in the nonprofit arts sector is helpful

– Experience working with WordPress and/or other systems of website backends

– Familiarity and enthusiasm for The Brick’s programming and mission since 2020

Pay Range: 

$25/hour up to 16 hours a week with the potential to grow

Location: The position requires one onsite day a week at Brick Aux, 628 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY. 

To Apply:

We highly encourage you to attach a cover letter and a writing and/or design sample specifically related to marketing and communication campaigns. Email Brick@Bricktheater.com Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications received by January 16th will receive first consideration.

We know there are great candidates who may not have all of the qualifications and experience listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. Working artists are especially encouraged to apply. 

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