COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING COORDINATOR

Salary $45,000-$55,000

Job Description

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING COORDINATOR
Beth Morrison Projects, one of the industry’s leading innovators in opera-theatre and music theatre, seeks a full-time Communications & Marketing Coordinator to join its team. The Communications & Marketing Coordinator supports BMP’s mission by helping maintain and enhance our brand and connect with our current and potential audiences, partners, and patrons.

Core Responsibilities:
Reporting to BMP’s Executive Director, and working closely with the Director of Development and the Director of Touring, the Communication & Marketing Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Digital Communications (50%):
    • Design, draft, edit, and send BMP’s email communications, including: general newsletters, donor communications, event invitations, presenter-facing communications, etc.
    • Create content for and manage BMP’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn).
    • Work with BMP’s web developer to implement specific website edits and changes to the layout and functionality
    • Ensure BMP’s website remains updated and accurate by managing content and implementing applicable edits
    • Using BMP’s email marketing software (Constant Contact), organize and manage BMP’s email lists
  • Production and Tour Marketing (30%):
    • Support Executive Director in developing and executing a marketing and advertising plan for each BMP production and project, and the organization as a whole
    • Design and update marketing collateral (advertisements, posters, etc.)
    • Act as the primary point of contact between BMP and the marketing departments of presenters/artistic partners
    • In partnership with BMP Associate Producers, ensure that marketing materials, programs, publications, and other communications are accurate, and that BMP is represented correctly.Perform targeted outreach to other performing arts organizations, cultural institutions, and other community groups for cross-promotions per production
  • Press, Publicity, and General External Relations (20%):
    • Support Executive Director & President/Creative Producer on logistics related to press and publicity, including supporting logistics and workflow regarding BMP’s press agent
    • Provide general support to Executive Director in all things marketing and communications, including executing BMP’s overall brand, marketing, and communications strategy
    • Working with Director of Development to organize and manage a communications calendar and other necessary collaborations between marketing, communications, and fundraising functions.

BMP operates on a hybrid model, with some in-person work (up to 2-3 days a week) in our Brooklyn office. Given this, only candidates based in, or willing to relocate to, the greater NYC area will be considered.

Qualifications:
The Communications & Marketing Coordinator role is an entry-level/early-career position, and BMP is committed to the training, development, and future career development of the person hired into this role. To succeed in this role, the following basic core competencies are expected:

  • Interest in Performing Arts Marketing: Excitement and passion for the performing arts, and an eagerness to learn more and develop skills as an arts marketer.
  • Writing Skills: Ability to write compelling and accurately for a wide variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Light Graphic Design Skills: Strong visual and aesthetic taste, an ability to understand BMP’s visual identity, and the skills to translate those into graphics.
  • Attention to Detail and Organizational Skills: A keen attention to the smallest details, especially proofreading, and the dedication to accuracy. The ability to keep track of large amounts of information.
  • Project Management Skills: The ability to juggle multiple projects, timelines, and priorities while making sure tasks are completed accurately and on-time.
  • Computer Skills: Facility with social media platforms. Experience or familiarity with Canva, email marketing software, and CMS (i.e., WordPress). General computer literacy, and experience with (or willingness to learn) Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Dropbox.

While not required or expected, the following skills would be an asset for the Communications and Marketing Coordinator:

  • Prior professional experience in marketing/communications, especially at an arts nonprofit.
  • Prior knowledge of any of the following software/systems: Trello, Airtable, Adobe Creative Suite, Hootsuite, WordPress, HTML, Constant Contact
  • Prior experience with CRM software
  • Prior experience in light video editing.
  • Previous experience in music/opera, and/or specific interest in opera, new works, or experimental performance

Compensation:
The Communications & Marketing Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position with a salary range of $45,000-$55,000 depending on prior professional experience. All full-time employees at BMP receive contributions to health insurance premiums. BMP’s standard office hours are 10:30 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday. As a non-exempt employee, the Communications & Marketing Coordinator will be paid overtime for any work exceeding 40 hours a week.

Application and Interview Process:
Submit your resume and a brief cover letter that speaks to your interest in/qualifications for the role via our online application portal by Monday, January 23 at 9:00 AM EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage early applications.

On our stages, BMP is committed to amplifying a diverse array of voices. To do this effectively and ethically, we believe our staff needs to reflect the identities of the artists we support. We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and respected. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates whose identities are systematically underrepresented in the performing arts.

The interview process for this position with consist of:

  • 25-minute first-round interviews with the Executive Director, via Zoom, the week of January 30
  • Select candidates will be asked to complete a short writing and graphic design exercise and/or submit examples of previous work. This exercise will be compensated.
  • Final interviews with the Executive Director, Director of Development, and Director of Touring in mid-February, via Zoom or in-person.

Ideal start date of early/mid-March; however, there may be flexibility to start later/start part-time for candidates with a Spring/Summer ’23 graduation date.

About Beth Morrison Projects:
Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) is one of the foremost creators and producers of new opera-theatre and music theatre, with a fierce commitment to leading the industry into the future, cultivating a new generation of talent, and telling the stories of our time. BMP identifies emerging and established composers who experiment, innovate, and take artistic risks to evolve opera-theatre and music-theatre into the future. With a focus on the cultivation of the next generation and diversification, BMP serves as a launching pad for the future artistic leaders in the field. Through the commissioning, development, production, and touring of new works, BMP aims to expose audiences around the world to relevant contemporary American chamber opera and music-theatre works of the highest caliber.

Founded by “contemporary opera mastermind” (LA Times) Beth Morrison, who was honored as one of Musical America’s Artists of the Year/Agents of Change in 2020, BMP has grown into “a driving force behind America’s thriving opera scene” (Financial Times), with Opera News declaring that the company, “more than any other… has helped propel the art form into the twenty-first century.”

Operating across the US and internationally, with offices in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, BMP’s unique model offers living composers the support, guidance, and freedom to experiment, allowing them to create singularly innovative and impactful projects. Since forming in 2006, the company has commissioned, developed, produced and toured over 50 works in 14 countries around the world, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning chamber operas Angel’s Bone and p r i s m.

In 2013, BMP co-founded the PROTOTYPE Festival with HERE Arts Center, which has been called “utterly essential” (The New York Times), “indispensable” (The New Yorker), and “one of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater” (Associated Press).

ARTISTIC & MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Salary $45,000-$50,000

Job Description

ARTISTIC & MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Beth Morrison Projects (BMP), one of the industry’s leading innovators in opera-theatre and music theatre, seeks a full-time Artistic & Management Assistant to join its team.

Core Responsibilities: Reporting jointly to BMP’s President/Creative Producer and Executive Director, the Artistic & Management Assistant acts as the “right-hand human” for Beth Morrison while also supporting BMP’s Executive Director on managerial priorities and initiatives. This role is a rare opportunity to work closely with/learn from dynamic arts leaders, while also gaining hands-on experience in all aspects of running a performing arts organization. Key responsibilities include:

  • Support for BMP’s President & Creative Producer (50%):
    • Work with the President/Creative Producer to structure and prioritize her time and manage her calendar, including fielding requests for, scheduling, and confirming meetings.
    • Help manage and prioritize the President/Creative Producer’s internal and external communications, ensuring that she has all necessary information, and that staff, artists, donors, and other stakeholders receive timely responses.
    • Attend meetings, take notes, compile next steps, and help ensure progress on those steps for the President/Creative Producer.
  • Special Projects (30%):
    • Work with President/Creative Producer and other BMP artistic and production staff on special artistic projects (including managing submissions of work and prospective artistic personnel).
    • Support Executive Director to plan, manage, and make progress on organizational priorities, including BMP’s Equity and Justice commitments, organizational culture work, and operational systems.
    • Work with Executive Director to plan, take notes, and track key takeaways at all-staff meetings, and provide other project and logistical support for BMP’s Executive Director as needed.
    • Organize BMP’s general administrative calendar and provide occasional general office and administrative support
  • Board Liaison & Governance (20%):
    Schedule, take notes, and draft meeting minutes/summaries for all Board and board committee meetings.
    Support BMP’s Executive Director in preparing and compiling materials for Board and committee meetings
    Manage regular communication with the Board, including event reminders and general organizational updates.
    Serve as first point of contact for the Board, directing questions to the appropriate leader or staff person.

BMP operates on a hybrid model. As this position will require in-person work with BMP’s President & Creative Producer and other BMP staff members, as well as occasional on-site work in BMP’s Brooklyn office (up to 2-3 days a week), the Artistic and Management Assistant must be based in (or willing to relocate to) the greater New York City area. Some travel may be required as part of this role.

Qualifications:
The Artistic and Management Assistant role is an entry-level/early career position, and BMP is committed to the training, development, and future career development of the person hired into this role. To succeed in this role, the following basic core competencies are expected:

  • Passion for the Performing Arts: A deep commitment to opera, music, and/or theater; alignment with BMP’s mission to foster innovation in the opera field
  • Organizational Skills/Attention to Detail: Able to keep track of multiple different tasks, timelines, and responsibilities; a skilled multitasker; a commitment to ensuring every piece of information is complete and accurate.
  • Ambition/Desire to Learn: A love to trying new things, a “can-do” attitude, and a desire to grow skills in arts administration by working with field leaders.
    Written and Verbal Communication Skills: The ability to convey information comprehensively and clearly; strong writing skills
  • Project Management/Problem Solving Skills: The ability to think critically about what needs to be done and how to do it; keeping track and following through on next steps
  • A thorough understanding and general competency on issues of equity and justice, especially as they relate to the performing arts.
  • Trustworthiness & Maturity: The ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • General computer literacy, and familiarity with Google Suite (especially Google Calendar) and Microsoft Office.

While not required or expected, the following skills would be an asset for the Artistic and Management Assistant:

  • Experience or interest in opera and new music, and an ability to read music
  • Experience working in Trello and/or Dropbox
  • Previous experience in the performing arts, especially in a role that involved working with artists or creatives
  • Previous experience providing administrative supporting to a leader or executive

Compensation:
The Artistic and Management Assistant is a full-time, non-exempt position with a salary of $45,000-$50,000. All full-time employees at BMP receive contributions to health insurance premiums; BMP offers retirement contributions to employees after one year of tenure. BMP’s standard office hours are 10:30 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday; however, some evening and weekend work is expected for this role. As a non-exempt employee, the AMA will receive overtime compensation for any weeks with over 40 hours of work.

Application and Interview Process:
Submit your resume and a brief cover letter that speaks to your interest in/qualifications for the role via our online application portal by Friday, January 27th at 10:00 AM EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage early applications.

On our stages, BMP is committed to amplifying a diverse array of voices. To do this effectively and ethically, we believe our staff needs to reflect the identities of the artists we support. We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and respected. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates whose identities are systematically underrepresented in the performing arts.

The interview process for this position with consist of:

  • 30-minute first-round interviews with BMP’s Executive Director, the week of February 6, via Zoom.
  • Final interviews with the President/Creative Producer and Executive Director, the week of February 21, via Zoom or in-person
  • Ideal start date in late March 2023; however, there may be flexibility to start later/start part-time for candidates with a Spring/Summer ’23 graduation date.

About Beth Morrison Projects:
Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) is one of the foremost creators and producers of new opera-theatre and music theatre, with a fierce commitment to leading the industry into the future, cultivating a new generation of talent, and telling the stories of our time. BMP identifies emerging and established composers who experiment, innovate, and take artistic risks to evolve opera-theatre and music-theatre into the future. With a focus on the cultivation of the next generation and diversification, BMP serves as a launching pad for the future artistic leaders in the field. Through the commissioning, development, production, and touring of new works, BMP aims to expose audiences around the world to relevant contemporary American chamber opera and music-theatre works of the highest caliber.

Founded by “contemporary opera mastermind” (LA Times) Beth Morrison, who was honored as one of Musical America’s Artists of the Year/Agents of Change in 2020, BMP has grown into “a driving force behind America’s thriving opera scene” (Financial Times), with Opera News declaring that the company, “more than any other… has helped propel the art form into the twenty-first century.”

Operating across the US and internationally, with offices in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, BMP’s unique model offers living composers the support, guidance, and freedom to experiment, allowing them to create singularly innovative and impactful projects. Since forming in 2006, the company has commissioned, developed, produced and toured over 50 works in 14 countries around the world, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning chamber operas Angel’s Bone and p r i s m.

In 2013, BMP co-founded the PROTOTYPE Festival with HERE Arts Center, which has been called “utterly essential” (The New York Times), “indispensable” (The New Yorker), and “one of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater” (Associated Press).