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Marketing & Development Assistant

ABOUT BAG&BAGGAGE

 

Located in the heart of downtown Hillsboro, Oregon (just 20 miles west of Portland), Bag&Baggage is a regionally and nationally acclaimed mid-sized professional theatre with a 12 year history of producing innovative, provocative retellings of classic English and American drama. B&B is one of two professional theatre companies in Washington County, and is the largest cultural non-profit in Hillsboro.

 

In September of 2017, B&B will take ownership of our own studio-style theatre space: a permanent home for a company with deep roots in Hillsboro and a commitment to ensuring our community has access to the highest quality theatre right here where they live, work, and play. The new space will be our performance home (with a flexible studio-style theatre with a maximum of 165 seats), as well as a bar, administrative offices, costume and prop storage, and shop space. The new building will also be available for outside rentals and for use by other arts organizations. B&B produces a season of 6 shows annually during a 10 month season, beginning each summer with an outdoor Shakespeare followed by five indoor productions that follow a standard schedule: an American classic, a Halloween-themed show, a holiday show, an adaptation, and an English classic.

 

Marketing & Development Assistant

Overview:

  • 20 hours a week, 12 months a year (flexible scheduling)
  • Reports jointly to the Artistic Director/Managing Director
  • Works collaboratively with the Patron Services Manager, Managing Director, Associate Artistic Director, the Resident Acting Company, and B&B’s Emerging Artists participants
  • Pay: approximately $12.50 per hour

 

Role: The primary responsibility of the Marketing & Development Assistant is to support the marketing efforts of B&B, specifically in the areas of social media, website, graphic design, e-blast and e-mail communications with patrons, press relations, video design, and advertising. Additional support for development activities include writing monthly donation reminders, event marketing, and event planning assistance, among other duties.

 

Responsibilities: Implementing marketing strategies; writing, editing, and distributing press releases and press photos; arranging reviewer and press tickets; scheduling photo sessions (promo and dress rehearsal); uploading content to B&B’s website and social media sites; drafting and implementing all social media content (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc); designing and implementing social media advertising campaigns; recording and editing online video promotional material; graphic design for posters, flyers, and print ads; designing online advertising; writing and mailing monthly donation reminders; writing, editing, and distributing e-blasts; among others.

 

Skills Required: Proficiency with Adobe design programs (Photoshop, InDesign, etc), experience and training in backend website management (WordPress or equivalent), excellent writing skills, ability to tell B&B’s story and reflect our unique voice, project management, proficiency in video design and editing, proficiency with Social Media marketing strategies, including online advertising, highly professional demeanor, ability to work in a creative and dramatic theatrical environment, and a passion for the performing arts.

 

Education & Experience Sought: A 2 or 4-year degree in marketing, communications or other marketing related field, track record of generating measurable results in the form of traditional and online marketing, audience engagement, media placements, and social media conversion.  A passion for theatre and the performing arts is a must! This is an ideal position for an early career marketing professional seeking to gain experience in a challenging and creative field.

 

How To Apply:

 

Please submit a current resume, 2 references, and cover letter detailing your interest and applicable experience, to Scott Palmer, Artistic Director of Bag&Baggage Productions, via email (pdf attachments preferred) to scott@bagnbaggage.org.

Deadline for applications: May 22nd, 2017 at 5:00pm
Interviews will be by invitation, in Hillsboro, during the week of June 12, 2017. The position begins work on July 5, 2017.

General Crew Opportunities

Paid crew positions available for productions may include: Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Run Crew, Head of Props, Light Board Operator, Sound Board Operator, Set Construction crew, and Front of House Manager.

To be considered for a paid crew position, you should have previous professional experience, access to reliable transportation (or ideally be based in Washington County), and be available and willing to attend rehearsals and work in Hillsboro. Preference will be given to applicants who posses either significant Educational Theatre experience at a college level and/or Professional Experience.

To be considered for a crew position, please send an electronic resume to our Managing Director Beth Lewis in PC format (.doc or .pdf), including references and contact information for your references (send to: beth@bagnbaggage.org). Please also be sure to indicate what crew position(s) most interest you. Applicants selected for consideration will be contacted to arrange an interview time. Hired crew members will be offered a competitive wage, based on the crew role and production.

 

Internships

Backstage Tech Internships

Any student who will be either a Junior or a Senior during the 2016-17 school year can apply for crew positions for and Bag&Baggage show by submitting a short letter of interest to Bag&Baggage Director of Advancement Cassie Greer via email at cassie@bagnbaggage.org. In the letter, please identify what area of production you are interested in learning, and what previous experience you have had working on theatrical productions with you school or other theatre groups. Interns who are selected may fill roles such as: run crew, light board operator, sound board operator, or set construction/installation crew. Preference will be given to students who live and/or attend a school in Washington County. Applicants (with the exception of those interested in set construction/installation) must be available during all technical rehearsals and performances. All interns are paid a small stipend.

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in ushering or assisting in other methods of support for the Company. Please send an email to info@bagnbaggage.org expressing your level of interest and availability for volunteer opportunities.

Box Office Hours:
M/W/F 3:00pm-5:00pm and 1 hour prior to performances

Our Mailing Address/Main Performance Venue
350 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

Phone: 503-345-9590

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