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Development & Marketing Manager: Job Description
Part-time, Hourly, 25 hours/week

Invertigo Dance Theatre is looking for the next member of our team!  The Development & Marketing Manager will be an integral part of sharing the benefits of dance with thousands of people each year, reach new audiences, and maintain a solid base of community support. Successful candidates will be passionate about Invertigo’s mission to create community and connections through dance theatre and will be excited to share the benefits of dance with people of all ages and abilities.

Summary: Manages fundraising and marketing efforts for Invertigo’s programs, including performances, Dancing Through Parkinson’s and Invert/ED.

Attributes:
The Development & Marketing Manager should have solid Marketing/PR experience. Desired skills include: excellence at communicating effectively via phone and email with a variety of people and partners, creating invoices and budgets, working with and supervising interns and volunteers, scheduling, project planning and evaluation, making presentations in front of groups of various sizes, and staying on top of the latest marketing and social media trends, especially as it relates to the performing arts.  The ability to speak and write in Spanish, as well as graphic design and basic video editing and web management skills, is highly desired.

We are looking for someone who thrives in a collaborative environment and is also self-motivated and able to work independently. Personal time management, attention to detail, and being able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks will contribute to success in this role. Excellent communication skills will be essential: active listening, asking pertinent questions, providing helpful feedback and updates, checking email regularly, and writing clearly.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Marketing
Work with Executive Director, PR consultant and other staff to create strategies and schedules for institutional and programmatic marketing, then implement and manage aspects of the campaigns.

  • Planning and development
    • Developing and implementing an annual Marketing Plan for Invertigo and each of the company’s projects, including target demographics, setting Invertigo’s marketing goals and milestones, and establishing strategies to achieve those milestones.
  • Press and Advertising:
    • Writing and distributing press releases and calendar listings;
    • Scheduling interviews;
    • Recruiting and arranging cross-promotions with other organizations;
    • Arranging comp tickets for press, presenters and VIPs;
    • Working with graphic designers to create promotional materials and advertisement images or designing materials in-house;
    • Help place ads via Google AdWords, Facebook, and paid advertising online and in print;
    • Manage ad sales and trades for placement in Invertigo’s playbills.
  • Communications: Create and collect content for e-newsletters and ensure that Invertigo’s communications are consistent and on-brand. Respond to mentions, questions and replies from email and social.
  • Website: Update and help manage Invertigo’s site, including the company’s rebranding and site redesign (in coordination with a third-party web design firm) during the fall of 2019. The site is currently hosted on Drupal and planned redesign to be hosted on Wordpress. Conduct Google analytics and measure progress.
  • Social media: Develop and implement a social media strategy, collect, deploy and manage content on social media platforms, conduct analytics and measure progress.
  • Programming: Stay connected to programming updates and events, in order to effectively market the programs and find relevant funding opportunities.

Development
Work with Executive Director to create strategies and schedules for all fundraising activities, including annual development plans, grants, seasonal or project-based campaigns, and events.

  • Manage two individual giving campaigns each year: Summer and Year-End.
    • Implementing and managing the campaigns may include: working with designers and printers to create materials; sending materials via email, web postings and direct mail;
    • Entering gifts into the donor management  database;
    • Ensuring timely acknowledgement of donations;
    • Tracking and reporting results to Executive Director and preparing materials for the Board
  • Manage institutional giving activity, including finding new grant and sponsorship opportunities, submitting proposals, and tracking activities:
    • Maintain a grants calendar of application periods and deadlines;
    • Compile and create materials and copy for LOIs and proposals, ensure that all materials have been proofread for grammar and clarity, make sure that all grant guidelines and requirements are met;
    • Work with program staff and Executive Director to make sure funded projects comply with grant requirements and track grant budgets as needed;
    • Ensure that reports and invoices are submitted accurately and on time;
    • Read or contribute to sponsorship agreements and acknowledge sponsors accordingly
  • Lead event planning efforts for fundraising events, such as pre- and post-show receptions, donor appreciation events, and gala celebrations:
    • Recruit and manage volunteers;
    • Purchase or rent food, beverages, supplies and equipment;
    • Work with Office Manager to make sure vendors and staff are paid in a timely manner
  • Manage all processing and stewardship of all contributed income year round, including:
    • Dancing Through Parkinson's class donations;
    • Individual and institutional contributions;
    • Recording all contributions in donor management software and funder files


As the Development and Marketing Manager, you will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with other staff members, including the Artistic Director and staff, artists, Board members and volunteers involved in the Invert/ED youth education program and Dancing Through Parkinson’s. Your principal place of work will be the Company’s office, which is currently located in Culver City, CA 90230.  You may be asked to travel to various locations throughout LA County for project-related meetings and activities, so you must have reliable methods of transportation. In addition, you should be available to help with Invertigo’s performance or fundraising events on weekends and/or evenings, several times per year, in addition to regular weekly hours, if needed.

As a member of a highly-collaborative, small, and ambitious organization, other duties and responsibilities will arise.  Everyone on our staff, including the Executive Director, has changed the ink in the printer or taken out the recycling from time to time. 

Our goal is to find a great person that wants to grow in the position, through a love of learning, strengthening their skills, and taking on greater responsibilities over time.

Compensation: Negotiable (hourly pay range is $18-$22/hr)

Apply: If this sounds like the kind of job you’d look forward to, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@invertigodance.org, with “Application: Development & Marketing Manager” as the subject. In your letter, tell us about your experience doing work similar to the roles described above. Please send any referrals and questions to this address, as well.  Thanks for your interest!

 

Become a Teaching Artist

Invert/ED is the dance education program of Invertigo Dance Theatre. We emphasize creative ownership and interdisciplinary learning. Classes develop teamwork, innovative thinking, physical awareness, and creativity. We offer classes, performance-workshops, residencies, and community-building events for a range of ages, from elementary to high school, and abilities. Invertigo is currently seeking teaching artists for school day (8am - 3pm) and after school (3pm - 6pm) programs for the 2019/20 school year. Artists typically teach 2 to 8 hours a week for 8 to 10 weeks at a time.

Position Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

  • Teach movement classes or workshops that include improvisation, technique, teamwork, partnering and storytelling while building class community.
  • Develop appropriate curriculum and lesson plans, including for mixed-level and mixed-age classes
  • Track participant attendance.
  • Develop a final performance for long-term residencies. This may include helping students create work or setting choreography for the students.
  • Collaborate with Invertigo Admin to steward community and school partnerships and execute special projects.
  • Travel to location for classes (DTLA, Culver City, West Side, Valley, etc)

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of teaching experience in movement/dance
  • Currently works as or has recently worked as a professional dancer
  • BFA, BA or Advanced Degree in related field (dance, theatre, education, etc.)
  • Ability to design curricula for different age groups and abilities
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for diverse populations
  • Interest in teaching the creative process, improvisation and technique
  • Experience working with special needs populations is a plus
  • Experience working with State Curriculum Standards is a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred
  • Valid driver's license and vehicle
  • Willing to submit background check, fingerprints, and TB test results for schools

Teaching Artist is paid hourly for classes, planning time, and meetings. This is a part-time employee position, schedule/hours may vary and depends on program schedule and needs.

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@invertigodance.org. In the cover letter, please include a brief overview of your dance and teaching experience, populations you have worked with, and your daily availability starting January 2019.

Invertigo Dance Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.

Join the board

Invertigo seeks to expand its dynamic board of directors. If you'd like to help guide us onward, upward and sometimes upside-down as a member of our board, please contact fiona@invertigodance.org

Become an Invertigo Volunteer

Are you passionate about the arts and want to make a difference in the community.  Invertigo is seeking passionate and dedicated volunteers to help at events, in the office, and at classes. If you are interested and would like more information please contact Brittany Gash at brittany@invertigodance.org

Become an Invertigo Intern

Invertigo has currently filled it's Summer 2019 Internship positions. Please check back with us in September of 2019, to learn more about our Fall internship opportunities.

Become an Invertigo artist

We are not currently holding auditions, but we love getting to know the wonderful dancers in our community. Send an email with any questions or comments, join our mailing list, come to class, see a show and introduce yourself, and talk to us on Facebook and Twitter.  (Helpful hint: Facebook is the quickest way to know when classes and auditions are happening. Our eblasts are a close second.) We want to know you!

We collaborate with artists in many media, including musicians, set designers, video artists, costume designers, interactive media artists, physicists, medical care providers... the list goes on. Please send a resume, a sample of recent work and a short description of how and why you would like to collaborate with Invertigo to laura@invertigodance.org.