Auditions for the 2022/23 Season

The deadline has passed for applications to Smuin Contemporary Ballet for the 2022/23 season. Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm!

DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER

Smuin Ballet seeks an energetic candidate with a solid understanding of Bay Area digital markets and audiences and who has the tenacity to expand the Company’s reach in a competitive performing arts landscape. This fulltime position leads digital content creation and planning across web and social, developing and executing an integrated strategy across digital platforms to drive audience retention, engagement and increase traffic, follows and shares.

This position works cross-departmentally to maintain branding and positioning for Smuin to create and produce engaging, thought-provoking, creative content that drives broader awareness, ticket sales and donor support for the organization. The individual who fills this role must be able to work in a collaborative environment and build consensus, while also thriving independently to ideate and complete projects on deadline.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Social Media/Digital Marketing
• Develop engaging and timely content for all social media platforms promoting Smuin performances, building brand recognition and developing audience relationships in key online markets
• Manage and maintain to provide continuity, flow and branding to increase interest, reach and engagement with Smuin Ballet and Smuin Center for Dance social feeds including Linktree/link in bio platform and donate/CTA on Instagram and Facebook• Create robust, integrated strategies for patron acquisition and retention on social media to build strong, consistent customer engagement and advocacy measuring against KPI
• Communicate monthly qualitative and quantitative reports on digital performance metrics for social, web, online browsing to drive actionable insights for future efforts
• Maintain and build on Smuin Ballet’s Google grant
• Partner with Marketing Manager to develop focused digital content including writing, photos, video clips and guest writers and takeovers

Media and Archives
• Video, photograph and edit behind-the-scenes footage, events and other activities for promotional materials (e.g., e-blasts, YouTube, website, social media) for both Company performances/activities and Center for Dance programming
• Maintain Digital Assets Management for Smuin Ballet drives including to organize, store and manage media (raw footage, final edits, approved photos)

REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of 2 years of experience in digital marketing and/or social media and online advertising or proven relevant experience. Located in San Francisco, this position is hybrid with three days on-site and two days remote. Occasional evening and weekend work to support performances and events and local travel is expected. Proven in-depth knowledge and understanding of digital, online and social media platforms and best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Exhibit ability to utilize both the creative side and analytical side of digital marketing; ability to demonstrate testing and tracking analysis and recommendations for digital and social creative and ideas
• Graphic design skills and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, video editing software and G-Suite required
• Website development/editing experience with WordPress
• Knowledge of principles of SEO, tagging, Google Grant for AdWords, keyword research and analytics
• Requires strong grasp of the latest editing software, techniques, and digital and visual posts, reels, and engagement trends
• Creative mind with strong execution skills to see projects through to completion on deadline
• Must have excellent time management and project management skills for use in a fast-paced environment
• Knowledge of dance and the performing arts preferred

BENEFITS
Smuin Contemporary Ballet is offering compensation of $55,000.00 – $60,000.00 DOE. Benefits include a medical plan, as well as paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave. An employee-contributed retirement plan and Commuter Checks benefits are also available.

TO APPLY
Please email your resume and a cover letter along with portfolio samples detailing your interest in this position to jobs@smuinballet.org. Deadline for submission is March 21, 2022.


 

MARKETING MANAGER

Smuin Contemporary Ballet seeks a Marketing Manager to join our dynamic team. Smuin’s Marketing Manager is responsible marketing support to retain and expand Smuin’s audiences through performance attendance and ticket sales. This role also supports increasing visibility and signups for classes offered at Smuin Center for Dance. The Marketing Manager collaborates with the team to develop Smuin’s marketing plans and tactics and put them into action. The ideal candidate has experience with Bay Area performing arts patrons and markets and has the tenacity to expand the organization’s reach in a competitive performing arts landscape.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy

Develop Smuin’s marketing plan and execute promotional tactics for performances each season and Center for Dance classes throughout the year. The Marketing Manager’s top priority is to identify and execute Smuin’s positioning and branding strategies throughout the organization.

Branding

Serve as Smuin’s brand specialist, ensuring all messaging and visual content reflects the positioning and brand platform determined by the organization. Ensure that Smuin’s brand is effectively communicated and supported internally and externally.

Performance Season and Center for Dance Marketing

Lead all aspects of the performance season announcements from digital marketing and advertising strategies to website and print and digital program designs. With the Patron Services team, develop subscription and single ticket campaigns. Support ongoing performances and company announcements and events. With the Education Program Director and Community Engagement Manager, create and implement strategies to expand both community and virtual engagement for classes, community engagement and activities offered by Smuin Center for Dance.

Photography and Videography

Manage all photography and videography vendor relationships. Present and seek approvals from Artistic Director on photo and video shoots, production, edits, and promotion plans including final approvals prior to publication, posting or distribution.

Website

Oversee website management and maintenance. Coordinate website enhancements, technical support and communications with web developer and others as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

This position requires 4-5 years of experience in a relevant marketing role, preferably with a performing arts or nonprofit organization. Demonstrated writing ability via samples or portfolio is required. Located in San Francisco, this position is hybrid with three days on-site and two days remote. Occasional evening and weekend work to support performances and events and local travel is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Effective project manager who can keep supporting people and initiatives on budget and on time and meet deadlines
  • Collaborative professional with excellent interpersonal skills to support and integrate diverse viewpoints and creative processes
  • Demonstrated copywriting, editing and proofreading skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Graphic design knowledge and/or experience including Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, social media platforms and integrations
  • Experience with video/film creation, production and editing skills are a plus
  • Creative mind with a knack for consensus-building and problem-solving
  • Knowledge of dance and the performing arts is preferred

BENEFITS

Smuin Contemporary Ballet is offering compensation of $60,000 – $70,000 DOE. Benefits include a medical plan, as well as paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave. An employee-contributed retirement plan and Commuter Check benefits are also available.

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in this position, along with writing and portfolio samples to jobs@smuinballet.org. Deadline for submission is March 21, 2022.

ABOUT US

Smuin Contemporary Ballet pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet with a distinct style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Founded in 1994, Smuin offers audiences an experience of ballet and movement that is entertaining, evocative, and original. More than 30,000 people enjoy Smuin shows each season, as the company performs more than 60 shows during its regular season in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Mountain View, and Carmel.

Smuin Center for Dance is Smuin Ballet’s dance center for adults which opened in early 2020 in the lower Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Smuin C4D offers more than 15 classes a week in a variety of dance and fitness styles and levels both online and in person. All classes are taught by professional dancers who are current or former Smuin Ballet Artists.

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