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Administrative Manager Call for Job Applications - Accepting Applications until position is filled
The Admin Manager is responsible for designing and implementing marketing and audience engagement strategies that build audiences and stakeholder support for the Festival as well as for Producer Javier S-F’s performance piece entitled “Mother.”
Working with festival producer Javier Stell-Fresquez and co-Curator Landa Lakes/Miko Thomas, this Manager promotes our events and improves our local and national standing.
Part Time (6 hours/week average ; up to 20/week required May-October)
Pace varies depending on production rhythms and increases as we approach fall events
Flexible Start date: Feb 21-March 6
$10,000 annual fee (grant funding secured for 2 years)
6-month initial probation period; 1099 contractor through fiscal sponsor, Counterpulse SF
No benefits or workman's compensation
Work will be primarily virtual. Remote and in-person engagements required.
Weaving Spirits Festival of Two-Spirit Performance (WS) convenes local and national Native American artists whose genres range from traditional music to storytelling, experimental performance, and drag. Fall 2024 will see the return of our live performances, workshops, and community circles in the SF Bay.
Our values include: creating intertribal spaces of bold/experimental/de-colonial expression; connecting and visibilizing radical two-spirit voices and forms together with traditional ideas and culture bearers; calling for equity within the broader arts field and for more spaces that respect and amplify the sovereign voices of Indigenous peoples.
Mother is a dance, video, and performance art project with themes of motherhood, gender queerness, and wildfires. Its a collaborative work shared by two trans-femme multidisciplinary artists, Javier S-F and Ivy Monteiro (black & Indigenous Brazilian, vogue mother based in Switzerland, drag artist, music producer). With plans to tour nationally and internationally in 2025-26, the project has produced an art film (trailer link), and is evolving into “Mother/ Forgotten Blaze.” Mother is very independent of Weaving Spirits, though parts of it are sometimes presented alongside the Festival’s events.
To Apply: submit a cover letter/introduction video and resume/portfolio in any form to email@example.com by Jan 31, 2024. This work requires a broad range of communication styles and skills, so definitely feel free to send a video instead of a cover letter.
We plan to hold interviews Feb 15- MAR 6.
Accepting Applictions until position is filled
Roles & Responsibilities:
Develop and implement integrated marketing plans for both WS (Weaving Spirits) and Mother, incorporating communications, sales and audience development strategies.
Produce and oversee distribution of all publicity for all WS events including newsletter, posters/flyers, main Festival brochure and other event publicity.
Oversee the marketing budgets WS ensuring best value is obtained from all suppliers
Work closely with major Festival sponsors as required to deliver agreed marketing outcomes and to maximize branding opportunities for sponsors.
To develop joint marketing initiatives with community members, sponsors, and co-presenters acting as key point of contact with appropriate external bodies.
Social Media activities collaboratively engaged with Producers, including but not limited to: all asset creation; outreach to key individuals and organizations.
Gathering featured artist information and creating marketing timelines and schedules for the team.
Scheduling media and academic interviews with festival curators.
Updating and referencing media links and promotional asset archives.
Setting a goal for increased following (on social media and email list), and collaboratively working towards that goal with the festival team and promotional partners.
Marketing Manager Accepting Applications until position is filled
Qualifications / Skills:
Native American / Indigenous and LGBTQ2SIAA++ cultural awareness preferred
Solid organizational abilities, including: planning, annual calendar, seeing an idea through to its completion, delegating
Basic understanding of fundraising strategies for social media, newsletter, and crowdfunding
Working independently | Taking initiative | Being able to multitask
Creatively weave stories through multiple programs and activities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Flexibility & Collaborative spirit
Enthusiasm & Dynamism
Education & Experience Requirements
Some college-level experience preferred by not required
Communications, Marketing degree preferred but not required
3+ years related experience in marketing art/performance
A history of successfully marketing events, preferably with intersectional BIPOC-and-queer organizations