POSITION: Marketing & Communications Assistant
REPORTS TO: Marketing & Communications Coordinator; Director of Development &
LOCATION: On-site in Williamstown, MA
COMPENSATION: $18/hour for an average of 40 hours/week
HIRING TIMELINE: Applications to be accepted until position is filled with a priority application deadline of March 10. Application review and interviews to be conducted starting March 13, with an anticipated start date of June 26 and end date of August 13.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Marketing & Communications team as a seasonal Marketing & Communications Associate.
This role is responsible for creating and posting engaging content on the Festival's social media channels and helping to create email newsletters to promote the Festival's productions and events. The Marketing & Communication Associate will work closely with the Marketing & Communications team to develop and implement a social media and email marketing strategy that aligns with the Festival's brand and messaging. They will also assist with front-facing duties, such as welcoming press and other VIPs to the Festival.
The ideal candidate will have strong writing and communication skills, as well as a passion for theater and social media. Experience with photography, graphic design, and video editing is a plus. This is a seasonal position and will require a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend work during the Festival season.
The Marketing & Communications Associate reports directly to the year-round Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting the Marketing & Communications Coordinator in managing operations and daily administrative duties, including handling phone calls, responding to emails, attending to individual department requests, calendar management, etc.
- Helping to create and post content on social media platforms including, but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and TikTok.
- Assisting in the construction of newsletters and other communications via email.
- Assisting in organizing and maintaining graphic design, photo/video capture and production, press, social media, and advertising schedules.
- Scheduling and executing runs to distribute marketing materials (posters, brochures, rack cards, etc).
- Contributing ideas and participating in the creation of dynamic marketing campaigns for Festival performances and events.
- Assisting in the creation/production of marketing graphics, photos, and video content.
- Assisting in Williamstown Theatre Festival website content and graphic assets updates.
- Organizing, managing, and archiving marketing project folders in Google Drive.
- Observing and participating in other operations of the Marketing & Communications department
- Embrace the Festival’s commitment to EDIA and Anti-Racism by actively participating in and encouraging behaviors among staff members that exemplify respect; interrupting microaggressions and other behaviors that hinder our EDIA and Anti-Racism efforts; engaging in the diversification of the workforce; demonstrating a degree of cultural competency that encourages healthy relationships with all company members
- Help with archival photo and video
- Adhering to all Festival safety protocols
- Other duties as assigned
- An essential function of this job is in-person work in Williamstown, MA.
- An understanding of social media (including, but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok) trends and backend applications (e.g., Meta Business Suite)
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Proficiency across all of Google Suite
- Proficiency in basic design software such as Adobe Suite
- Familiarity with email design software, such as MailChimp
- Familiarity with basic web design software, such as WordPress
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience with graphic design or video editing (a plus)
- Attention to detail and ability to multitask
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Desire to learn more about how non-profit Marketing and Communications departments function, produce, and share content.
Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought emerging and professional theater artists together for 68 years to create a thrilling summer festival of world premiere work alongside fresh, new revivals. New plays and musicals commissioned, developed, and produced at the Festival fill theaters around the world. In recent years, WTF has been represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally by The Sound Inside, The Rose Tattoo, Grand Horizons, Seared, Selling Kabul, Unknown Soldier, and Lempicka, among others. Cost of Living, which premiered at WTF, received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Learn more at wtfestival.org.
Williamstown Theatre Festival’s season takes place on the beautiful campus of Williams College in Williamstown, MA with backdrops of the Berkshire, Green, and Taconic mountain ranges. Williamstown, MA (estimated pop. 7,813) is located in Berkshire County (estimated pop. 128,657) in Western Massachusetts and is an hour’s drive from Albany, NY and 30 minutes from Pittsfield, MA.
The Williams College campus and the 62’ Center for Theatre and Dance are within walking distance of Spring Street, which has several restaurants with dine-in and takeout options, a pharmacy, a coffee shop, an ice cream shop, a movie theater, and several stores. The nearest grocery store is a 10-minute drive from campus and not within walking distance. Having a personal vehicle does provide more flexibility in grocery-shopping and expands dining and activities options. For those who bring vehicles, parking is free at designated locations on Williams campus with a parking pass. For a list of all the things to do and see in Williamstown and the Northern Berkshires, visit DestinationWilliamstown.org.
All seasonal staff are provided housing free of charge on campus at Williams College. Housing is dorm-style with private bedrooms and shared common areas, including bathroom and kitchen. Williams College housing is not air-conditioned. Weather ranges from evenings on the cooler side but can also be quite warm with temperatures in the 90s with high humidity.
We acknowledge that Williamstown Theatre Festival is a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) located in a county that is 91% white, according to the US Census Bureau. We are actively engaged in the work of becoming a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, accessible, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive institution that not only welcomes BIPOC artists and staff but nurtures an environment that allows everyone to thrive. More specific actions on these efforts can be found in our Progress Report on our website: https://wtfestival.org/work-learn/.
Williamstown Theatre Festival is committed to telling diverse stories and to fostering an inclusive environment both onstage and off. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. We believe that opportunity, access, resources, and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Therefore, WTF is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants shall be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, familial status, ancestry, genetics, or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Candidates from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.