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Employment Opportunities

Operating year-round out of our office in Fremont, Seattle, Earshot Jazz is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring the legacy and progression of the jazz art form. Earshot produces more than 100 concerts throughout the year, publishes the monthly Earshot Jazz magazine, provides grant assistance to resident artists, presents jazz education programs, and more.

Available Position(s)

Communications and Marketing Associate

Reports to: Managing Director

Earshot Jazz cultivates a vibrant jazz scene by supporting the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. At Earshot Jazz

  • We believe in the legacy and progression of the art form.
  • We believe that arts and culture are a tool for social change.
  • We believe in promoting equity by centering those most impacted by systemic oppression, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.
  • We believe in supporting accessible arts education.
  • We believe that the arts bring people together with different experiences and that convening is essential for healthy communities.

Summary

The Communications and Marketing Associate will help to set and implement year-round strategy for all marketing materials, website, and collateral. This position will focus efforts on growing audiences by strengthening existing programs and helping to develop new public-facing material that demonstrates creativity, promotes inclusion, and aligns with current thinking about public engagement. This position consistently articulates Earshot Jazz’s mission and values throughout communications platforms with sensitivity to tone and voice for different audiences. They work closely with the development team and Managing Director as the internal communications partner on a variety of development initiatives.

Key Priorities and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively to plan and execute Earshot Jazz’s communications including the magazine, website, emails, concert promotions, event graphics, fundraising materials, surveys, and other collateral
  • Help develop, implement and evaluate content strategy to ensure they articulate Earshot Jazz’s mission and values with consistency in voice and branding
  • Plan, write, produce, design, distribute, and post content
  • Coordinate projects with internal and external contributors and vendors
  • Track and report metrics and analytics
  • Leverage technology to advance communications, marketing, and branding goals
  • Manage communications archive, including photo and media resources, testimonials, etc.
  • Represent Earshot Jazz on initiatives and community partnerships as assigned

Knowledge/Abilities/Requirements

  • Must have a strong commitment to the values and mission of Earshot Jazz
  • Demonstrated knowledge of arts and culture and an understanding of and appreciation for how it affects people’s lives
  • Experience creating quality content and distributing it across multiple platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize, manage, and meet deadlines effectively
  • Excellent, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and comfort in taking initiative
  • Commitment to a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • High proficiency with office technology (MS Office, Zoom, GoogleDocs)
  • Fluency in a variety of digital platforms (MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Avada Theme a plus

Preferred

  • 1+ year of marketing and communications experience
  • Demonstrated track record in helping to develop and execute successful communications strategies
  • Familiarity with the arts and cultural communities and nonprofits in the Puget Sound region
  • Project management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Work Environment and Conditions

This is a full-time (40-hour a week), hourly, non-exempt position, which requires occasional weekend and evening hours for events. The Earshot Jazz staff currently work according to a hybrid workplace schedule. Earshot Jazz reserves the right to alter location work requirements at any time. Applicants must have the ability to commit to consistent schedule within standard office hours, Monday through Friday; the ability to work remotely with reliable internet access (hardware can be provided); and the ability to work in our Fremont office for in-person work.

Compensation

Salary range of $37,000- $43,000 per year, based on skills and experience. Benefits and PTO package including health/dental insurance 100% paid by the employer

To Apply

Earshot Jazz aims to diversify the voices of all decision-makers on our staff to best reflect the stakeholders that we serve, and we recognize that an individual’s lived experience is a valued skillset. Earshot Jazz is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workforce diversity. LGBTQIA, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a resume to jobs@earshot.org, and include “Communications and Marketing Associate” in subject line. Cover letter welcome, but not required.

Deadline to apply: July 1 2022, 11:59am

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance 
  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous PTO, 2 weeks to start, plus 10 holidays
  • Professional development stipend
  • Opportunities for career advancement

Schedule:

  • 40-hour per week
  • Some nights and weekends

COVID-19 considerations:

Earshot Jazz has an employee vaccination policy, and follows CDC and Washington State COVID 19 directives.

Requirements: 

  • US work authorization
  • Fluency in English

Work Location: Remote, Seattle, WA

Earshot Jazz Writers

Earshot Jazz is looking for freelance writers to contribute to the Earshot Jazz magazine. Assignments include  special features, profiles, previews, and reviews. Email editor@earshot.org for more information.