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    JOB Opportunity: Communications Coordinator

    Posted On: August 23, 2017

    Caravan is currently seeking a part-time contract Communications Coordinator to coordinate our marketing activities, as well as support our grant-writing and resource development tasks.  For more info,  see below, or download this document:
    Communications Coordinator Job posting – August 2017

    JOB POSTING – August 22, 2017

    DEADLINE:  September 4, 2017, or when suitable candidate is found.

    SEEKING Communications Coordinator

    -          Part-time, flexible. Avg 15-20 hours/week to start. This is a job that can grow in scope, hours and pay over time.

    -          Pay $20-$25/hour commensurate with experience, skills and tasks.

    Caravan World Rhythms is a Vancouver-based non-profit society whose mandate is to program and promote a year-round series of culturally diverse music and dance performances, thematic cultural festivals, and educational events featuring artists from around the world. Please visit our web-site, www.caravanbc.com for more info about our organization

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Working closely with the Managing Artistic Director, you will be responsible for promoting the organization’s brand, as well as marketing our year-round series of events. You will also support our grant-writing and other resource development tasks. The ideal candidate has a background in communications and marketing, including event promotions, media relations, social media, digital strategy, and website management. You are a strategic thinker with strong project management skills, and the ability to work independently and with a team. 

    You will be responsible for the following activities:

    MARKETING (60%)

    -          Develop and implement a general communications plan for Caravan, to increase its general presence and relevance in the community.

    -          Coordinate design of marketing materials with graphic designer.

    -          Plan and Implement Caravan’s ongoing social media activities, building online presence.

    -          Maintain and update the Caravan website.

    -          Plan and implement print and online advertising activities.

    -          Identify and reach out to communities and organizations relevant to each Caravan event, organizing cross-promotions, special offers, contests, etc…

    -          Manage physical distribution of event marketing materials, such as posters, flyers, and tickets.

     PROPOSAL AND GRANT-WRITING (30%)

    -          Support resource development activities, including researching and writing government/foundation grant and corporate sponsorship proposals.

    -          Support communication activities with Caravan Board of directors and volunteers

     VOLUNTEER & EVENT MANAGEMENT (10%)

    -    Coordinate and supervise volunteers for work leading up to, and at events: poster distribution, front-of-house, ticket-selling, artist hospitality, and transportation, as needed. Not required for all events.

    -    Support any other event management logistics as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS of APPLICANT

    - Minimum 4 years working in marketing, proposal-writing and event management related activities.

    - Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, adaptable to a variety of contexts.

    - Strong knowledge of social media marketing and advertising techniques and strategies.

    - Some graphic design knowledge preferable, or experience supervising contract graphic designers.

    - Entrepreneurial spirit.

    - Have a fully-functioning home office.

    - Strong knowledge of Vancouver arts and culture scene.

    - Experience working with culturally diverse communities.
    - Enjoy reaching out to people in the community, from media, to businesses, artists and volunteers.

    - Passion for the music, dance, and cultures from around the world

    TO APPLY: please email info@caravanbc.com with your Resume and a cover letter.