Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
Reporting to the Chair of Theater, the Publicity and Marketing Coordinator will support the Theater Department by overseeing the following areas: publicity, public relations, prospective student and alumni outreach and performance documentation/archiving. This part time position will include both regularly scheduled work hours as well as evening and weekend work as necessary to a total average of twenty hours per week for nine months per year. This position is grant funded though June 30, 2023.
Essential Responsibilities: 1. PUBLICIZING Theater Department and theater-related Cooper Series events 2. Developing and updating print/email INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL such as brochures, newsletters, etc. for pre-registration academic fairs, open houses, Admissions events, prospective students, alumni, college community, etc. 3. Updating and Maintaining Department WEBSITE 4. Helping to Co-ordinate Theater department/campus outreach EVENTS 5. Helping to coordinate ALUMNI OUTREACH efforts 6. Working with the Performing Arts librarian to Maintain ARCHIVAL information from Theater department and Cooper events and productions 7. Coordinating HOUSE MANAGEMENT and Hospitality for Theater Department events
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Management and administrative skills necessary to direct student workers to efficiently schedule and delegate personnel, and to effectively administer policies.
Working knowledge of, or willingness to learn about arts administration, guest artist presenting, public relations, social media, graphic design, and performance documentation archiving in theater.
Experience with social media marketing and outreach and an interest in developing creative and innovative digital and non-digital promotion materials.
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite highly desirable.
Excellent judgment in dealing with diverse personalities and pressures along with a strong desire to teach students excellence, quality and self-worth
Requires a highly energetic, motivated and responsible person. They must be able to work discreetly and independently, and at the same time enjoy contributing in team work situations.
For full consideration for this position, please submit a completed application including resume by August 9, 2021.
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.
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