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Email Communications Associate

Full Time

Job Description:

The Austin Theatre Alliance (ATA), parent company of the Paramount & Stateside Theatres and Moontower Comedy Festival, is looking for a detail-oriented, email and technology-obsessed team player for their Marketing & Creative Services team.

This individual should love to geek out on all things email and be passionate about digital communication/marketing strategies, segmentation, optimization, organization and out of the box ideas. The Email Communications Associate will report to the Director of Content Strategy and work closely with the Director of Marketing, Creative Director, and all other departments to promote our mission, performances, events and programs.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and brief samples of your work to nbarbieri@austintheatre.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, build and send email communications—owning the process start to finish— across all brands and departments (Live Theatre Performances, Moontower Comedy, Paramount Education, Development/Fundraising, Summer Classic Film Series, etc.).
  • Assist in the creation of email templates and upgrades to current templates that ensure responsive/mobile-friendly design and best use of graphics, personalization and additional WordFly features.
  • Pull target audience lists from our Tessitura database for segmented email sends and smarter marketing that honors patron experience and interests.
  • Perform QA (quality assurance) on both emails and list pulls to ensure accurate communication with customers and best user experience.
  • Analysis of current email marketing campaigns for continued optimization and improvements (working closely with Director of Content Strategy and our Data Analytics team).
  • Assist in the planning and execution of marketing strategies, including A/B tests to further improve communication strategies.
  • Ensure all email campaigns comply with current email best practice in the industry.
  • Event page creation for new show announces on WordPress website.
  • Consider full customer journey to develop a well-rounded knowledge of our email recipients’ complete experience, including landing pages, autoresponders, and more.
  • Embrace and utilize data-driven marketing techniques employed by the ATA.
  • Maintain operational excellence and steady decision making, even when things change quickly/unexpectedly and during our busiest times.
  • Be willing to continue learning and developing for the betterment of yourself, the team, and the business by staying up to date with the ever-changing communication landscape.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years of email marketing or digital marketing experience, including email builds and execution.
  • Hands-on experience with HTML and content management systems.
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently in person, over the phone, and in written form.
  • Fit into the company culture of “wearing different hats” and pitching in even for other department’s efforts/events when needed.
  • A positive attitude: we send a lot of emails across our varied properties!
  • Be able to lift, carry, and move at least 40 pounds.
  • WordPress, WordFly and/or Tessitura experience a plus.
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience is a plus.

The Austin Theatre Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Summer Camp Teaching Artists and Counselors

Part Time

Supervisor: Associate Director of Education
Compensation: Varies by role/experience
Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2019

Paramount Education is seeking professional teaching artists and intern camp counselors for our 2019 Paramount Summer Camps. Paramount Education offers camps for students 1st grade through 10th grade focusing on creative drama, musical theatre, playwriting, acting, and design. We are looking to fill the following positions:

Musical Director:
The music director should be proficient on piano and must be able to read sheet music and lead a 4-piece band. The music director will teach songs to campers, who will learn the music by memory over two weeks. The music director will perform with and lead the band for the final performance. Available sessions: July 8 – 19 and July 22 – August 2 OR July 15-26 and July 29-August 9.

Intern Counselors:
Counselors will provide teaching and classroom management assistance to our professional teaching artists. This position will report directly to the Associate Director of Education. The ideal candidates will have a vested interest in the performing arts and enjoy working with youth in 1st through 10th grade. Candidates who are rising college freshman and older will be given priority. At minimum candidates must be rising seniors in high school or 17 years old by June 3, 2019. We are looking to staff all camp sessions.

Dates:
There are 8, two-week sessions during summer 2019. Sessions run June 3-14, June 10-21, June 17-28, July 8-19 (two overlapping sessions), July 15-26, July 22-August 2 and July 29-August 9. Camps are full day, 9am to 4pm.

Physical Requirements:
Should be able to lift 25 lbs.
Should be able to climb stairs

To apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest by April 1, 2019, to Brian Fahey, Associate Director of Education at: bfahey@austintheatre.org.

The Austin Theatre Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Organizational Background

Built in 1915, the Paramount Theatre has served Austin for more than a century now. It stands next door to the State Theatre, constructed in 1935. Together, as the Austin Theatre Alliance, these spaces are acoustically more intimate, visually more appealing, and historically more significant than just about any other theatre in the region. Both are contributing structures to the Congress Avenue National Historic District, and the Paramount Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatres continue to serve as anchors in the downtown area for performing arts events, film screenings, and our education and outreach programs. Artists like Harry Houdini, Katherine Hepburn, and Helen Hays graced the Paramount stage in its early days. The venues continue to remain relevant to the community with a contemporary line-up of stars such as Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Each year, more than 200,000 people pass through our doors to take in first-rate performing arts events and films.

Our Mission: Inspired by the power of the arts to change lives, the Austin Theatre Alliance strives to engage all Central Texans through extraordinary live performances and films, to ignite the intellect and imagination of our youths, and to ensure the preservation of the historic Paramount & Stateside Theatres; the crown jewels of downtown Austin.

To this end, the Austin Theatre Alliance has maintained its longstanding commitment to provide access to the arts for all Central Texans. Through our Education and Outreach programming, formally organized in 2008, we impact more than 18,000 children annually, seventy-five percent of the students are from the low-income, Title I schools most in need of our support. Our programs give students the thrill of attending a live performance at our historic venues, engage them in their classrooms, and provide an important resource for teachers wishing to incorporate creative learning techniques into their pedagogy. In a time of steep budget cuts, there is no more cost-effective way for students to reap the benefits of a comprehensive, integrated arts education than through the collaboration between schools and our education and outreach programs.

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