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Design and Content Coordinator 

Job Title: Emerald City Theatre Design & Content Coordinator
Type of Employment: Full-Time, Special Events as needed.
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Marketing & Audience Services Director
Purpose: This role is responsible for managing the creation of all marketing designs and digital media. Includes creation of marketing design concepts, execution of design projects, management of freelance designers, and digital dissemination of design.

  • Content Creation (25%)
  • Design Management (50%)
  • Social Media & Eblast Creation (20%)
  • Company Collaboration & Communication (5%)

Content Creation: Videos, photo shoots, design (25%)

  • Work with department leaders to conceptualize content and brainstorm raw design material for all programming
  • Using communication concepts approved by leadership, creates content proposals supporting marketing goals.
  • Shares written proposals with Marketing team, edits proposals as needed.
  • Identify preferred assets for designed pieces.
  • Schedule and execute photoshoots and filming, as needed.
  • Create and distribute shot lists or copy points, as needed.
  • Create copy for all documents.
  • Assist in finding visual inspiration for all performances and programs.

Design Management (50%)

  • Create or oversee the creation of key collateral and content:
    • Collateral: Signage, Study Guide, Playbill Inserts, Edu Playbills
    • Digital Design: Photo Editing (discount codes, review quotes, social media images, etc)
    • Signage: Events, Front of House
    • Video Content: Pillar videos (trailer, behind the scenes, green carpet, review reel), Event Slideshows
    • Digital Ads: Google, facebook, ad buys, etc.
  • Communicate clear directives to the design team:
    • Graphic Designer: Show Art, Season Art, Edu Logos, Event Logos, Step & Repeat, Posters & Postcards
    • Photographer: Special Event “Candid” Shots, Production Shots
    • Videographer: Show Footage, Cast/Crew Interviews, Special Event Footage, Archival Footage
  • Hire freelance designers (graphic, videographer, photographer) as needed.
  • Communicate approved marketing plans & concepts impacting graphic design, photography, and videography.
  • Proof, and route for proofing, all pieces.
  • Stick to deadlines identified in marketing calendar.
  • Communicate design edits and additional design needs to the team.
  • Schedule design projects according to priority level and deadlines noted in marketing calendar.

Social Media (10%)

  • Create a comprehensive Social Media Plan for each ECT initiative which includes the following elements: B-Roll footage day, first read, staff run, event footage and video, live-stream, etc.
  • Strategic scheduling of social media calendar, in response to comprehensive, full-season Marketing plans.
  • Use ECT “voice” at all times.
  • Create copy and design posts supporting company marketing plans.
  • Proof and edit all posts prior to distribution.
  • Respond to all comments/feedback from patrons on social media.

Eblast Creation (10%)

  • Using marketing plans, schedule and execute all email marketing activities.
  • Create copy and design for all eblasts (newsletters, thank you emails, event invites, etc).
  • Proof, and route for proofing, all eblasts
  • Make recos for future plans, content, and subject lines.

Communication (5%)

  • Communicate overarching company marketing goals to each department on a weekly basis
  • Strategize and report in weekly meetings with all departments.
  • Act as a marketing liaison during inter-departmental statuses to aid in communication and project completion.
  • Proof all outgoing company communications.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous experience in basic graphic design, experience using Adobe InDesign package.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven work environment.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Creativity, vision, attention to detail, and strong editing skills required.
  • Must possess high creativity and demonstrated ability in project management.
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism, initiative, and integrity.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in solving problems.
  • Strong work ethic, flexibility and willingness to handle new and different tasks required.
  • Contribute ideas and solutions, and regularly seek innovative marketing opportunities
  • Preferred candidates have a minimum 2 years professional work experience, preferably in a cultural organization.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, MailChimp, and social media platforms.
  • Occasional nights and weekends are required in support of special events, fundraisers, or Board meetings.
  • Must share in a commitment to theater, arts education, and theatre for the young.
  • Must be able to lift boxes up to 25 lbs

Compensation 

  • Commensurate with experience, and is competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry. Benefits package includes medical insurance, vacation pay, and paid sick leave.

Emerald City Theatre is an equal opportunity employer

 To Apply 

Interested and qualified candidates should send:

  • Resume listing applicable experience
  • One page document describing your interest in this position
  • Use subject line “Design & Content Coordinator – [your name]” in the subject line of your email.
  • Please send all materials to jobs@emeraldcitytheatre.com 

Please note: Additional materials representing design experience/aesthetic may be requested at a later time.

Casting

Thank you for your interest in working with Emerald City Theatre. There are no upcoming auditions at this time. Please check back soon! 

Production & Design


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Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists for Summer Camp 2019

Emerald City Theatre, Chicago’s most attended theatre for children ages 0 – 13, seeks lead and assistant teaching artists for Emerald City Summer Camps. Teaching artists report to the Associate Education Director. Their primary responsibility is to facilitate summer camps for ages 3.5-15. Summer Camp sessions are 1-2 weeks in length, between June 4 and August 17. Camps for ages 3.5-5 are half-day (9am-12pm/1pm-4pm), and camps for ages 5-15 are full day (9am-3pm). At this time, Emerald City Theatre is primarily looking for Assistant Teaching Artists, though we are also accepting resumes for Lead Teaching Artists

LEAD TEACHING ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Emerald City Teaching Artists are practicing theatre artists in the city of Chicago who are committed to building an appreciation of theatre in their students through education in theatre practices.
  • Lead Teaching Artists will remain with their students for the duration of the camp session. This includes following all drop-off and pick-up procedures.
  • Utilize curriculum guidelines to create theatre class content that is developmentally appropriate and supports the class theme.
  • Lead Teaching Artists are responsible for submitting lesson plans and being prepared for all class sessions.
  • During class, Lead Teaching Artists will lead students in activities which may include: acting exercises, teaching or accompanying songs, directing a scene, or creating choreography. Lead Teachers should contribute their own talents to the instruction of the students and provide opportunities for the Assistant T.A. to contribute to the class as well.
  • Lead Teaching Artist will provide appropriate feedback to Assistant Teaching Artist regarding teaching and classroom management techniques.
  • Lead Teaching Artist will ensure that all parents receive communications from the Emerald City Theatre Education Department.
  • Lead Teaching Artists are responsible for attending all faculty meetings and reporting any problems that arise with students and/or parents to the Education Department.
  • Lead Teaching Artists will act as creator and director for the class’s final presentation to be performed at the final class session.

Qualifications:

  • Currently working as a theatre artist OR have formal training theatre, music, or dance
  • Lead Teaching Artists should have 3-4 years of experience working with young people ages 13 or younger in arts education.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Be physically able to teach, which may include standing for long periods of time, sitting on the floor, or walking up and down stairs
  • Upon hire, teachers will be subject to a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police and FBI and checked against the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and the Violent Offender Against Youth Database. Some placements require fingerprinting and additional Child Sexual Abuse training.

 

ASSISTANT TEACHING ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Description:

  • Emerald City Teaching Artists are practicing theatre artists in the city of Chicago who are committed to building an appreciation of theatre in their students through education in theatre practices.
  • Assistant Teaching Artists will remain with their students for the duration of the camp session. This includes following all drop-off and pick-up procedures.
  • Assistant Teaching Artists report directly to their Lead Teaching Artist.
  • Assistant Teaching Artists will collaborate with their Lead Teacher and prepare activities which may include: leading acting exercises, teaching or accompanying songs, directing a scene, creating choreography, or leading a craft. Assistants should contribute their own talents to the instruction of the students.
  • Assistant Teaching Artists will be responsible for administrative responsibilities such as setting up the classroom and taking attendance.
  • Assistant Teaching Artists will ensure that all parents receive communications from the Emerald City Theatre Education Department.
  • Assistant Teaching Artists will act as an assistant director for the class’s final presentation to be performed at the final class session.

Qualifications:

  • Currently working as a theatre artist OR have formal training theatre, music, or dance
  • Assistant Teaching Artists should have 1-2 years of experience working with children who are 13 or younger.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • A desire to gain more experience in theatre education
  • Be physically able to teach which may include standing for long periods of time, sitting on the floor, or walking up and down stairs
  • Upon hire, teachers will be subject to a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police and FBI and checked against the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and the Violent Offender Against Youth Database. Some placements require fingerprinting and additional Child Sexual Abuse training.

Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Taria Abram, Associate Education Director, at tabram@emeraldcitytheatre.com.