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The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced each January, the Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original.

The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe. More than just shows, the Festival is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work.

The PuSh Festival acknowledges that it operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. We are grateful to be gathered here and recognize our privileged place on these lands.


PUSH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

Job Title: Digital Communications Coordinator

Duration: Temporary Contract Part-Time: September 3, 2024–February 28, 2025 with possibility for extension. 

Specific hours to be mutually agreed upon.

Deadline: Priority applications: June 21 Posting closed: June 26, 2024

ABOUT THE PUSH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL:

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s signature, mid-winter cultural event, taking place each January in theatres and venues across the city. PuSh presents groundbreaking, contemporary works of theatre, dance, circus, music, and multimedia by acclaimed local, national, and international artists. Learn more at pushfestival.ca.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Reporting directly to the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Digital Communications Coordinator is responsible for online communications.

The Digital Communications Coordinator provides support to the marketing and communications department and acts as an advocate of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society to arts & culture professionals, various stakeholders, and the community at large.

Highlights of the Position:

  • Compensation: $25 per hour
  • 20-35 hours per week, variable and flexible except during the Festival, Jan 23 – Feb 9, 2024.
  • Estimated Contract Hours: 600 with possibility of extension
  • Temporary contract

Attributes We Seek:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Innovative problem-solving skills with the ability to adapt on the fly
  • Strong attention to detail and a good eye for aesthetics and design.  
  • Collaborative mindset and approach
  • An understanding of time management & responsibility
  • Critical thinking and the ability to back up ideas through research & analysis

Candidate’s Experience:

  • 3 years of social media marketing experience.  
  • Proven experience with high-impact social media content creation and management is a must (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn).  
  • Exceptional copywriting skills across all digital channels including direct email, able to write targeted messages for various audiences and segments. 
  • Self-starter who values collaboration and excels at working independently and managing multiple projects at a time. 
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in photography, video production and editing. 
  • Working knowledge and experience with applications to support social media management and analytics (Meta Business Suite).  

Exceptional Candidates will have:

  • Experience recording and editing audio and video.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva and experience with other content creation software skills is also considered an asset.

How to Apply:

Interested Candidates are encouraged to reach out to hr@pushfestival.ca if they have any questions about this position, or would like further information.

To apply, send a cover letter stating your interest in this posting along with a resume/cv outlining your professional experience. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled, with a priority application date of June 21, 2024. Inclusion of portfolio/campaign examples is recommended.

KEY DATES (subject to change):

  • June 21, 2024 priority application date
  • June 26, 2024 Posting Due Date
  • June 21 – July 3, 2024 Application review and interview process
    (TBA on Zoom, TBA in-person if possible)
  • September 3, 2024 – Ideal start date (flexible)

We strongly encourage applications from members of communities that are marginalized or that experience structural discrimination including those identifying as Indigenous, people of colour, members of non-dominant ethnic, religious, linguistic and/or cultural groups, women, (im)migrants/newcomers, people with (dis)abilities, and LGBTQ2S+ people, and we strongly encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they feel comfortable doing so. In order to achieve a representative team, preference may be given to applicants self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the groups identified above. PuSh believes that a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. 

PuSh is committed to full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure all persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process and/or to perform essential job functions, please contact hr@pushfestival.ca.

Contact name:

Tricia Knowles, Marketing and Communications Manager 

Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with communications department staff to execute an integrated marketing, sales, and communication strategy, with objectives and timelines, that includes an audience development program and ticket sales initiatives.
  • Execute the PuSh Festival’s online content strategy, in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Manager, other staff, and external partners.
  • Create online content, including blog posts, email marketing campaigns, fan engagement campaigns, and social media posts.
  • Ideate, create and publish engaging digital content (including original copy, images, video, reels and digital ads) on a daily basis that builds meaningful audience connections, increases brand awareness and encourages community members to engage with the PuSh brand.  
  • Strategize and collaborate with the marketing and programming teams to develop high-impact social media campaigns and content calendars.  
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and trends, creating high-quality, on-trend content that resonates with audiences (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Threads, TikTok, LinkedIn, YouTube). 
  • Monitor and analyze social media metrics across all digital channels on an ongoing basis, contributing to monthly digital reports to generate data-driven insights for future campaigns. 
  • Quick to react and respond to relevant online news and social dialogue in the arts and culture community. 
  • Champion our online communities by engaging our social media following, building key relationships with community partners, and sharing user-generated content. 
  • Upload website content, in consultation with the Communications Manager, other staff, and web developers.
  • Provide excellent customer service to PuSh supporters & patrons.
  • Represent and participate in Society activities, including Festival events, meetings, and other activities as necessary. 
  • Support the marketing team with the distribution of print materials such as posters, rack cards & other supporting promotional collateral.
  • Support the efforts of the Society and other Society personnel as necessary.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.

Please note that all PuSh Festival staff and contractors are expected to be available for work when the office is open through the December and January holidays.This role requires a flexible schedule that includes at times being at the Festival during evenings and weekends to capture performances and festivals for social content. When not on-site capturing content, this role can follow a hybrid model of working from home and within the office.  

Mission

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival engages and enriches audiences with adventurous contemporary works in a spirit of innovation and dialogue.

Vision

PuSh leads as a festival of national importance—artistically respected, greatly anticipated, and highly valued as a catalyst for cultural and community development.

Learn more about the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.