Awesöme Orchestra Collective plays everything from Stravinsky to The Simpsons in fun places all over the Bay. Learn more at www.awesomeorchestra.org.
Awesöme Orchestra seeks a skilled, creative, ambitious person to join our small, part-time staff. The Director of Communications is responsible for the marketing, communications, online presence, and some operations of the orchestra.
An average of 15–20 hours a month, with some flexibility to work variable hours each month. Paid by the hour as an independent contractor (benefits are not included and taxes are not withheld from paycheck). Position pays $20 an hour.
Love of live music and community events
Excellent writing skills including proofreading and editing. Can write in a style that is both clear and fun
Adept with social media
Flexible schedule—ideal for a freelancer
Have your own computer
Able to work efficiently remotely and complete tasks on deadline (ability to work portion of hours at shared office work space in Downtown Oakland a possibility if preferred)
Motivated to think creatively about how Awesöme Orchestra can get even more awesome and improve our business model
Experience working for a non-profit
Experience playing orchestral music
Graphic design chops
Experience in grant writing, fundraising, and communications
Experience using Google Drive apps
Experience managing social media accounts
Know how to type an ö
Create and lead strategic plans for the orchestra’s communications
Compose and send emails to our lists of musicians and audiences
Promote events through various channels
Manage and update social media accounts
Coordinate with a photographer/videographer for each event
Manage and update website
Run surveys — one annual, comprehensive survey of musicians and audience, and mini-surveys after events to players
Maintain good relationships with supporters, volunteers and community members
Report to Founding Artistic Director
Meet with Awesöme Orchestra staff monthly
Assist with operations and events as needed
Assist with planning and managing an epic 5-year Anniversary Party (currently scheduled for Saturday, May 26, 2018) and End-of-Year Concert (currently scheduled for Sunday, December 9, 2018)
Solicit and engage volunteers as needed
Log working hours
Work with a great team to make awesome musical adventures possible!
Email a cover letter and resume by Friday, January 12 to David Möschler at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director of Communications Application” in the subject line.
Contract period: February 1–July 31 (6 months with potential to renew)
*Note, we are also currently hiring for a Director of Development. We will consider the same candidate for both positions. Please let us know if you are applying to both.