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Position openings


Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Posted: September 14, 2018
Full job description – See Below
Supervisor: Deputy Executive Director
Status: Part-time, hourly, no benefits
Averages 8 to 10 hours a week
Pay rate: $20 p/h

Application instructions below - follow them closely.
Applications being reviewed beginning 10/1

Position will be open until filled. Search can close at any time without notice.

No phone calls or drop-ins.

Questions/applications - email only line.
Please put Marketing and Social Media Coordinator in the subject.


The Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, a new position, will support the Chorus’s marketing, public relations, and communication efforts by assisting the deputy executive director and executive director on all marketing, communications, and social media projects for the organization. The coordinator will ensure basic tasks, releases, updates, and posts happen on schedule and frequently, both in coordination with carefully planned marketing schedules/content calendars and for last minute marketing or communication needs. The position is a part-time, hourly position, averaging 8 to 10 hours a week. There will be some weeks, usually around Chorus of Westerly concerts, where additional hours may be offered and/or required. The pay rate for the position is $20 p/h, flat rate. The position is not benefits eligible.


The functions, duties, and tasks of the position include, but will not necessarily be limited to:


  1. Writing, editing, creating, and distributing press releases, media alerts, and event listings for Chorus of Westerly organizational news, Chorus of Westerly concerts and events, Kent Hall programs, and for other organizational news.

  2. Developing relationships with local and regional print, radio, internet, and television personalities and journalists and arranging coverage of Chorus of Westerly events and activities.

  3. With the executive director, artistic director, and deputy director, creating marketing plans, strategies, and content calendars for all Chorus of Westerly functions and programs.

  4. Ensure that Chorus of Westerly marketing materials (brochures, posters, flyers) are produced and distributed in a timely fashion, and maintain marketing databases and patron lists. Assist in the creation of these items.

  5. Work with Patron Services Manager to develop and execute subscriber and ticket patron engagement programs and marketing materials.

  6. Serve as the Chorus’s lead in all elements of social media and on all major platforms (including but not necessarily limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, SnapChat), monitoring these sites, posting frequently, responding to inquiries, and developing strategies to increase engagement with the Chorus and its programs.

  7. Monitor and maintain the Chorus’s website ensuring it is updated, edited, and loaded with fresh content as needed.

  8. Serve, as needed and requested, as auxiliary staff at Chorus of Westerly concerts and special events to help with any other duty as many be requested and required.



The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience working (or volunteering in a leadership capacity) in the arts sector or the not-for-profit sector or similar sector in communications, public relations, marketing, social media or advertising. The ideal candidate should be a confident and skilled writer and editor, able to effectively communicate the “story” of the organization. The candidate must be skilled in the use of social media and the internet for marketing, advertising, or public relations purposes. In addition, the ideal candidate should be able to confidently speak in front of any sized group of people and be extremely comfortable interfacing personally, directly, and frequently (including face-to-face, on the phone, electronically) with a wide variety of individuals of different ages and backgrounds.


To apply

Please send the following items VIA EMAIL ONLY (as PDFs or MS Word files) to Please put in the subject line of your email: Marketing and Social Media Coordinator Search to ensure your application is properly sorted.


  1. A cover letter addressed to Ryan Saunders, executive director

  2. A resume/CV

  3. Two writing samples of your choice (ideally, written in a professional capacity)

  4. A personal case statement, written in any style you wish, about how the arts have impacted your life

  5. The name and contact information for three professional or academic references


Do not drop these items off at the Chorus of Westerly or mail them to the Chorus. Please send via email only to the above address.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, but candidates are encouraged to send their materials in as soon as possible. The position will opened until filled and the search is subject to end at any point in time without notice. The Chorus of Westerly is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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