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Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the history of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, and related arts through activities including performances, lectures, media, and workshops for the general public, and through the creation of opportunities for cultural exchange and community among performing artists. Through performance, teaching, and outreach, Bindlestiff preserves, contemporizes, and enriches the cultural heritage of the variety arts.
Social Media Manager (Part Time)
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, based in Hudson and Brooklyn, New York, is seeking a part-time Social Media Manager. The estimated time commitment for this remote position is 10-15 hours/wk. Our preference is a candidate who lives in New York, is familiar with performing arts and non-profit arts organizations, and has familiarity with Hudson Valley and NYC communities.
Formed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 1995, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and evolution of the variety arts. Since 2005, Bindlestiff has been active in Columbia County, NY in addition to Brooklyn.
We produce innovative circus & variety arts performances (Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show, regularly at Dixon Place), as well as provide development grants (Bindlestiff First of May Award) and performance opportunities for hundreds of artists annually.
We also provide free youth programming in the Hudson Valley and in New York City, including our Cirkus After School programs, the annual American Youth Circus Organization’s NYC Regional Festival, and Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth.
The Social Media Manager focuses primarily on promoting the organization’s activities and current “quarantainment” performance series Bindlestiff Open Stage: Quarantine Edition via social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), posting the event series on related listings, writing and designing e-blasts, implementing marketing strategies such as ad trades and e-blast trades with similar arts organizations, and occasionally, updating our Wordpress website.
The ideal candidate is tech-savvy, actively uses and understands social media, stays on top of evolving social media trends and current cultural trends, and is knowledgeable about marketing strategies commonly used in the performing arts (e-blast trade, ad trade, targeted ads, 3rd party ticket sellers, etc).
Writing engaging copy and posting relevant media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Maintaining consistent stream of Instagram & Facebook Stories
Responding to messages received via social media
Designing, writing and scheduling weekly e-blasts
Updating digital flyer weekly, based on template
Communicating with performers regarding promotional materials
Negotiating ad-trades and e-blast trades
Submitting events to relevant listings (websites, mailing lists)
Creating Facebook events and event series, if needed
Managing Facebook targeted ads, if needed
Managing inventory and reporting for 3rd party ticket sellers, if needed
Occasionally updating our website using drag-and-drop (WYSIWYG) plugin
Adobe Spark / Graphic Design