Overview

Description

A Commitment:

All OSF employees are expected to understand and embrace our mission statement. At OSF, our work is making exceptional art by centering the voices, inspirations, and processes of our artists, in particular through the cultivation of spaces and processes that respect and represent diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures, religions, and traditions on stage and off. OSF is an institution that centers on social justice and antiracism in all its operations and practices. OSF company members work consistently with this commitment and work to interrupt behaviors that hinder our diversity and inclusion efforts.

About OSF

OSF is one of the nation’s most important theatres and one of the few remaining large-scale theatres offering rotating repertory and a resident company. The organization is proud to have commissioned and produced an extraordinary and growing number of new plays; the organization’s dramatic growth since 2010 has been mirrored by audiences of over 125,000 patrons each season. OSF has worked for the past decade to dismantle the constructs that center the status quo, including ever-evolving work from artists and staff to grow towards becoming an antiracist organization. OSF’s Board of Directors has also recently committed to centering antiracist practices in their work.

Over the past eighty-five years, OSF has been a destination theatre, with the majority of its audiences making a pilgrimage to Ashland from outside Oregon’s borders. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Nataki Garret, the organization is focused on being both a destination theatre and a leader in the digital performance landscape. OSF’s new digital platform, the O!, seeks to reach beyond OSF’s traditional audience across regional, national and international borders. Thus far people from more than 40 countries have watched an O! experience.

OSF is driven by its values. These four core values imbue the OSF culture:

Excellence: We bring the best possible version of ourselves to our work onstage and to the organization, holding ourselves to be highly artistic, professional, and personal standards.

Inclusion: We include a diversity of people, ideas, and cultures in our work, enriching our art, our relationships with each other, our audiences, and our community.

Company: We sustain a safe and supportive workplace where we rely on our fellow company members to work toward excellence with trust, respect, compassion, and accountability.

Stewardship: We make wise, efficient, and responsible use of all the resources entrusted to us, sustaining our long-standing financial stability, the legacy of our organization’s 8O-year history, and the health of our planet.

When in full operation, OSF has over 400 employees, serves more than 125,000 ticket buyers who purchase more than 400,000 tickets, and performs across three theatres: The 1,200 seat Elizabethan Theatre, the 600 seat Bowmer Theatre and the 400 seat Thomas Theatre. Additional information can be accessed on OSF’s website: https://www.osfashland.org/

Leadership

Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director

On August 1, 2019, Nataki Garrett became the sixth Artistic Director of OSF (following Bill Rauch, and before him, Libby Appel, Henry Woronicz, Jerry Turner, and Founder Angus L. Bowmer). 2019 was Garrett’s first season at OSF, where she directed How to Catch Creation. Her bio may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/Nataki-Garrett-Bio

David Schmitz, Executive Director

On September 1, 202, David Schmitz became the Executive Director of OSF. Prior to this, David was with Steppenwolf Theatre for 15 years, having served as its Director of Finance and Administration, General Manager, and for the past five years as Executive Director. The full announcement may be read here: https://www.osfashland.org/en/news-multimedia/news-announcements/new-ed.aspx.

 

Position Overview:

 

In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and a small cross-departmental planning pod, this position will develop and execute a holistic marketing and audience welcoming strategy for launching programming in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre during the summer of 2021. This self-run project exists within a large organization and is required to both engage new and existing audiences with a focus on OSF’s mission while framing the reemerging of OSF after being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

Leads the development of a written holistic marketing and audience welcoming strategy for launching new programming in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre during the summer of 2021.
Prepares written plan that includes goals, objectives, strategies, tactics, budget and detailed implementation timelines.
Works as part of a small cross-departmental team in focused on the reopening of the Elizabethan Theatre, including Audience Services Manager, Production Manager, and Producer.
Provides weekly project status reports to the Director of Marketing
Utilizes resources out of OSF while not relying on OSF for the majority of the work required.
Implements the marketing and audience welcoming strategy plan should government regulations permit OSF’s reopening and should OSF elect to activate this project plan.
Attends IDEA, sexual harassment, and any other anti-bias training and workshops as scheduled by the institution.
Support the mission and values of OSF.
Other Duties and Responsibilities: Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing.

** To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.

 

Supervision Received: Director of Marketing, Supervision Exercised: None
Requirements
Qualifications & Skills:

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, arts management, business or related work experience.

 

Work Experience:

3 + years of marketing experience, with at least 2 years of management experience with proven success in the development and execution of integrated marketing campaigns across multiple channels.

Qualifications/skills:

Proven experience in creative and innovative campaign planning and project managing for event-based programs, including media planning and buying; social and digital media; database marketing; ticket sales and customer service/experience building; knowledge of marketing best practices and current trends; general graphic design and print concepts; financial accounting skills; attention to detail and ability to handle multiple and overlapping deadlines with limited supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including copywriting, customer service and the ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive documents; professional demeanor, appearance and diplomacy; problem solving and communicating with a high level of confidence, particularly with diverse audiences.
Self-started with entrepreneurial skills.
Proficiency with standard business applications, such as MS Office, and familiarity with ticketing and or CRM related databases a must.
Physical Ability:

Work initially may be remote and will move to in-person in a business office environment in Ashland, Oregon, should the project be implemented. The position is sedentary in nature. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Constant talking, sitting, hearing, and repetitive movement associated with keyboarding.

Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge:

Special Position Requirements:

Good driving record and valid driver’s license
Special Hours Requirements:

Some evening/weekend hours, especially around key season events not limited to, but including opening performances and specific situations related to patrons (e.g., rain, smoke, emergency situations).
Tessitura CRM experience
PREFERRED: Tessitura CRM experience
Benefits
Position Grade: 12, Pay range: 30-33.70 hourly

20-25 hrs per week (Seasonal, Part time)

Tagged as: #marketing #art

About Oregon Shakespeare Festival

About OSF

OSF is one of the nation’s most important theatres and one of the few remaining large-scale theatres offering rotating repertory and a resident company. The organization is proud to have commissioned and produced an extraordinary and growing number of new plays, and the organization’s dramatic growth since 2010 has been mirrored by audiences of over 125,000 patrons each season. OSF has worked for the past decade to dismantle the constructs that center the status quo, including ever-evolving work from artists and staff to grow towards becoming an antiracist organization. OSF’s Board of Directors has also recently committed to centering antiracist practices in their work.

Over the last eighty-five years, OSF has been a destination theatre, with the majority of its audiences making a pilgrimage to Ashland from outside Oregon’s borders. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Nataki Garret, the organization is focused on being both a destination theatre and a leader in the digital performance landscape. OSF’s new digital platform, the O!, seeks to reach beyond OSF’s traditional audience across regional, national and international borders. Thus far people from more than 40 countries have watched an O! experience.

OSF is driven by its values. These four core values imbue the OSF culture:

Excellence: We bring the best possible version of ourselves to our work onstage and to the organization, holding ourselves to high artistic, professional, and personal standards.

Inclusion: We include a diversity of people, ideas, and cultures in our work, enriching our art, our relationships with each other, our audiences, and our community.

Company: We sustain a safe and supportive workplace where we rely on our fellow company members to work toward excellence with trust, respect, compassion, and accountability.

Stewardship: We make wise, efficient, and responsible use of all the resources entrusted to us, sustaining our long-standing financial stability, the legacy of our organization's 8O-year history, and the health of our planet.

When in full operation, OSF has over 400 employees, serves more than 125,000 ticket buyers who purchase more than 400,000 tickets, and performs across three theatres: The 1,200 seat Elizabethan Theatre, the 600 seat Bowmer Theatre and the 400 seat Thomas Theatre.

Additional information can be accessed on OSF’s website: https://www.osfashland.org/