Position Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist
Reports To: Executive Director, Sharlene O’Keefe
Employment Status: Part-Time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Effective Date: To be determined
Location:  Poway, CA on the premises of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts
How to Apply:  Please send resume and references along with a cover letter to sokeefe@powayonstage.org

Position Summary 

The Marketing and Communications Specialist, under general supervision, provides the vision and leadership necessary to ensure long-range continuity of Poway OnStage and to support the core program strategy and mission of Entertaining, Educating and Enriching through Powerful Live Performances.  The Marketing and Communications Specialist performs a variety of marketing and promotional duties in support of the performances and programs presented by Poway OnStage including scheduling, creating, and managing both written and graphic components of print and digital collateral to increase ticket sales and community engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implements a seasonal marketing and public relations plan and maintains print and online ad calendars and content
  • Creates and maintains the organization’s social media presence including posts, events and ads.
  • Generates media releases, show descriptions and additional copy for season brochures, playbills, website and social media. 
  • Oversees and reviews for quality, clarity and accuracy all collateral including but not limited to season brochures, websites, print and email, social media, performance programs, signage, press releases, posters, flyers, etc.
  • Communicates directly with the graphic designer and other contributors to implement, plan and design marketing collateral, including tracking projects, dates and deadlines.
  • Create and manage targeted marketing and group sales efforts through strategic partnerships with businesses, community groups, affinity groups, etc. 
  • Maintains contacts and mailing lists of patrons, vendors and media using Salesforce and/or MailChimp.
  • Works collaboratively and provides marketing-related support for other projects as needed including special events, grant applications, fundraising appeals, etc.
  • Tracks and reports ticket sales for performances and programs. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or five years or more of relevant experience preferably in a nonprofit, arts or educational organization, demonstrating increasing responsibility and accountability as well as overall functional success 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the organization 
  • Ability to exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, effectively manage work assignments, set expectations, and monitor delegated activities 
  • Proven ability to cope with conflict, stress, and crisis situations through effective problem-solving and mediation skills  
  • Proven track record of sound and accurate judgment in making timely decisions 

Physical Demands and Work Environment 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.