Job Posting - Communications Producer



Application Deadline: March 13, 5:00pm EST

Salary: $18,000-21,000/year, part-time, approx. 18 hours/week (0.5 FTE)

Generator welcomes artists and producers working across the performing arts to submit to this call. We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse performing arts individuals who want to be a part of the collaborative, community-focused work environment at Generator. Please note that our office is not fully accessible.

About Generator:

Generator builds the capacity of Toronto independent performing artists through mentorship and entrepreneurial skills training.

Generator plays an important role in assisting artists to develop the means to create and produce work. Generator’s programs aim to fill the gap created with more artists creating more work, with fewer formal tools. In this environment of entrepreneurship, Generator is a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator that empowers independent artists, producers and leaders who will shape the future of performance in Toronto. To read more about what it means to work at Generator click here.

Our mission:

To play a key role in a sustainable independent performance sector driven by self-producing artists.

Job Description:

  • Plan, manage and execute Generator’s annual marketing plan, both for the organization overall as well as for each program and project, setting and assessing targets and goals and ensuring deadlines and budgets are met. These plans should include - where relevant - social media, publicity, printed materials, advertising, promotions, and other forms of dissemination.

  • Support the Executive Director in Generator’s partnership relationships, including with SummerWorks, Toronto Fringe and Artscape, by managing promotional needs and evaluating the partnerships.

  • Coordinate public workshops.

  • Plan and generate dynamic content for website, e-newsletters, social media, and online advertising.

  • Create basic graphics for social media and website content.

  • Work closely with graphic designers, photographers, and videographers to deliver promotional, archival and educational materials.

  • Develop relationships and coordinate ongoing communications with the performing arts community and the community-at-large to promote awareness about Generator, and engage existing and new participants.

  • Assist with grant applications and final reports by completing and submitting required documentation to the funders, including maintaining and updating CADAC statistics.

  • Create annual reports documenting the organization’s activities.

  • Maintain organizational archive of marketing and publicity.

  • Maintain contact database and communication preferences as they relate to CRTC’s regulations (CASL) and Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • As needed, act as a spokesperson for Generator, speaking publicly at events and conducting interviews for radio, television and print media for promotional purposes.

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree/diploma in Communications or a related discipline. Equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered. Experience in the performing arts or entertainment industry preferred.

  • A collaborative, flexible mindset and interest in building community.

  • A confident, clear writing style; practical experience with the stylistic protocols of social media and marketing writing for the performing arts.

  • Confident with technology. Able to effectively learn new software quickly and under minimal supervision.

  • Strong sense of design and ability to execute a vision using Squarespace, Mailchimp, and Adobe Photoshop. Training can be provided if necessary.

  • High level of proficiency with MS Word and Excel as well as social media platforms. Experience with any of the following will be considered assets: Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Grants, CRM and Contact Databases.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills: written, over the telephone, and in person. Has sound knowledge of Toronto and regional media.

  • Independent worker. Efficient multi-tasker and prioritizer.

  • Makes solid judgement calls under pressure. Works accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision.

  • Observant, a good listener, able to learn new skills quickly and retain information. Able to incorporate constructive criticism into evolving skill set. Considers consequences of various options before deciding on best course of action. Proactive and responsible, conscientious, learns from errors and is diligent about not repeating them.

Things to know about working at Generator:

As a team we work collaboratively to create a wealth of resources available to our communities of artists and producers. This includes:

  • Coaching and mentoring the artists and companies that work out of the Generator office.

  • Contributing and reviewing content for shared resources such as and our other media.

  • Teaching sessions in the Artist Producer Training program and workshops.

  • Evaluating all programs and implementing changes as they arise.

  • Taking an active interest in the performing arts community in Toronto and Canada and the issues pertinent to it.

We also all contribute to our workspace, which means:

  • Welcoming those who enter our office.

  • Answering the telephones and email inquiries.

  • Helping keep the office clean, which includes take out garbage and recycle, cleaning out the fridge, and repairing and maintaining office equipment and furniture as needed.

Please also take the time to visit our website and familiarize yourself with our principles and workplace culture.

How to apply:

Please include in one PDF attachment titled “Communications Producer First Name Last Name”:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Link to a video, no longer than two minutes, on what you consider the role of marketing and communications for the artist/producer in today’s art ecology to be.

Applications should be emailed to and received no later than Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5:00PM EST.

While we appreciate all applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.