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Do you love World Music, Dance and diverse Cultures? Are you a natural marketer with a good aesthetic eye and writing skills? Do you know the ins and outs of social media and traditional marketing? Can you develop a marketing plan and execute it? If so, and you live in either Metro Vancouver or the Greater Victoria region, apply today.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Caravan World Rhythms, founded in the year 2000, is a BC-based non-profit society operating in the Metro Vancouver and Victoria regions whose mandate is to program and present a year-round series of performances, thematic cultural festivals, and educational events focusing on the music and dance of cultures from around the world, from Africa to Asia, Europe to Latin America. We work closely with local artists and organizations, as well as with top international touring performers. Caravan’s further mission is to use the arts as a vehicle for bringing different cultural communities together. In our activities, Caravan... respectfully acknowledges all the Indigenous peoples on whose traditional and unceded territories on which we live, work, and play. For more information about Caravan, please visit our web-site, www.caravanbc.com

JOB DESCRIPTION: Based in either the Metro Vancouver or Greater Victoria region, and working closely with the Managing Artistic Director and project contractors, you will be responsible for promoting the organization’s brand, as well as marketing our year-round series of events, primarily in Vancouver and Victoria regions, using your skills in social media marketing, publicity, and community outreach. The ideal candidate has a background in communications and marketing, including event promotions, media relations, social media and digital strategy. You are a strategic thinker with strong project management skills, and the ability to work independently and with a team. Your position has the potential to grow as our audience engagement develops, and our programming opportunities grow.

• Support the development of a general communications plan and digital marketing strategy for Caravan, to increase its general presence in both Vancouver and Victoria regions.
• Develop and write engaging content related to Caravan's activities, and for each of our events.
• Plan and Implement Caravan’s ongoing social media activities, building online presence.
• Implement media relations tasks, such as submitting event listings to print and online media, preparing and distributing press releases, and soliciting press coverage for events.
• Maintain and update the Caravan website, and produce regular email newsletters.
• Plan and implement print and online advertising activities.
• Identify and reach out to communities and organizations relevant to each Caravan event, organizing cross-promotions and special offers.
• Coordinate design of marketing materials with contracted graphic designer, or design the materials in-house if you have the skills.
• Manage physical distribution of event marketing materials, such as posters and flyers.
• Solicit and manage media sponsorships.
• Develop and manage relationships with community partners.
• Develop and implement new community engagement and audience development strategies
• ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES (resulting in additional work hours, which could lead to a Full Time position) might include: contributing to fund-raising activities such as grant-writing, sponsorships and donations solicitation, event planning and management tasks, general admin tasks.

• Minimum 3 years experience working in marketing and communications related activities.
• Education or on-the-job training related to marketing, communications and digital strategies. This includes high-level technical knowledge of digital platforms and their mechanics, such as Meta and Google advertising, SEO, marketing data analysis.
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, adaptable to a variety of contexts.
• Successful experience creating engaging social media content, marketing, and advertising techniques and strategies.
• Entrepreneurial spirit.
• Have a fully-functioning home office.
• Strong knowledge of Vancouver and/or Victoria arts, music and culture scene is preferable.
• Experience with and enthusiasm for working with culturally diverse communities.
• Enjoy reaching out to people in the community, from media, to businesses, artists and volunteers.
• Passion for the music, dance, and cultures from around the world

REMUNERATION: $30-37/hour depending on skills and experience. 15-25 hours/week based on range of skills and responsibilities. Possibilities to grow into Full Time job. Contact Email: [email protected]

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. We value a diverse and inclusive workplace that’s reflective of our community and we encourage applications from members of any and all communities.

In your Cover letter, please address the following points:

- Example of past experience, eduation and successes that is relevant to this position;

- What you like best about Caravan’s mission, and activities

- What connections and networks you have in the Metro Vancouver and/or Victoria community, and beyond.

- Any other relevant information you would like to share, personal or professional
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