The Circus Arts Conservatory is a 501(c)3 nonprofit performing arts educational organization committed to preserving and advancing the Circus Arts. The CAC provides world-class circus arts performances, youth training and education through its Circus Academy, education outreach programs in schools, and human service/humor therapy in hospitals and nursing homes. The CAC is one of the nation’s leading innovators of this unique art form and athletic endeavor, recognized by both the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts. Employment with the CAC offers a unique opportunity for someone to play a critical role in ensuring the organization achieves its plans for sustainability and growth in alignment with its mission, vision and values.


Marketing & Communications Manager

Description

The professional in this position creates, executes and manages the marketing and advertising campaigns of the CAC year-round. They will engage in a variety of activities to promote audience and patron development, serving as the marketing lead for all performances, events, productions, outreach programs, and assigned inter-departmental needs of CAC. The marketing & communications manager is expected to consistently look for ways to grow audiences, build attendance and support for programs, and elevate the profile of the Circus Arts Conservatory. This role takes the lead on managing CAC’s digital assets and data, including website, social media platforms, and key analytics, and also supports publicity efforts. The marketing & communications manager is a creative and responsive self-starter who displays enthusiasm for CAC’s mission, vision and programs.

Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Manage marketing campaigns, communications calendars, and place all advertising to promote performances, events, productions, programs and other special projects
  • Monitor and maintain CAC’s website, proactively identifying outdated information and opportunities to enhance the user experience
  • Manage, create and curate content for social media platforms, maintaining an active social media calendar and using analytics to drive strategy
  • Coordinate the ongoing flow of information, internally and externally
  • Steward relationships with a variety of outsourced PR consultants, marketing contractors, tourism agencies, and more
  • Assist in the coordination of all press and publicity activities

Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the areas of marketing, advertising, public relations and/or communications

  • 5+ years related experience in marketing or communications; nonprofit performing arts/live entertainment experience preferred
  • Understanding of digital media and digital marketing strategies
  • Ability to organize information concisely to present mission/content at high level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and listening skills
  • Organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with technology that supports marketing initiatives (Google Suite & Google Analytics, Microsoft Office, MailChimp, Zoom, online conferencing programs, ticketing & email platforms, etc.)
  • Team-oriented approach with ability to take initiative, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines across multiple projects
  • Advertising placement knowledge preferred; public relations experience preferred
  • Able to easily edit graphics, photos and videos for use on social media and for distribution to media outlets; ability to use Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign or similar to accomplish quick updates to projects

 Full-time, in-house position. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send your inquiry with résumé to JMitchell@CircusArts.org  


Special Events Manager

CAC’s Special Events Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and coordination for all fundraising and development events; assists and coordinates logistics for other departments’ events; works with CAC operations to manage outside group events at performances and venue rentals; and serves as the overall point person for all events that take place within the organization.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of Development and Special Events experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have superior writing skills, an outgoing/friendly personality, ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, exhibit strength under pressure, and are able to work with multiple personality types with varying experience. Preferred skills include fundraising for the arts and experience with coordinating donor committees. Must be flexible in working long, weekend, and nighttime hours.

Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • In collaboration with CAC Management – Plan, Organize, and Execute all fundraising, donor cultivation, stewardship and special events.
  • Prepare financial analysis fundraising reports of events for staff and board.
  • Coordinate committee members for fundraising, donor cultivation, and stewardship events.
  • Work with the volunteer committee to plan and execute signature Gala under the big top.

Full-Time in house position, Salary commensurate with experience  

Please send your inquiry with resume to JMitchell@CircusArts.org  


Executive Assistant

The Circus Arts Conservatory is currently searching for a proactive and extremely detail-oriented Executive Assistant with exceptional interpersonal skills, strong speaking and writing skills and possesses a virtuous work ethic. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on matters pertaining to the Executive Management Team (COO & Founders).  

The ideal candidate must have a high level of professionalism and hold themselves to a high standard of conduct, sometimes with matters of extreme confidentiality and sensitivity. The Executive Assistant will exert independent judgment to complete projects and initiatives from concept to completion and must be able to work well under pressure and at times handle a wide variety of activities.

Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Assist the Executive Management Team in timely management of communications, including written, telephone, email, and voicemail.
  • Compose and edit letters, documents, emails, proposals and ensure follow up with those that require answers, responses, and written replies.
  • At times, assist in the management and organization of the Executive team’s calendar by scheduling appointments, meetings, engagements, and daily activities
  • Coordinate onsite meetings, luncheons, coffees, in-house tours & events, travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed including those sensitive or confidential and at times, personal in nature. 
  • At times, may appropriately communicate course of action, referral, or response to situations
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs & handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion.

Qualifications

  • Must be a consummate professional who is proactive and an independent self-starter
  • Extraordinarily strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with stakeholders: including staff, colleagues, volunteers, patrons, vendors, donors, board members & leadership across all organizational levels
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretions, be adaptable to various competing demands. 
  • Demonstrate proactive approaches to problem-solving with ability to support decision-making at all levels
  • Highly resourceful and organized team-player with the ability to be extremely effective independently

Part-Time (20-30 hours per week), Pay commensurate with experience

Please send your inquiry with resume to JMitchell@CircusArts.org  


Coaching Staff

The CAC is also looking to expand its multi-level coaching staff in several areas, including

  • Tumbling
  • Hand Balancing
  • Gymnastics
  • Individual team and partner acrobatics
  • Specialty acts
  • Dance and movement
  • Aerials of every kind!

If you want to be part of a world class organization, an outstanding coaching team and bring your joy and extensive knowledge of circus and training to Sarasota, FL please send your resume to Miguel@CircusArts.org