The Arts Partnership (TAP) seeks an accomplished Communications Director with three to five years of communication experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role within a complex (number and variety of constituents) nonprofit entity, and covering areas such as feature writing, website content, newsletters and donor communication. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.
About The Arts Partnership
The Arts Partnership (TAP) is a nonprofit umbrella arts organization that represents all art forms in Fargo and West Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN.
Our mission is to cultivate the arts in our community, which we do through our three core values:
We envision a community that wholeheartedly embraces and supports the arts as a valuable piece of our social and economic success.
We live our mission and propel our vision by communicating about the arts, advocating for the arts and giving grants to artists and organizations making our community a vibrant place to live.
We communicate about the arts through various media outlets, including the Fargo Forum, KFGO radio, Fargo INC!, our blog, our e-newsletter and on social media. We also work to ensure that the arts and culture in our community are being spread across many sectors, including the business community, educational centers, government, and the general public. Some of our prominent programs include ChalkFest, ArtWORKS, Community Supported Art and our Support Local Art campaign. In summer 2019, we will open Aptitude, a creative incubator at West Acres Mall.
The Communications Director recommends, guides and carries out strategies for all communication, marketing and brand development activities of The Arts Partnership (TAP). The Communications Director broadens and deepens awareness about the arts in our community through a range of traditional (print, broadcast, publications) and new (social, digital, video) media outlets. Key to succeeding in the position will be the ability to establish and cultivate relationships with arts organizations and artists and ensure consistent messaging about TAP’s mission, vision, values, programs and operations to better position TAP as the go-to expert on the arts in our community.
The Communications Director will be accountable to the President & CEO. This is a non-exempt, full time position (40 flexible hours/week as evening and weekend work is expected), salaried with health benefits.
Duties & Responsibilities
Skills, Experiences and Competencies
Applicants must have the demonstrated ability to:
Compensation commensurate with experience. Contribution to health benefits. Opportunity to contribute to an environment that values leadership, collaboration, innovation and integrity.
Send a cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples (not to exceed 2 pages each) and 3 photographs by July 20 to:
Tania Blanich, Director of Operations at The Arts Partnership, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: finalists will be asked to provide a portfolio at the time of their interview with the following samples:
Writing – 3 samples
Editing – 1 sample
Marketing/Outreach – 3 samples
Project Management – 2 samples
Communication Strategy/Planning – 1 sample
Web and Social Media Strategy – 2 samples
Photography – 5 samples
Video – 3 samples
A word document of this job description is available here: Communications Director Job Description