Job Posting: Assistant Publicity Coordinator, Toronto Fringe Festival

The Toronto Fringe is seeking an energetic and dedicated individual to become part of the Fringe team as the Assistant Publicity Coordinator for the 2014 Fringe Festival (July 2-13, 2014).

Funding for this position is only available to individuals returning to school next year or a current student at any level, including Masters/PhD and diploma programs.  The Assistant Publicity Coordinator (APC) will be contracted from June 9 -July 17, 2014.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, assist with creating a comprehensive social media plan, including content generation and scheduling, for various platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Implement routine updates to Fringe WordPress website
  • Assist in creating digital content to publicise and archive the festival, such as photos and videos
  • Create an archive of all articles and reviews for the festival
  • Assist with updating and managing media distribution and media accreditation lists
  • Assist in booking media tickets and fostering a positive relationship with media partners
  • Help with other administrative tasks as required

Candidates should:

  • Be a student
  • Be 25 years or younger
  • Be interested in communications and arts administration
  • Have excellent writing skills and demonstrate creative digital communications strategies
  • Have advanced knowledge of various social media platforms
  • Be able to learn and work in a busy environment
  • Be able to work independently
  • Knowledge of Hootsuite, Adobe design programs and WordPress are considered an asset – please note in cover letter
  • Photography skills also considered an asset – please note in cover letter

Applications with a resume and cover letter should only be submitted by environmentally friendly email to Claire Wynveen at communications@fringetoronto.com as attached Microsoft Word or PDF files.  Please identify the job position you are applying for in the subject line.  Inquiries can be made by telephone to 416-966-1062.

Submission Deadline: Friday May 9th at 5pm
Interviews: May 12 – 16th
Start Date: Wednesday June 9th, 2014
The Fringe is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Toronto Fringe:
Now in its 26th year, the Toronto Fringe provides creative opportunities for artists and audiences by producing two important festivals – the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Next Stage Theatre Festival – and by running outreach activities that benefit youth, artists and the theatre community at large. Our new home, the Fringe Creation Lab, welcomes independent artists year round, encouraging their creative work by offering them affordable space to make art, congregate and innovate.

Our core activities are:

  1. The Fringe Festival – our flagship event that presents 1200 artists from around the world to 90,000+ attendees each summer
  2. The Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) – a smaller winter festival presenting 8 – 10 productions by emerging artists ready to move beyond the summer festival structure, whose audiences have grown by 135% since 2008
  3. Outreach Activities – a variety of programs supporting artists and youth.
  4. The Creation Lab – a subsidized space that offers a professional facility to under-represented artists to create, hone and present new work

More information on all outreach programs and our two festivals can be found at www.fringetoronto.com 

The Toronto Fringe
403-720 Bathurst St.
Toronto ON M5S 2R4

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