Northwest Film Forum seeks an interim communications director and development associate to work full time from May 16 to October 11, with training to begin May 3. Successful candidates will have experience directing public perception of an organization as well as overseeing flow of information through the organization from print and internet to broadcast and other media. As publicist, this person is the primary contact for press and press screenings. He or she will also work closely with program and studio directors to execute marketing and promotions plans for exhibition, education and artist support programs. This position oversees publicity and promotions interns and volunteers and will work with the executive director on making budget decisions for publicity and promotions. As development associate, which represents 20-25% of the work, this person will work with the executive director on benefits, parties and events, up to two per quarter, focusing on details as well as organizational awareness that the events help shape. He or she will oversee the volunteer coordinator and the membership coordinator, working to recognize memberships and donations in a timely way.
Successful candidates will demonstrate great writing skills, experience in planning successful events, have strong knowledge of Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver and Constant Contact, have a working knowledge of HTML, and work well in a dynamic and sometimes quickly changing office environment.
This position reports to the Executive Director.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Attn: Interim Communications in the subject line. Candidates may also send applications by post to Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122, Attn: Interim Communications. Deadline is April 18, 2011.