Marketing and Communications Director,
The Catastrophic Theatre.
30 hours per work week.
Salary: 39K plus health insurance coverage – BCBS Group plan PPO.
Office hours are flexible. Must be able to work from the office a minimum of two days per week, attend weekly or biweekly staff meetings, and work some nights and weekends.
Areas of Responsibility
Manage all social media, update and maintain The Catastrophic Theatre’s website, donor database, and mailing lists. Responsible for weekly eblasts, distributing press releases, and managing Front of House. Serve as a representative for Catastrophic at plays and other events. Assist staff with special events, fundraisers, season subscription campaigns, community outreach and additional administrative duties. Must have reliable transportation to run various errands.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Computer knowledge, including skills in MS Word, Excel, and basic formatting. Experience with WordPress and HTML a plus.
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Highly organized with time management skills and attention to detail with follow through.
- Ability to receive instruction and constructive feedback, with an interest in learning new skills and introducing new ideas
- Innovative, flexible team player
- The ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups and with a community-based organization
How to Apply
We will carefully review all applications and contact those candidates we wish to interview. We deeply appreciate your application. The Catastrophic Theatre is an equal opportunity employer in all positions, programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
We are committed to providing a supportive work environment, respecting work/life balance, and developing a plan for professional development. Our long-term vision for The Catastrophic Theatre includes the ability to pay equitable wages. As the organization’s budget grows, so will wages, to the extent that increases can be responsibly awarded and sustained in a manner that allows staff to rely upon them.
Please submit your cover letter and resume along with inquiries to:
About The Catastrophic Theatre
The Catastrophic Theatre is an ensemble-based theatre company dedicated to creating an intimate, meaningful exchange between artists and audiences through the creation and performance of new work of all sorts.
The Catastrophic Theatre focuses on plays that emphasize emotional truth over topicality and poetic forms over plot. This considered preference for questions rather than answers encourages diverse interpretations and personal associations. Our work seeks to provoke artists and audiences in pursuit of those elusive pearls of dream, mystery, and poetry.
The organization’s vision is to make a place for people to congregate through the shared experience of emotional catharsis. In order to offer this experience to as many people as possible, The Catastrophic Theatre adopted a Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) ticketing policy in 2009, becoming the first and only theatre company in Houston, and one of only a handful in the country to do so. While there are many cultural and economic barriers to accessing experimental theatre, our policy ensures that ticket price is not one of those, and it has been remarkably successful.
Formed in 2007 by Jason Nodler, Tamarie Cooper, and a group of notable Houston artists, The Catastrophic Theatre has produced 55 works, of which 23 were original. The company’s innovative artistic partnerships have drawn national attention and have been featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as in dozens of international theatre, music, literary, and art media. Notable collaborations include the creation of new work with international music stars Black Francis and Daniel Johnston, and former Houston Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey. American Theatre magazine named Catastrophic as one of a handful of companies nationwide that are advancing the form by changing the way music and theatre work together. The Catastrophic Theatre has received various national awards, including two commissioning grants from The MAP Fund, unrestricted awards from Creative Capital and American Theatre Wing, and a targeted MacDowell Colony/NEA grant. A permanent archive of The Catastrophic Theatre’s work is housed at the University of Houston Special Collections, making Catastrophic one of only three existing Houston theatres to be so honored.