Position: Marketing Manager, Step Afrika!
Schedule: T/W/TH (in-person); M/F (telework)
Location: Washington, DC
Benefits: Health Insurance (medical/dental/vision), paid vacation, holiday, personal days, and sick leave.
Founded in 1994, Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company (501 c 3) to promote the African American tradition of stepping through innovative and inclusive performances, arts education programs and community outreach. The company’s mission is to preserve, expand, and promote an appreciation for stepping through professional performances and to inspire young people through arts education programs that emphasize teamwork, commitment, and discipline.
Step Afrika! seeks to fully occupy its role as an innovative dance company, the leading Black cultural institution in the nation’s capital (Washington, DC) and a national thought leader in the field of Black arts. This will be achieved as part of a dynamic five-year strategic plan outlining a) performances, special events and education programs that engage the entire community, b) online technology to build a larger national presence, c) establishing important collaborations with artists, arts organizations and other relevant institutions, and d) continuing to build its national and international touring program.
The Marketing Manager will expand brand awareness and recognition of Step Afrika!’s domestic and international touring engagements as well as arts education programs through strategic use of advertising dollars, public relations, and large-scale communications projects. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule as required - some weeknights and weekends – as dictated by performance and event activities. This position will report to Step Afrika!’s senior leadership.
Step Afrika! is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and examples of press materials, social media sample posts, and marketing collateral produced to [email protected].
BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply - interviews will begin promptly with a goal of hiring an exceptional candidate by October 15, 2021. Please note that Step Afrika! requires proof of vaccination for all employees.
For more information, please visit us at www.StepAfrika.org.