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Employment Opportunities

Wildwood is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for the following positions, please email a resume to Leslie Golden, Executive Director, at leslie@wildwoodpark.org, unless otherwise stated.

Patron Relations Coordinator

Wildwood’s Patron Relations Coordinator executes public and patron relations and marketing activities designed to sell tickets, to increase attendance of Wildwood events, and to raise awareness of Wildwood Park’s programming throughout the local, statewide and regional community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee/implement all box office and e-ticketing operations/sales for all events, including rental events as assigned
  • Aggressively and successfully maintain ongoing social media presence, campaigns and communications
  • Implement and maintain creative ways to engage guests using all social media avenues and discount houses
  • Inform and execute marketing plans
  • Track pr/mktg campaigns, preparing post-campaign performance analysis reports for leadership and Board of Trustees, and designing modifications for concurrent and future strategies
  • Research, write, distribute and track media alerts, press releases and media kits
  • Create promotional and marketing collateral, including but not limited to posters, postcards, brochures, advertisements, publications, eblasts, website and other promotional pieces
  • Write newsletters and promotional e-blasts
  • Liaise with outside marketing and public relations consultants, vendors, collaborators
  • Help to develop and maintain relationships with local, statewide and regional media reps, and pitch creative and unique ideas to promote Wildwood events, educational programming, gardens and other Wildwood initiatives
  • Gather and update new emails and addresses for WWPA database; devise creative campaigns to grow email database
  • Negotiate media placement and media contracts and serve as liaison/traffic controller for all pr/mktg vendors (designers, printers, mailing houses, signage, etc) and work with other staff on securing media sponsorship proposals
  • Calendar, edit and launch blog submissions from Wildwood Park staff and volunteer writers
  • Monitor online blogs for tracking communications related to Wildwood Park
  • Work collaboratively with staff and volunteers for event planning/implementation, including committee meetings
  • Create and implement creative promotional giveaways and other event-specific campaigns
  • Represent Wildwood knowledgeably in interpersonal/public interactions, including TV/radio appearances
  • Additional duties as assigned by senior management; position reports to executive director

 Skills and Specifications:

  • Ability to operate under solid pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Passion for the arts, nature, arts education
  • Facility with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, graphic design and publishing programs (e.g. Adobe products)
  • Experience with Constant Contact and WordPress preferred
  • Facility and desire to work with new software and technology
  • Effective project management skills
  • Sound understanding of marketing principles and affinity for public relations
  • Effective understanding of latest technologies and how to apply them in marketing
  • Excellent copy writing and editing skills across all platforms and ability to rework technical content for a wider audience
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Self-motivated, confident, energetic, creative, innovative and flexible
  • Effective communication and social skills across a broad spectrum of patrons
  • Demonstrates sustained physical mobility in park-like setting (paved and unpaved walkways, green spaces, steps, concrete)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in one of the following preferred: Mass Communications, Journalism, Technical Writing, Marketing, Advertising or Public Relations.
  • 2 or more years of experience in the field of Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations / Mass Communications or a related field.

Development Assistant

Submit resume and cover letter to:  Mary Bea Gross/marybea@wildwoodpark.org

Wildwood Park for the Arts’ Development Assistant provides detailed and organized administrative support within the development department which secures donor funds and philanthropic resources to support the Park’s programming, facilities and green space. Additionally, the position recruits and manages volunteers for Wildwood and serves as the liaison for the Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately tracks philanthropic requests to and receipts from individuals, foundations and organizations
  • Manages and accurately updates the donor and pledge databases in Ovation and other formats, sending correspondence from the organization to donors and prospective donors in both electronic and hard formats in a timely manner
  • Maintains the grant application calendar
  • Organizes and generates all development mailings
  • Processes annual giving and membership appeals and renewals
  • Researches business/corporate and individual fundraising prospects
  • Drafts proposals, grants, reports or other development documents
  • Organizes and calendars meetings with prospects upon request
  • Manages recruiting and fulfillment of volunteers for events, regularly occurring volunteer duties, and episodic duties
  • Tracks volunteer hours and serves as lead staff for organizing the Park’s annual volunteer recognition event
  • Serves as correspondent and calendar manager for members of the Board of Directors
  • Records minutes and submits timely reports of meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Serves with other staff members in supporting special events, festivals, presentations and productions at Wildwood and takes on additional assignments as requested by management

Skills & Specifications:

  • Ability to operate under solid pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative, work self-sufficiently and as a team member
  • Strong skills in Excel, Powerpoint, Word; skills preferred include WordPress (website), Constant Contact (eblasts), OvationTix (ticket sales), social media
  • Effective project management skills
  • Effective and professional communication and social skills across a broad spectrum of patrons and collaborators
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for various levels of readers
  • Self-motivated, confident, energetic, and flexible
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required for events and meetings
  • Demonstrates flexibility in duration, time and days required for this full-time, salaried position
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds, sustain long hours at desk/computer as well as independent physical mobility in a park-like setting with paved and unpaved walkways, green spaces, steps and concrete
  • Valid driver’s license and functioning automobile as position requires some deliveries and errands

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required, with communications, public relations, business or other related areas preferred
  • Two or more years of experience in nonprofit arts organizations, sales and/or development experience preferred

Teaching Opportunities

Interested in teaching a class at Wildwood? We are looking for teachers of a variety of disciplines to teach community classes year round at Wildwood and during the summer at the Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts. Disciplines could include music, instrumental and voice, visual arts, dance, theatre, nature, etc.

If you are interested, please send a class proposal and resume to angela@wildwoodpark.org or complete the online form by clicking here.

WAMA Internships Available

Wildwood Park for the Arts is currently accepting applications for college age students interested in weeklong and multi-week internship opportunities at the Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts (WAMA). A small weekly stipend will help to cover interns‘ fuel expenses. We believe this will be an excellent opportunity for students studying music education, music, or general education. Interns will have the opportunity to observe working professionals in action, form professional relationships with the various faculty members, and may even have a chance to perform.

If you are interested, please click here to learn more and apply – or contact Angela Collier at angela@wildwoodpark.org or 501-821-7275 ext. 253.