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Marketing Coordinator (20-25 hours/week)

The Avalon Theatre seeks a skilled, savvy and outgoing Marketing Coordinator to join its staff for 20-25 hours a week.

The Marketing Coordinator works extremely closely with – and reports to – the Marketing Manager but also supports the Executive Director, Programming Director, Director of Development & Education and Theater staff for marketing-related activities.

As this person will take the lead on creating and editing nearly all of the Avalon’s communications copy, impeccable writing and an eagle-eye for proofreading are essential. The successful hire will also manage the Avalon’s social media, press, and grassroots community outreach. Thus, responsiveness, a passion for outreach and relationship-building skills are also key.

An ever changing film schedule often requires a fast turnaround for marketing and communications tasks. We are a small staff of mostly part-time professionals, which is to say: this is a role for someone who excels at getting their work to ‘excellent and finished’ in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate should also be tech savvy and comfortable with standard graphic design software, web updates and learning new interfaces and tools as appropriate.



  • Serve as lead copywriter for all external communications.
  • Update and manage the Avalon’s presence on social media sites, including paid advertising and promoted posts.
  • Serve as primary liaison to press, write and distribute press releases, and assist in coordinating PR.
  • Assist in producing multiple weekly email newsletters to promote the Avalon’s film schedule and special events.
  • Maintain website with regular, frequent updates.
  • Locate and edit film synopses for communications materials.
  • Develop first drafts of materials that don’t have existing copy: special programs, press releases, fundraising materials, etc.
  • Work from branded template designs to create signs, flyers, and other promotional materials to support film and event programming, theater promotions, fundraising efforts, and the Avalon Theatre Café.
  • Update weekly Washington Post ad.
  • Manage grassroots outreach and relationships for programs and special events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technical skills:

  • Proficiency with Mac OS
  • Proficiency with social media networks, including Facebook
  • Proficiency with WordPress
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (basic cropping, layout, formatting – including tracking and leading)
  • Familiarity with basic HTML/CSS
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp or other email service provider
  • Proficiency with MS Office

Organizational skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Highly organized.
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities and changing circumstances.
  • Able to spot and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and impact.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
  • Team player, i.e. willing to enthusiastically support the work of other staff and departments
  • Can-do attitude and customer service mindset
  • Able to communicate in digital, written and spoken conversations in a professional, straightforward manner

Professional background:

  • 3-5 years’ applicable experience.
  • Bachelor Degree

Nice to haves:

  • A background in film and/or cinemas.
  • Graphic design, photography and/or video editing skills.
  • Existing relationships with the media and/or various community interest groups.

Salary range: $20-$25,000 (negotiable depending on experience.)

Please submit a cover letter with resume and 1-2 short-form writing samples (up to a page, and/or 3-5 social media posts) to

Writing sample requirements:

  • Non-academic (no school assignments, please).
  • Not substantially edited by an outside party (proofreading is fine.)
  • Social media posts must be written by you on behalf of an organization or event.

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