Marketing Manager & Graphic Designer
• Reports to: Deputy Director
• Classification: Salaried, exempt, full time
• Wage: Commensurate with experience
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents the
dynamic world of contemporary craft to the Houston community. Located in
Houston’s Museum and Midtown arts districts, HCCC was founded to advance
education about the process, product, and history of craft. The Center’s focus
is on art objects made of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and mixed media.
The marketing manager and graphic designer is responsible for
creating and managing a variety of marketing and communications initiatives for
exhibitions, education, development, and retail programs. The position manages
all web-based, digital, and print communications, utilizing strong graphic
design skills to ensure excellence and consistency in the design and branding
of all HCCC materials.
At the core of fashion is community. Join us for a night of dancing, drinks, and fabulous fall style! You don't want to miss this opportunity to meet and mingle with the incredible people that make the Houston fashion scene amazing! Ring in the Fall Equinox with us in your best fall fashion. Look at this as a chance to bid your summer clothes a proper farewell or drench your fall sweaters in sweat. We don't give a shit, we're going to party!
Luckily for you, STRUT managed to pull one of Houston's baddest DJs for its upcoming Fall Equinox party, DJ Phon. You can check out DJ Phon via the following:
The Senior Marketing Manager is responsible for developing integrated
marketing campaigns including advertising planning, media buying, patron
contract strategies (direct mail and e-mail) and promotions to optimize revenue
for TUTS. SEE COMPANY WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION
- Identify marketing opportunities and develop marketing
campaigns for subscriptions and
individual productions including timelines, advertising, promotions, and
- Plan, purchase, and schedule print, television, radio,
outdoor, and digital advertising;
- Develop and manage all creative materials including graphic
elements, print, collateral, and electronic advertising;
- Primary liaison for all advertising/media inquiries from
outside sales representatives;
- Manage all direct mail campaigns including contact strategy,
proper mailing standards, and post-mailing analysis;
- Identify and develop strategic grass roots marketing plans
including web marketing tactics, word-of-mouth campaigns, and buzz
- Identify, secure, and manage promotional partnerships with
media, restaurants, theaters, and designated organizations including TUTS
Culture & Cuisine program;
- Determine and manage marketing expenses for individual
productions and designated campaigns;
- Propose and manage promotions and contact strategies for
development and education departments including development of all support
materials from concept to completion.
- Work closely with education, artistic, and public programs to
develop branding and outreach activities to deepen patron’s theatre
Build and maintain relationships with
members of the local arts community;
Lead for annual Theatre District Open House;
Attend various administrative and
community meetings, serve as on-duty staff member at selected events, and
complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing.
- B.A. in Marketing/Advertising or other related field
- (5+) years previous experience in advertising, media buying,
- Strong background in digital media and e-marketing
- Proven ability to supervise multiple employees
- Strong analytical skills and ability to manage revenue and
- Experience working in non-profit performing arts including
solve problems with creativity and efficiency.
- Excellent planning and organizational
This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 11 from 1-7 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2017
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome. With 100+
vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2016, the fest continues to grow
apace and 2017 promises to be its biggest year ever.
The theme of this year’s festival is T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W !
theme is all about indulging our wildest and most ~aesthetically
robust~ fantasies about our cybernetic future! What does a C Y B E R F U
T U R E look like to you? For those of us who grew up in the 90s, or
spent much of those early consumer PC years immersed in a freshly
created digital universe, we imagined a lush world like the ones in our
coolest screensavers, or that amazing-looking open-world game slash
chatroom we would spend hours in. But what about the DANGERS of
cyberfuture? Will sentient AI rise up and smash the oppressive and
small-minded humans that engineered it? Will we never escape the
all-seeing-eye of targeted advertising until we have to pay-to-play for
What do you see when you look into your crystal
ball emoji? C Y B E R U T O P I A, or C Y B E R D Y S T O P I A ? The
future is yours to decide… Now!
Programming during the day
includes “Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via
Blockchain” presented by Conner Clifton, a lecture by Houston Anarchist
Black Cross, a live podcast recording with Veer Queer, an all inclusive
LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX, and a screening of selected
zine clips as well as a teen zine workshop and animation workshop with
DIY Animation Club.
2017 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE*
2:15-3:00 PM "Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via Blockchain" presented by Conner Clifton
3:15-4:00 PM Spotlight On: Anarchist Black Cross Houston Chapter
4:15-5:00 PM Screening of Selected Zine Clips
5:15-6:00 PM Live Podcast Recording with Veer Queer
2:30-3:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop with Jasmine Monsegue
4:00-6:00 PM DIY Animation Club Workshop
*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.
Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Food Music Life Food Truck and Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.!
Fest Houston is a local volunteer-run organization and annual event
dedicated to promoting zines, comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots
attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and
form networks with media creators in other areas. ZFH is committed to
providing accessible space to celebrate self-publishing and small
presses, encouraging the distribution of independent art, writing, and
media primarily through the medium of zines. The goal of the event is
for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own
DIY art and media projects.
For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at www.zinefesthouston.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vice President of Marketing &
Communications is responsible for promoting and enhancing Asia Society’s brand
as the leading institution dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and
strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and
the United States. Reporting directly to the President, the VP is integral to promoting
programs and membership, maintaining and improving the organizational image in
Houston via print publications, media relations, social media, and marketing.
The VP also manages the rental facilities department to ensure proper
marketing, sales and execution.
Develops and implements coordinated and creative
multi-platform strategies that harness online/digital, media relations, and
marketing capabilities that multiply the impact of Asia Society, as well as
engage and build audiences in line with the institutional strategic plan.
To do the above across all program areas and
disciplines – arts and culture programs, exhibitions, business and policy
programs, education and education.
Oversees related communications activities tied
to special events (Tiger Ball, Huffington, Night Market, etc.).
Oversees online/digital, media relations and
marketing staff and budget.
Oversees rental facilities department.
Meet/exceed budget revenue goal.
Promotes membership drives/sales.
Works closely with department directors and
Develops and implements aggressive/proactive
strategies to increase organization’s public profile in the traditional media
(print, radio, TV) as well with new media.
Builds strong relationships and partnerships
with key local and national media outlets to promote Asia Society events and
Help frame and advance positive, proactive
stories about Asia Society in print, online, radio, and television press.
Facilitates the writing of articles and opinion
pieces for publication in relevant outlets.
Works closely with the department directors and
Formulates and implements coordinated strategies
to build and enhance digital impact locally through the website, blogs, social
media, video etc.
Works with internal and external stakeholders
across the institution’s multi-disciplinary and multi-center structure.
Uses metrics to set and work towards goals,
including traffic growth.
Sets priorities and timetables for on-going web
development based on emerging trends in the fast-changing digital world.
Identifies and engages potential
Finds creative methods to build Asia Society’s
brand, promotes awareness and engagement and builds audiences for Asia
Institutes measurement and survey tools that
help define Asia Society audiences and gauge the effectiveness of marketing and
Oversees marketing activities for the Asia
Society, including development of promotional materials
Coordinates marketing activities of Asia Society
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing,
Communications/Public Relations, English, International Relations, Asian
Studies, or Political Science. Advanced degree preferred.
Eight or more years of experience working in
communications and marketing, including five or more years in a managerial
Strong writing and editing skills.
Knowledge of Asian issues is an advantage.
Strong media contacts in Houston.
Must be a team leader who uses a collegial
approach to implement strategies and achieve goals.
Creative self-starter with project management
experience and skills.
· Exceptional inter-personal skills, ability to
work successfully with extremely diverse constituencies, highly organized, with
strong attention to detail, energy and enthusiasm. Must have strong consensus-building capacity,
as well as effective and persuasive pitching, writing, editing and verbal communications
skills and a strong understanding of new media directions.
Broad interest that spans the fields of art,
culture, policy, business, and education, and the ability to strongly promote
Asia Society activities in all of these fields across many media platforms to a
range of audiences.
Maturity, calm under pressure.
Strong communications skills, written and oral.
Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment.
Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and
Ability to multi-task while maintaining vigilant
attention to details.
Personal integrity and ethical standards.
Constantly looking to apply best practices.
Predisposition to mentor and subsequently
increase responsibilities as team develops.
To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The
requirements listed with this job description are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze and
interpret event quotes, budgets, and timelines. Ability to respond effectively
to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write plans, press releases,
articles, business letters or e-mails. Comfortable and competent in speaking to
Ability to define problems,
collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Skills and Abilities:
Position requires demonstrated
applied skills in word processing and spreadsheet operations, including but not
limited to, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point) and the ability to
learn other software related to scheduling. Ability to work without direct
supervision in a small office environment is required. Ability to hold a valid
Driver’s License and possess a car that can be used for work purposes.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and
arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability
to adjust focus.
environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside
weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually
No relocation costs or travel for interviews will be covered by Asia
Society Texas Center.
Please send resume and cover
Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, Texas 77004
No phone calls please.
For more information: AsiaSociety.org/Texas
Texan production services company Bird House Productions: a self-made success story Founder Lynn Birdwell helps filmmakers land in Texas
Lynn Birdwell welcomes filmmakers to her nest – in Texas and her formally adopted hometown of Houston.
She wants everyone to know that there is no better place to shoot films than deep in the heart of Texas – and her production services company, Bird House Productions, helps filmmakers, photographers and ad agencies with globally recognized brands enjoy the benefits of shooting in the Lone Star state.
Clients rely on the company to facilitate productions from start to finish – from scouting site locations to payroll.
The company offers a variety of services, including managing schedule and budget, acting as the employer of record for personnel, arranging production and workers’ compensation insurance and facilitating the applications for state incentives. Bird House even negotiates Texas and U.S. deals with cast, crew and vendors.
The company is essentially a one-stop shop for industry professionals, a venture Birdwell founded in 2002, after nearly a decade of developing Directors, and Directors of Photography.
“I had gone to work as a broadcast producer for a large ad agency,” she said. “But my old clients kept calling me, asking, ‘Where are you? We want to work with you.”
She decided to get back to production, and start a business to serve these repeat customers – and her goal from the start was for Bird House Productions to function even better than the best in the state; she wanted her company to be one of the best in the world.
“From the very beginning, I wanted us to operate like the global-level production services companies,” she said.
Like a true Texan, she went about building the business with grit and tenacity. She pushed herself to constantly learn and update her skills – making her a real asset, with an ever-expanding knowledge base and attention to the latest trends.
In addition, Birdwell surrounds herself with as many talented individuals from her industry as possible. She began this practice when she co-founded Rio Bravo Pictures, a company she helped build into a nationally recognized brand.
“When I was starting out, I made a continued effort to hire people who knew exponentially more than I did to manage and produce projects,” she said. “I wanted to learn everything I could from the best people I could find. Those folks are still friends, and we work together to this day.”
Now she has assembled a group of most valuable players to keep Bird House running smoothly.
Birdwell takes pride in her team’s attention to details and follow through on each project.
“It’s important to me that we always maintain the industry standard production guidelines that make production processes work well,” she said. “In this business, you can never assume anything. Always be prepared for things to go wrong, because they often will.”
The approach has paid off. Bird House Productions’ work has been recognized by the American Advertising Addy Awards, Telly Awards, WorldFest Awards, MTV Awards, UK Music Video Awards, Gracie Awards and at Cannes, among others.
Birdwell remains committed to helping Houston grow into a haven for filmmakers, agency creatives and directors, to achieve their vision – a reputation she is convinced the city can easily attain.
“Houston has everything television, feature film, or commercial directors and producers could want,” she said. “From the standpoint of obtaining filming permits or easily accessing locations, it’s extremely production friendly. It can double as locations and cities around the world. Not far away there are small towns and cities that can work as towns from various time periods. Texans are overwhelmingly supportive of the film industry. And Houston is an amazing potential hub for productions of all shapes and sizes.”
For more information about Lynn Birdwell, visit lynnbirdwell.com.
For more information about Bird House Productions, visit bhprod.com.