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VOLUNTEER & WORK OPPORTUNITIES

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VOLUNTEER & WORK OPPORTUNITIES

WORK OPPORTUNITIES:

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

TITLE: Communications Manager

REPORTS TO: Development Director

STATUS: Salary/Exempt

SCHEDULE: Full Time

START DATE: Winter 2021

SALARY: $40,000

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**QT/BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

About The Steel Yard: The Steel Yard is an award-winning industrial arts center, a manufacturer of custom fine and functional public art, a craft school, shared studio, and Providence’s most unique private outdoor venue.

Our Mission: The Steel Yard’s historic campus is a platform for professional artists, makers and the community to practice and learn the industrial arts. The organization fosters creative and economic opportunities, by providing workspace, tools, training and education, while forging lasting links to a local tradition of craftsmanship.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism: At the Steel Yard, we believe everyone deserves access to the education, skills, and equipment needed to directly improve their conditions and community. It is the policy of the Steel Yard that there shall be no discrimination to participation or employment based on race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations, or military status. You can learn more about DEI at The Steel Yard here

Communications Manager: The Steel Yard is seeking a highly diligent, creative and confident individual for the role of Communications Manager. The Communications Manager is responsible for crafting the marketing and communication strategies for The Steel Yard and is a key player in supporting fund development & community engagement. Ideal candidates are expert communicators, skillful wordsmiths, multi-taskers, teamplayers and true community stewards. They understand the importance of timing and setting, can respond to crises and setbacks gracefully, and are committed to ensuring equity and accessibility in all of their communication efforts. 

Communications Manager Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Brand Ambassador to ensure brand continuity and integrity across all communication efforts
  • Primary website manager overseeing the functionality of the organization’s website. They evaluate and manage website performance, update content as needed, and manage the website’s ecommerce platforms. Distribute press announcements, as needed
  • Coordinate and execute digital fund development campaigns in collaboration with Development Director
  • Coordinate both organization wide, and program specific, advertising and marketing efforts in collaboration with program administrators
  • Develop cohesive program driven communication strategies and quality control of all information released. Write, edit, and distribute content, including social media, website content, annual reports, interviews, and other marketing material that communicates the organization’s mission, vision and values
  • Assess and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies
  • Recruit, hire, and manage third-party artists, designers, photographers, and/or videographers to produce project specific materials
  • Responsible for overseeing the production and quality control of branded print materials and merchandise with hired third-party partners
  • Maintain organization-wide database of digital photographs, videos and other digital materials
  • Manage and maintain organizational contacts & email lists 
  • Maintain records of media coverage
  • Support development efforts such as meetings, press conferences, and presentations
  • Coordinate and facilitate tours of studio and campus
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community partners

GENERAL & ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Promote The Steel Yard mission, vision & values
  • Regularly attend staff meetings and maintain an active office presence
  • Participate in other organizational meetings as needed
  • Submit annual budget proposals and monthly department board reports
  • Supervise and oversee interns and volunteers as needed

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE/MANAGEMENT:

  • Participate in upcoming organizational strategic planning process
  • Update current Communications strategy document to reflect 1 and 3 year goals
  • Participate in the hiring process for ‘Events Coordinator’

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor Degree or previous success in communications management. Lived experience considered over degrees
  • ​​Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with communications technologies
  • Ability to multitask, manage time well and work under deadline
  • Enthusiasm to work with diverse community of creatives and makers
  • Interest in becoming an active Steel Yard community member

DESIRED

  • Bilingual/ Multilingual
  • Experience with WordPress & Woocommerce websites
  • Experience with online marketing platform Constant Contact, Eventbrite
  • Experience with Salesforce 
  • Experience with Adobe Suite software

COMPENSATION

  • Full studio access
  • Discounts on Steel Yard courses
  • Paid vacation
  • Personal time and sick leave
  • Healthcare split
  • $40,000/year starting salary

PERFORMANCE REVIEW: Oral review at 6 months, written review annually, following the first year of employment, in January.


TO APPLY::: 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Please include two references that can speak to your strengths regarding this position, and any specific examples of relevant past work.

The subject line of your email should be:  COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER/your name.

All applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

Position open until filled.

SEND TO:::   jobs@thesteelyard.org 

Learn more about The Steel Yard by reading our 2020 annual report.

The Steel Yard is committed to diversity and inclusion. The Steel Yard is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected.


ARTIST INSTRUCTOR

The Steel Yard seeks experienced artists to teach community courses in blacksmithing, welding, ceramics, jewelry, and iron casting. Instructors are needed for introductory, advanced, and project-based courses; new course ideas are welcomed. Courses run all year round and include weekend workshops, single-night events, and multi-week classes. Compensation is commensurate with contact teaching hours.

Steel Yard courses aim to give community members exposure to a range of industrial art forms in a safe, fun, welcoming, and creative environment. Interested artist instructors must have proven experience in their medium and teaching. This includes understanding the process, ability to see a project through, correct and safe use of equipment, and ability to give clear directions to students of different ages with varying levels of experience and learning skills.

TO APPLY

Please provide:

  • Cover letter/ detailing your teaching methodology
  • Resume
  • 5-10 images of relevant work
  • Applications should be submitted via email to courses@thesteelyard.org with “Prospective Instructor” in the subject line.

The Steel Yard is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is the policy of the Steel Yard that there shall be no discrimination with respect to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations, or military status. Read our DEI & Anti-Racism Statement here.

PUBLIC PROJECTS METAL ARTIST (FABRICATORS WITH DESIGN SKILLS)

The Public Projects department at The Steel Yard contracts with artists on a project basis to design, fabricate and install high-quality functional public art. We look for artists who are creative problem-solvers, work well in a shared industrial shop, meet deadlines, and produce quality, long-lasting work. While some projects may require more than one artists, each artist is paid as an independent contractor. All work is performed in our fully equipped industrial arts shop.

Most projects require the following skills: Welding, Metal Fabrication, 3D Design

TO APPLY

Please provide:

  • Cover letter/ list of your relevant skills
  • Resume
  • 5-10 images of relevant work
  • Applications should be submitted via email to projects@thesteelyard.org with “Public Projects Artist” in the subject line.

The Steel Yard is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is the policy of the Steel Yard that there shall be no discrimination with respect to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations, or military status. Read our DEI & Anti-Racism Statement here.

VOLUNTEER

Want to get involved at The Steel Yard? Becoming a volunteer is the perfect start. The Steel Yard is a community and shared studio; we always need help with cleaning, organizing, building, painting, etc. We also organize a ton of creative projects throughout the year. It’s a BIG Yard and we need as much help as we can get!

Send us a message if you or an organization you are involved with would like to partner with The Steel Yard for a volunteer project!

Questions? Contact: volunteer@thesteelyard.org or call the office, (401) 273-7101.

The Steel Yard is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is the policy of the Steel Yard that there shall be no discrimination with respect to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations, or military status. Read our DEI & Anti-Racism Statement here.