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Director of Marketing and Communications

Website Richland Academy of the Arts

Explore the Artist Within

To apply for this job email your details to mbenson@richlandacademy.com

Job Description

Director of Marketing & Communications at the Richland Academy of the Arts (Mansfield, OH)

Spring 2024

Title: Director of Marketing & Communications

Employer: Richland Academy of the Arts (RAA)


Salary Range: Dependent on qualifications and experience.

Hours: Full-time (40 Hours/Week)

Full Job Announcement

The Director of Marketing and Communications at the Richland Academy of the Arts (RAA) is responsible for the strategy, development, and execution of marketing and communications on all platforms (i.e., local and national news outlets on radio, TV, print media, billboards, and social media). The individual will also maintain the website using WordPress. The professional will work closely with the leadership group and join an enthusiastic team of arts educators/advocates.

The RAA exists to provide quality educational experiences in the arts and offers instruction in dance, music, visual arts, theatre, and martial arts. Learning opportunities at the RAA include more than eight thousand classes annually, many events and performances provided to our 1400+ students, community programs/partnerships, public workshops, public masterclasses, and summer camps. The RAA’s mission “...is to foster, through artistic expression, the creative potential that exists in everyone to enrich the lives of our neighbors, our community, and the world at large.”




Bachelor's degree preferred.



Five or more years of experience working on or with a marketing and communications team is preferred.

Experience working in a non-profit environment or any combination of education and experience that would suggest an equivalent background.

The ideal candidate should possess the following abilities:

Ability to communicate the mission and vision of the RAA arts education programs to a diverse external audience using all platforms (i.e., local and national news outlets on radio, TV, print media, billboards, and social media).

Ability to maintain and update the RAA website using WordPress

Ability to design marketing and communication materials using a variety of software programs

(See “Required Materials: Portfolio” below)

Ability to write confidently in a variety of styles or for a variety of audiences

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

Ability to build relationships with staff/faculty colleagues and outside media partners in Richland County, Ohio, as well as negotiate marketing contracts with local providers

Ability to assist in grant writing for special projects, annual funding events, as well as onsite community events

Ability to develop music, dance, theatre, visual arts, martial arts programs, event flyers, and informational pamphlets, our RAA Newsletter, along with taking photographs/videos for marketing purposes

Ability to attend weekly staff meetings



Flexible work schedule

Simple IRA

BCI/FBI Background Check Reimbursement

Professional development assistance

Paid-time-off for Holidays

Discounted tickets to RAA performances/events


Work Location

In-person work is preferred. Some remote work is negotiable.


Physical Requirements

The ability to lift/transport and move small boxes/RAA banners and or marketing materials

Some travel will be required to meet with community members and organizations in Mansfield, Ohio


Required Materials

Letter of Interest/Application detailing marketing and communications work experience, education, and interest in the position related to the job announcement, responsibilities, qualifications, and abilities outlined here. In this letter, please address your knowledge of “arts” education and the RAA's role and value, in your opinion, in our Richland County community. If the applicant has an arts background, this would be preferred.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Portfolio: examples of work related to marketing and communications (e.g., Design portfolio that incorporates showcasing photography, videos, etc.)

Three letters of recommendation in support of and included in your application


Send required materials electronically or in hard copy to


Dr. Michael Benson, Executive Director

Richland Academy of the Arts

75 North Walnut Street

Mansfield, OH 44902

To apply for this job email your details to mbenson@richlandacademy.com