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Associate Director of Communications

Organization: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Date Posted: 8/8/2017
City: Ashland
Location: Oregon
Country: United States
Primary Category: Public Relations
Salary: $65,000.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking an outgoing and experienced person Develops, integrates and implements broad-based multimedia, social media and communication plans to publicize and promote OSF’s performances, events and initiatives with messaging that conveys OSF’s values of excellence, engagement, equity, diversity and inclusion.  Each year OSF presents an eight-and-a-half-month season of eleven plays in three theatres, totaling approximately 800 performances, plus extensive educational offerings to all playgoers.


Duties include, but are not limited to, acting as primary public relations contact for all OSF departments and is the official spokesperson for OSF; developing, coordinating and implementing seasonal publicity, communications and social media plans; framing and pitching stories about OSF’s performances, events, and initiatives to national, regional and local media outlets.


Among other requirements, the ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience in media and public relations that includes progressive assumption of greater levels of responsibility; a demonstrated track record of developing successful and productive relationships with cultural and ethnic specific media outlets; the ability to pass a background check and driver record check.  For a complete list of duties and requirements, please visit


At OSF we believe that diverse ideas, cultures and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the nation and enrich our insights into the work we present on stage.  We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relation efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors. People of color and members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. 


As a supervisor, the Associate Director of Communications will be expected to embrace the Festival’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This individual must model inclusive behavior and demonstrate a degree of cultural competency that enhances relationships with all company members while working with staff to build and maintain an inclusive environment.


Annual salary range starts at $65,000; final offer will be made based on experience. Benefits include, medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, and a matching retirement program. Relocation reimbursement and housing assistance may be available.

How to Apply / Contact

To apply for this position please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, b) résumé and c) three professional references (name and phone number) by September 4, 2017 to In order to avoid spam and scams, we request that you type in the subject line of your email the following information: Associate Director of Communications: Your Last Name, Your First Name (where you learned about this position). Example: Associate Director of Communications: Capulet, Juliet (OSF website)

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