423 Park Avenue
The Cinema Arts Centre (CAC) is Long Island's premier, year-round, independent and international film showcase and its leading 501(c)3 not-for-profit community cinema. Located on Long Island's North Shore, the CAC offers unique programming, with three theaters, and our Sky Room Café.
We present compelling American and international films, restored classics as well as entertaining popular films, adventurous and cutting edge films, and a remarkable array of monthly film series, often coordinated with music, art exhibits and more. Educational programming includes workshops in screen-writing and filmmaking, and lectures on film topics. Our Film Arts in Education program enhances curriculum for Long Island middle school and high school students. The CAC has hosted countless in-person discussions and receptions with directors, celebrities, scholars, and critics.
For 45 years, Long Island residents and visitors from all over have come to rely on the CAC to produce film programs of great artistic and social merit. The CAC is more than just a movie house; it is a true community center, using the power of film to elevate dialogue on issues broad in scope - from what it means to be an artist to what it means to be a citizen. The CAC has about 10,000 active members and attracts about 150,000 visitors each year, a testament to the ongoing relevance of CAC's film presentations and screening and discussion programs and to the demand for this unique venue for films and programs that cannot be found at the commercial multiplex.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Reporting to the Co-Directors, the Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the promotion of all special events and film openings, as well as the organization as a whole. The Director of Marketing and Communications also works closely with the Development Department to promote membership and fundraising initiatives, through multi-channel efforts including production of a monthly podcast and trailers to run on our four screens. The job requires knowledge of both traditional and new media, as well as outreach to local organizations and interest groups. Promotional methods include print and online film reviews, articles and features, radio interviews, television segments, ads, mass and targeted email outreach and multiple social media outlets.
This is a full-time position. Salary in the low to mid 40s, plus contribution toward health benefits.
- Regularly send press releases of all special events and film openings
- Field and respond to media inquiries generated by those releases
- Solicit articles, features and reviews in print, online, radio and TV
- Collaborate with local organizations for cross promotion opportunities
- Cultivate and maintain special interest email lists in order to generate direct email marketing
- Produce newsletters, brochures, direct marketing pieces and other printed material
- Produce monthly podcast in coordination with CAC's Development Department
- Independently produce, or coordinate with in-kind partners to produce short promotional trailers to advertise CAC initiatives
- Solicit, arrange and organize media interviews (print, radio and TV) for special events and general stories about the organization
- Coordinate and oversee photo sessions for public relations and marketing purposes
- Coordinate handling of reviewers, including contacting them, securing comp tickets, and compiling press packets
- Oversee the archiving of all press clippings, video clips, radio tapes and photo library.
- Responsible for design and/or placement of ads
- Oversee website updates and work to optimize the CAC website
- Contribute to all social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Soundcloud)
- Experience working in publicity; non-profit arts organization experience is preferred
- Experience working with journalists and writers from major news publications
- Experience with Constant Contact or similar email marketing software
- Experience working with WordPress or similar web editor
- Experience growing a social media following
- Experience using basic sound and video software
- Knowledge of Long Island community organizations and interest groups
- A love of film
This is a full-time position. Salary in the low to mid 40s, plus contribution toward health benefits
Applicants should apply immediately. Immediate availability is helpful.
To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample. No phone calls please.
The Cinema Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Contribution toward health benefits.
Minimum Education Required