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Do you love film and music? Do you want to learn about the behind the scenes of a festival? Join our team!

JxJ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The EDCJCC seeks an experienced and motivated Artistic director to set the artistic vision, programming strategy, and direction for the annual JxJ: Washington Jewish Film and Music Festival and robust slate of year-round film and music programming. JxJ is one of the nation’s leading presenters of contemporary Jewish and Israeli film and music, annually hosting programs for 30,000 patrons in 2019. After pivoting to mostly virtual programming in 2020-2021, JxJ returned to in-person programming for a scaled-down 2022 Festival, with the aim of returning to pre-pandemic volume by 2023-2024.

The ideal candidate will bring substantial knowledge and passion for films, music, and the artists and industry that support their output. Prior successful experience working with film distributors, sales agents, producers, musicians, talent agents, and PR companies is essential.

The Artistic Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and supervises staff, including, temporary staff for the Festival.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Establish a shared curational and strategic artistic direction, in concert with the EDCJCC CEO, programming colleagues across the institution, and the JxJ Council (a group of layleaders and financial supporters committed to JxJ’s mission).
  • Establish, maintain and deepen working relationships with film and music distributors, agents, producers, and independent artists. Actively track and check-in with projects in-progress, in late stages of production, and recently completed to secure relevant contemporary programming across the JxJ lineup.
  • Book and negotiate all aspects of film, music, and artist invitations for JxJ programming.
  • Oversee guest travel and needs in support of JxJ artistic programming.
  • Plan thoughtful and engaging Q&As, panel conversations, and introductions to JxJ programming. In many cases introduce, moderate and/or lead panel discussions.
  • Write, edit, and oversee the collection and creation of editorial and communication materials that connect audiences with the artistic lineup
  • Balance forward-thinking and innovative programming with the diverse and evolving needs and desires of the EDCJCC audience to ensure a vibrant program that engages with critical themes and conversations for the DC public (both within and outside of the institutional Jewish world).
  • Forge meaningful programmatic partnerships with a wide array of DC institutions and stakeholders, ranging from other Jewish/Israeli organizations, to NGOs, arts-focused entities, and more.
  • Support the EDCJCC’s development department by writing programmatic narratives for JxJ-specific grants, and by keeping individual donors appraised of relevant developments and opportunities to engage with JxJ programming.
  • Manage a streamlined process of marketing and technical asset collection, working closely with JxJ and EDCJCC production staff to ensure best-in-class projection, sound, and technical presentation across all JxJ events.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A palpable passion for, and knowledge of: film, music, Jewish cultural arts and related conversations.
  • A track record of success and accomplishment in public programming, ideally in the film, music and/or Jewish context.
  • A thorough and practical knowledge of the film and music industries, key players, companies, and professional presentation standards.
  • A track record of balancing revenue targets with programmatic goals to offer unique and essential cultural experiences.
  • A talent for professionally managing competing deadlines, complex relationships, and layered priorities.
  • A comfort with public speaking, and ability to connect with audiences and artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.
  • The ability to maintain grace and composure under pressure
  • Experience and familiarity with Washington, DC Jewish, Israeli and/or arts communities a major plus.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship of staff

Salary and Benefits:
$65,000-70,000 based on qualifications and experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package (health/dental/life/disability/FSA/401(k)), fitness and pool membership and access to a vibrant array of EDCJCC programs and services.

Please send a cover letter with resume, indicating your interest in and qualifications for the position to Isabelle Badoux, Human Resources Director, ibadoux@edcjcc.org.

ARTS MARKETING MANAGER

Employment Type: Full Time, Year-Round, Salaried (Exempt)
Special Considerations:
Occasional evening and weekend availability is essential. Full availability for annual May JxJ Festival is a requirement.
Benefits:
Health, vacation, and retirement benefits. Transportation and gym access benefits.
Salary: $60,000-$65,000/year commensurate with experience

About
The Edlavitch DCJCC (EDCJCC) is the Jewish community’s address in our nation’s capital, providing uniquely urban educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the DC community inside and outside the beltway. Theater J and JxJ are programs of the EDCJCC

Theater J is a nationally renowned, professional theater that celebrates, explores, and struggles with the complexities and nuances of both the Jewish experience and the universal human condition. Theater J presents six productions each year.

JxJ is the EDCJCC’s multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals alongside hybrid arts programming. The public programming of JxJ is split between a major annual Festival in May and a set of year-round offerings.

Position
The EDCJCC Arts Marketing Manager leads marketing and communications efforts for Theater J and JxJ and operates out of the EDCJCC’s centralized Marketing and Development department. The EDCJCC Arts Communications Manager reports to both the Managing Director of Theater J and the Director of Communications and Operations of JxJ.

Responsibilities

  • Marketing
    • Implement and evaluate the marketing strategy and budget for all JxJ and Theater J programs to raise $1.2M earned income through single tickets, subscriptions, passes, classes, trips, and concessions, with a particular focus on digital campaigns and targeting primary, secondary, and tertiary audience segments.
    • Work with Theater J, JxJ, and ticket office staff to manage ticket inventory and implement promotions.
    • Work with the EDCJCC marketing staff to integrate arts marketing strategies with the Center’s goals.
  • Email Campaigns: Oversee Theater J and JxJ’s email marketing, email list management, and collecting and analyzing data to increase audience engagement.
  • Analytics: Plan, collect, and analyze patron and ticketing data, including annual audience surveying and Google analytics, and apply data to email campaign, targeted advertising, and audience segmentation.
  • Material Creation: Manage the creation and distribution of promotional and printed materials, including flyers, invitations, brochures, and direct mail pieces in collaboration with the EDCJCC’s Marketing team.

Qualifications

  • At least three years of marketing or communications experience, preferably in the arts
  • At least three years of experience with digital marketing strategy (Facebook/Meta Advertising, Google Ads, SEO, etc.)
  • Experience with Adobe CC, including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Outstanding collaborator and proactive problem solver
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to participate ‘hands on’ in all aspect of event setup, management, and breakdown.
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@edcjcc.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please use “Arts Marketing Manager” in the email subject line. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

ARTS OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Employment Type: Full Time, Year-Round, Salaried (Exempt)
Special Considerations:
Occasional evening and weekend availability is essential. Full availability for annual May JxJ Festival is a requirement.
Benefits:
Health, vacation, and retirement benefits. Transportation and gym access benefits.
Salary: $45,000/year

About
The Edlavitch DCJCC (EDCJCC) is the Jewish community’s address in our nation’s capital, providing uniquely urban educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the DC community inside and outside the beltway. Theater J and JxJ are programs of the EDCJCC

Theater J is a nationally renowned, professional theater that celebrates, explores, and struggles with the complexities and nuances of both the Jewish experience and the universal human condition. Theater J presents six productions each year.

JxJ is the EDCJCC’s multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals alongside hybrid arts programming. The public programming of JxJ is split between a major annual Festival in May and a set of year-round offerings.

Position
The EDCJCC Arts Outreach Coordinator leads outreach, audience development, and community engagement efforts for Theater J and JxJ, and operates out of the EDCJCC’s centralized Marketing and Development department. The EDCJCC Arts Outreach Coordinator reports to both the Managing Director of Theater J and the Director of Communications and Operations of JxJ.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement outreach to community groups, including within and outside the Jewish community, to forge deep, engaged, and meaningful relationships, targeting groups and communities throughout the year in order to increase attendance and group sales at Theater J and JxJ performances and programs.
  • Work with EDCJCC Marketing team to create and implement social media campaigns, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and other platforms heavily used by audience segments.
  • Manage Public Relations firms to generate and track press coverage, including reviews, features, and listings, both locally and nationally. Expand public relations efforts to increase national profile, with a particular focus on Jewish groups visiting DC.
  • Lead efforts to sell advertising space in Theater J’s programs, focusing on building relationships with local businesses.
  • Help programming staff with crafting panel discussions by tapping into subject matter experts at partner organizations.
  • Work with the Theater J Council and JxJ Council on outreach strategies.
  • Manage and expand Theater J’s Passports Free Ticket Program, designed to provide access to critically underserved communities.
  • Help to develop and manage partnerships with schools, both local and national.
  • Collaborate with other EDCJCC programs to promote events.

Qualifications

  • Prior outreach or communications experience, preferably in the arts
  • Passion for theater, film, and/or music programming
  • Outstanding collaborator, team player, and proactive problem solver
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to participate ‘hands on’ in all aspect of event setup, management, and breakdown
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@edcjcc.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please use “Arts Outreach Coordinator” in the email subject line. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

JxJ INTERN

JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival alongside original cutting edge hybrid arts programming—all presented as one massive three-week experience, taking over the greater Washington region. Between the Festival and year-round programming, JxJ attracts over 25,000 patrons annually across 150+ events.

Internship Description
JxJ at the Edlavitch DCJCC is currently seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team as a JxJ Intern, at least 2 days (16 hours) per week. Internships are arranged based on the person’s availability – we do our best to work with your schedule. Interns will learn about nonprofit arts programming by assisting in multiple aspects of the year-round and festival programs including, but not limited to, marketing and community outreach, film proofing and print tracking, research, and special events. Summer interns have the unique opportunity to take part in a critical planning phase for Fall Year-Round programs.

Tasks Include:

  • Track and coordinate Festival materials (filmmaker bios, headshots, etc)
  • Work with the Operations Manager to track, receive, and distribute Festival films to venues
  • Assist with ensuring all content is scheduled for and passes technical checks
  • Research and enter into Zone Festival (database) events in consideration for the Festival
  • Assist with planning special events including Opening, Closing and Centerpiece evenings
  • Brainstorm, research and contact new community partners
  • Coordinate and analyze social media
  • Assist with coordinating Press Accreditation
  • Work to distribute print programs to partners and local organizations
  • Prepare and analyze audience surveys
  • Assist with the creation of marketing materials, including flyers, press lists, e-newsletters
  • Provide administrative support for daily office tasks
  • Collaborate with the JxJ team to create innovative programs and reach new audiences

To apply, submit a resume, short cover letter, and availability to Alexis Rodriguez at alexisr@edcjcc.org.

No phone calls, please. This is an unpaid position, school credit may be arranged.