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Community Coordinator

Jobs & Auditions


Community Coordinator

Location: Part remote and partly in person at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Employment Level: Part-time, hourly paid, expected 10 hours per week, $22 per hour

Flexibility: Some flexibility in location and hours, work includes occasional evenings and weekends.  

Start Date: ASAP

To express interest please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining how you would apply your skills and experience to the role to Hannah Henderson, Managing Director on hannah@improv.org by Sunday 6th November.

Interviews will take place by zoom the week of Nov 14th. 

Overview

The Community Coordinator is a crucial part of the BATS staff team that helps us expand our reach and engagement to serve diverse communities with improv through our shows, classes and training. The Community Coordinator has networks and relationships with underserved communities in San Francisco and works closely with the staff team, especially the Co-Artistic Directors, the Head of School and the Digital Marketing Manager to identify and outreach target groups to build relationships, audience and community for relevant BATS programs. They are responsible for arranging community engagement events, helping to promote awareness of and encouraging applications for our Communities of Color Scholarship Program and providing administrative support around donor engagement. They participate as an active member of our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee.

BATS Improv is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are dedicated to hiring employees who reflect the communities we serve, including women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people living with disabilities. BATS Improv will provide accommodations in all aspects of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. BATS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

If you think you could be a good fit for the role but don’t have all of the required experience we encourage you to apply. 

Benefits of working at BATS Improv:

  • Flexible hours
  • Paid time off
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Mixture of in office & remote 
  • Creative environment
  • 35 year reputation & experience
  • Opportunity for growth of position as we recover from financial challenges of pandemic
  • Work with a staff from diverse backgrounds & experiences

Primary Responsibilities

  • Proactively identify, develop and implement opportunities for new outreach programs – particularly for underrepresented communities such as BIPOC youth. Represent BATS with community partners and be our key point of contact.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations. Research and identify new potential partners and co-developing activity and content to meet their needs.
  • Working with the Managing Director, establish programs to donate spare capacity (e.g. unused space, class places, show tickets) to/via community organizations. Establish discounted sales programs and promote BATS shows to underserved audiences.
  • Create and coordinate events which form the heart of the BATS community experience, such as the holiday party. 
  • Support the Marketing and Grant writing staff by providing stories from the BATS community and outreach programs for use in communications and applications
  • Conduct studies/surveys to understand the demographics of the BATS community
  • Help identify candidates to participate in BATS volunteer reward program 
  • Liaise with company, staff, coaches, and other front-line staff to raise awareness of opportunities and challenges in community and student interactions
  • Participate in the BATS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion action planning and take on specific tasks related to the implementation of our Equity Action plan
  • Administration of donor communication and gratitude using our CiviCRM customer database and community website

We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience: 
    • 2 years’ experience managing or coordinating community outreach and engagement programs preferably with youth / theater / education / non-profit arts 
    • Knowledge of and connections within diverse communities across San Francisco, especially underserved BIPOC and youth
    • Familiarity and Experience with JEDI – Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and a genuine commitment to engaging and serving underrepresented communities (including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and Disabled)
    • Some experience managing or coordinating events and related logistics preferred
  • Skills
    • Strong administrative skills including attention to detail, planning and organizing and record keeping 
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills, in writing and in person 
    • Comfortable working with or quickly learning to work with various web based applications such as our customer relationship management database, Zoom and Google Suite applications 
  • Style
    • Self-starter: is proactive, organized, disciplined and able to plan and work independently, able to reprioritize effectively
    • Collaborative and communicative: enjoys working as part of a small team and maintains regular channels of communication with team members
    • Resilience, flexibility, creativity and innovation, does not give up easily

We are looking for someone who can bring the majority of these skills to the role. If you have most but not all of the skills outlined above we would encourage you to apply and tell us how you would approach the role.

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Shows every Friday and Saturday

The BATS Main Stage Company performs every Friday and Saturday night at 8:00. Shows are either virtual or take place in BATS’ Bayfront Theater at historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s scenic Marina District. Shows change every month.

 

Accessibility Accommodations

 

To request accommodations for performance and classes please send requests to us at bats@improv.org

The Bay Front theatre is wheelchair accessible and Closed captioning is available for all of our Live Performances in Zoom, and available on recordings of Virtual performances on Facebook ad Youtube.

For more information about accessibility at BATS Improv or to request an accommodation please contact us at least two weeks before your scheduled class or performance.

Map & Nearby

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At Fort Mason Center: 
The Interval 
(bar w/ snacks)
Greens (upscale vegetarian)
Off the Grid (food truck festival)
 

Our Favorites Near by:
Delarosa
 (roman-style pizzeria)
Patxi’s Chicago Pizza (pizza)
Plant (organic vegetarian)
Plutos (fresh american)
Tacolicious (untraditional taqueria)
The Tipsy Pig (gastropub)
 

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