IMG_6847A career at the Des Moines Social Club offers the unique opportunity to be a key-player in the arts and non-profit community in Des Moines, IA.

The tight-knit staff truly works as a team–collaborating with artists, other organizations, and the community to produce over 700 exciting and innovative events each year.


SALARY AND BENEFITS
DMSC offers salary and benefit packages competitive among other Des Moines nonprofit organizations.

DMSC CULTURE
Start-up meets high-impact arts and culture engine driving community vitality; the Des Moines Social Club has grown dramatically in the last few years. In 2014 we renovated a historic, art deco fire house in downtown Des Moines and quickly filled it with programming spanning dozens of arts disciplines. On any given night you may see classic theater, pop-up art galleries, circus classes, live music, culinary demonstrations, entertaining trivia competitions, and art courses for kids—all happening simultaneously. Because of this rapid growth, we’re ever adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one day may not be like the next. We know excellent art and culture is indispensable in a thriving community, and we relish opportunities to share that truth with thousands of our neighbors and partners. Just as our mission celebrates building vibrant community among people with different identities and values, cultivating an inclusive workplace and engaging diversity is a part of our core team values. DMSC welcomes your whole self and encourages people of all identities to apply.

DMSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law. Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.

Check out current openings below…

 

 


 

DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

 

JOIN OUR TEAM: The Des Moines Social Club is looking for an excellent Communications Director to join our team.

 

WHAT WE DO: The Des Moines Social Club (DMSC) is a non-profit organization that uses art and culture as a catalyst to create unprecedented community engagement.   DMSC connects creatives and audiences through thought provoking theater, visual arts, culinary arts, performing arts, music, and education classes for people of all ages. The breadth and excellence of our events is impressive, and we’re always exploring new collaborations through which we can create vibrant community.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The DMSC Communications Director ensures that inspiring stories and event information reaches the thousands of people in our fast-growing network every day.  This person will take the lead on writing and editing online communications, especially for DMSC’s email, website, and social media channels. An effective communicator and highly creative writer, the Communication Director will focus their time on creating and sending mass emails, managing several social media channels. They will also direct our targeted paid advertising and earned media strategies.

 

To thrive in this role, you must be hyper-collaborative, well organized, able to communicate in the voice of our brand, and motivated to learn something new every day. You will work with teammates across multiple program areas as well as multiple partners outside the organization.

 

Every day you will help manage the flow of DMSC’s written communications to our various target audiences.  We’re looking for someone with a relentlessly creative mind, who can also organize projects, solve problems, and improve processes on our growing team. Team players who are comfortable working with data and database systems will do well here.

 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Manage DMSC’s email schedule, writing and testing emails for various audiences.
  • Write and format emails for large, community-wide audiences; test messaging, and other creatives on editing work to ensure stories are rich, engaging, and drive attendance to our diverse events.
  • Direct creation of print and digital signage for DMSC events.
  • Manage audience member information, including regular reports on network growth and constituent engagement.
  • Organize timelines, communicate with stakeholders, collaborate with partners, and ensure project deliverables are completed to a high standard of excellence.
  • Research and test new opportunities and tools for digital marketing and communications; brainstorm new creative opportunities and work with teammates to improve the creative direction of DMSC’s work.
  • Assist Executive Director in gathering analytics data.
  • Assist colleagues in other aspects of marketing and communications as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional travel will be required as well as evening and weekend work.

 

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Executive Director

 

SUPERVISES: Marketing Associate

Street Team Manager

Contract Graphic Designers

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in communications and/or marketing with significant digital experience.
  • Experience writing for online audiences – must be able to provide multiple relevant writing samples.
  • Experience managing social media audiences
  • Basic graphic design, photography, and/or video production experience.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Experience making content updates to a website using a professional-grade CMS (Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, etc.)
  • Experience working with data and databases.
  • Familiarity with common communication topics such as email marketing, online fundraising, social media strategies, data management, website and email analytics.
  • Ability to operate with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a deadline-driven environment, balancing various short-term and ongoing projects.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues with varying levels of creative literacy.
  • Ability to give and receive appropriate creative feedback.
  • Takes pride in all work – big and little stuff – with a total sense of ownership.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, set ambitious goals, and communicate expectations with project stakeholders. The ability to follow through on ongoing projects is critical
  • Adaptability, problem solving acumen, and ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., attend weekly staff meetings, check in meetings with DMSC leadership, and work over 40 hours per week
  • Authorization to work in the United States

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: DMSC offers salaries and benefits that are competitive among other Des Moines nonprofit organizations.

 

DMSC CULTURE: Start-up meets high-impact arts and culture engine driving community vitality; the Des Moines Social Club has grown dramatically in the last few years. In 2014 we renovated an historic, art deco fire house in downtown Des Moines and quickly filled it with programming spanning dozens of arts disciplines.  On any given night you may see classic theater, pop-up art galleries, circus classes, live music, culinary demonstrations, entertaining trivia competitions, and art courses for kids—all happening simultaneously.  Because of this rapid growth, we’re ever adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one day may not be like the next. We know excellent art and culture is indispensable in a thriving community, and we relish opportunities to share that truth with thousands of our neighbors and partners. Just as our mission celebrates building vibrant community among people with different identities and values, cultivating an inclusive workplace and engaging diversity is a part of our core values. DMSC welcomes your whole self and encourages people of all identities to apply.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Resumes and cover letters are due by August 1. Email your resume and cover letter to careers@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

START DATE: Immediately

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The Communications Director position requires the ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to: maintain regular attendance; travel on occasion within the U.S; work cooperatively with others; adhere to DMSC personnel policies and safety rules; sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; operate standard office equipment including computers, telephones, photocopiers, and projectors; communicate orally, in writing, and via computers and digital devices; and requires close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, view a computer terminal and other office equipment.

 

DMSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law.  Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.