Contact Person: Marcie Bramucci
Department: Community Investment
People’s Light invites applications for the role of Community Ambassador to broaden the reach of the upcoming world premiere production of Mud Row by Dominique Morisseau to diverse new and expanded audiences. Mud Row is the second production to emerge from the New Play Frontiers (NPF) residency & commissioning program at People’s Light.
NPF is a long-term initiative to conceive, develop, and produce new plays that explore our American identity through stories of deep meaning to specific local populations. Acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau has engaged deeply with residents and stakeholders of West Chester, PA since beginning her NPF residency over five years ago.
The Community Ambassador will work closely with the Director of Community Investment to implement Consensus Organizing for Theatre (CO) strategies with a range of communities, including residents of West Chester, PA with particular emphasis on African American residents – many of whom were instrumental in the inspiration and evolution of this piece – to achieve audience engagement goals expressed within the theatre’s long range plan toward inclusion and representation of underrepresented populations. The Community Ambassador will also work closely with the Group Sales Associate, in facilitating group attendance to this production.
The Community Ambassador will be a key representative of the theatre – linking the creative work and artistic aspirations of the production to the interests and needs of community members as individuals and groups. The Community Ambassador will also be immersed in the creative process of this production at strategic times throughout the play’s evolution.
The Community Ambassador will identify and work with specific segments of the
community who would be most responsive to the production. The Community
Ambassador will directly engage with identified constituencies to connect and explore opportunities for involvement around the production, including, but not limited to play attendance.
- Build awareness and enthusiasm for this production at a grass roots level.
- Cultivate (and coordinate) new and returning patrons for individual and group
- Compose bi-weekly reports for senior staff on project progress and deliverables.
- Solicit and consolidate project data and information (feedback, quotes, photos/videos, etc.) for promotion, social media and reporting purposes.
- Draft content for promotional (i.e. blog posts) and reporting purposes.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and listener, as well as a highly organized, friendly, focused, tenacious, thorough, diplomatic, and patient person. The person well-suited to this role will enjoy creative problem solving, thrive in social situations, and enjoy galvanizing others around a particular cause or event.
- Project management experience
- Experience as a cultural worker / activist / community organizer
- Experience working with the African American Community in the Delaware Valley region
- Proven track record of achieving deliverables on par with the goals and expectations of this position
- Deadline-, results-, and detail-oriented
- 360-degree thinking, ability to connect the dots across agendas
Must also have personal automobile or reliable transportation to engage in meetings with a diversity of community organizations across Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties at times that may extend beyond a traditional workday.
Dates of Employment: April 18 - August 11, 2019
This is a project-based, temporary staff position.
Key event dates/times:
May 21 & May 22 10am-6pm
May 30 5-7pm
June 25 7-10pm
June 30 6-10pm
July 25 5:30-7:30pm
The Community Ambassador will operate as an independent contractor on a W-9.
Total compensation for this position is $5000.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and two professional references to Marcie Bramucci, Director of Community Investment at email@example.com on or before April 2, 2019.
People’s Light is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.
People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.