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Now Hiring: Communications Consultant at Kaivalya Plays Foundation

Kaivalya Plays Foundation (KPF) is looking for a part-time Communications Consultant to join their team and drive external communications across different projects. This is a remote position with a flexible working schedule open to candidates across India.


You can read more about the organization and the role below, and send in your applications at the link (bit.ly/kpcomms22)


The deadline for applications is 5pm IST, Thursday 27th January 2022. In case of queries, please write to us at contact@kaivalyaplays.org


Summary:

Title: Communications Consultant

Reports To: General Manager

Nature: Part-Time, Consultant

Hours: 25 hours/month (Flexible schedule)

Fees: INR 12,500/month

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm IST, 27th January 2022


About Kaivalya Plays Foundation

Kaivalya Plays Foundation is an Indian performing arts and production company led by Varoon P. Anand as Artistic Director and Gaurav Singh as General Manager. With its roots in the cultural capital of India, New Delhi, the organization has created innovative artistic experiences with a focus on community-building. Since 2012, they have worked consistently, been very noisy, and built associations with institutions all across India and the world. Known for their multidisciplinary approach, their projects span improvisational theatre, immersive experiences, arts management, applied theatre and digital theatre. The team has also undertaken a slew of community-building initiatives through theatre training workshops, dramatized readings, installations, festivals, and more. Their artistic training and theatre pedagogy is grounded in spontaneous improvisation, lying at the intersection of short-form improvisation (for performances and workshop) and applied improvisation (with a focus on mental health, business, education, training). They also kick-started the Theatre Management Fellowship, a one-of-a-kind training program for strategic management and creative administration of theatre as well as hosts of the Delhi Chapter for Arts & Culture Resources India (ACRI). They are the lead researchers behind Safety in the Performing Arts; a comprehensive study towards understanding the safety of performers, spaces and audiences safety in the Indian context. To this effect, they have created a publicly available Safe Space practice and Code of Conduct that they bring to all their projects as well as offered workshops and consultations for safety in the arts.


Read more about their past and ongoing projects at www.kaivalyaplays.org


What’s it like working at Kaivalya Plays? Read through some of our team member’s journeys here: https://www.kaivalyaplays.org/blog/categories/team-speak


About The Role

The Communications Consultant plays a pivotal role in capturing, documenting and communicating a diverse portfolio of artistic projects to different audiences. From educational courses and theatre productions to multidisciplinary collaborations and impact stories, the Communication Consultant will be responsible for driving external visibility and transparency. The role will work closely with the Artistic Director and General Manager at Kaivalya Plays, in addition to different Project Managers, and receive all the requisite information and materials which the Communications Consultant would then craft into creative communications. This role is also entrusted with engaging and growing our different communities – students, audiences, performers and partners – through mindful decisions about communications content, mediums and frequency.


Role and responsibilities:

  • Social Media - Post regular updates about ongoing projects, upcoming events and the organization on our different social media profiles. You will also be the point person to reply to messages and enquiries on social media.

  • Email - Craft a monthly newsletter for our students, performers, partners and other patrons.

  • Community Engagement – Manage and post information and prompts into our Facebook and Whatsapp groups.

  • Website - Update our website with upcoming event information as well as manage project-related pages.

  • Program Communication: Set up and manage communications with students and audiences before and after the event. You will be supported by the project managers

  • Reporting: Sharing an update on communications materials, their performance and other metrics with the team.

Please note that these are the core tasks we envision for this role, but they might change or be tweaked depending on the actual cultural calendar of the organization, which is subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic.


Requirements and experience:

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in arts marketing and creative communications, especially attention to detail and a high level of written expression. They should have high technical familiarity with different marketing software, including content management systems (CMS), email marketing, graphic design and social media management. Lastly, this role requires someone who is able to break down a comprehensive communications strategy into smaller, actionable tasks that they can manage independently. We are open to hearing from candidates who may not have these specific requirements but have transferrable skills.


In terms of technical requirements, you should be familiar with the following software: Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), Wix, Canva, Notion. If not, you should be familiar with alternatives and we will onboard you onto our systems and technical workflows.

This is a remote working role, meaning you can be based anywhere in India. The role is capped at 25 hours every month and you have the flexibility to decide how these hours are structured (for eg. 1.5 hours every weekday or 1 working day every week) after prior discussion. This is also a freelance / consulting role, meaning you’ll be paid through invoices you raise and you’ll be responsible for managing your own taxes.


Application Process

Those interested can submit their application form on this link (bit.ly/kpcomms22) by 5pm, Thursday 27th January 2022. We aim to get in touch with all candidates by February 1st 2022. Follow up interviews and application rounds will be scheduled between February 1st to February 6th, with a tentative starting date for the role being 15th February 2022.

For additional questions and clarifications, you can write to us at contact@kaivalyaplays.org


Should you wish to speak to someone about what it’s like working at Kaivalya Plays, you can take a look at our current and past team members here: https://www.kaivalyaplays.org/about


You can also read more about the work we do from the blogs of our previous fellows. Our previous Communications Manager’s blog is here: https://www.kaivalyaplays.org/post/hosting-an-online-event-here-s-a-no-bs-guide


Kaivalya Plays Foundation is a registered Section 8 Company (CIN: U85300DL2021NPL377030) with its registered address at A-41 IFS Apartments, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, New Delhi 110091 India.


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