Marketing Coordinator

Reports to: Chief Advancement & Marketing Officer

Location: Sarasota, FL

Van Wezel Foundation Overview

Join our growing Foundation team of dynamic professionals to create a legacy project for Southwest Florida – a world-class performing arts center that you will be a part of. Roll up your sleeves and step into our fast-paced entrepreneurial organization to help us achieve something truly iconic. The mission of the Van Wezel Foundation is to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts education, and inspires young minds.

The Van Wezel Foundation (aka, the Sarasota Performing Arts Center Foundation) is partnering with the city of Sarasota, other regional municipalities, private philanthropists and foundations to build and operate what will be the performing arts centerpiece of Sarasota and the entire Gulf Coast region. The new performing arts center will be a public-private partnership in which the City of Sarasota and the Foundation will be the principal participants. Completing the project – construction, operations and programming – will require funding of more than $300 million, of which 50% is anticipated to be raised from philanthropic sources.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team during the start-up phase of an enormous project that will become an important cultural resource and legacy for Southwest Florida.


We are looking for a hands-on marketing/PR/social media coordinator and community builder to amplify our brand voice and add dimension to our social media content and community events. This person should have a passion for performing arts, social media, marketing, pr and events, and will be the driving force of content, community engagement and day-to-day execution. In addition, they will be carrying out the social media and press placement strategy via editorial calendars, copywriting, and associated content development (photography, video, graphics, GIFs, etc.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the internal team on social media plans, press releases and community outreach.
  • Staff community events, preparing presentations for executive leadership and providing logistical support
  • Working with executive leadership, writes weekly press releases/media alerts
  • Manage editorial calendar to meet our PR objectives.
  • Develop social media/engagement strategy at a day-to-day, actionable level by creating short-, medium- and long-term goals.
  • Monitor and post content on all branded channels to ensure brand tone and aesthetics consistency, reinforcing a cohesive brand experience.
  • Work with internal team on social strategy to develop compelling imagery, create photo and video assets, and attend events, education programs, etc. to capture social media and press content.
  • Maintain social strategy and craft copy and content with the internal team to deliver assets for scheduled postings, acquiring, gathering, and managing logistics of all campaign materials as needed for social media efforts.
  • Monitor and report campaign performance using social media tools and/or platform analytics. Build, communicate and document objectives and success metrics for all channels (e.g., engagement, views, online conversations, tonal sentiment, etc)
  • Manage relationships with external vendors to ensure high-quality and timely execution of marketing programs and to ensure competitiveness

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to work and participate in a team atmosphere
  • Experience in events and marketing
  • Experience managing production of printed collateral
  • Proficiency in all social media platforms
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Energetic and sociable personality
  • Proactive “can-do” attitude
  • Excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Knowledge of MailChimp, Wordfly, Constant Contact
  • Canva, InDesign and WordPress a plus
  • Graphic design experience required

Minimum Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one to three years of related experience

Position Status:

This is an exempt full-time position. Generally, the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a 40-hour work week. The hours may be adjusted as required to ensure that the job is accomplished. Some weekends/nights work is to be expected. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to use their hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The Foundation has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. The Foundation reserves the right to change it at its sole discretion at any time and without any advance notice. This job description and list of functions is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Van Wezel Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.