Call for Communications Director

We invite you to refer to BareBones 2022 Statement of Intention before considering applying to BareBones. QTBIPoC applications prioritized.


BareBones Productions is seeking to hire one Communications Director for the 2022 Halloween Extravaganza who will work individually and collaboratively with Barebones Directors/Facilitators, Barebones staff, community volunteers, and the production team through the months of September and October 2022. The Communications Director is responsible for coordinating and managing communications between the Board, Production Team, Artistic and Administration Staff, Volunteers, the BareBones Community, the press and the public during the creation of 3-4 public performance/rituals related to grief, death, ancestors, loss, and remembering to be performed October 28-31 on the Midtown Greenway between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.

Qualifications or Requirements

  • Experience and excellent skills in the area of arts or non-profit communications
  • Strong understanding and experience with managing social media platforms
  • Familiarity with alternative digital media platforms and website design/management
  • Knowledge and experience creating, managing and sharing Google Docs and Drive for communication purposes
  • Strong organizational skills creating, merging and managing spreadsheets for communication
  • Experience collaborating with a wide variety of community members, including folks of various ages, races, cultures, genders, family structures, abilities, spiritual beliefs, and who speak a variety of languages
  • Willingness to learn, self-reflect, and grow in the areas of equity, inclusion, and anti-bias
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and strong time management skills

Responsibilities Include

  • Be the conduit of communication between all relevant stakeholders and participants
  • Provide input and advice on how to effectively get Barebones messaging to the public
  • Assist with calls for staff and volunteers
  • Support the Volunteer Coordinator: database maintenance and volunteer communications
  • Manage social media messaging to Barebones community and to the public
  • Manage BareBones website messaging and public calendar
  • Produce and release press releases
  • Work with press and reporters on BareBones messaging and marketing
  • Manage communication spreadsheets
  • Respond to questions and comments from the public
  • Relay information between all sources and recipients expediently
  • Manage Covid related messaging
  • Other communications tasks as determined by the board and production team
  • Prioritize physical and emotional safety of every participant, including Covid precautions
  • Participate in final wrap-up survey
  • As this is a temporary, independent contractor position, candidates are required to have their own access to materials and technologies necessary for the job


Location Twin Cities Metro, Minnesota
Type Independent contractor, temporary
Category Art and Art Admin
Apply By August 21, 2022
Hiring Date By August 26, 2022
Job Dates Day after hiring date to November 15
Compensation $750.00


Please Note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Barebones Board/Hiring Committee wish that we could pay more. We recognize compensation is more like symbolic appreciation rather than a livable wage. This show would not be possible without the in-kind donations (love hours) of many people.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Do not apply via Facebook. Any applications received via Facebook will not be reviewed.