Event Producer for Leading Mental Health Awareness Non-profit


Cause Areas

When

Mon Jun 27, 2016 09:00 AM - Wed Nov 30, 2016 05:00 PM

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

This Is My Brave, Inc is the leading platform for individuals to share their stories through poetry, original music and personal essay in a live presentation to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. The organization relies on volunteers to coordinate the event from start to finish, with strong support from our staff at headquarters in Virginia. The Event Producer's role is to lead the storytelling event. He/She is in charge of building a team to run the show with him/her, which includes finding a local venue (ideally a theater as they provide the best atmosphere for our shows which include musicians), recruiting storytellers by marketing the call for storytellers throughout the community and holding auditions, selecting the storytellers (average 12-14 participants per show presenting a mix of poetry, original music and essays), leading the fundraising efforts, rehearsing, selling tickets, hiring a videographer and photographer, and emceeing the show. We are currently seeking Event Producers for two more markets for our fall season of shows. The role requires about 10-20 hours per week of time. This is an un-paid, volunteer position, but there is an opportunity to earn a stipend. The show planning would start immediately upon sign on, and we are looking to hold all our fall shows in the October timeframe to take advantage of Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day. To learn more about the opportunity to bring this show to your area, please email Jennifer Marshall, Executive Director of This Is My Brave at: jennifer@thisismybrave.org to talk in more detail. Also, visit our website: thisismybrave.org and our YouTube channel: youtube.com/thisismybrave Lastly, we were recently featured on the front page of The Washington Post. This Is My Brave provides the following support to our Event Producers:

  • The This Is My Brave Playbook which is a step-by-step How-To guide to producing a show, built from our best practices and lessons learned from producing 12 original shows.
  • Included in the Playbook are sample press releases, a guide to building your media list for exposure in local newspapers, magazines, radio and TV news, ideas for fundraising, tips on how to bring on local sponsors, advertisers and partner organizations
  • Also included is a Fundraising Toolkit which the Producers and Storytellers utilize during the months leading up to the show to bring in sponsors and donors to cover the costs associated with putting on the show, and to fundraise for This Is My Brave's long-term success
  • Storytellers from each show's cast are encouraged to submit a blog intro piece (either typed out with photos included or submitted via video clip shot on their smartphone or webcam) which we will schedule to run on the blog prior to the show
  • Also included in the Playbook are templates for audition flyers, emails to recruit talent (if your auditions don't yield enough poets or musicians, you can recruit them directly via Google searches for that type of talent in your area), templates for ticket sale flyers and posters, and ideas for social media posts.
  • Targeted Facebook advertising the month leading up to your show
  • Social media support from all our platforms for your show
  • If scheduling allows, our Executive Director would make every effort to travel to your show
  • This Is My Brave will cover the cost of videography for our shows and will assist our volunteer-led shows in finding a videographer
  • We can provide merchandise (tee shirts and Brave Beads) for the day of your show to sell on site (proceeds go to This Is My Brave)
  • Producer and Storyteller gifts for participating are provided by This Is My Brave

Skills

  • Stage Management
  • Mental Health
  • Storytelling
  • Fundraising
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • 10-20 hours per week, estimated
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