Organization: 3S Artspace

Location: Portsmouth, NH

Express Interest
3S Artspace seeks a creative marketing/communications professional to help increase the visibility and profile of 3S while supporting long-range attendance, membership, and revenue goals.Are you passionate about music, art, or (better yet) all things arts-related?  Do you believe that arts help build community?  Does the opportunity to help grow a young non-profit organization inspire you?   If you can imagine a comprehensive strategic marketing/communications plan that not only successfully markets concurrent events, but helps to build relationships and broaden our philanthropic base, this could be the job for you.

The Marketing Manager is a hands-on member of 3S’s small team and is supported and supervised by the Executive Director.  We look forward to welcoming another driven, flexible, and creative person to our team.



  1. Promote all 3S events and programs, with an eye on increased ticket sales, through careful coordination of:
    • Website and web presence
    • Social Media
    • E-communications
    • Print collateral
    • Press releases and story pitches
    • Media partnerships
    • Cross-promotional opportunities
  2. Develop/implement social media campaigns for events, branding, and awareness
  3. Coordinate event photography
  4. Manage, prioritize, write and/or develop content for targeted selection of publications to broaden our market  (Seacoast, Portland, Boston)
  5. Manage all Gallery @ 3S collateral needs
  6. Manage all Corporate Sponsor visibility activities
  7. Create and implement (with support from Box Office Manager) a new Membership Campaign
  8. Attend select events, programs, and outreach events, including some evening and weekends


  • Support Executive Director by acting as spokesperson/ambassador for 3S at appropriate events, and help prepare other staff as appropriate
  • Model and encourage clear communication with staff to ensure a well-informed, timely, and consistent message for our audience and donors

Public Relations

  • Work with Executive Director to identify media opportunities for raising 3S’ visibility regionally


  • Help develop, maintain, and manage an annual marketing budget
  • Track activities and evaluate return on investment
  • Manage databases
  • Oversee gathering, analyzing and using performance data and identify key market segments


  • Serve on staff committees as requested (Including music vetting and gallery committees)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years experience in marketing/communications with a proven track record of accomplishments
  • Experience working for an arts venue and/or non-profit preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of the field (music, contemporary arts, etc.) and the market
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a strategic marketing plan
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience writing for diverse audiences with variety of collateral- from annual reports and fundraising appeals to online sales content
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, manage deadlines, and balance short-term and long- term objectives
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining relationships with local media contacts and corporations
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills and/or experience managing contracts/volunteers
  • Strong project management, planning, and organizational skills
  • Ability to conduct / facilitate meetings
  • Proficiency with main social media platforms, graphic design programs, and databases

Compensation and Culture:

  • Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience.  Willing to consider the right part-time candidate for 32 hours/week. Generous health insurance and vacation benefits for full time employees.
  • Fast-paced, friendly work environment in downtown Portsmouth
  • Young, growing organization. Change is the norm.  Flexibility, respect, sense of humor all essential.
  • Creative community, interaction with artists and musicians, and exposure to incredible talent
  • Like all 3S staff, this position serves as an ambassador for the organization
  • Position reports to Executive Director

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with interviews beginning in January.  Position will remain open until filled.  

About 3S Artspace:

3S is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit alternative arts organization that combines the only midsize, flexible performance space of its kind in the area, a large contemporary arts gallery, and (soon!) another restaurant onsite.  See, hear, taste all in one location.

3S is dedicated to presenting and supporting bold, emerging art and entertainment and cultivating an informal space for the exchange of ideas and creativity.