Marketing Manager for Ten, Tiny, Talks

Ten, Tiny, Talks is thrilled to announce that we are hiring a Marketing Manager for our 2022 season!

About Ten, Tiny, Talks

Ten, Tiny, Talks is a groundbreaking multi-disciplinary artist residency program with a festival-bent based in Portland, Oregon, but with global reach. Every year, we select ten BIPOC LGBTQIA+ artists and/or projects to develop ten creative works; we pay our resident artists for their time, and we provide resources to help them succeed in creating their art on a larger scale or to a larger audience than they have before. Artists come from all walks of life and we encourage them to tap into their deepest wishes for creating. Our core belief in Ten, Tiny, Talks is to stand out of the way of artists of color, who know their visions best, and tell them “Yes, you can!” while closely guiding them through creative and professional processes. 

Ten, Tiny, Talks works with Black and Indigenous trans, Two Spirit, gender expansive and queer creatives from many different cultures and a complexity of various art genres. The season’s ten projects may involve live drag performance art, large scale paintings, plays, cirque-infused performance, or a completely different art form, so versatility is key! In addition to facilitating live events (when possible), we collaborate with film and technical directors to push recorded content to pay walls on Vimeo, YouTube and other practical visual networks. Our resident artists have presented works both digital and in person, with all creations being recorded and made available to the artists and their audiences if that is what the artists wish.

Scope of Work

The Marketing Manager position is currently an independent contractor role and will provide support for the Ten Tiny Talks program from mid-December until mid-November. The Ten, Tiny, Talks program runs from January 1st when artist submissions open until October 31st when the season closes for Fall and Winter break.  

The Marketing Manager reports to the Marketing Director, who can provide guidance or support as needed. The Marketing Manager is also expected to collaborate with Ten Tiny Talks’ executive team to create engaging visuals in digital and print, a promotions campaign, and marketing plan. Design experience and an inventive spirit is a must in this role. 

Central tasks may include but might not be limited to:

  • Bi-weekly meetings with the Artistic Director and Community sponsors 
  • Leading marketing meetings
  • Creating the program’s new look each year
  • Assist with outreach to potential resident artists before and during the application period
  • Use community-centric marketing to expand the TTT network, promoting the program and connecting resident artists with opportunities when possible
  • Manage advertisements and promotions for artist applications and performances during the TTT season
  • Support artists by assisting with social media/marketing when applicable
  • Pushing daily or weekly content on the program’s social media platforms and mailing lists
  • Making sure marketing deadlines are met 
  • Being on site for a minimum of five out of the ten artist performances and filmings (dates TBD)
  • Developing and maintaining supportive rapport with the resident artists in the program to make sure artists and projects are receiving the marketing resources they need. including community resources and moral support.

Task Breakdown

This role is approximately:

  • 50% working in Adobe and/or related design software
  • 20% Google Suite, Trello, Zoom and Excel
  • 20% assisting Executive staff 
  • 10% mentoring incoming artists.


Text, phone calls and Zoom have been the primary way leadership teams have communicated with each other; however, we honor and respect each individual’s personal time and recognize “off hours” when a staff person does not or cannot respond to messages.


The Marketing Manager will be paid a total stipend of $6000. Pay will be sent on a monthly basis from February to November in increments of $600 (unless arranged otherwise) either via check or direct deposit.

Desired skills

  • Strong self-management and time-management skills
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Drive to see projects through to completion
  • Clear communication abilities
  • Willingness to collaborate 
  • Appreciation for the multidisciplinary art world
  • Familiarity with Adobe suite and/or Canva for creative and special effects tasks
  • Familiarity with Google Suite and Trello for most of project management and communication
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp for scheduling social media posts and for email outreach
  • Familiarity with Vimeo and YouTube


Individuals who are familiar with working in a diverse, intersectional, fast-paced environment will be a good fit for this position because Ten, Tiny, Talks works with Black and Indigenous trans, Two Spirit, gender expansive and queer creatives from many different cultures and a complexity of various art genres. The person in this position must be adept at working with contrasting personality types, nuances in different global communities, languages, communication styles, political backgrounds and creative expressions. They must also be adept and comfortable with centering Black and Indigenous people in mainstream art conversations. Providing an environment of tangible advocacy and empowerment is one of the most important aspects to this job. 

How to Apply

To apply, please email We ask that you provide a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, along with a copy of your resume, your portfolio, and two references. When emailing, please include “Application for Marketing Manager” in the subject line. 


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; we will accept and review applications until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nondiscrimination Policy

Ten Tiny Talks follows equal opportunity hiring practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, citizenship status or any other classification protected by Federal, State, or Local law. We strive to collaborate with a range of individuals who are representative of the community we serve and we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. BIPOC, LGBTQ2IA+, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply

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