JOB POSTING: Social Media Coordinator

Position Type: Part-time (30 hours per week)

Positions Available: 1

Salary Range: $36,000 – $39,000 annually, plus Extended Health Benefits

Posting Date:  June 27, 2024 

Closing Date:  July 23 at 10:00AM

Start Date: Mid-August (or sooner)

Buddies in Bad Times, known to friends as Buddies, is a queer organization: for us queerness is a political/aesthetic orientation, more than (just) an identitarian subcategory, our queerness is oppositional, disobedient, and centres and celebrates otherness and radical outsiders.


The Social Media Coordinator is crucial to shaping Buddies’ unruly queer public identity, and designing and implementing the experience of those who enter Buddies. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for developing content for, monitoring, and maintaining all social media channels for @BuddiesTO and the organization’s website. We’re looking for someone who’s thirsty to work with data and has the creative audacity to tell the story of our sexy, transgressive, queer work and gather a crowd around it. 


We prioritize applications from folks from equity-deserving groups, including those who identify as Indigenous, racialized, Trans, Nonbinary, Queer, Disabled, Neurodiverse, MAD and intersections of those identities. We enthusiastically invite submissions from individuals from a diversity of performing arts practices. 

Please apply via https://airtable.com/app5KmqiLIIa3eMco/pagdCDJLLZlCED3kn/form by July 17, 2024 by 10:00am. We will review up to a maximum five minutes of content per applicant. That content may be a written, visual, audio, or video (or a combination therein). In general, we want to learn about you, understand your work history and how it relates to this role, and why you want to work at Buddies. 

We are committed to inclusive, low barrier recruitment and selection processes and work environments – if you require accommodations at any point in the application or recruitment process please submit them in confidence to hiring@buddiesinbadtimes.com – Joel Klein monitors this email.


  • Content Creation: Develop compelling content for all social media platforms @BuddiesTO, aligning with our artistic themes and organizational objectives.
  • Social Media Management: Monitor social media channels, engage with our community, and analyze engagement data to optimize our outreach.
  • Website Maintenance: Keep the website up-to-date with the latest events, news, and marketing materials.
  • Collateral Material Development: Assist in the design and production of advertising and sponsorship materials such as brochures, flyers, posters, pitch decks, and programs.
  • Advertising and Media Relations: Source new advertising opportunities, meet with ad representatives, and negotiate placements and pricing.
  • Market Research and Analysis: Create and analyze marketing research tools, conduct patron surveys, and report findings to inform marketing strategies.


  • Skilled in social media management with a strong grasp of current platforms and trends.
  • Experience in content creation, graphic design, and web management.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to craft clear and engaging messages
  • Creative and strategic thinker with strong analytical skills.
  • Collaborative spirit.
  • Organized and detail-oriented, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Passionate about promoting queer voices and stories.


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is Toronto’s leading destination for artistically rigorous alternative theatre and a world leader in developing queer voices and stories for the stage. Buddies offers a year-round program that includes a full season of queer theatre, new works festivals, artist residencies, and intergenerational training and education initiatives.We have dedicated time over the last two years addressing the company’s inherent complicity in perpetuating racism, anti-Blackness, and ableism. There is a section on our website dedicated to updating our community on the ongoing work towards better equity practices in an effort to remain accountable to this very important work. To learn more visit: Organizational Change — Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 

Buddies follows COVID-19 protocols to ensure safety of staff, led by our Joint Health and Safety Committee who work to ensure safety standards are met, and adjustments made when needed or requested.