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Director of Marketing and Communications

Mission: The Auditorium Theatre, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

The Auditorium Theatre thrives on the shared humanity that the performing arts provides. We are at our best when our leadership, partnerships, and the work we present on our stage reflects the world around us and the audiences that walk through our doors. Core to this belief is a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are dedicated to leveraging the transformative power of the arts to fully become the Theatre for the People.

Position Summary
The Director of Marketing and Communications works in tandem with the Chief Marketing Officer in maximizing earned revenue through Auditorium Theatre presentations, rentals, tours, and new/other revenue streams. This position oversees the day-to-day operations of the marketing department including social media strategy, public relations, digital and non-digital advertising, website development, audience data and research, brand development, promotions and partnerships, and patron experience.

Major Areas of Responsibilities

-Leads the creation of marketing plans for each presented performance, and then manages day-to-day execution of the plans for Auditorium Theatre presented shows. Includes directing brand design and messaging (working with CMO), ad trafficking, social media strategy, direct marketing (both mail and email), promotions, special events, public relations, and grassroots activity. Will lead in the creation of wrap reports with analysis after each production.

-Serves as primary marketing support for rentals, as well as internal department clients such as operations, education programs, and development.

-Analyzing sales and ticketing data to increase ticket sales and maximize revenue. Identifies industry trends in data, and benchmarks the Auditorium Theatre to measure success, as well as make recommendations for improvement.

-This position supervises 1-2 team members.

5 – 7 years in marketing with 2+ years owning and implementing projects/marketing plans, and 2+ years supervising staff.

Relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities is the most important qualification of this position.

-Demonstrated success in increasing and diversifying audiences and revenue streams.

-Demonstrated success in increasing sales based in data analysis.

-Demonstrated success in project management

-Must possess strong leadership skills.

-An active commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA).

– Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.

-Creativity and problem solving skills a must.

-Must be a motivated and inspiring supervisor

-Must be able to maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor in a fast-paced environment.

-Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with both our internal and external partners.

-Appreciation of performing arts.

-Tessitura and Tessitura Analytics experience preferred, but not required.

Salary Range/Benefits

Medical, dental, and vision benefits available. Other benefits includes paid time-off and holidays, a flexible work schedule, and complimentary tickets to select performances.

To Apply
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The Auditorium Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago