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Jeffrey Hitchens

Senior Marketing Manager


The Senior Marketing Manager is responsible for working with the staff and consultants in all stages towards the successful execution of the organization’s programs/projects.

ABOUT DEEPLY ROOTED PRODUCTIONS: Deeply Rooted Productions/Dance Theater (DRP/DRDT) re-imagines and diversifies the aesthetics of contemporary dance by uniting modern, classical, American, and African-American traditions in dance and storytelling. Through its uncompromising pursuit of excellence, DRP/DRDT demonstrates the transformative power of art and beauty in Chicago and on the world stage. It cultivates a creative community dedicated to nurturing artists, advancing dance education, fostering collaboration, supporting human relationships, and sharing common values.

Co-founded by Creative Director Kevin Iega Jeff and Associate Artistic Director Gary Abbott, LaVerne Alaphaire Jeff, Diane Shober and Linda Spriggs, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater was established in 1995, and made its public debut in 1996.

Vision Statement: Through engaging in dance, DRP/DRDT is a creative community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships, and sharing common values.

Values: We believe art is fundamental in forming community. We pursue excellence—nurturing individual brilliance and authentic voices. We recognize the relationship between the aesthetic and the political: the impact of art on society, therefore we hold ourselves accountable for our vision and strive to be ethical both in our art and our lives. We realize that sound financial management enables growth; we aim to provide the conditions that support our dancers and staff in achieving this. We commit ourselves to constructive and compassionate communication when in the midst of conflict. We find joy in working together, creating beauty, and being.

Deeply Rooted Productions is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for employees and applicants.

JOB DESCRIPTION, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Marketing Manager supports marketing planning, scheduling, implementation and tracking, including:


  • Works with the Artistic Director, Creative/Executive Director, and Operations Director to create the marketing plans and timelines
  • Building brand awareness and positioning.
  • Guides the successful execution of marketing plans with the support of staff, consultants and interns including, but not limited to: advertising (digital and non-digital), social media planning, public relations, brand strategy, customer relationship management, customer service, data analytics, pricing strategy, consumer and patron research, and promotions.
  • Works closely with PR Consultant on messaging and strategy
  • Works with the Social Media Consultant and staff to meet e-blast and posting deadlines
  • Supervises management of the organizational database
  • Creates marketing mockups and works with the graphic designer to complete the design and printing of program materials
  • Creates marketing materials designed internally (i.e., performance programs, program promotion, audience survey and participation forms, etc.)
  • Works with the website designer to update the site as needed


  • Attends the weekly staff meeting
  • Facilitates the weekly marketing meeting
  • Participate in the organizational strategic planning retreat
  • Participate in a post program evaluations (as scheduled)
  • Works with the Finance Director and staff to ensure the organization’s fiduciary best practices (i.e., expense accounting, budget management, etc.)
  • Facilitates the hire and supervision of the Marketing intern
  • Attends staff training forums as scheduled


  • Experience creating and executing marketing plans for live entertainment
  • Effective communicator
  • Critical thinker
  • Entrepreneurial self starter
  • Good writing and editing skills
  • Pays keen attention to details
  • Good time management and is dependable at meeting deadlines
  • Experience with balancing budgets
  • Experience using data to maximize revenue
  • Word and Excel proficient
  • Proficient in social and electronic media
  • Proficient in Customer Relation Management programs
  • Sustain organizational protocols


  • At least 3 years of marketing experience

Reporting & Engagement

  • Reports to: Operations Director
  • Supervises: Visual/Website Designer and Marketing Intern
  • Works with: Staff and consultants
  • Engages with: DRDT clientele (ticket buyers, potential ticket buyers, students, community) and DRDT dancers and artists


Full-time at 40 hours a week with some evening and weekends required. Compensation is between $45K-$60K. Potential benefits.


Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing how your experience relates to this position to by May 27, 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The search committee intends to make its decision by or before June 17, 2022 with the intent that the Senior Marketing Manager will begin work soon after. No phone calls, please. Please send email to DRP/DRDT will acknowledge receipt of applications via email.

Deeply Rooted Productions is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for employees and applicants.

Contact Info:
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago, IL