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Subscription Sales Representatives

Arts advocates wanted! For 16 years, Smart Marketing has supported non-profit arts organizations nationwide by providing effective, affordable, service-oriented telemarketing and telefunding solutions. Now more than ever our service is needed, and we are looking for articulate and motivated individuals to join our team and help the arts re-build their audience. Our clients include some of the most respected theaters and symphonies in the nation.

Position Location

Smart’s office in River North, steps from the Brown line and the #66 bus.

Position Summary

You will be assigned to a campaign for a theater or symphony orchestra. Working within a supportive team environment, you will call your client’s patrons and engage them in conversation, encouraging them to purchase a subscription or membership to the upcoming season.

The Ideal Candidate

This is an excellent opportunity for people interested in a career in the arts, actors and musicians between gigs, or retirees looking for part time work in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. The ideal candidate will enjoy talking to people, have a passion for the arts, be self-motivated, and work well within a team. No sales experience is required, but the ability to speak intelligently about the arts is necessary. Full training will be provided. Professionalism, personality, customer service skills and product knowledge are the traits shared by the most effective representatives.


Full Covid vaccination required; booster recommended. Smart provides a socially distanced, mask-optional work environment.

Ability to work 5 days/20 hours per week, with the potential for advancement to full-time if schedules permit. Evening shifts are preferred; limited day shifts are available.

Basic facility with computers.


Hourly wage plus commission. Effective representatives can make $25 - $30 per hour.

Paid training.

Paid sick time.

Employee-funded retirement plan.

To Apply:

Call Smart’s Job Line at 312.640.9516 and leave a message with your name, contact information, and a brief description of your relevant experience. No emails or walk-ins, please.

Contact Info:
Patricia Nicholson
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago/River North