Marketing Director Position Type: Part-Time- Flexible Schedule
Pay: Monthly, Independent Contractor status $500
Marketing Director will reply to emails, text messages and phone calls within a timely manner
Attend weekly working meetings with Executive Director, Development Director and Artistic Director (Day of week to be determine once school year begins)
Track time and duties on payroll tracker
Job Description Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, founded in 2001, is Chicago’s only multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to social justice and socially conscious work that build community through the arts “one voice, one story, one person at a time.”
As we prepare for our 20th anniversary season we are seeking a self-starter and motivated communicator who can join our team. The candidate must be able to successfully market our organizations performances and arts educational programs with a comprehensive message about the company as a whole. Candidates must be able to create content for social media, print and written documents, design social media graphic and flyers and programs for events and be able to work with a graphic designer for bigger projects. The candidate must be able to reach, communicate and connect with Chicago’s diverse communities and build new audiences. Community and audience engagement are two core essential aspects to CDE. Community engagement happens outside the walls of the performance space while audience engagement happens during performances in the form of talkbacks, social service resources and audience surveys and social media.
Manage overall ‘Look & Feel’ of CDE Branding Material with Executive Director and Artistic Director
Develop & Implement Marketing Calendar
Build campaigns per specific production and arts educational programs
Create Show Posters with Graphic Designer
Create & Develop content for posting on social media
Paid Ad Campaigns
Write Press Release
Send and Follow up Release
Manage Social Media accounts
Update Website (Weebly)
Manage Hot Tix, See Chicago Dance, League of Chicago Plays Accounts per production
Community and Audience Engagement Community and audience engagement are two core essential aspects to CDE. Community engagement happens outside the walls of the performance space while audience engagement happens during performances in the form of talkbacks, social service resources and audience surveys.
Attend at least one networking event a month on behalf of CDE (League of Chicago Theater, See Chicago Dance, Northside Theater Group or other events that would help promote CDE)
Cultivate artists relationships with the community
Connect with relevant Social Service Organizations (working with Artistic Director)
Education Booth for performances
Day of support at performances
Use survey and track audience responses
Arts Educational Programming Marketing
Assist and design creative promotions to attract new schools and community centers
Market and sell programming to schools
Meet regularly with Executive Director and Development Director
Attend Quarterly Board Meetings
Assist with Organizing and Coordinating Fundraising Campaigns/ Events
Annual Fundraiser Gala
Smaller Ensemble/ Board Events
Skills & Qualifications:
Some formal training and at least 1 year of relevant experience in marketing communications, media, or related fields
Strong writing and communication skills, with a professional public demeanor
Detail oriented and organized
Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel and/or Mac programs, (must have laptop to work off of) email marketing, and social media platforms required. Basic understanding of
video editing software and HTML preferred.
Self motivated and creative, able to work well independently and as a team
Can meet once a week for a planning meeting with our Executive Director and work from our office at least once a week and other times by themselves at a home office
Is connected to email and phone and can regularly check-in and respond to messages.
Is comfortable with technology, including having experience with a website content management system.
A commitment to the mission, vision and philosophy of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (www.danztheatre.org)
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample of past written and design work (campaign materials and/or a portfolio are a plus) with attention to Ellyzabeth Adler: email@example.com Please use subject line: Marketing Director Application No phone calls please. CDE is an equal opportunity employer, Position begins Fall of 2019.