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Job Summary:

A vital member of Court Theatre’s marketing team, the Associate Director for Content Creation plays a leadership role in developing marketing content across a variety of mediums to support Court programming and institutional goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Writes and edits content for all of Court’s marketing materials, such as play descriptions, show programs, blog posts, event copy, press releases, and emails.
  • Manages the strategy for, and distribution of, email campaigns.
  • Executes Court’s social media plan. Manages relationship with digital marketing consultant and execute Facebook advertising strategy.
  • Develops content plan for production program books; writes and edits content.
  • Provides marketing support for audience enrichment events aligned with the artistic themes of each season’s productions.
  • Plans, shoots, and edits video content.
  • Assists with decision making about photo shoot locations and costuming; manages photo shoot logistics with photographer and actors.
  • Assists in the scheduling and creation process for all of Court’s marketing collateral.
  • Supports education and development departments with developing marketing materials and plans as requested.
  • Participates in planning and achieving EDI goals specific to the marketing department as well as organization-wide goals.
  • Maintains and manages content on Court’s website, courttheatre.org, and its ticketing site, tickets.courttheatre.org.
  • Develops marketing communications, advertising, or publicity materials with a moderate level of guidance from others. Develops, plans, and coordinates the development and production of marketing and publicity materials and campaigns, ensuring deadlines and budgets are met.
  • May train the work of lower level marketing staff.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Competencies:

  • Demonstrate University stewardship and serve as a brand ambassador.
  • Communicate effectively and with influence.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Exceptional writing skills to develop external communication pieces for a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Cultural competence, celebrating diversity and inclusion.

Education:

  • Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
  • 2 years of experience executing marketing communications.
  • 1 or more years in a theatre or other nonprofit arts organization.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Familiarity with WordPress content management system.
  • Familiarity with email marketing software such as WordFly, Mail Chimp, etc.
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign for print layout like programs.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop for creating digital media for Google display, social media, etc.
  • Proficiency with video editing in Adobe Premiere.
  • Comfort managing major social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram.
  • Project timeline and tracking with project management software.
  • Passion for the performing arts.

Working Conditions

  • Court administrative employees may set a partial work from home schedule with approval.
  • Must be physically present in Court Theatre’s Hyde Park facilities for select performances and events, including occasional nights/weekends.

To Apply:
To apply, view the job posting on the University of Chicago Employment site.  Applications not submitted through the University of Chicago’s jobs site cannot be considered.


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Posted 10/28/21