Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the world’s leading theatre for young people and their families and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the regional Tony Award, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.
As a national leader in the field of theater for young audiences, Children’s Theatre Company is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. CTC is committed to a future when our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community.
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Director of Marketing and Communications
Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving
The ACT Team is a workforce development program offering paid employment in our entry-level community facing positions, while also providing further access, training and mentorship in multiple areas of the Company to introduce employees to potential career paths in a professional theatre.
ACT Team staff are cross-trained as ushers, ticket office associates and event promoters, developing valuable and transferable professional skills. In addition to experience in sales and customer service, the ACT Team staff also receives additional opportunities to increase their knowledge and work experience at events and projects related to community outreach, audience engagement, donor cultivation, and event management building relationships with managers and senior level staff throughout the institution.
The ACT Team program has a dedicated ACT Team Coordinator responsible for ongoing recruitment for the ACT Team with a focus on outreach to communities that have been traditionally excluded or absent from professional theatre careers. The ACT Team establishes and supports an intentionally inclusive path to employment at Children’s Theatre Company, beginning with existing part-time opportunities that do not require any theatre experience or degrees and adding valuable opportunities for advancement in the field.
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Director of Marketing and Communications supports the highest strategic priorities of the theatre and serves as a member of CTC’s senior leadership team. He or She will lead the organization’s strategic marketing, communications, public relations, institutional branding and customer service programs, and shape CTC’s institutional profile on a national level. He or she will focus on growing new audiences while retaining and deepening relationships with current audiences. Through effective communication of the mission, vision and programming activities, the Director of Marketing and Communications develops and executes strategies to generate all earned ticket revenues for the theatre, leading a staff in marketing, communications public relations, audience services, ticket sales and graphic design.
The successful candidate will find a fiscally prudent organization with a committed audience, a loyal patron base, and a Board of Governors that is dedicated to its mission and continuing success. In Artistic Director Peter Brosius, candidates will find a visionary director and impresario with a passion for engaging young people and their families through artists of the highest caliber. In Managing Director Kim Motes candidates will find a highly successful executive with significant experience in branding, marketing, finance, fundraising and team development.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Collaborate regularly with the Managing Director and Artistic Director to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of the organization’s vision and direction as well as production aesthetics.
- Develop annual and long range institutional, programmatic and show specific marketing and communication plans that align with the strategic plan. Lead and supervise the implementation of all marketing, communications, public relations, web and social media, publications, promotions and sales plans to position the organization overall and achieve earned revenue goals through single ticket and season subscription sales annually.
- Oversee audience services which includes front-of-house, concessions, gift shop and box office operations to ensure excellent customer service.
- Plan, manage and execute branding, positioning, messaging, market research, media planning, market segmentation, targeting and pricing strategies.
- Develop and monitor earned revenue projections; provide data analysis, modeling and dynamic pricing procedures.
- Manage annual expense budgets for marketing, communications, publicity, sales, audience services and graphic design efforts and operations.
- Hire, supervise, motivate and support a strategically focused marketing, communications and audience services team. Lead, supervise and evaluate staff to achieve annual and long-range goals.
- Cultivate an innovative and positive working environment that enables growth in new technology and marketing practices to ensure the Theatre’s vitality.
- Direct the development of all visual and print materials.
- Develop and implement web and social media strategies.
- Direct telemarketing campaigns and serve as primary liaison with consultants.
- Expand public relations efforts to increase national profile, as well as increase local awareness of the theater’s national programs.
- Collaborate with other departments, especially the development department to create consistent messages and materials and integrate organizational strategy.
- Serve as a member of the senior management team which focuses on short and long-term strategic issues.
- Serve as staff liaison to the marketing committee of the Board of Governors. Ensure the work of the committee advances the branding and marketing efforts of the theatre.
Qualifications and Qualities
CTC is focused on identifying candidates whose talents as marketing and communications professionals and managers have been in evidence and who have demonstrated success in complex creative environments.
Candidates must demonstrate:
- Record of accomplishments in effective marketing strategies and excellent strategic planning and organizational skills.
- Minimum 10 years of non-profit marketing, communications, audience development, public relations and subscription and single ticket campaigns.
- Experience with the development and execution of brand strategy is preferred.
- Knowledge of marketing and audience development strategies, graphic, online and video design principles and production process, e-commerce and social media strategies, ticketing software, database management and customer service programs.
- Detail-oriented and able to manage numerous important projects concurrently and effectively motivate staff to meet strict deadlines.
- Have an enthusiastic, outgoing and confident personal style with excellent interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with staff, management, audiences and vendors.
- Outstanding analytical skills and intellectual curiosity.
- Excellent written and communication skills demonstrated by samples of published articles, proposals, press releases, reports and/or video scripts.
- Experience working with online content management system.
- Experience with Tessitura highly desirable or experience in other ticketing database required.
- A professional approach to supporting artistic and educational programs by promoting a positive atmosphere of energy, creativity and focus.
- Experience in managing, mentoring and motivating high performance marketing and PR teams to meet revenue goals in a fast paced, creative and collaborative environment.
- A commitment to effective partnerships with other department heads, especially development, to realize mission-based goals and objectives designed to support artistic and education programs, and to expand audiences.
- The ability to design and maintain a departmental structure that maximizes internal and institutional capabilities, and best serves artistic and organizational needs.
- A commitment to supporting artistic ambition and fiscal responsibility.
- BA required.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and competitive with similar positions throughout the country. The range of benefits includes medical, vision and dental insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and access to 403 (b) retirement plan.
Please submit your resume and cover letter by mail or email to
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Attention: Kim Motes, Managing Director
Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving
Children’s Theatre Company has a tremendous opportunity for an accomplished development professional to develop and implement comprehensive strategies for foundation, corporate and government funding sources. As a national leader in the field of theater for young audiences, Children’s Theatre Company is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. CTC is committed to our theatre as a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community.
The selected candidate will:
- Identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit prospective foundation, corporate foundation, and government sources for major gifts ($20,000+) to CTC’s annual fund.
- Develop annual fundraising and strategic goals for foundation, corporate, and government grants and sponsorships.
- Develop annual and long range plans for securing corporate, foundation and government grants and gifts, and maintains a successful corporate, foundation, and government solicitation program.
- Manage a portfolio of Corporate, Government and Foundation prospects, including developing strategies, proactively communicating with donors and prospects to build relationships and secure grants, writing proposals, engaging and supporting board and staff in the solicitation process, and stewarding donors.
- Engage board members and CTC staff in activities to support prospecting or soliciting corporations and foundations.
- Manage the work of the Institutional Giving Associate and the Corporate Relations Coordinator.
- Bachelor’s degree coupled with 5 + years’ experience in a professional fund raising or related field.
- Demonstrated experience in securing financial contributions from foundations, corporate foundations, or government sources including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of charitable gifts.
- Demonstrated ability to manage staff, budgets, projects, and meeting deadlines and goals.
- Successful grant writing experience.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and knowledge of fundraising databases preferred.
- Commitment to and enthusiasm for fund-raising for theatre, youth services, and the arts.
- Ability to build and maintain relationships; an aptitude for engaging and motivating donors and prospects.
- Ability to nurture effective working relationships with colleagues, leadership, board members and volunteers.
- Excellent writing, communications, presentation, organizational and analytical skills.
- Significant experience with the process of institutional donor prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
- Strategic thinker, hard worker, persuasive, and quick thinker.
Seeking experience sales professionals
Children’s Theatre Company has been defining worldwide standards for young audiences now for over half a century. Our 2016-2017 theatre season is kicking off, and we need experienced individuals to sell season subscriptions.
Earn hourly wage, plus commission, with our top callers making nearly $20 per hour.
Free parking on site and several bus routes pass nearby.
A background in theatre, music, or sales is preferred.
Telephone Calls only: 612-331-3676
Deadline is June 7, 2016.
We are committed to diversity in the workforce and are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any employment decision on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, marital or veteran’s status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. We do require a full background check for all of our employees.