Director of Marketing & Communications-Children’s Theatre Company

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Director of Marketing & Communications-Children’s Theatre Company


Management Consultants for the Arts on behalf of Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis

Children’s Theatre Company, (CTC) is recognized as North America’s flagship theatre for multigenerational audiences as well as a major cultural and artistic resource in Minnesota. For over 50 years, CTC has created extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities. The first theatre for multi-generational audiences to win a Tony© Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC is one of the nation’s top 20 regional theatres. CTC annually serves over 275,000 audiences and is a primary developer of new audiences for the arts.

The Director of Marketing and Communications supports the highest strategic priorities of the theatre and serves as a member of CTC’s senior staff team. This person 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. They 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, partnering with development and education to realize their goals, and leading a staff in marketing, communications public relations, audience services, ticketing and graphic design.

This position reports to the Managing Director, but as in all producing companies, an effective working relationship must be forged with the Artistic Director as well. The successful candidate for this position will have a strong, proven track-record in marketing, brand management, audience development, customer service and will be a keen strategist. An understanding of transactional data management, evaluation, and analysis is essential. Serious candidates will also have the skills to effectively manage and inspire a staff team as well as partner with other departments. Finally, candidates will have an understanding of and strong experience in budget planning and fiscal management.

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Starting pay for this position will be competitive with market pay for this position and will be commensurate with experience. Children’s Theatre Company is intent on making a hiring decision by late spring, with the successful candidate onsite as soon as possible thereafter.

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