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Friday, August 26, 2016

Pillsbury United Communities - Marketing and Communications Manager


Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) is driven to meet its mission of creating choice, change and connection by working strategically, creatively, and deliberately towards its vision of all individual and families are well and living in thriving communities.  For more than a century, Pillsbury United Communities has grounded its work in diverse neighborhoods; currently operating five community centers, a leadership development center, a professional live theatre, eight social enterprises, and authorizing twelve public charter schools that collectively connect with over 55,000 individuals each year. 

PUC believes wholeheartedly, that the transformation of communities must include everyone thinking and responding differently.  Therefore, PUC actively seeks innovative solutions to address multi-dimensional barriers to generate longterm individual, family and community success in partnership with the community.  We are performance driven, yet recognize the importance of living our values every day and with each interaction.  Our values are: equity & inclusion, people & partnerships arts & culture, co-creating solutions, innovation & creativity, art and culture, and learning & reflection.

Pillsbury House Theatre seeks a full-time Marketing and Communications Manager to ensure and drive the communication priorities and marketing goals of the theatre and serves as a member of the Theatre's leadership team. The primary objective of this position is to develop and implement marketing and communications strategies, as well as manage audience services functions to support the theatre’s programs and mission, to create challenging theatre to inspire choice, change and connection. This position reports to Co-Artistic Producing Director.

  • Manage the planning and implementation of all marketing and communications content by updating and revising as necessary to help shape and promote the theatre’s brand identity.
  • Analyze and document the effectiveness of marketing and communications strategies.
  • Plan and conduct audience research to increase marketing effectiveness.
  • Work with producing director to create marketing and PR timelines.
  • Create and maintain all web and social media content and strategies.
  • Manage the print communications, publications and electronic media and distribute promotional documents and media for the theatre.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships and partnerships with neighborhood businesses, restaurants and organizations to increase theatre visibility, support audience development and increase community engagement.
  • Represent the theatre at media and community events, pursuing opportunities to increase local, regional and national visibility.
  • Manage media relations, including publicity, calendar listings and relationships with key media organizations and staff.
  • Supervise Front of House staff including Box Office and Concessions, ensuring a high level of customer service.
  • Build and manage a group of Front of House volunteers.
  •  Manage marketing and communications budgets, authorizing expenses and assume responsibility for managing the budgets.
  • Assist other executive staff in preparing an annual budget.

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts management, communications, marketing or another relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and 3-5 years work experience.
  • Arts marketing experience, preferably in a non-profit theatre or arts setting.
  • Experience supervising part-time/contract staff and volunteers.  
  • Knowledge of the philosophy, value and role of culture, arts, and heritage in core city neighborhoods as well as societal issues affecting youth and adults in our community.
  • Strong computer skills, with knowledge of WordPress, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Design Programs, Web-based video publishing skills, website maintenance, and general design concepts.
  • Ability to function under deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, experience in journalistic writing and copywriting preferable.  
  • Ability to make quick decisions, exercising sound judgment regarding communications.
  • Ability to maintain a network of contacts and identify potentially advantageous partners.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills with the ability to identify long-term and short-term challenges/opportunities for growth and to develop appropriate goals and action plans.
  • Database management experience.
  • Ability to be creative and flexible in responding to changing priorities and emerging needs.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to stay on budget and work within budgetary constraints.
  • Ability to maintain staff and agency confidentiality
  • Must be able to work effectively in a mission-driven agency whose clients and staff exhibit significant diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, and religion. 

Pillsbury United Communities is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII.  Pillsbury United Communities prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment on the basis of age, race/color, disability, marital status, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or veteran’s status.

Our organization has a partnership with MACC Alliance/ MACC CommonWealth (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials. You may also be contacted by a MACC employee to conduct or schedule an interview.

Apply now.