Chief Marketing Officer

Mission: The Auditorium Theatre, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

Commitment: The Auditorium Theatre thrives on the shared humanity that the performing arts provides. We are at our best when our leadership, partnerships, and the work we present on our stage reflects the world around us and the audiences that walk through our doors. Core to this belief is a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are dedicated to leveraging the transformative power of the arts to fully become the Theatre for the People.

Position Summary:
The Chief Marketing Officer at the Auditorium Theatre leads all efforts to establish the theatre’s image, positioning in the market and strategic sales plan. The role is crucial to building the image of the Auditorium Theatre as the destination for world-class, diverse entertainment in Chicago and solidifies the Auditorium as the Theatre for the People. This position directly supervises a team of 7 staff.

8 years

Major Areas of Responsibilities:
-Strategic oversight of all marketing and advertising campaigns with the consistent objective of audience growth.
-Leading sales and public relations efforts to align objectives of exposing our entertainment offerings to the broadest audience possible.
-Developing and supporting the in-house marketing team, including all media efforts and initiatives.
-Building a network of reliable external agencies and marketing professionals to implement as needed.
-Conducting market research and staying current on all colleague theatre efforts and positioning in the market.
-Leading re-branding effort with the input from the Board of Directors to clearly position the Auditorium as the leader in the market with the greatest variety and diversity of entertainment of any theatre in Chicago.
-Contributing to new programming and calendar growth initiatives.
-Excellent budget management and reconciling skills.
-Create and manage marketing opportunities for our corporate sponsors.
-Set and achieve ticket sales goals for each show and subscription series.
-Create a strategic sales plan for each season.
-Develop special discount programs as needed.
-Create special events for group leaders, subscribers, etc. to promote shows.
-Manage house scaling, ticket pricing and ticket management software Tessitura.

-Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field.
-8 years of proven experience in a marketing manager or business development role.
-Detailed knowledge of the entertainment industry, superior communication skills
-Excellent analytical and leadership skills; nurturing and developing all direct reports
-Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
-Exceptional knowledge of marketing techniques and platforms.
-Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
-An active commitment to IDEA
-Strong knowledge of Tessitura

Salary Range:

To Apply
All candidates must complete an application through Roosevelt University – please click here.

The Auditorium Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

This role is an on-site role. Roosevelt University requires all new hires to be compliant with our COVID-19 vaccination policy, found at the COVID-19 website hereAll new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have a legitimate religious or medical exemption at the time of hire.