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Park Square Theatre and SteppingStone Theatre for Youth encourage applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.

Marketing and Communications Director (Full Time)

Updated: 5/19/2021

DESCRIPTION: The Marketing and Communications Director is the chief steward of two merging organization’s brands and ensures the planning and execution of all marketing and communications strategies. The position serves on the Senior Staff team and works directly with the leadership of Park Square and SteppingStone Theatres to research, engage, and provide a compelling audience and donor experience. This position will craft appropriate messages and content, lead advertising and community engagement efforts, and oversee staff and volunteers as needed.

The Marketing and Communications Director provides vision, leadership, management support, technical implementation and guidance to Park Square and Steppingstone Theatres’ marketing and communications efforts through direct management of internal resources, as well as contractors and external resources. They ensure that the organization’s goals are achieved and lead development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic and daily marketing and communication efforts. They will oversee a portfolio that includes narrative and message development, video production, social media, traditional and new media relations, writing, editing, and other communications strategies.

The most competitive candidates for the position are self-motivated, collaborative, strategic, creative, communications professionals who are passionate about our mission, driven by equity, and skilled in management. We seek a strong storyteller with a background in digital communications, journalism, or public relations. The director should be guided by the values of equity and justice and have a track record of success in mission-driven communication. This position contributes directly to the new shared mission of SteppingStone Theatre and Park Square Theatre as a “Theatre for Life,” supporting excellent artistry, creative learning, and opportunities to develop as a human being and an artist, whether a professional artist, learner, or an audience member.

THIS IS THE IDEAL POSITION IF: You love theatre and working with creative people to make big things happen for the community of young people, adults, families, artists, donors, and community organizations that comprise the PST/SST community. The new combined vision will lead to substantial growth of the organization, and your passion and skills will grow and develop alongside an exciting team of change-makers. You are committed to superior customer service at all times and focus on getting the details right. You love seeing success from your efforts and expect that planning and execution will get the job done. This position is full-time, but we are flexible in crafting a position or transition period for the right candidate.

REPORTS TO AND CLOSE ASSOCIATES: The position will report to the Executive Artistic Director/Interim Executive Director. This position manages a small team of employees and contractors.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

Development and Implementation

  • Develop and supervise the communications team and serve as a strategic member of the senior staff team
  • Build a narrative and messaging for the organization in collaboration with leadership and program directors that centers equity and social justice and focuses attention on core beliefs and community value
  • Supervise and assist in successful media relations efforts by responding rapidly to news that intersects with our priorities, and developing and maintaining relationships with journalists and influencers across the state
  • Develop and manage annual communications work plans, budgets, and timelines
  • Collaborate with ticket and audience services staff to ensure seamless and positive patron experience
  • Collaborate with development staff to ensure effective, donor-centric, on-brand  communications

Assessment and Improvement

  • Regularly assess and survey the communications and narrative strategies to ensure that the organization’s messages, narrative and communications remain relevant within the dynamic social and cultural environment
  • Continually assess effectiveness in reaching target audiences and creating inclusive messaging and experiences

Management

  • Lead and/or assist in the development of leadership talking points, digital and web content, blog posts, press releases, and public statements
  • Supervise and assist in the management and effectiveness of social media, digital outreach, and video development
  • Guide editing of publications, blog posts and other materials
  • Liaison with contractors such as web design and creative services firms and with Communication leads at partner organizations for joint publications

Sustainability

  • Lead in building the communications skills of employees, including delivery of trainings
  • Support and collaborate with staff on event planning, materials, digital fundraising strategy, and fundraising-related marketing
  • Other duties as needed

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Supervisory Responsibility:  Yes
Required:  

  • This position is a leadership position and requires 5+ years of experience in communications, marketing or public relations
  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Management experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including the ability to explain complex issues clearly and succinctly
  • Demonstrated success building relationships with influencers; crafting and executing strategic communications plans; demonstrated digital communications expertise
  • Strong familiarity with digital communications, information technology, and social media
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills

Preferred: 

  • Nonprofit/public policy/cultural communications experience
  • At least 3 years of previous management experience
  • Experience with communications in diverse audiences and complex demographics
  • Knowledge of best practices for effective communication of data and impact

STATUS: Permanent, full time

COMPENSATION: Consistent with our current salary scale, the salary range for the position is competitive with the nonprofit market rate and commensurate with experience at $60,000-68,000. The organization offers competitive benefit packages and a flexible work environment.

HOW TO APPLY: PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME AND COVER LETTER to mark(at)steppingstonetheatre.org

Volunteer Opportunities

SteppingStone Theatre loves volunteers and has many ongoing opportunities available:

Volunteering:

  • Ushering
  • Will call
  • Classroom assistant
  • Office & clerical assistance
  • Special events planning & execution
  • Marketing & promotions assistance
  • Gardening

Mainstage Internships:

  • Production internships
  • Technical internships

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact

Rachel Ostroot, Production, Company and Volunteer Manager
rachel@steppingstonetheatre.org

Contact

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are available via email M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following:

CREATIVE LEARNING
education@steppingstonetheatre.org

TICKETS & REGISTRATION
boxoffice@steppingstonetheatre.org

DEVELOPMENT
development@steppingstonetheatre.org

MARKETING
marketing@steppingstonetheatre.org

GENERAL INQUIRIES
info@steppingstonetheatre.org

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. Our programs stand firmly in opposition to racism and we challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and to seek equity for all, including Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQAI+, economically disadvantaged, all religions, veterans, active military, and those with accessibility needs. We work with families to meet students’ needs be it social, academic, developmental, or physical. SteppingStone respects students’ gender expression and provides access to gender-neutral facilities.

We Believe

Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.

We Do

SteppingStone ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world.