Managing Marketing Director
Managing Marketing Director, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The successful candidate will be a skilled non-profit manager with exceptional marketing and audience development skills to support the Executive Director in managing the Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s and Carson School’s internal operations. He/she will play a critical role in the strategic and organizational aspects of the theatre. Responsibilities include promotion, publicity, community relations, website content oversight, management of the administrative offices, and development of the School and its activities including marketing and supporting fundraising for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and the Carson School. In close collaboration with the Executive Director, establishes and maintains policies and procedures for advertising, community relations, and grant writing/fundraising. Maintains policies and procedures for front of house operations, ticket office supervision, securing fair use of copyrighted materials, and coordinating events management related to patron and audience development.
The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film (Carson School) is the premier training program of theatre and film artists in the region thanks to the philanthropic support from the late Johnny Carson, whose endowment to the School provides substantial support for technology, programs, and scholarships. In 2015, the Johnny Carson Foundation announced an additional $20 million donation as part of an overall $57 million investment by the University to create the new Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. This exciting new program within the Carson School fuses performative experiences across film, live performance, gaming, interactive media, broadcast and internet media, and augmented and virtual reality. For more information, go to http://arts.unl.edu/carson-center.
Founded in 1968 and relaunched in 2017, the Nebraska Repertory Theatre is Nebraska’s only Equity Theatre. The Nebraska Rep is housed in the Johnny Carson School, and works in close collaboration with resident faculty and staff, and the Carson School’s production infrastructure. Students work closely with these artists/professionals with opportunities that range from cast members to designers, dramaturgs, assistant directors, and stage managers. Previous guests include Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company and Steve Scott, Producer, the Goodman Theatre.
The Johnny Carson School is a NAST accredited institution and member of U/RTA offering the BA, BFA, and MFA in Theatre Arts with substantial endowments for technology/programmatic support/upgrades and vision for the future. The Carson School is part of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts that, through its endowment, further supports the theatre faculty and students by funding a professional film series, scholarships, student and faculty travel, and productions for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.
Lincoln, Nebraska is the quintessential college community, with its university set in the middle of a dynamic downtown area consisting of restaurants, coffee houses, movie theaters, clubs, bike trails and urban residences. It has high-quality public schools and a good cost of living. It is a creative, intellectual, and vibrant community that loves the arts and is home to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Sheldon Museum of Art, and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, an art house cinema that is part of the College. The Carson School and Nebraska Repertory Theatre are part of the rapidly growing cultural community in Lincoln and Omaha, an area served by two airports.
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be a skilled non-profit manager with exceptional marketing and audience development skills to support the Executive Director and the Hixson-Lied College business office in managing the Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s and Carson School’s internal operations. He/she will play a critical role in the strategic and organizational aspects of the theatre. Responsibilities include: promotion, publicity, community relations, website content oversight, management of the administrative offices, and marketing and supporting fundraising for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and the Carson School. In close collaboration with the Executive Director, establishes and maintains policies and procedures for advertising, community relations, and grant writing/fundraising. Maintains policies and procedures for front of house operations, ticket office supervision, securing fair use of copyrighted materials, and coordinating events management related to patron and audience development.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Theatre or related field plus 3 years of related experience and knowledge in the areas of marketing, front of house operations, ticket office management, website management and database management and analysis required; equivalent education/experience considered. Must have supervisory experience. Must have superior attention to detail. Must be a strategic thinker. Demonstrated leadership ability in planning and executing marketing and communication strategies for a variety of communication platforms including publications, websites, social media, and email campaigns necessary. Must have strong organizational skills and consistently meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong professional relationships essential. Excellent writing, editing and interpersonal communications skills required. Must be flexible, adaptable and have demonstrated ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects.
Preferred qualifications: Master's degree preferred. Proficiency in a variety of software tools, including Adobe Creative Suite and web content management systems desirable. Familiarity with UNL brand standard helpful. Experience working with Actor’s Equity Association contracts and/or in a university setting preferred.
How to apply: The search committee will begin formal review of applications on November 3, 2020 and will continue until an appointment is made. To be considered for this position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu/postings/70374 and click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the information form and attach the following required documents: • Cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this job description • Resume • Names and contact information of three references.
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film believe that diversity is important. We envision a faculty that will serve an increasingly diverse student body. To that end, we seek a diverse pool of candidates committed to recruiting and mentoring first generation students and a diverse student body.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.