Job no: 236518-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: WU/A&M/MARKETING
Location: Madison
Categories: Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

The Theater and Arts Marketing Specialist position is responsible for implementing the strategy, marketing direction and day-to-day management of marketing tactics for the Wisconsin Union Theater and Wheelhouse Studios. This unique position supports the goals of the Wisconsin Union Theater and Wheelhouse Studios to engage, inspire, connect, promote and raise awareness of the arts within the Wisconsin Union. Fast-paced, multi-faceted and part of the Wisconsin Union Marketing/Communications team, this position supports the overall goals of the marketing department, upholds organizational brand standards and works with students and staff to support the goals of the organization.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, in marketing, advertising, communications, public relations or related field is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of three year of professional experience or its equivalent in marketing advertising, or public relations, theater or arts marketing preferred.

Account management experience preferred. Ability to develop partnerships with unit managers and understand their operations and financial status. Ability to develop and implement strategic marketing communications plans and evaluate their effectiveness.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing, market research, advertising, graphic design, website development, video and digital marketing and print production.

Experience and working knowledge of content management systems, email/CRM, Social media (paid and unpaid), media buying.

Excellent organizational and project management skills required including attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects and conflicting deadlines.

Strong oral and written communication skills required. Business, creative writing, and editing skills required. (Three writing samples are required as part of the application process.)

Contribute to the Union's effort to achieve a more culturally diverse and welcoming environment through bias-free and inclusive communications, effective hiring, customer service, and management practices.

An understanding of the University community as a unique setting. Willingness to learn, take direction and work with clients, students, volunteers, professional staff, faculty and alumni.

Additional Information:

The Wisconsin Union
The mission of the Wisconsin Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is to provide an extensive variety of programs and services for the members of the University community. The Wisconsin Union, the University's Division of Social Education, is an integral part of the educational program of the University, complementing the classroom experience with out-of-class learning opportunities. It is a setting in which students can develop leadership skills and experience personal fulfillment. The Union offers cultural, social and recreational programs that make study and leisure cooperative factors in higher education. The Wisconsin Union provides a variety of facilities and services for the daily use and convenience of the members of the University community - students, faculty, staff, alumni, and townspeople.

The Wisconsin Union is part of Student Affairs at UW-Madison. Student Affairs represents a diverse and dynamic array of divisions, departments, and units, serving the co-curricular and out-of-classroom needs of nearly 45,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Professional staff work closely with students to advance the health and well-being, identity and belonging, and leadership development of students. Campus organizations such as the Dean of Students Office, the Wisconsin Union, University Health Services, Recreation & Wellbeing, the Multicultural Student Center - and many others - work collaboratively to produce a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment within which students can excel academically and personally.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $49,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered applications must be submitted online. Please upload a cover letter, resume and 4 writing samples including a promotional email, a social media post, brochure copy and blog post.


Julie Medenwaldt
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jul 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 28 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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