Shattered Globe Theatre was born in a storefront space on Halsted Street in 1991. Since then, SGT has produced more than 60 plays, including nine American and world premieres, and garnered an impressive 42 Jeff Awards and 106 Jeff Award nominations, as well as the acclaim of critics and audiences alike. Shattered Globe is an ensemble driven theater whose mission is to create an intimate, visceral theater experience that challenges the perspective of audience and artist alike through passionate storytelling. Shattered Globe is inspired by the diversity of our city and committed to making the theater available to all audiences.   Through initiatives such as the Protégé Program, Shattered Globe creates a space which allows emerging artists to grow and share in the ensemble experience.

Marketing Director – NOW HIRING

The part-time Marketing Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the marketing for SGT’s productions. The primary objective of the marketing director will be to develop audiences and generate ticket sales throughout the duration of the run of each show as well as to promote the events of SGT.

The Marketing Director will work closely with the Producing Artistic Director. The marketing director will also work in collaboration with SGT’s publicist (David Rosenberg), the Theater Wit box office and staff, artists for each show, and SGT’s Board and Ensemble.

This position will also be responsible for occasional administrative duties as needed.

Some of the tasks handled by the marketing director will include:

Project Management

  • Create and execute marketing plans for each show in collaboration with Producing Artistic Director
  • Manage allocation of marketing budget for each show as laid out in the marketing plan
  • Self-supervise day-to-day activities 
  • Coordinate volunteers from the Ensemble/Board

Artwork

  • Coordinate with Graphic Designer to create artwork for 3 mainstage shows and additional programming. This involves: meeting with involved artists, developing concept, coordinating photoshoots as needed, confirming final design and copy, and resizing graphics as needed. 

Digital Development

  • Update and maintain the SGT website, including: general info, web pages for individual events, updates, etc. The SGT website platform is WordPress using the Enfold theme.

Printing and Distribution

  • Manage the production and distribution of all print materials, including: distribution posters, direct mail brochures and postcards, flyers, and display posters.
  • Coordinate with Producing Artistic Director, printer, & distributor on fundraising and other campaigns. 

Advertising

  • Oversee development and placement of print and digital ads for each show. 
  • Place tickets for shows on discount ticket sites (Goldstar, Hottix, & TodayTix). Manage inventory, coordinate with Theater Wit box office to reserve seats, and pull will-call lists as needed.
  • Develop and monitor Facebook and other social media advertising

E-Mail and Social Media Marketing

  • Responsible for all aspects of e-newsletters and social media content. Includes: developing informative and enticing content, posting regularly, and monitoring and tracking results.
  • Maintain updated email contact lists (in MailChimp, connected to PatronManager).

Group Sales and Cross-Promotions

  • Coordinate group sales in conjunction with Producing Artistic Director.
  • Research and contact group sales targets on a season-wide and show by show basis.
  • Manage all aspects of the exchange and cross-promotions with other arts and community organizations. This may include supporting e-blast and program stuffer exchanges and other cross-promotions. 

Membership Program (Season Traveler)

  • Coordinate with Producing Artistic Director regarding membership specifics, brochure, and web page.
  • Setup and maintain membership purchases in PatronManager
  • Communicate with members via email/phone regarding the shows, their tickets, and other benefits
  • Assist the Producing Artistic Director in fulfilling membership benefits, such as: reserved seat signs, special events, etc.

Administrative Duties

  • Provide light IT assistance (PC, Mac, printer, iPhone, etc)
  • Maintain SGT’s patron database (PatronManager). This includes: importing ticket sales from each show, contact information updates, and running reports as needed.

While the list above describes some of the common tasks that fall into the marketing role, the primary purpose of the marketing director is to create activity that results in ticket sales. So, the key function of the marketing director will be to take whatever actions the director sees to take to produce that result. 

Approximate Hours: 20 hours per week

Fee for Marketing Director: $15,000

Please send a cover letter with your resume and references to:
Sandy Shinner, Producing Artistic Director
Shattered Globe Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave suite 214
Chicago, Illinois 60657

Or email:  jobs@shatteredglobe.org with “Marketing Director Position” in the subject line.