Marketing Manager

In Tandem Theatre

In Tandem Theatre was founded in 1998 and remains committed to creating an eclectic season of comedy, drama, musicals, classics and new works, producing four full-length productions a season from October to May. The administrative offices operate year-round. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization, In Tandem also holds a minimum of two fundraising events each year. The theatre's spacious lobby doubles as the 10th Street Gallery and features the work of local visual artists throughout the year. In Tandem resides on the near west side of Milwaukee and maintains a 99-seat studio theatre. When not in production, In Tandem offers rental of the theatre to smaller and emerging arts organizations.

Position Details

Marketing Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

In Tandem Theatre seeks a qualified individual to join the administrative team of an established performing arts organization as a Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, written/verbal/proofreading skills and who is adept at prioritizing. This position will work closely with the Producing and Artistic Directors/Co-founders to further grow the organization creatively and administratively with a goal to expand the public’s awareness of the organization and increase single and subscription ticket sales. This candidate will apply their skills and knowledge resulting in the successful realization of four full-length productions, two to three fundraising events annually, and assistance with the promotion of the Art Gallery. This position reports to, and is supported by, the Producing Director.

Marketing and Public Relations: 

  • Implementation and execution of marketing plan with input from staff; create and maintain a detailed calendar of marketing events and deadlines 
  • Write and distribute press releases and press packets to media/reviewers 
  • Maintenance of press/media contact databases and coordination of interviews
  • Creative/Copywriting for advertising and print materials 
  • Coordination of annual season brochure; coordinate and assist with photo shoots 
  • Work with designers/volunteers to create promotional materials from inception to completion
  • Creation of flyers, posters and signage 
  • Work with vendors for printing and mailing of materials 
  • Coordination of advertising (including but not limited to, print, radio and online)
  • Maintenance of website including monthly blogs 
  • Oversee social media; maintain Facebook, Twitter accounts and digital campaigns (placing and tracking of online advertising) 
  • Create and send bi-weekly email blasts; maintenance of email lists 
  • Assist with subscription and single ticket campaigns
  • List all events on online calendars 

Building, Special Events and Meetings:

  • Attendance/assistance with events and opening nights 
  • Attendance at weekly staff meetings 
  • Promote In Tandem Theatre/Tenth Street Theatre at various public events by setting up booth/table space with promotional materials 
  • Promote exhibitions and events in the gallery as well as arts education initiatives
  • Participation in distribution of promotional materials (canvassing)
  • Attendance at monthly Artspin meetings with follow up as required 
  • Occasional assistance in coverage for front-of-house, House Management, box office 

General Administration:

  • Proofreading and editing including assistance with grants and playbills 
  • Photography and videography for promotional purposes 
  • Hiring and overseeing of marketing interns 
  • Assistance in gathering auction items for raffles and silent auctions 
  • Timely reading of all selected plays for season for marketing purposes 
  • Assist with identifying potential group sales and other strategies for increasing earned income potential 
  • Assist with phone and ticket taking as needed 
  • Maintain seasonal image catalog using Google 
  • Keep abreast of local and national trends and developments in the theater and musical theater fields, in audience development, group sales, marketing and arts education 
  • Oversee assignments to Administrative Associate, interns and volunteers 
  • Other duties as assigned
  1. Ideal candidate will exhibit creativity, enthusiasm and appreciation of theatrical performance and visual arts 
  2. A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or related field 
  3. Above average knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and Illustrator or InDesign, in particular 
  4. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suites including Publisher and Powerpoint. 
  5. Knowledge of Filemaker Pro a plus 
  6. Knowledge of Constant Contact a plus 
  7. Strong written and proofreading skills 
  8. Ability to interact with patrons, volunteers and interns in person and via phone 
  9. Strong attention to detail 
  10. Strong ability to prioritize 
  11. Minimum 3-5 years of experience preferred 
  12. Some nights and weekends required; some driving required; ability to lift 50 pounds, stand and walk for extended periods
  • Thirty (30) hours per week; paid holidays; one paid week off (4th of July week) 
  • $18,720 ($12/hour) Hours bankable for off-time during slow periods (January/summer)
  • Complimentary and discounted tickets to other theater companies in Milwaukee and Chicago
  • Small, non-shedding dog in office

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