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Milwaukee Ballet Seeks Marketing & Promotions Manager

Milwaukee Ballet Seeks Marketing & Promotions Manager

Milwaukee Ballet was founded in 1970 with the mission to create a rich and diverse community through inspiring dance performance, education and outreach.

The Marketing & Promotions Manager reports directly to the Director of Marketing within a four-person Marketing Department. He/she helps plan and execute marketing and communication strategies for Milwaukee Ballet Company and its Milwaukee Ballet II program, the School & Academy, Community Engagement, and Development departments. The Marketing Department is responsible for generating approximately $2.3 million per year in ticket sales. This is a full-time, exempt position with health benefits.

Job requirements:

  • Coordinate e-marketing campaigns with Director of Marketing for the Company, School & Academy and Development Department, using Mail Chimp software;

  • Optimize e-mail as a marketing tool, leveraging list segmentation, strategy development and new ways to engage the customer;

  • Design digital flyers, social media posts, posters or audience guides using;

  • Coordinate outside vendors such as videographers, printers, graphic designers
  • Manage the production of Milwaukee Ballet's performance program for each of its five productions
  • Update the Company website and support maintenance of the Company's social media accounts
  • Generate content and support maintenance of Company's social media accounts
  • Staff performances and special events, including The Nutcracker

  • Analyze ticket sales and venue capacity and calculate and initiate demand pricing for performances,

    in conjunction with Ticket Director;

  • Track and report on marketing campaigns and assist the Director of Marketing with research and

    analysis for subscribers and single ticket buyers;

  • Support the production of the season brochure, including scheduling and tracking milestones and coordinating photo and video shoots with dancers and creative partners;

  • Support the maintenance of our patron and donor database,

  • When needed, provide Box Office support to sell tickets and subscriptions and ensure consistently

    high degrees of patron customer service.

    Required background and technical skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations or communication or related field of study preferred;

  • Three to five years’ experience as a communications professional or relevant role;

  • Knowledge of Archtics Ticketing Software and/or Raisers Edge

  • Proficiency in Canva Graphic Design Online Software; Mail Chimp; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

    and Snapchat; WordPress or similar CMS, Google Analytics.

  • Experience in implementing and maintaining social media strategies to increase brand awareness

    and engagement; photography and videography and video-making skills advantageous;

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, as well as abilities to interpret statistics;

  • Ability to manage time effectively and collaborate with others.

    Our ideal candidate will be:

  • A creative individual who can work as part of a dynamic team in a deadline-driven environment.

  • A curious person with an interest and passion for the arts.

  • Someone who can see and explore the big-picture but keeps an eye on the smallest details.

  • Able to work effectively in an open office setting and adept at reprioritizing work when needed.

  • A confident and enthusiastic ambassador for Milwaukee Ballet with patrons, donors and


    Required values, skills and behaviors:

  • An innovative outlook: Looks at challenges in new ways and generate creative solutions.

  • Content creator: Develops unique social media content that will distinguish Milwaukee Ballet from

    other arts organizations.

  • Clear communicator: Composes complete and concise messages with clear expectations.

  • Initiative: Supports stretch goals and works to achieve them.

  • Attention to detail: Executes tasks with care.

  • A great sense of humor: Appreciates the unique qualities of a not-for-profit ballet company; is

    open to new experiences.

  • Flexibility: Regular business hours are 8:30am to 5pm. Candidate must be comfortable with working some nights and weekends, especially during performance engagements.

    About Milwaukee Ballet Company:

    Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet is a leader in Wisconsin’s arts and culture scene. Under the stewardship of Artistic Director Michael Pink, Milwaukee Ballet has become world-renowned for presenting bold new interpretations of story ballets, and cutting-edge contemporary works. Milwaukee Ballet is home to an international company of dancers and is one of a few companies in the nation with its own orchestra. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is the only professional dance school in the Midwest accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. Milwaukee Ballet’s award-winning Community Engagement department serves more than 30,000 people in Southeastern Wisconsin through original, interactive programs. More at

    How to apply:

    Send a cover letter; resume; three references (including two professionals, who will not be contacted without the approval of the candidate) to Materials should be emailed by August 7. Milwaukee Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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