The Cultural Marketing Director is responsible for providing leadership and strategic oversights for marketing, communication, public relations of the Center for Performing Arts, and marketing strategy for campus cultural/art entities, committed to enriching, educating and entertaining the people of the Chicago Southland and beyond. The Director is responsible for the development, management and execution of marketing, public relations, fundraising, and ticketing strategies that help build audiences and increase both ticket sales and organizational awareness in the community, on campus and with donors/corporate funders. The position works collaboratively with a range of community and campus stakeholders, such as the Executive Director of the Center for Performing Arts (CPA), Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park (NMSP) and Visual Arts Gallery (VAG) Director, and the Center for Community Media (CCM) to achieve select organization’s earned/contributed revenue goals and to promote GSU as a cultural destination within the community.
1) Bachelor’s degree. 2) A total of three (3) years (36 months) in education, training and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position. 3) Demonstrated experience in the area of Cultural Marketing
A Master’s degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1 year) of work experience
- Master’s Degree - Supervisory Experience - Exceptional written skills and oral presentation required with the ability to write for multiple audiences. - Strong project management skills - Ability to work independently - Demonstrated critical skills and decisive judgement - Exceptional knowledge and proficiency in arts marketing - Experience with multi-media platforms for building audiences - Strongly demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills - Market Research and Statistical Analysis - Experience with media-buy and public relationship - Financial Planning
Internal Number: CS0293P
About Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University
About the Center for Performing Arts:
Each year, the Center for Performing Arts presents more than 50 performances offering diverse, high quality and affordable cultural and arts education experiences to more than 60,000 people. CPA offers national touring acts, Chicago-based artists and community and academic theatre. Whatever your cultural tastes, we have something for you.
Our state-of-the art facility seats 1,171 patrons and is located at a vibrant and dynamic university setting that also houses an on-site Visual Arts Gallery and The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, offering unique opportunities for pre- and post-show activities and gatherings.
With free parking, a convenient location accessible to major highways and presentations ranging from opera to family programs, our venue has served as a vibrant cultural destination in the southland community since 1995.
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in
Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that ...is the most affordable
in the state.
Established in 1969, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online, and off campus offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU is committed to securing and maintaining academic accreditation for programs where accreditation is available. Furthermore, GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities and recently introduced the Dual Degree Program with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time.
The campus, conveniently located in University Park, Illinois, is characterized by the quiet
of its scenic 760 acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just
35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.