It is the policy of TADA! to provide employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and to maintain an environment free of harassment or retaliation as required by law. No phone calls please. EOE.

JOB POSTING: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING 

TADA! Youth Theater seeks a full-time Director of Marketing

TADA!’s Mission and History

Since 1984, TADA!’s mission is to provide young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently. TADA! is a unique Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit youth theater that produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences. TADA! offers a free, year-round, pre-professional training & youth development program through the Resident Youth Ensemble (ages 8-18); musical theater classes/camps for the public; as well as musical theater residencies in NYC schools and community centers. Through TADA!’s high-quality work, young people develop advanced skills and attributes in leadership, self-confidence, communication, responsibility, creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving – skills that help with growing up and are essential to their success both in school and in life.

TADA! Youth Theater is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization.

About the Position

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with applicable experience in theater marketing along with strong oral, writing, and computer skills. As a one-person department, the Director of Marketing must take initiative and maintain a consistently positive, can-do attitude along with imagination, a strategic approach, and an entrepreneurial spirit.This position is part of the Executive staff and will engage in long-range planning and oversee the work of interns and some duties of TADA!’s Administrative Associate. He/She will be knowledgeable in the in social media, emerging technologies, and extremely resourceful.

This position provides marketing for all of TADA!’s education, ensemble, theater, and development departments. A key focus is to increase sales and public awareness of TADA! as a New York City institution. This position will also manage the box office and front-of-house operations for TADA!’s productions. TADA! has classes and camps year round, three original musical mainstage productions, and various events such as: Annual Gala, Banned Broadway Project, Dance-A-Thon, off-site events and more.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years in theater/performing arts-related marketing experience in the New York marketplace.

Qualifications:

  • A sincere interest in marketing for youth and the arts

  • Knowledge of New York theater and youth programs

  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)

  • Google docs, Salesforce (database) and Click&Pledge (registration software) preferred but not required

  • Proficient in social media: Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, YouTube

  • Design skills preferred: basic  Photoshop, InDesign, illustrator to create advertisements and in-house graphic design

  • Knowledge of MailChimp (or similar programs) to create and send e-blasts

  • Experience in website and database maintenance and administration

Job duties:

  •  Show/class/camp programs

  • Website

  • Google adwords

  • Advertisements (planning, designing)

  • Partnerships

  • Social media

  • Press releases

  • Mailings

  • E-blasts

  • Lobby displays

  • Branding

  • Group Sales

Reports to the Producing Artistic Director and Executive Director.

Looking to fill position in April 2017.

At TADA! we value diversity of staff (to reflect the Ensemble we work with) and encourage applicants of color to apply. It is the policy of TADA! to provide employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and to maintain an environment free of harassment or retaliation as required by law.

To Apply:

E-mail cover letter, resume, salary history and references to rchristensen@tadatheater.com  with subject line: Director of Marketing.  No phone calls please.

TEACHING ARTISTS

TADA! is not seeking new Teaching Artists at this time. However, if you would like to submit your resume to our Education Department for any future hiring needs, we’d be happy to place your information on file for our next round of Teaching Artist auditions. Note: TADA!’s in-school, after-school, and in-house class curricula are based in Musical Theater. All classes are team-taught by a Director/Choreographer and Music Director. Please send resumes (artistic, teaching, and/or administrative) and headshot (optional) to Katy Knowles, Senior Education Manager, at kknowles@tadatheater.com. No phone calls please.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

TADA!’s internship program offers students a hands-on opportunity to learn about the operations of a renowned youth theater and arts education organization. We are always looking for smart, motivated people to join our team. Send us your resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re interested in TADA!. College and graduate student interns can arrange to receive credit and may choose to complete a project in conjunction with their internship with the approval of TADA!’s management and we can work around your class schedule. Internships are generally unpaid. Please note: TADA! does not provide housing for interns.

Development Intern: TADA! Youth Theater is seeking an intern in the Development Department. This position will provide intense, hands-on experience in all facets of the most lucrative side of arts administration: fundraising. Day-to-day activities will include grant writing, database management, research and special event planning tasks. Intern will leave the organization job-ready with well-rounded skills and a portfolio of projects they guided from start to finish. Candidates should have completed at least three years of undergraduate study in any arts or humanities subject; and show initiative, computer savvy, dedication, multi-tasking skills as well as a sense of humor. Candidates should also have 15-20 hours available for work and a willingness to stay for a minimum of 4-6 months. Internship is unpaid but we can assist with college credit. Interested candidates should email resume and a brief cover letter to devo@tadatheater.com

Marketing Intern: TADA! Youth Theater is seeking an intern in the Marketing & Press Department. This position will provide an intense look into the world of non-profit marketing. Day-to-day activities will include, but are not limited to: social media, partnership outreach, press outreach, research, developing marketing strategies and more. Candidates need to have strong people skills, be comfortable on the phone, be a self-starter, able to multi-task, have a sense of humor and have a genuine interest in the field of marketing and press. Hours are negotiable, but a minimum of 10-15 hours a week with a 4 month commitment is needed. Internship is unpaid, but we can assist with college credit. Interested candidates should email their resume and a brief cover letter to kmackenzie@tadatheater.com.

Education Intern: TADA! is currently seeking Summer Education Interns to support TADA!’s renowned arts education work through arts administration and direct Teaching Artist assistant opportunities. In addition to providing hands-on assistance and observation of our Education Programs, interns will learn how to create, manage and produce effective theater programming for youth. Interns are expected to have commitment to theater and education, provide administrative support to the Education staff, be well-organized, have strong attention to detail, demonstrate computer proficiency an commit to a consistent schedule for at least one month. College credit and fieldwork hours available. To apply, please email you resume and cover letter to Keith Huff, Senior Education Manager, khuff@tadatheater.com. CLICK HERE for more information regarding our SUMMER EDUCATION INTERNSHIP.

Assistant Stage Manager/Production Assistant: The Assistant Stage Manager (ASM)/Production Assistant works closely with and assists the Production Stage Manager with all of her/his duties. This includes but is not limited to: attending all production meetings, rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances, helping gather/track props, running the deck during technical rehearsals and performances, as wells working very closely with the cast of young actors. The ASM should set an example in punctuality and professionalism and it is important the ASM is flexible and takes initiative. To apply, please email you resume and cover letter to Matthew Haws, mhaws@tadatheater.com.