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Director of Marketing and Communications
Reporting directly to the Center's Managing Director, the Director of Marketing and Communications serves as the senior communications specialist, managing the Marketing & Communications department; establishing & regularly updating the ticketing-based earned income budget and overseeing all earned income-oriented marketing expenses; developing all associated marketing, communications, public relations strategies, and market research; and working collaboratively with the Annenberg Center's senior staff and board, across the University, and with partner local, national, and international artists and arts organizations.
Key responsibilities include conceptualizing, planning, and executing a fully integrated marketing & communications program in support of the Center's professional theater, music, dance, & children's programming, its facilities rental program, and its development and fundraising activities. These include brand strategy implementation; digital media & social networking; web maintenance & design; publications & direct mail; media relations, advertising, & sponsorships; box office services; single/subscription ticket pricing; market research; and Insights event contextualization programs; and shared, cross-departmental customer service team leadership.
The Director of Marketing and Communications directly supervises 3 full-time staff; 2 part-time staff; and, indirectly, a large ticketing services staff, including various part-time student box office staff.
Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred), plus 5 years to 7 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants must have exemplary writing, oral communication, and organizational skills; be well versed in marketing, publications, direct mail, advertising, & media relations; electronic communications, e-mail, social networking, and web applications; box office systems management, telemarketing & group sales; budgeting, financial management, and data base reporting; have a broad understanding of sponsorships and fundraising; be proactive and deadline-oriented; be an excellent team-player and manager of people; and have a broad and deep appreciation for multi-genre performing arts.
This position will require occasional evenings and weekends managing and hosting programs. A valid driver's license is required. The position requires a formal background check by the University.
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The Annenberg Center is seeking a part-time student photographer with a strong desire to build their resume and portfolio. The photographer will work closely with the Annenberg Center’s Marketing and Communications team to aid in the promotion and documentation of the season's performances and events. This position is on a project-by-project basis and is unpaid.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Photographing before and after moments at Annenberg Center events and performances
• Editing photos for use on website and in promotional materials
• Providing expertise on proper shots, angles, events to shoot, etc.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills required. Ability to work independently a must. Excellent communication and time management skills. Major in Visual Arts-related field is requested. Previous photography experience necessary. Professional decorum required. Ability to perform weekend and night work is necessary.
To apply, email cover letter, resume and photography samples to Sarah Fergus at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Interested in supporting the performing arts, seeing great shows, and working with a diverse and exciting group of people? If so, the Annenberg Center Volunteer Usher Corps is the place for you!
Providing exceptional customer service to our patrons, Volunteer Ushers assist with seating, greeting, distributing programs, and taking tickets at our eclectic array of performances. In return for your hard work, dedication, and service, you’ll get the chance to not only see great works of art but also meet interesting people in an exciting environment. This is not your ordinary volunteer experience.
For more information, please contact Christopher Dorman at email@example.com. New Volunteer Usher orientations will be held at the beginning of Fall and Winter semesters.
Children's Festival Volunteers
Once a year, the Annenberg Center embarks on an extravaganza geared toward children and families in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival reaches thousands of children and includes performances of dance, music and theater as well as an outdoor FUNZONE chock-full of free live performances and crafts of all sorts and sizes.
To make the Children's Festival a success, we need your help! Volunteers help out with FUNZONE set-up/tear down and on the many crafts and art tables going on throughout the day.
The Children’s Festival takes place over a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May. For more information, please contact Christopher Dorman at firstname.lastname@example.org.