Marketing Coordinator

Ballet Chicago Marketing Coordinator Job Description

The Marketing Coordinator is a full-time, salaried staff position at Ballet Chicago. As part of Ballet Chicago administration, this role is expected to provide marketing, communications, social media, website maintenance, development/fundraising support, and branding continuity. The successful candidate will represent Ballet Chicago’s values when interacting with its students, parents, vendors and the public, with the highest degree of professionalism. S/he supports external-facing activities including relationships with audience, media, and educational outreach partners. The Marketing Coordinator reports to the Artistic Director and the Associate Artistic Director. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

-strategizing and administering online and print marketing campaigns / ad placement

-managing in-house and box office ticketing

-managing robust social media content

-managing public facing website 

-working with school admin office to create school informational material

-working with development department to create development informational material

-assembling program copy and inserts

-ordering and managing distribution of marketing/promotional materials

-creating and publishing press releases

-promoting lead generation and managing contact list

-overseeing brand management

-compiling and producing video files for grant and social media purposes

-compiling and producing audio files for rehearsal and performance use

-culling through performance images for marketing and grant use

-assisting development department with organizing and running fundraising events and solicitation campaigns

Ballet Chicago Mission

Ballet Chicago is an internationally recognized professional track school of ballet that creates exceptional dancers and people. Ballet Chicago believes every aspiring artist deserves the opportunity to explore his or her full potential, and strives to make classical ballet training accessible to all talented students who have the desire to dance.

Ballet Chicago is dedicated to rigorous technical training in a culture that fosters personal growth and by teaching impeccable technique as well as fundamental life skills, their students go on to find success in dance and life.

Ballet Chicago founders and professional ballet dancers Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair create a powerhouse of talent. Mr. Duell is one of the world's finest ballet artistic directors, and was a long-time student of George Balanchine - an artist who revolutionized classical ballet and is regarded as one of the most influential choreographers in the world of ballet. Husband and wife team, Mr. Duell and Ms. Blair are committed to carrying on Balanchine's legacy by providing one of the highest caliber curriculums in the nation that is based on his technique. 

Through a special arrangement with the George Balanchine Trust, Ballet Chicago gives students the ability to perform a repertoire often reserved for professional companies. Ballet Chicago perpetuates the art form by bringing opportunities to experience classical ballet to Chicago through their Spring Repertory, The Nutcracker and outreach programs. Through master teachers, Ballet Chicago fosters technical, creative and performing excellence, and produces professional dancers that can be found in companies around the world.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Liberal Arts or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, or experience working in a similar marketing position.

-proficiency in Microsoft Office, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Photoshop and Lightroom

-knowledge of marketing best practices

-excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills

-ability to take direction, manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and take initiative

-ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy

-flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities

To Apply: 

Position Start Date: August 1 - August 30, 2018

To apply send resume to Margaret Najarian at

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Margaret Najarian
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