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  • Marketing Manager

    Posted: 12/29/2021

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island on the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking (2) Marketing Managers. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.
    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Marketing
    DIRECT REPORTING – VP of Marketing & Communications
    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time non-exempt; some weekends and evenings
    COMPENSATION –   Minimum salary starting at $45K; excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k
    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY-
    In coordination with the VP of Marketing & Communications, the Marketing Manager will lead strategy and execution for various omni-channel marketing campaigns. This position will work closely with marketing staff, graphic designers, web developers, photographers, videographers, internal clients, and outside contractors. 

    Understanding our patrons and providing them with a best-in-class experience is of the utmost importance.  How we retain and grow our loyal audience, by engaging and telling our story, is the driving force for all marketing efforts.  

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Strategize and execute on omni-channel marketing campaigns across the acquisition and retention lifecycle, ensuring the alignment of communications and messaging across all channels
    • Gather patron and market insights to inform outreach strategies, increase patron sales/conversions, and generate more qualified leads
    • Identify effectiveness and impact of current marketing initiatives with tracking and analysis, and optimize accordingly
    • Work in partnership with the creative team, develop creative briefs and guide creative direction to meet objectives for all marketing and public-­facing communications
    • Negotiate and liaise with third-party agencies, media, and other outside providers
    • Manage and grow the active and continual pursuit of the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity
    • Manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, and display flexibility and changing priorities bringing projects in on time and on budget
    • Position performs other duties of similar nature as assigned
    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
    • Strong experience in full funnel marketing and media planning including digital, social, site, direct mail, print, signing, OOH
    • Familiarity with creating the customer journey and knowing how best to engage and message through audience targeting  
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Metrics-driven marketing mind with eye for creativity
    • Strong project management, multitasking, and decision-making skills
    • Budget-management skills and proficiency
    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

    TO APPLY-
    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Patty Stefanski, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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