Synchronicity seeks Full-Time Marketing Director

About Synchronicity

Synchronicity is a nonprofit theatre company founded in 1997. Since bursting onto the Atlanta scene, Synchronicity has produced gutsy, high-quality and entertaining plays that resonate with our audience, our community and our lives. Our mission is to uplift the voices of women and girls, and build community through theatre.  We produce great plays.  We take artistic chances to make our audiences think about important issues. We partner with community groups to deepen the relationship between our audiences and the work. Synchronicity makes its home on Peachtree in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

Synchronicity is hiring a new full-time Marketing Director to build on 21 years, and to take the company to the next level.

MARKETING DIRECTOR | *FULL-TIME POSITION (40-50 HOURS/WEEK)

The Marketing Director supports the highest strategic priorities of the theater.  He or she will focus on growing new audiences while retaining and deepening relationships with current audiences. Through effective communication of the mission, vision and programming activities, the Marketing Director develops and executes strategies to generate all earned ticket revenues for the theatre. The Marketing Director also plays a leading role in the Theatre’s strategic planning initiatives which currently include increased brand awareness, new individual ticket campaign planning, expanded group sales, and higher-level customer understanding and service. This position collaborates with the Producing Artistic Director, and reports directly to the Managing Director.  This position also works in parallel with Synchronicity’s public relations specialist and social media content director.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Collaborate regularly with the Managing Director and Artistic Director to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of the organization’s vision and direction.
  • Supervise the planning and implementation of all marketing, public relations, publications, and sales programs to raise earned income through single ticket, group and season ticket sales annually.
  • Shape public perception of the theater through execution of brand identity through digital and print communications, publications, public events, and physical spaces.
  • Manage annual expense budgets to run all marketing, publicity, sales and graphic design efforts and operations.
  • Coordinate with Social Media Content Director to ensure cohesive messaging through electronic media relations;
  • Coordinate all communication and negotiations with vendors and consultants to achieve annual and long-range goals.
  • Cultivate an innovative working environment that enables growth in new technology and marketing practices to ensure the Theatre’s vitality.
  • Develop community ties and serve on committees to further develop the profile of arts within the city and state.
  • Participate in arts marketing roundtable and other networking/learning opportunities.
  • Oversee cross-promotional trades with other theatres.
  • Lead initiatives to achieve goals defined in the Theatre’s strategic plan, and further develop long-range audience development goals and strategies.
  • Support initiatives to increase the capabilities and revenue of the theatre rental program.
  • Collaborate with other departments to improve the patrons’ experience of the theater.
  • Collaborate with the Development Director to integrate organizational strategy and customer relationship management in marketing and fundraising efforts.
  • Handle all back end set up in Spektrix, our ticketing and donor database, including inventory management, integrated mailings and promo code development.
  • Oversee box office staff and handle daytime box office service.
  • Manage the booking and contracts of all school field trip groups for our Family Series, and be the point of contact person for all school matinees.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Business & Brand Relationships Work Team of the Board.
  • Oversee registration and promotion for after-school program.
  • Keep website and blog up to date.
  • Manage and negotiate any advertising in digital, print, radio or other.
  • Oversee the creation of season collaterals, including posters, postcards, bookmarks, etc.
  • Oversee the booking and execution of photo and video shoots for promotional and archival purposes.
  • Layout and design small ads and social media graphics (using Canva, etc) and playbills (using InDesign).
  • Oversee direct mailings and poster and bookmark distribution.

SKILLS

  • Effective communicator
  • Good collaborator
  • Computer and internet proficiency
  • Strategic and analytical skills
  • Ability to work at the conceptual level as well as the implementation phase
  • A genuine interest in and knowledge of the theater
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong writing skills
  • Basic design skills a plus
  • Experience with Ticketing/Donor software. Spektrix knowledge a plus
  • The successful candidate will have significant career experience in marketing, communications or a related field. He or she will have proven initiative and will be a goal oriented innovative thinker. The ideal candidate will be flexible with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will be able to work successfully under pressure and meet deadlines and goals.

COMPENSATION

Salary is in the 30’s with benefits.  Start date: July 8. Resume review and interviews will start May 30.

To apply, send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and two writing samples to Celise Kalke, Managing Director at hiring@synchrotheatre.com.  No phone calls please.

Synchronicity Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

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Synchronicity Theatre seeks Full-Time Development Director

About Synchronicity

Synchronicity is a nonprofit theatre company founded in 1997. Since bursting onto the Atlanta scene, Synchronicity has produced gutsy, high-quality and entertaining plays that resonate with our audience, our community and our lives. Our mission is to uplift the voices of women and girls, and build community through theatre.  We produce great plays.  We take artistic chances to make our audiences think about important issues. We partner with community groups to deepen the relationship between our audiences and the work. Synchronicity makes its home on Peachtree in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

Synchronicity is hiring a new full-time Development Director to build on a strong 21-year reputation for creating great theatre and building community in the Atlanta area.  In a staff of 5 full-time and 4 part-time people, this position is highly collaborative and will work closely with the Producing Artistic and Managing Directors to take Synchronicity to the next level.

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR | *FULL-TIME POSITION  (40-50 hours/week)

The Development Director is responsible for implementing all fundraising activities to meet annual development goals for the company. Annually, this includes developing an annual plan; running 1 major and 4-5 smaller special events; cultivating individual donors;  implementing our annual giving campaign (including 1-2 crowd funding campaigns, 1-2 mailing campaigns); developing and shepherding corporate sponsors; and writing/managing 45-50 foundation, corporate and government grants.

Key competencies include outstanding writing and verbal communication skills, grant management experience, organizational skills, and advanced computer skills, including experience with fundraising database programs and Microsoft Office suite of programs and basic understanding of crowd funding platforms. Experience working closely with donors and board members required. Experience researching and cultivating prospective funding sources required.  Proficiency with Spektrix a plus. Event management experience with events of 150+ people strongly encouraged.

At least two years of fundraising experience and four-year degree required. Experience in the arts preferred. The ability to work both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team is key. Ideal candidate must be a great communicator, organized, creative and detail-oriented.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Grants – research, write and manage private, corporate and government grant proposals
  • Design and manage detailed grants calendar and tracking sheet
  • Proper acknowledgement and management of all donor gifts
  • Tracking and communication of board giving/contributions
  • Manage donor database and work closely with Finance Manager to tracking funding throughout the year
  • Annual tracking of demographics, program evaluations and scope of services
  • Oversee the annual Women in the Arts luncheon, as well as season kick-off party. Coordinate 3-5 smaller donor cultivation events throughout the year.
  • Design and run the annual giving campaign which includes end of year mail out campaign, 1-2 crowdfunding campaigns, and season launch party for high end donors.

COMPENSATION

Salary is in the 30’s with benefits.  Start date: July 8.  Resume review and interviews will start May 30.

To apply, send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and two writing samples to Celise Kalke, Managing Director at hiring@synchrotheatre.com.  No phone calls please.

Synchronicity Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Goodbye to Jerrilyn

Today, the world is a little less bright… and there are fewer fierce full-body hugs.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Jerrilyn Levetan.  Jerrilyn served on the Synchronicity Board for six years, and then joined our Advisory Council.  Even in the past year of her illness, she remained a stalwart supporter of our mission to uplift the voices of women and girls.  Jerrilyn’s true passion lay with our Playmaking for Girls program.  Every year she and her wife Linda would bring dinner to the girls during our summer program, and with Jerrilyn’s trademark giant grin, she would talk to the girls about their dreams and plans for the future.

Jerrilyn’s family has chosen to honor her love of the girls and our program with a special fund, which will support Playmaking for Girls this summer and into the future.  We are deeply honored by this gift and will work hard to uplift Jerrilyn’s legacy.

We hope you will join us in honoring Jerrilyn by attending one of our Playmaking for Girls summer program performances at 2:30 and 6:00 pm on June 15.

Please see below for a message from Jerrilyn’s family about the fund.

The Jerrilyn Levetan Fund
During the 8 years of Jerrilyn Levetan’s involvement with Synchronicity Theatre, she became passionate about the work this local theatre company does with at-risk and refugee girls in Atlanta through the Playmaking for Girls program.  Her love for this unique program inspired and elevated Synchronicity’s work during her tenure as a Board Member of the organization.

In honor of extraordinary service and life, Jerrilyn’s family has established the Jerrilyn Levetan Fund, to endow Playmaking for Girls participants during the summer program each year.  During the program, each girl signs a contract and is paid $100 for her work as an actor, which empowers the girls to value their time and teaches real-world skills and responsibility. Each dollar raised by the fund will be used to pay each of the girls during the program and they each will receive a letter with their pay every year, with Jerrilyn’s story and photo.

If you would like to make a gift in honor of Jerrilyn and this work she loved so dearly please contact Synchronicity by phone (404-484-8636) or by email at emma@synchrotheatre.com.

You may also send a check to 1545 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30309.  Please put Attention: Jerrilyn Levetan Fund.

 

Please make check out to Synchronicity Theatre and in the memo line note: The Jerrilyn Levetan Fund.