Marketing has evolved significantly since Indiana University Auditorium opened its doors for the first time on March 22, 1941. We are excited to bring into our family a dynamic team member who can build upon our marketing and audience development programs, continuing to further our mission of creating engaging world-class arts and entertainment experiences at IU.
Working within our vibrant University community and alongside a strong team—including our ticketing and sales, events, fundraising, and guest services departments—the Marketing Manager develops, coordinates, and executes the marketing, promotion, and outreach for IU Auditorium season shows, facility rental, development, and Event Services units. This position is responsible for meeting ticket sales goals, coordinating all marketing communication needs of the Auditorium, ensuring brand adherence, overseeing image management including annual report development, and serving as a liaison between the Auditorium and show marketing representatives.
The Marketing Manager serves as media liaison, ensuring the timely distribution and accuracy of all media communications, and coordinating press opportunities between the media and artists’ press representatives. The Marketing Manager is responsible for developing promotional and educational events in association with IU Auditorium-presented artists and events.
The position directs and coordinates all promotional writing, media communications, graphic design, audience research projects, marketing data collection, and website maintenance; coordinating with internal and external departments, and assigning tasks to hourly employees as needed. In addition to part-time Engagement and Art Production Coordinators, this position supervises 3–5 additional student interns and graduate assistants, assisting in areas of press, distribution, public relations, and digital media. In addition, the position provides administrative support, such as contract fulfillment, budget development and monitoring, and report generation.
Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services, All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indianan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinators. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
A bachelor's degree in Arts Management, Marketing, Business, or related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in the area of marketing, arts administration, advertising, or other related field is preferred.
Candidate must have a solid understanding and appreciation of local, national, and international performing arts and trends.
Candidate must be detail oriented and have the ability to create and adhere to plans and deadlines.
Must have a solid understanding of print and web processes, including web content management systems.
Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain internal and external relationships, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and effectively and tactfully deal with the public, members of the press, corporate and community partners, artist managers, and producer representatives. S/he will have an interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for working with people.
Candidate must be a proficient and efficient editor, and have the ability to recognize strengths and weaknesses in graphic design in a variety of media.
The successful candidate will have the ability to research and analyze complex data and will have strong computer literacy.
The successful applicant will work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies. S/he will be self-motivated, work well under pressure, and be able to handle several projects at one time. S/he will have good judgment, excellent problem solving skills, and strong diplomacy skills.
Effective management principles, including human resource and supervisory. S/he will have the ability to interpret, implement, and create written procedures and policies and the ability to assess office needs (make recommendations on staffing, equipment, and other program requirements).
A valid driver’s license.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
This job often requires working on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Considered by the community to be the leading performing arts organization in South Central Indiana in terms of quality, leadership, innovation, and overall guest satisfaction, IU Auditorium creates world-class experiences for everyone to engage in diverse arts and events within a progressive landmark of IU. Since opening its doors in 1941, IU Auditorium has served as a university and community ga...thering place, hosting a diverse array of world-class artists, entertainers, musicians, and lecturers in a 3,200-seat theatre. The Auditorium has been host for the last 75 years to the world’s top performers, from the Metropolitan Opera and Les Miserables to Jerry Seinfeld and Meryl Streep.
In addition to the wide variety of arts and entertainment events, the Auditorium continues to serve as the community’s gathering place, hosting a variety university ceremonies, conferences, weddings, and special events. With focus on student exposure and interaction with the arts, the Auditorium is insuring its vital role in the greater university for years to come. The Auditorium also serves as the public trust administrator, caretaker, and conservator of the Indiana University Auditorium facility and its art collection. Staff and patrons alike value the IU Auditorium’s contribution to the university community and academic mission, exceptional guest service, rich history and tradition, and ongoing programmatic and operational innovation and diversity.