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19 Apr 2022


Marketing Manager

Stages  Houston, Texas, United States

STAGES, Houston, Texas jobs

Job Description

Reports to: Marketing and Growth Director

Direct Reports: None

Indirect Reports: None

Status: Regular Full-time, Exempt

Compensation and Benefits:
$45,000 to $54,000  Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays/Days of Celebration, Matched Retirement Plan, Disability and Life insurance, Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

The Marketing Manager oversees all implementation of tactical marketing strategies across the organization, especially as they relate to single ticket and subscription campaigns. You’ll also analyze, source, and report on critical data needed to make informed marketing decisions that support Stages’ ambitious growth goals. Working closely with the Content Strategist, Graphic Design Lead, and Patron Services Manager, you’ll serve as the backbone to an efficient and effective marketing team.

About us

Stages tells compelling stories in an intimate setting where audiences can connect with both the art on stage and the people who create it. We produce a broad scope of plays and musicals ranging from jukebox musicals and family entertainment to world premieres and new work by emerging writers.

Stages was founded in 1978 and we’ve grown to become Houston’s sixth largest nonprofit performing arts producer and the largest outside the downtown theater district. We perform year-round with an average of 12 productions and 75,000+ visitors each season. We’ve opened our new home, The Gordy, made possible by a fully-funded $35 million capital campaign.

We’re a welcoming, collaborative culture that encourages each staff member to take initiative, share ideas, and help shape the organization. Working at Stages hits the sweet spot between struggling startup and corporate behemoth.

About you

You’re a data-driven marketer with a passion for the arts. You’re a natural with numbers and are comfortable managing and tracking a budget–and getting the most impact out of it. You’ve got your eye on effective marketing strategies that span sectors and are eager to apply them to an arts context. You are driven to meet deadlines and are effective at keeping your team on track.  You are quick on your feet, flourish under pressure, and your attention to detail is impeccable. You thrive as the hub of a busy team, knowing that your work helps create unforgettable arts experiences for others.

What you’ll do at Stages

  • Work closely with the Marketing and Growth Director on the conception and execution of all single ticket and subscription marketing plans; manage and execute the related marketing materials.
  • Track and report departmental expenditures and sales performance, constantly measuring for ROI
  • Serve as the marketing team liaison between external advertising and creative agencies
  • Manage all audience segmentation, ensuring appropriate mail lists are labeled, tracked, and incorporated to maximize engagement and reach
  • In close collaboration with the Patron Services Manager, collect, analyze, and report on sales and marketing data ranging from single ticket sales to virtual engagement.
  • Field inbound marketing requests from internal stakeholders and activate the marketing team to fulfill requests promptly
  • Oversee the implementation of all content generated by the Content Strategist, ensuring content is published and delivered on schedule across platforms
  • Update and maintain the Stages website as needed, fielding update requests from internal departments
  • Monitor inbound requests ranging from inquiries on social media to emails from external agencies
  • Working closely with the Content Strategist, source, deploy, and track all content for social media and marketing emails, including monthly and weekly e-newsletters and regular patron communications.
  • Oversee the marketing calendar to support the organization’s marketing needs while keeping your team on track to meet all deadlines.
  • Source advertising design and copy from the Graphic Design Lead and the Content Strategist and ensure that all ad placements are delivered on schedule
  • Develop and execute patron retention efforts and communication, including leading and organizing patron-focused events
  • Other duties, as assigned.

To excel in this job, you’ll need

  • 3-5 years experience in marketing, advertising, or business; arts marketing experience is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity for successfully balancing tasks and priorities and meeting deadlines with a broad variety of internal and external entities.
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A positive, customer-focused approach to work.
  • Dynamic, proactive team player attitude.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Passion for Stages’ work and desire to play a vital role during a transformational period of growth.
  • Evening and weekend work, as needed.

It’s also great to have

  • Willingness to tackle projects outside your area of expertise.
  • Familiarity with (and a passion for) reading plays and musicals.
  • Experience with graphic design, website design or maintenance, or other publishing tools.
  • Degree in arts administration, business, marketing or related area.

This is important

Stages is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe creative environment for staff, artists and our community. We know that through discussion and expression we can continue to promote change in a positive direction. We believe that diversity on and off stage is important. We are committed to bridging cultural gaps and creating an environment of inclusion and equity for all. It is our intent to provide equal opportunities to all who may apply. We welcome every race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic makeup, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status and thinking style.

Our hiring process

First, send us some information about yourself—please include an introduction to help us understand who you are and why you’re right for this position (eg: cover letter, email, personal statement, video) as well as anything you think might be helpful to understand your background, experience, and skills. This could include a resume, event materials, writing or other work samples, personal website, LinkedIn profile, etc.

Human Resources Generalist


800 Rosine Street

Houston, Texas 77019

If we think you might be a good fit, we’ll contact you to schedule an introductory interview with our team. This conversation will help us learn about you, share more about the job and Stages, and answer your initial questions. From there, we may also invite you to talk with other staff members from positions across the organization so that you have an opportunity to explore Stages’ culture and work environment, and we can get a sense of what you’ll bring to the team.


Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Marketing Manager
 Houston, Texas, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: advertising, arts administration, management, manager, and marketing. States: Texas.

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