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Job (Calgary): Director of Marketing & Communications – Vertigo Theatre

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Job (Calgary): Director of Marketing & Communications – Vertigo Theatre


Vertigo Theatre seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Director of Marketing & Communications. Reporting to the General Manager, this position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating marketing and communication plans; ensuring that the mission and brand are accurately communicated; achieving ticket sales goals; carefully managing the Department’s resources; and all matters pertaining to media and advertising partnerships. A member of the Senior Management Team, this position is a key contributor to the vision of how the organization meets its short and long-term revenue objectives and maintains the functional responsibility for achieving earned revenue goals.

The successful candidate will value high integrity, maintain a positive outlook and display energy and enthusiasm. They will value building long-term relationships and partnerships. They will have strong communication skills, be people oriented and be action oriented. They will be a proven manager of people, sales campaigns, data and financial resources.

The ideal candidate will have no less than 3 years of experience in a senior arts marketing position. However, consideration will be given to interested candidates from outside the sector who have a love for live theatre coupled with a strong marketing background that includes loyalty-based programs and customer service. They will preferably have a related post-secondary degree or certificate.

Vertigo Theatre is a highly successful charitable society with an operating budget of $2.5M; of which 60% is derived from earned revenues. Its mission is to be a leader in developing, producing and presenting plays based in the mystery genre, and plays for young audiences, while providing a performance home for other organizations. Its vision is to create exceptional entertainment experiences.

Vertigo Theatre occupies a unique place in Calgary’s cultural landscape as:

• The only professional theatre in Canada producing a series of plays based in the mystery genre (Vertigo Mystery Theatre)
• The only theatre in Calgary presenting a full series of plays of national importance for children and teens during the regular theatre season (Y Stage)
• Providing a performance home for other arts and arts education organizations (Vertigo Theatre Centre).

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume by December 10, 2012 to the General Manager at More information on Vertigo Theatre and the position can be found on

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