We are looking for a dynamic professional marketing team leader for Scottsdale Arts, a leading nonprofit arts organization in the Southwest. This unique opportunity is for a select candidate who has a proven track record of growing revenue and exposure, and can lead our marketing efforts to new levels of success. If you have a passion for the arts, and the powerful impact they can have on people’s lives, we want to meet with you.
Scottsdale Arts was established in 1987 as a private, nonprofit management company contracted by the City of Scottsdale to independently administer its arts and cultural affairs. Since then, Scottsdale Arts has become a regionally and nationally significant arts organization with three principal operating divisions – each with a distinct focus – spanning the performing and visual arts: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. The success of Scottsdale Arts is grounded in the concept of partnership and an ongoing mission to create connections between artists and audiences through diverse, high-quality arts experiences and educational and outreach opportunities. Through its three divisions, Scottsdale Arts produces, presents and hosts approximately 1,800 events annually serving more than 375,000 Scottsdale residents and visitors, while fostering the active engagement of government, businesses, education and the private sector with the arts.
The Director of Marketing and Communications is Scottsdale Arts’ leader in the area of marketing and public relations. This position is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan utilizing a variety of methodologies, as well as strengthening our ties to the community we serve. The Director of Marketing will serve as a respected manager/coach who will inspire their team and lead through example. The Director of Marketing serves on our Senior Management Team and works closely with the President, Division and Department directors.
Our Director of Marketing and Communications will utilize the skills and abilities of our diverse stakeholders and build upon the relationships to further our mission to develop, advance and deliver high-quality arts and cultural experiences and opportunities.
Knowledge and abilities needed to be successful in this position:
Exceptional communication skills, with particular emphasis on interaction with both 1:1 and group settings
Excellent organizational abilities with a strong initiative-driven method of work production.
Proven capability of working with database-driven information (Tessitura knowledge extremely helpful)
Ability to lead, influence and negotiate
Proven track record of meeting department/organizational goals
Knowledge, passion and desire to work in support of visual and performing arts and education programs
This position requires a bachelor’s degree along with eight to 10 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility and oversight of a department. A minimum of three years of that experience must include active supervision and leading of others to reach departmental goals. The ability to work flexible hours is required. Experience in the arts, primarily with influencing ticket sales and growth, is exceptionally important for success.
The Director of Marketing and Communications position is full-time, with a rich benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, supplemental life insurance, long-term disability and more! We offer a 401K after a year’s employment and a Paid Time Off program with a full holiday schedule. Salary commensurate with experience.
Scottsdale Arts was established in 1987 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) management company and vested with the responsibility to manage Scottsdale’s premier arts and cultural facilities. Since then,Scottsdale Arts has evolved into its present structure as a unique umbrella organization with three dynamic operating divisions - each with a distinct focus - that span the visual and performing arts.... Through its three divisions, Scottsdale Arts offers diverse, high-quality arts experiences to hundreds of thousands of Scottsdale residents and visitors annually in addition to fostering the active engagement of government, business, education and the private sector in the arts. Our three divisions include the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Public Art program.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.