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Detroit Public Theatre seeks full-time marketing manager

June 12, 2024

Job Title: Marketing Manager

Detroit Public Theatre (DPT) is seeking an experienced marketing professional to join their team.DPT is experiencing rapid growth and is a vital contributor in the Detroit Cultural landscape.

An ideal candidate will be passionate about the DPT mission and vision, and be ready to take bold initiative toward the company and audience growth. DPT is a collaborative environment where teamwork and adaptability are essential. They are seeking an individual who is ready to amplify DPT’s impact in the Detroit and national cultural community, and be a voice of the organization.

An ideal candidate should have experience in strategic marketing, advertising and public relations, and subscription campaign management.

The Mission of Detroit Public Theatre:
Detroit Public Theatre (“DPT”) produces nationally recognized plays and programs with world-class writers, directors, actors, and designers in the heart of Detroit’s cultural district. They create bold, relevant work that illuminates the thrills, joys, and challenges of our shared human experience.

Please use this link to apply: Detroit Public Theatre / Marketing


Position overview

Job Details

  • Job Type: Full-time (40 hours per week/hybrid)
  • Maintain regular weekly schedule except for special events as needed
  • Salary: $48,500/yr with benefits packages available
  • 2 week paid vacation, holidays, and paid time off
  • Job Start Date: August 1, 2024
  • Direct Supervisor: Producing Artistic Director

DPT is open to all applicants who are able to demonstrate the ability to complete the essential duties listed below. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills, and mindset that will be needed to succeed individually and as a company.


Job Skills Description

Strategic Marketing Initiatives

  • Conceive, develop, and manage DPT audience communications and outreach
  • Conceive and craft strategies for all Marketing areas, including social, digital, advertising communications and creative outreach to the DPT Audience
  • Ensure DPT brand message and voice is strong and consistent across all channels and marketing efforts including events, email campaigns, web pages and promotional material
  • Work in conjunction with other DPT staff members and departments in pursuit of the company’s mission and vision

Advertising and Promotions

  • Create, edit and distribute e-blast, social media, and website content
  • Maintain, manage, and update DPT website
  • Generate, maintain and update DPT’s social media presence
  • Oversee design and distribution of all print materials
  • Research and purchase advertising buys
  • Primary contact and coordinator for all printing needs
  • Collect and layout text for all programs and manage proofing process
  • Create, edit and distribute e-blast content

Public Relations

  • Coordinate and/or attend media opportunities
  • Coordinate, draft, and proofread and distribute all press release information
  • Create, coordinate, and capture photo opportunities
  • Maintain and organize company digital and physical archives
  • Maintain Press archives

Subscription Campaign Management

  • Create and execute 2025/26 season ticket subscription campaign
  • Track and analyze ticket sales
  • Provide subscription sales support
  • Manage ongoing relationships with subscribers and individual ticket buyers
  • Create engagement opportunities for subscribers and individual ticket buyers


A bit about People, Plays, and Programs at DPT

DPT collaborates with and serves Detroit audiences, students, and artists. They produce 4-5 high-quality productions each year that run for 4-6 weeks each. DPT also creates and runs innovative education and community programs. They collaborate with inspired and inspiring artists and to share their work with our community. Among the members of the DPT family are TONY-nominated and MacArthur Genius Award winning playwright Dominique Morisseau who serves as executive artistic producer and playwright Noah Haidle. His play Birthday Candles will be opening on Broadway this spring after being commissioned by DPT and premiering during their third season.

DPT is committed to accessibility for all Detroiters with an initiative to provide access to its performances. Their post-show dialogues promote important conversations about the questions posed by plays, connecting audience members with each other and with their artists. DPT collaborates with many Detroit cultural institutions, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Wayne State University, and the Detroit Historical Society, to enhance programming and impact. They also partner with Detroit Public Schools to create and facilitate arts-connected curricula accompanied by student matinees and post-show programming. DPT’s signature community program, Shakespeare in Prison, works with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, empowering participants (more than 90% of whom will return home) to learn crucial skills as they reconnect with their humanity and that of others through Shakespeare’s works.


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