American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)—a national treasure and a widely-respected cultural gathering place—brings together artists and communities in search of experiences that move and inspire. Operating through the leadership of Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein, and with a staunchly committed leadership team, staff, and Board of Trustees, A.C.T. truly engages the spirit of the San Francisco Bay Area; promotes a diversity of voices and points of view; and, empowers theater makers and audiences to celebrate liveness. Established in 1965, A.C.T. is a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theater serving 200,000+ people annually through theater, training, education, and community programs.
As an organization that values transformation, inclusion, and full participation, this is a propitious time in A.C.T.’s evolution—a time of deep envisioning and filled with possibilities. It is within this context that A.C.T. invites nominations and applications for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications, a position that gives a creative leader the opportunity to have significant impact on the organization and broader community.
As the primary driver of institutional branding, the Director partners with colleagues across departments, including A.C.T.’s world-renowned Conservatory for Actor Training, Education and Community Outreach and Development, to set audience and revenue goals and to craft the messaging and design of all digital and print campaigns for various programs. In partnership with the broader marketing and communications team, the Director delivers external communities a consistent articulation of A.C.T.’s position and image.
The candidate most likely to realize success in the role brings years of marketing and communications experience, gained ideally from a not-for-profit or arts environment, as well as education in marketing/communications or a related field. Applicants should have a track record of increasing an organization’s visibility, as well as reaching or surpassing institutional goals by means of innovation and strategy. The new Director possesses excellent written and communication skills; is deadline-driven, detail-oriented, imaginative, analytical, and organized; and, consistently regards equity, diversity, and inclusion as central components of their work.
Diversity makes us stronger. A.C.T. is committed to diversity in its programming and creating an inclusive work culture and environment that is reflective of the San Francisco Bay Area. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A.C.T. is partnering withBIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that is as diverse as possible. All interested applicants can send their resume to Jason Murray or Urmilla Khan at email@example.com, or can apply through the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app.
We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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