This one year maternity contract position is responsible for managing the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s four million dollar advertising budget through various promotional strategies while acting as the Festival’s main contact for outside advertising and creative agencies. You will also oversee Google Adword, our annual House and Souvenir book publications, in-house and local advertising projects and the Festival’s revenue generating programs including Family Experience, youth-oriented Play On, and TiXX programs. The expectation will be to build new audiences and reach demographic revenue targets for each segment.
You must have a minimum of three years’ experience in advertising at a management level, either on the client or agency side, strong outside sales skills, ability to manage multiple projects at one time, proven success at developing relationships with advertisers, highly organized with an eye for detail, ability to manage expense budgets, strong negotiation skills, knowledge of brand strategies and overall marketing objectives, effective communication skills with the ability to adapt to new situations and think creatively as a leader. Comfortable with a quick-paced environment and solid knowledge of local landscape and key players is essential.
This position is expected to begin July 6th, 2011.
We recognize that diversity- in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages- fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply by May 25th, 2011 to;
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
Subject: Manager of Advertising and Promotions