Chicago Opera Theater (“COT”) is seeking a Director of Marketing to join its senior leadership team and expand opera as a living art form. The Director of Marketing is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all marketing and communication activities. This role’s central goal is to increase earned revenue programs, grow patron loyalty, and to increase brand awareness. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in ticket sales, marketing, advertising, branding, public relations, and event coordination. The Director of Marketing manages 1 team member and reports to the General Director.
COT’s 2021-2022 season comprises 3 mainstage productions, including a new commission, a new production by our Vanguard composer-in-residence, and several ancillary events surrounding each of these productions. COT performs in venues ranging from 650 - 1400 seats. Earned revenue from marketing efforts range from $250,000 - $400,000 annually. COT will mark its 50th anniversary in 2023.