The production/publicity manager, in conjunction with the academic chair, Musical Theatre coordinator, and department faculty, is responsible for the production of four to five musicals or plays each academic season. The manager is also responsible for all publicity and marketing for Performing Arts Department.
The Department of Performing Arts at SUNY Cortland is dedicated to providing young artist/scholars seeking to pursue a career in the Musical Theatre the skills needed to succeed in the professional theatre, combine with a well-balanced, liberal Arts education. Students receive training in all three primary disciplines; music, theatre and dance, working with professional theatre artists in a rigorous academic and studio environment.
*Manage administrative tasks, including budget management for production season
Coordinate and manage all student production crews
Supervise the box office manager and ensure effective box office protocols
Create and implement marketing campaigns working with internal and external constituents for coordinating public relations for the season and Musical Theatre program
Manage all social media content, maintain and implement social media strategies, including having an active social media presence at all times
Manage all publicity and logistics for the annual Senior Showcase in NYC
Obtain all graphics for publicity/marketing for the season and Performing Arts Department 'brand'; secure all marketing materials
Initiate and manage all contracts (in cooperation with business office)
Obtain licensing and rehearsal materials for all department theatre productions
Participate in weekly department meetings and lead production meetings
Supply /approve all press releases pertaining to the department and productions
Research new areas/platforms for outreach to recruit for the musical theatre program
Education: BFA/BA in Theatre ,Dance, Music or Communications
Work Experience: Performing Arts/Arts Administration/Management Public Relations Publicity using social media as marketing tool
Experience working with a diverse community
Education: MFA/MA in Performing Arts Management or Theatre Management
Work Experience: As production manager in a collegiate theatre/performing arts program As a Performing Arts administrator in professional theatre Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion or multicultural programs Graphic design
Demonstrated success: Promoting a performing arts venue and/or institution effectively With social media campaigns
Internal Number: 5322
About SUNY Cortland
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