Director of Marketing and Communications

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland, OR 97520




Nov 09, 2020
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) seeks a dynamic, innovative and inspiring leader to join its team of talented staff, artists and board in the role of Director of Marketing and Communications (M&C). The Director of M&C oversees all aspects of audience development and retention, brand management, earned ticket sales, box office and food & beverage services at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Reporting to the Executive Director, serving as a member of OSF’s senior management team and working closely with both the Artistic Director and the Board of Trustees, the Director of M&C leads a sophisticated team which creates and executes strategies and tactics to meet OSF’s institutional goals.


A compelling, persuasive leader with the ability to move a team (direct reports, executive leadership and volunteers) forward by inspiring and motivating people with creativity and energy.

An innovative professional with a comprehensive understanding of marketing theory and practice in the areas of new media, tourism, and/or arts and culture. They should have at least ten years of successful experience in marketing or communications with levels of increasing responsibility and a proven track record in new market development.

A resourceful, results-oriented leader with the ability to think strategically, generate new ideas and set priorities. They will have a passion for creating, executing and evaluating a plan of action while not losing sight of the big picture; the flexibility to welcome and embrace change; and the ability to balance many challenges inherent in an active and lively theatre environment.

A skilled manager and an effective delegator who can facilitate group dynamics and set clear expectations with the marketing and communications team. At least five years of successful experience in managing, mentoring and motivating staff, and the ability to inspire staff toward accomplishing common objectives.

A person who has education and training on a conceptual analysis of racial oppression and experience with organizational anti-racist policies and practices.

A candidate with outstanding interpersonal and communications skills – characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well – with a strong commitment to audience centric communication.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing audience research studies, digital marketing campaigns, brand management, loyalty and retention programs, as well as audience growth initiatives especially tourism strategies.

Additional Areas of Expertise:

People and Team Management
Digital Media
Analysis and Assessment

High Technological Capacity
Interpersonal and Mass Communication