Marketing and Communications Assistant

The Wilma Theater

265 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Dec 23, 2022


Dec 07, 2022

The Wilma Theater seeks a Marketing and Communications Assistant.

The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art, presenting bold, original, well-crafted, thought-provoking productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles. The Wilma’s organizational values were developed through conversations with Wilma staff, board, and HotHouse Company members. Our organizational values are curiosity, courage, care, rigor, joy, collaboration, and liberation.

The Marketing and Communications Assistant will contribute meaningfully to the organizational culture of the Wilma and will advocate to advance our values on an organizational, local, and national scale. This person will take part in cross-departmental work, company-wide EDI work and anti-bias training as we further our commitment to being an inclusive, anti-racist organization.

Position Summary
The Marketing and Communications Assistant supports the Marketing Department in creating relationships with groups, patrons, influencers, businesses, and press to deliver results-driven marketing outreach. The Marketing Assistant will be a vital part of the Wilma’s marketing team.
The ideal candidate has a background in marketing and community outreach, a working knowledge of PR concepts and best practices; and experience creating social media content for an institution. Demonstrated passion for theater preferred, but not necessary.

- Participate in creative campaign planning sessions with the Wilma Marketing team and leadership;
- Assisting with the organization and execution of various media, PR, and influencer outreach;
- Maintaining the PR database, documenting media coverage, and tracking PR metrics;
- Managing PR materials, filing, copying, and performing other clerical tasks;
- Managing calendars and media lists;
- Research and contact suitable networks and groups relevant to an individual production to set up promotions and offers;
- Coordinate group sales outreach; 
- Developing and maintaining positive relationships with clients, stakeholders, media, and vendors;
- Reaching out to local businesses for partnerships and deals for our subscribers and patrons;
- Creating social media content, and coordinating takeovers;
- Manage reciprocal marketing swaps with other theatres and organizations in accordance with our data protection and Privacy policies;
- Other assistance with outreach, marketing, and front of house as needed.

Location Requirements
Limited travel between the Wilma Theater on 265 S. Broad Street and the rehearsal studio space within the Philadelphia city limits.

Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt role with compensation in the range of $38,000-$40,000.

Benefits include 85% payment of toward group health plan including vision, dental insurance, life insurance, generous paid time off, 403(b) retirement plan, employee assistance program, and other benefits such as complimentary tickets to Wilma productions, parking discount, and paid holidays.

Hybrid Work Environment

Due to Covid-19, much of the Wilma administrative staff is conducted in a hybrid environment of remote and in-person work, dependent upon role function and responsibilities. In consultation with your supervisor, it may be determined that some administrative aspects of your role may be performed remotely.

Some night and weekend work will be required.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
The Wilma Theater requires all employees, whose work requires their physical presence on-site at spaces managed and operated by The Wilma Theater to be fully vaccinated and up to date with the Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster for COVID-19. Being “fully vaccinated” and “up to date” means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine and booster regimen.

In order to be qualified for employment at the Wilma Theater, final candidates must comply with the vaccination requirement or receive an approved exemption. Exceptions to this policy include:

- Employees who do not report to a workplace where other individuals (such as coworkers or customers) are present
- Employees who are working exclusively from home/remote environment

- Employees who have a documented and approved medical or religious exemption.

Applications and Inquiries
Applications will be open until December 23, 2022, with the desired start time of January 23, 2023.

Please send resume and cover letter as a single PDF attachment with your name and subject “Marketing and Communications Assistant candidate” to

If available, please also include a link to a portfolio or institutional social media

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The Wilma Theater is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or public assistance status in the recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall and termination of employees. The Wilma is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment. Those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.








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