Friday, August 19, 2011

Help wanted: Director of Marketing and Communication for Arts & Venues Denver

Arts & Venues Denver is currently looking for a Director of Marketing and Communications. The Director of Marketing and Communications of Arts & Venues Denver (AVD) oversees the marketing and communications functions for the division. AVD operates nine City-owned venues; administers the Public Arts Program; manages special events and community arts-based programs; and oversees the City’s creative sector initiatives.

The position is responsible for establishing the overall marketing and public relations goals, oversees the development of a comprehensive communications, marketing, and public relations plan including policies, procedures, guidelines and standards, and directs the development, design, implementation and evaluation of informational materials, programs, projects, and other outreach activities. This also includes overseeing the continuation of the sponsorship program and proper revenue maximization.

This individual will administer the financial operations of the department, including approving the annual operating budget, monitoring financial activities, developing required budget reports, preparing justification for programs and staffing levels, and submitting final budget for executive management approval.

The Director of Marketing and Communications acts as the spokesperson for the agency, advancing the primary mission and goals, and develops comprehensive communications strategies and programs. They will interact with internal and external stakeholders in order to develop partnerships and to create public awareness and implement media campaigns.

Arts & Venues Denver works to enhance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, artwork, and entertainment opportunities. They are also responsible for the acquisition, construction, maintenance, repair, management and operation of the City's public assembly facilities. Arts & Venues oversees many of Denver's most sophisticated, high-profile facilities: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater; the three largest venues in the Denver Performing Arts Complex: the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Newton Auditorium, the Buell Theater and Boettcher Concert Hall, plus the historic Denver Coliseum, Colorado Convention Center and newly acquired Crossroads Theater.

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