Marketing Director

End Date
Jun 30, 2019


About Ballet 5:8

Established in 2012 by co-founders Julianna Slager and Amy Sanderson, Ballet 5:8 is one of the leading professional faith-based ballet companies and dance education centers in the industry. Located in Orland Park, IL Ballet 5:8’s company engages thousands of audience members in conversation of life and faith through innovative storytelling and breathtaking dance each season. Ballet 5:8’s, dance education center, School of the Arts, gives students from 50+ surrounding communities professional and high-quality dance education in an environment where students thrive.


Job Summary

The Marketing Director is responsible for driving the marketing behind Ballet 5:8’s performances, Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts, and development. The Marketing Director must be a visionary with the ability to implement well-defined marketing plans and strategies to grow and engage Ballet 5:8’s audiences, donors, and participants in the School of the Arts. The Marketing Director is also responsible for logistical aspects of Ballet 5:8 tours including managing schedules and accommodations, coordinating with local hosts, and building local launch teams for effective publicity distribution in each performing city. The Marketing Director travels with Ballet 5:8 while on tour. The Marketing Director reports to the Executive Director and manages Ballet 5:8’s part-time Social Media Associate and part-time Media Associate.



  • Full-time marketing experience (preferred)

  • Track record of increasing brand awareness, sales and consumer engagement.

  • Experience in Google suite including but not limited to Google Docs, Sheets, etc.

  • Working knowledge of Mailchimp or similar marketing email servers

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Team player

  • Creative problem solver

  • Innovative thinker

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing environment

  • Willingness to work for a faith-based organization

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience working with social media advertising, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

  • Working knowledge of non-profit and/or arts organizations

  • Experience in event planning

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or similar degree, or four years proven working experience in marketing, communications, sales, or publicity (required)



  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Two weeks paid vacation time (10 business days)

  • Two sick days

  • One personal day

  • Additional comp days available after working weekends


If interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Bowker at with the subject line: Marketing Director Position, by July 1, 2019. This position will start September 1, 2019.