Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Marketing Manager

Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a classically-based professional ballet company, established in 1989, in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs at the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre while participating in many community events as well as regional and national touring.

OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance as evidenced by the invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2008, the “Ballet Across America” series in 2013, and Wolf Trap in 2014. The addition of Artistic Director, Kevin Irving, and Executive Director, Michael Greer, positions OBT for significant growth opportunities in the years to come.

In addition to the performing company, The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s mission also includes a far-reaching dance education and outreach program throughout Portland and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an annual budget of more than $8 million. For more information and recent news about OBT, visit our website:www.obt.org


Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and detail orientated person to serve as Marketing Manager and assistant to the Director of Marketing and Communications. The successful candidate will support the department by strategic planning, executing, support and evaluation of all Single Ticket and Subscription campaigns for OBT‘s main stage productions as well as collaborating with OBT School staff in support of growing student body. The role will take a lead in developing social media strategy, content, and monitoring engagement.


This position will administer annual media plans for timely delivery; manage Google AdWords and paid display campaigns; create reports on digital performance and conversions; project manage publication of performance playbills and act as liaison between OBT and vendor(s); write social media, newsletters and advertising copy; oversee promotional activities; and serve as institutional coordinator for all front-of-the house activities at promotional and special events.

We seek candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, or related field and who have at least three years of successful experience in marketing and communications, and a proven track record of reaching goals. While not required, successful candidates will have specific experience within dance and the arts. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for travel between work locations is required. A full job description can be obtained on the OBT website.

Please review and download full description of position. Interested parties are required to send a cover letter, resume/CV and three writing samples to jobs@obt.org.