Marketing Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE:   Marketing Assistant

REPORTS TO: Director of Audience Development

FLSA Status:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt

COMPENSATION RATE: $39,000 annually

LOCATION: 170. N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601 (Hybrid Eligible)


The Marketing Assistant supports many of the operations within the Marketing department.  The ideal candidate will be personable, engaging and have excellent time management skills. This entry-level position is excellent for someone interested in gaining marketing experience ranging from traditional and digital media, data analysis and working with a large budget.


  • Collaborate with members of the marketing and graphic design teams to ensure the timely delivery of all advertisements and marketing materials, including managing the turnover of building posters, the banners in front of the theater, and digital marketing slides in the lobby.
  • Proofread digital copy, make updates to the website using WordPress, assist with email marketing through the Wordfly mail client and provide support for social media as needed. In addition, flag/respond when appropriate to customer service questions and comments received in the digital space.
  • Track expenses within the annual budget and assist during the annual budget reconciliation alongside the Director of Advertising and Director of Marketing.
  • Assist the Director of Audience Development with the cultivation, outreach and execution of items in support of our accessible and enhanced services.
  • Assist in recruiting College Ambassadors and promote College Nights to university students.
  • Alongside the marketing team, compile data related to both traditional and digital marketing efforts to understand ROI, trends and more.
  • Ensure Goodman Theatre’s listings are updated on partner sites (Choose Chicago, Chambers of Commerce, etc.).
  • Fulfill any partner organization requests for mutual marketing support including email swaps and reciprocal social media posts.
  • Provide additional support as needed, including assistance in staffing and executing events.


  • Minimum of 1 year of professional marketing or administrative experience preferred
  • Excellent writing, communication and project managing skills
  • Familiarity with Tessitura (or other CRM database) preferred
  • Facility with Excel required
  • Self-starter and ability to work in fast moving environment necessary
  • Must be creative, flexible, open-minded, enjoy working as part of a team and experimenting with ideas
  • Occasional evening and weekend as needed to staff and execute events
  • Model behavior and values consistent with Goodman’s Community Agreements and furthering Goodman’s IDEAA (inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism and access) goals.


Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics.

We at Goodman Theatre believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which everyone is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. Learn more at


Goodman Theatre offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $39,000 annually