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Virginia Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit, professional theatre company and the result of the 2012 merger of Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV. With a budget of $5 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience over 550,000, Virginia Rep is the largest professional theatre and one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. We are dedicated to the development and production of new plays, and we seek outside producing collaboration to insure the play has a life beyond its development and production at Virginia Rep.

Director of Communications and Marketing
Posted 11/1/2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre, Central Virginia’s leading professional theatre company, seeks a Director of Communications to oversee institutional communications and marketing. With a budget of $5.3 million, four unique venues, and an educational touring arm, Virginia Rep reaches over 530,000 patrons, students, and teachers annually. The Director of Communications reports to the Managing Director and works closely with the Artistic Director to realize Virginia Rep’s ambitious artistic mission.

Responsibilities include:

Institutional Branding - Produce marketing collateral and messaging that insures consistent brand identity across departments including ticket sales, education, touring, and development

Mainstage Ticket Revenue – Implement audience development strategies that build loyal, diverse audiences for 15 mainstage productions with a total budgeted revenue of just under $2 million

Media and Public Relations

Community Engagement and Partnerships

Direct supervision of the Marketing Associate, Graphic Designer, Director of Group Sales, Web Manager, Box Office Manager, Marketing Intern, photographer and videographer.


Qualified candidates should be highly motivated with experience successfully leading the marketing team of a performing arts or comparable organization of similar or larger size; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience developing relationships with a variety of stakeholders and mentoring and managing a highly qualified, professional staff. Experience with Tessitura, dynamic pricing strategies, and targeted digital marketing a plus.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to Lisa Kotula at with the subject: Director of Communications Position. Please no phone calls.

Full time. This position is eligible for annual and sick leave. The position is also eligible for participation in company health, life, disability, and dental insurance plans, as well our 403b retirement plan.

Virginia Rep is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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