The Marketing Department is responsible for generating ticket sales and interest for every Steppenwolf production. Apprentices/Interns are given a high level of responsibility and work closely with the staff to develop new audiences, maintain and develop the Steppenwolf website, and create promotional relationships with area restaurants and community partners. Through attendance in meetings with the artistic staff and access to production run-throughs, apprentices/interns are exposed to the artistic process and learn how to effectively market Steppenwolf shows to a diverse audience. Apprentices/Interns also assist with audience research, special events, group sales, direct mail, digital assets and Membership campaigns. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication and computer skills, thrive in a fast-paced, independent environment, and have the desire to work with an enthusiastic and creative team.

Dates & Hours

Internship: June 3, 2019 – August 30, 2019, unpaid
Apprenticeship: September 3, 2019 – May 29, 2020, pays minimum wage 

28 hours/week

Position is Supervised By

Marketing Coordinator

Who Should Apply For This Position

Applicants interested in learning about the day-to-day functions of a professional theater marketing department should apply. This position is well-suited for candidates with a vested interest in the world of marketing in the non-profit arts sector. HTML & graphic design experience a plus.

Alumni For This Position Include

  • Jacqueline Rosas, Marketing Manager, Jam Theatricals, Chicago, IL
  • Samantha Price, Individual Giving Coordinator, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL
  • Sarah Bordson, Digital Director, Arts, Culture & Entertainment Market, Adage Technologies, Chicago, IL
  • Evan Hatfield, Director of Audience Experience, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL
  • Julia Dossett Morgan, Senior Marketing Manager, The Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN

Day to Day Tasks

  • Leading strategy for Student advertising campaigns
  • Assisting on Main Series, Membership and Steppenwolf for Young Adults campaigns, including distribution, copywriting and research projects
  • Email generation for Student, RED and other campaigns as needed
  • Website updates
  • Maintenance of Tessitura (patron tracking software) and sales tracking reports
  • Logistical support at marketing promo events, including University Nights and @ll Access Events
  • Attending all department meetings and reporting on your current projects
  • Archiving marketing materials

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter Addressing the Following:
    • Why you want to work in this department at Steppenwolf
    • What skills and experiences you bring to this department
    • What you hope to learn from this internship or apprenticeship 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

The cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted as one PDF titled "lastname_firstname.pdf" (i.e. letts_tracy.pdf).