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The Carolina Theatre is always looking to expand its pool of well-qualified employees with experience in certain areas of operations related to live events and cinema.


Current Openings

The historic nonprofit Carolina Theatre of Durham is seeking an experienced Marketing Associate. We strongly value a diversity of people and experiences and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the City-owned historic Carolina Theatre complex including the 1,100-seat historic Fletcher Hall and two cinemas which screen independent film, as well as festivals and retrospectives, 365 days per year and up to 3,500 screenings per year. The organization presents more than 90 Star Series performances per year in Fletcher Hall and provides more than 35 educational performances for more than 15,000 school children from 12 counties in our Arts Discovery Educational series. Fletcher Hall is also home to several performing arts resident companies and hosts a variety of non-profit and commercial community events throughout the year. The theater supports a number of events designed to ensure the whole community can experience arts programming, including free offerings such as sensory-friendly and family programs.

As a City-owned, nonprofit-run facility, we believe that our entire community should be welcomed and celebrated here. We are committed to approaching all our work, programs, and policies focused on ensuring that all voices are heard and valued and that each is respected and included. Our staff, volunteers, vendors, partners, and guests come from every imaginable walk of life. Diversity, equity and access for all are the focus we also expect from all with whom we work, contract, or partner.

Our programs are supported by a marketing department currently made up of two staff members, an outside graphic designer, and a web developer. Most of the Star Series events are primarily marketed by our promoter partner, National Shows 2, which takes the marketing lead on the many of our live events, with our marketing department taking on certain local marketing tasks. Our marketing team is also responsible for institutional branding and messaging, and public relations. A strong and growing development department, currently of two people, is also supported by the marketing team for collateral and marketing of fundraising events, sponsorships, member events and appeals. These two departments work in tandem to ensure the theater’s revenue stream remains strong, meeting regularly to coordinate marketing communications, content, and strategy for development initiatives.

As the theater nears its 100th anniversary in 2026, marketing will have additional responsibilities for Centennial Events and institutional messaging to help the theater pave the way for the next 100 years.

Core Duties:

The Marketing Associate will be part of a three-person, multi-function team, responsible for a broad scope of work that spans all departments within the organization. The Marketing Associate will serve as a right-hand to the Senior Director of Marketing and will assist with developed marketing plans and strategies using informed email, website, and other digital tactics.

The person in this position needs excellent time management skills and a genuine eagerness to share about the theater. Brand consistency, audience awareness, and industry best practices will be essential for this role.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commitment to consistently view and evaluate all work, programs, and policies through an anti-racist, equity, and access lens.
  • Create and manage website pages with programming and other organizational information.
  • Create and manage email marketing campaigns through Hubspot.
  • Implement and manage efforts to grow the email and SMS lists.
  • Create or edit digital or print marketing materials as assigned.
  • Compose compelling press releases for programming and other topics as assigned.
  • Coordinate with the Digital Content Specialist on any social media content crossover with email, press releases, or other website content.
  • Collaborate, brainstorm, and embrace a kind and thoughtful environment within the department to be part of a unified team.
  • Maintain and manage a busy workload.
  • Attend select events semi-regularly across the organization to ensure an understanding of the products being marketed. These events will frequently occur on weeknights or weekends.
  • Assist with the coordination of giveaways, contests, trades, and more.
  • Stay connected to peers and industry standards by attending conferences, webinars, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned to contribute to a small, hardworking, and dedicated team.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of three years of successful event marketing, with a focus on email and digital marketing, advertising, or related field. Work in arts, entertainment, and one-off shows (versus season sales) is strongly preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS:

This position requires strong attention to detail, knowledge of web management, email marketing, and copywriting abilities. This role relies on superb organizational and communication skills, including customer service experience.

  • Proven experience incorporating an anti-racist, equity, and access lens to their work
  • Proven experience in theater or event marketing is a plus
  • Strategic thinker who is aware of the big picture
  • Ability to use data to drive decisions and set goals
  • Exceptional communication and storytelling skills
  • Excited to work in a historic nonprofit theater as part of a dedicated team
  • Confident and articulate, as well as willing to accept input
  • High proficiency in MS Office
  • High proficiency in website management (WordPress is a plus)
  • High proficiency in email marketing (Hubspot is a plus)
  • High proficiency in SMS marketing is a plus
  • High proficiency in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and/or video editing software is a plus
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal), with both internal and external parties
  • Ability to work with a team and be self-driven
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours

COMPENSATION:

This full-time, exempt position includes health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance benefits and a very generous PTO program. Position Pays $55,000. Hours are variable and include some nights and weekends.

TO APPLY:

Please send COVER LETTER explaining how your experience specifically fits our job description and requirements, plus RESUME & REFERENCES in PDF Format to HR@carolinatheatre.org

To ensure correct routing, email subject should read: MARKETING ASSOCIATE

The Carolina Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, values a diversity of people and communities, and strongly encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

The historic nonprofit Carolina Theatre of Durham is seeking an experienced Concessions Clerk. This position is responsible for preparing and selling concessions at films and live events, treating guests courteously and efficiently, and ensuring the accurate reporting of sales.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the City-owned historic Carolina Theatre complex including the 1,000-seat historic Fletcher Hall and two cinemas which screen independent film, as well as festivals and retrospectives, 365 days per year. The organization presents more than 50 Star Series performances per year in Fletcher Hall and provides more than 35 educational performances for more than 15,000 schoolchildren from 12 counties in our Arts Discovery series. Fletcher Hall is also home to a number of performing arts resident companies and hosts a variety of non-profit and commercial events throughout the year.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Provide a quality customer service experience to all guests. Greet guests with a smile and fill orders quickly.
  • Be a team player – help colleagues and be proactive.
  • Gain sufficient knowledge to use all equipment including: point of sales system, popcorn machine, soda machine, coffee maker and kegerator. Help keep equipment in good working order and immediately report any issue with equipment.
  • Assist Operations Department/House Managers with clean-up of theaters, lobby or other areas as needed.
  • Properly clean all concession areas and equipment at the end of the shift.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Candidates should have experience as a concessions clerk or a similar role.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidate should be experienced in customer service and have the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Candidate should work quickly, efficiently and accurately to maintain a positive guest experience.
  • This position requires a friendly and professional attitude with all guests and colleagues.
  • This position requires the ability to lift 50 lbs.

COMPENSATION:

This part-time position starts at $12.00/hour plus tips. Hours are variable and include nights and weekends.

TO APPLY:

Please send RESUME & REFERENCES in PDF Format along with a short paragraph or two explaining how your experience specifically fits our job descriptions and requirements to HR@carolinatheatre.org.

To ensure correct routing, email subject should read: CONCESSIONS CLERK

The Carolina Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, values a diversity of people and experiences, and strongly encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham is currently seeking Part-Time Stagehands in all disciplines including Loaders, Spot-ops, Video-ops, Audio-ops & engineers, Lighting ops, riggers, and fly-ops.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the City-owned historic Carolina Theatre complex including the 1,000-seat historic Fletcher Hall and two cinemas which screen independent film, as well as festivals and retrospectives, 365 days per year. The organization presents more than 50 Star Series performances per year in Fletcher Hall and provides more than 35 educational performances for more than 15,000 schoolchildren from 12 counties in our Arts Discovery series. Fletcher Hall is also home to a number of performing arts resident companies and hosts a variety of non-profit and commercial events throughout the year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma
    • 2 years minimum Stage Production experience or education.
    • Experience in stage lighting, pro audio and video systems preferred.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Work in an environment with moderate to loud noise level.

We prefer those with training or experience but will consider those new to the industry.

COMPENSATION:

This part-time position starts at $18.00/hour. Hours are variable and include nights and weekends.

TO APPLY:

If available, please send RESUME & REFERENCES in PDF Format along with a short paragraph or two explaining how your experience specifically fits our job descriptions and requirements to HR@carolinatheatre.org.

To ensure correct routing, email subject should read: PRODUCTION STAFF

The Carolina Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, values a diversity of people and experiences, and strongly encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Thank you!