Job Opening with Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Last updated: Friday, August 6, 2021


Position Title: Marketing Manager and Programs Assistant

Reports to: Artistic / Executive Director and Program Manager


Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers (formerly Contemporary Dance Theater and MamLuft&Co. Dance) seek a part-time employee for the roles of Marketing Manager and Programs Assistant. Mutual Arts is a small non-profit arts organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio with headquarters in Hartwell and another location in College Hill. The organization works primarily to bring more Modern Dance to more people by decreasing barriers to the art form, which in part includes its role as a neighborhood arts center for the two Cincinnati communities.


Work Hours

20 hours per week. Hours can be somewhat flexible with late afternoons/evenings (Mon-Thu) preferred. Some weekends (performances and special events) may be requested.



Effective Date

Immediate / as soon as possible.


  • Graphic design (typography and layout).
  • Copy writing in English (that is clear, compelling, and on-message from Artistic Director or other sources).
  • Proficient with print (offset/CMYK), desktop, mobile, and tablet formats.
  • Familiar with social media algorithms, restrictions, and formats.
  • Able to make basic photographic edits.
  • Able to drive automatic vehicle and has valid drivers’ license.

Duties and Expectations

As the Marketing Manager:

  • Responsible for connecting overall strategic goals with day-to-day implementation of marketing, public relations, and program recruitment.
  • Will assist Artistic and Executive Director (AED) with forming “big-picture” strategy for marketing, public relations, communications, and other program recruitment-related aspects as conduits for community engagement and impact.
  • Responsible for executing day-to-day marketing, communications, and program recruitment, which may be through digital, print, phone, messaging, or in-person means.
  • Maintains typographic and design standards as approved by the AED.
  • Maintains “tidy” files (e.g., use of layers, naming and organization of files, etc.).

In Programs Assistant role:

  • Provides assistance to other staff members in order to execute programming successfully, which may include (but is not limited to) assistance with front desk duties and enrolling students.

In both roles:

  • Forms strong and genuine relationships with marginalized individuals and community groups in Cincinnati.
  • Collaborates with other organizations to cross-promote each others events.


Below is a list of software that will be used in this position. Applicants familiar with some but not all are still encouraged to apply. The primary basis for hiring will be the applicant’s design and marketing skills, regardless of the software used.

  • Mac OS
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Audition
  • Canva
  • Wordpress
  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides


  • Reliable, responsible, on-time, and dependable.
  • Communicates clearly, promptly, and with specificity.
  • Responds to inquiries (messages, emails, calls) in reasonable time during work hours or in emergencies.
  • Action-oriented, productive.
  • Excellent follow-through.
  • Excellent task- and time-management.
  • Takes feedback well. Adheres to guidelines.
  • Works well with others.
  • Creative, adaptable, and exhibits a joy for work.
  • Competency and lived experience in working with historically marginalized communities is valued.
  • Dance experience is NOT required, but a bonus.


No specific education is required.

Adult applicants only.

No third-party applications.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to work on computer for long periods of time.

Alignment with the Organization’s Priorities

A strong candidate for the position will support and publicly reflect the organization’s priorities for: (1) the advancement of people of color and other marginalized individuals and (2) a family-safe environment in terms of education and outreach.

Due to the organization’s work with children, a background check and reference checks will be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers values diversity and strongly encourages Black, indigeneous, or other people of color to apply. Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

How to Apply

PLEASE DO NOT SEND RESUMES AT THIS TIME. It doesn’t matter to us what your education or past work history is!

Send a (1) cover letter of interest with email and phone contact information, addressing software proficiency, (2) work samples of visual marketing materials (i.e., marketing designs such as designed posts, e-blasts, posters/fliers, postcards, etc.), and (3) writing copy samples (preferably about dance or the arts, preferably something longer like a press release as well as something shorter like social media captions).

Send materials to the organization’s AED with the subject line: “Marketing Manager / Programs Assistant application materials”.