Vice President of marketing and communications

The Harris Theater, advancing its vision into its second decade, is currently conducting a search for a new Vice President of Marketing and Communications.  This position provides a unique opportunity for an experienced arts marketing professional to help pioneer new marketing and communications strategies for one of Chicago’s fastest growing cultural resources, featuring the most diverse offerings of any venue and hosting local, national and internationally renowned artists and ensembles. 

This newly created position reports to the theater’s Chief Operating Officer and works very closely with the COO and the theater’s President to achieve the artistic vision and mission of the organization. 


Interested and qualified applicants should submit resume, names and contact information for three references, and a one-page narrative describing interest and experience by email only. Recommendations of qualified candidates are also welcome.   

Email: MCAWall2@gmail.com 
Subject Line: Harris Theater Search

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Designer and Digital Communications Coordinator

The Designer and Digital Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating robust and engaging digital content and graphics that illustrate the messages or core concepts for specific campaigns, as well as for the Theater’s e-communications and social media networks. This individual will also be responsible for coordinating the Theater’s promotions schedule and managing all content on harristheaterchicago.org.

To apply, please send the following to Kelly Degenhart at externalaffairs@harristheaterchicago.org, with the subject line Designer and Digital Communications Coordinator:
  • Updated resume
  • Cover letter including 2 to 3 paragraphs on how your background relates to this role; talk about relevant success stories

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assistant to the president & managing director

This position provides executive support of a highly responsible, professional and confidential nature to the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Managing Director Endowed Chair. This position also works with the Harris Theater Board of Trustees and Executive and Senior staff in support of the theater’s mission.

Development and Stewardship Assistant

The Development and Stewardship Assistant is a full-time position, reporting to the Vice President of Development, and works as a critical part of the external affairs team to support comprehensive fundraising and stewardship efforts and provide calendar management and meeting support to the Chief Operating Officer and VP of Development. Individual objectives include gift processing, data entry, record-keeping, budget tracking, database management in Tessitura, and department administrative support.

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