Job Posting: Marketing Manager

Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000
Position: Full Time
Reports To: Artistic Director and Managing Director
Start Date: Monday, December 2, 2019

The Marketing Manager works in collaboration with the Communications and Outreach Manager. The ideal candidate for this position has excellent communication skills, is a creative, forward thinking individual who understands current marketing trends and has the ability to develop, implement and execute strategic marketing plans.

About Buddies:

Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a professional Canadian theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of queer theatre. Over the past 40 years, it has evolved from a small production company into the largest and longest-running queer theatre company in the world. The theatre sits in the heart of Toronto’s Church-Wellesley Village, and its primary constituencies are the city’s queer and arts communities. In addition to being a theatre, Buddies is a popular events venue with regular community and late-night events occurring year-round.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from queer, transgender, Indigenous, BIPOC, d/Deaf and disabled applicants. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments – if you require accommodations at any point in the application or recruitment process please submit them in confidence to hiring@buddiesinbadtimes.com


  • Develops and executes integrated marketing and sales strategies for the Theatre, complete with objectives, time-lines and budgets
  • Hires and maintains relationships with graphic designers, printers, photographers, videographers and other suppliers
  • Directs the graphic designer in the development of an annual advertising campaign based on the creative plan (including supporting print materials such as brochures, flyers, posters and programs
  • Approves all ad/brochure/collateral material design for all departments
  • Meets with ad reps to source new advertising outlets and opportunities
  • Creates, analyzes marketing research tools and conducts patron surveys
  • Acts as a media spokesperson with the Communications and Outreach Manager to maintain and enhance public image of the Theatre
  • Secures media sponsorships and negotiates pricing
  • Leads management of social media channels
  • Assists in providing strategic communications advice to all departments, to ensure the quality of materials or comments issued in print, orally, or via the internet

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Exceptional written/verbal communications skills; experience writing copy for print and online
  • Successful implementation of direct marketing campaigns
  • Strong proof reading skills
  • Knowledge of print production and graphic design
  • High level experience of brand management with good negotiation skills
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience

Please send resume with cover letter and references to the attention of Shawn Daudlin, Managing Director by Friday, November 8, 2019. Chosen candidates will be contacted for an interview. Apply online by email to shawn@buddiesinbadtimes.com.