One-Year Maternity Contract Position
Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists, and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of Groups and Schools Sales Manager.
Reporting to the Box Office Manager, the successful candidate will oversee the sale and promotion of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival to school and group travel leaders. He or she will provide leadership to, coach and develop the Groups and Schools representatives within the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Box Office. This position is also responsible for House Program and Souvenir Program advertising sales. This is a full-time contract position, starting October 26 and ending December 3, 2010.
The Group and Schools Sales Manager will develop sales strategies for each segment of schools and groups; provide off-site presentations to new and high-value patrons; attend travel trade forums; oversee the Groups and Schools representatives; and provide additional support on Groups and Schools phones as well as Inbound phones.
This position requires a fully competent individual who has experience in the sales process and function. Responsibilities will include: Developing and sustaining school and group patron relationships in an effort to meet ticket sales targets. Using Tessitura, the corporate database for patron management, to identify and evaluate sales strategies. Generating reports on group and school sales and conducting analysis on these reports with recommendations on new or revised sales initiatives. Evaluating and attending travel trade marketplaces and making sales presentations to school boards, schools, colleges, universities, corporate and group clients. Liaising with the Marketing and Education departments and performing other duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will be self-motivated and flexible, and will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Weekend and evening work will be required, as well as travel within North America. The ideal candidate will have experience in group sales and the tour and travel market, with a proven track record, and wishes to pursue a career in arts and culture, tourism and/or hospitality sales.
Please apply by October 02, 2009:
Human Resources, 55 Queen Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 6V2 • Fax: 519.271.0626 email@example.com (please enter position title into subject line)
While all responses are appreciated and will be kept in strictest confidence, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.