Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities will be posted on this webpage, no phone calls, please. Thank you.

It is the policy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts to provide equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or discriminatory harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Festival Project Coordinator

The Festival Project Manager (FPM) will serve as a part time consultant to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts (the Mann) working under the direct supervision of the Festival Artistic Director.  Generally, the FPM will be charged with oversight of all logistical coordination of the Mann’s festival programming.

This is a part time project-based position beginning in January of 2015 to correspond with the timeline of the Mann’s 2015-2016 festival programming. Accordingly, hours of work within the course of a month will ebb and flow in accordance with festival cycles—i.e., the FPM’s hours during the off season will range from 20-30 and increase during the summer months to no more than 34 hours per week.  The project manager must be able to work on-site in the Mann’s administrative office. 


  • Serve as principal assistant and support person for the Festival Artistic Director, managing and implementing all logistics related to festival projects
  • Collaborate with the Mann’s programming, education, community engagement, marketing, administrative, and finance staff to organize festival programming
  • Initiate and maintain contact with the Mann’s festival partners
  • Develop infrastructure for festival programming, including documenting systems, procedures, contacts, action items, and the like
  • Develop and maintain festival calendar of events and keep all staff and festival partners on task towards meeting established deadlines and goals
  • Handle general office tasks such as filing, copying, updating contact lists, spreadsheets, etc., and other administrative duties as assigned and warranted
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned


  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong initiative—the ability to assess and prioritize what needs to be done
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Previous experience with festival production preferable

This is a part time position that does not offer benefits.  Working hours will vary between the summer and the off season.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Scott Loeffler at Sloeffler@manncenter.org



This position is responsible for the management, coordination, and execution of the Mann’s digital marketing strategy, content, and analytics—encompassing but not limited to: social media, manncenter.org, e-mail marketing, online advertising. S/he will steer the website and its extensions to insure a coherent presence across all media channels to increase awareness and revenues for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.                                                                

This position works very closely with all departments to further the institutional goals and brand of the Mann. The ideal candidate possesses a strong understanding of both traditional and web marketing technology and knows how to use electronic media to enhance the Mann’s objectives. Strong writing and organizational skills, non-profit and performing arts knowledge, public relations experience, and digital marketing expertise are necessary for this role.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Manage + update content on manncenter.org, Mann Center mobile app, and social media networks, particularly event-related and facility information. Obtain or generate all appropriate artwork, written copy, and approvals; maintain quality assurance.
  • Draft and edit emails on behalf of the Mann Center collaborating with departmental managers and stakeholders from Marketing, Artistic Programming, Development, Education, Operations and other departments.
  • Community Management: monitor the Mann’s digital channels for patron comments related to Customer Experience, Facilities, Programming, etc. and liaise with the appropriate departments to determine best responses or actions.
  • Encourage online audience engagement. Innovate new institutional engagement tactics, both traditional and digital.
  • Identify and advise on emergent technology trends. Make recommendations on new features and applications relevant to the Mann’s long-term goals and marketing strategies. Continue to grow existing digital and social channels.  
  • Manage & coordinate digital marketing vendor relationships, account maintenance, and invoice tracking.
  • Collaborate with other members of the marketing team to build event-specific marketing plans for email campaigns, online ad buying (video and display), paid/promoted social, Google AdWords. Create content calendars for organic social efforts. Contribute to event marketing settlements.
  • Provide regular reporting on digital marketing performance, highlighting relevant trends including open/click-through rates, web traffic, and conversions/revenue generated.
  • Utilize CRM to pull patron data reports; analyze buyer trends. Formulate segmentation and targeting strategies.
  •  Manage timelines and deliverables for digital content across numerous departments.
  • Work closely with the Mann’s Public Relations firm to track & log (digital and print) all press mentions and clippings.
  • Collaborate with web developers on website maintenance and updates, including design and content.
  • Supervise Digital Marketing, Festival Social Media, and Press Interns
  • Data management for digital assets such as event photographs, logos, and marketing artwork.  


  • 2-3 years of relevant experience with digital marketing experience required.
  • Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategy, and best practices.
  • Comfort with content management systems and web analytics (Drupal experience a plus).
  • Attention to detail, excelling in organizing and prioritizing; schedule-driven and results-focused.
  • Must posses a collaborative spirit and ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Exceptional writing & communication skills
  • Basic HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office required
  • Knowledge of Archtics or similar CRM helpful
  • Experience with major non-profit cultural institution(s) and familiarity with the competitive Philadelphia performance arts market preferred.
To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Foster Cronin, Director of Programming and Marketing Operations at fcronin@manncenter.org with 'Digital Marketing Manager' as the subject line.


This position reports directly to the Mann’s Director of Programming and Marketing Operations and will work on programming and marketing the Mann’s summer season. This position will work out of the Mann admin. offices at 123 South Broad Street, Suite 815, Philadelphia, PA 19109.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the coordination of the Programming and Marketing of the Mann: 

        - Researching Potential Artists for the 2015 Season Drafting Offers and letter of correspondence with agents
        - Drafting and organizing programming budgets
        - Creating and maintaining a master programming document with all approved materials for 2015 Mann Artists
        - Reviewing artist contracts
        - Research and organize marketing potential marketing opportunities with the various media outlets
        - Draft and maintain marketing plans
        - Organize and present branding opportunities that will further advance the Mann’s image. 

  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and staffing pre-show promotional events.
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Answering Phones


  • The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • MS Office
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Must have a laptop
To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Foster Cronin, Director of Programming and Marketing Operations at  fcronin@manncenter.org with  PROGRAMMING_MARKETING INTERN as the subject line.



This position reports to the Festival Artistic Director and Digital Marketing Manager. 

This internship is project-based and is intended to correspond with the timeline of our 2015 Festival Programming. As such, candidates with a desire to continue with the project from late fall 2014 – August/September 2015 are preferred. Hours are flexible/negotiable with event attendance required. A small stipend will be provided.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

- Collaborate with the Mann’s marketing, programming, education & community engagement staff; PR firm; and festival partners in promoting the Mann’s 2015 Festival Programs and Performances via social media
- Attend festival events to generate real-time and post-event content
- Support Digital Marketing Manager with Data Analysis for Festival online content including:

  • Google Analytics Reports
  • Social Media engagement and response tracking
  • Effectiveness of email campaigns, digital advertising, and paid social

Recordkeeping including:

  • Overall festival and event-specific marketing plans and social calendars
  • Monitor media coverage; keep digital and hard copy logs of all media clips
  • Create, monitor and log calendar listings and other cross-promotional online efforts
  • Update event pages, recap posts, and newsroom on manncenter.org
  • General office tasks such as filing, copying, updating contacts, spreadsheets, etc., and other administrative assignments as needed
  • Light graphic design


  • MS Office
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong visual presentation skills
  • Photoshop skills required. Additional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite helpful.
  • Familiarity with Drupal and/or html helpful
  • Photography and/or videography experience a plus
  • Interest in non-profit arts
  • The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Previous work experience required; students with marketing, public relations, social media, and/or music industry-related experience are encouraged. Rising junior/senior student intern preferred.  
To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to  Foster Cronin, Director of Programming and Marketing Operations at  fcronin@manncenter.org with ‘Festival Intern’ as the subject line.


Dates of Employment: January 6 – TBD (Flexible)

The Development Department of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts has seven full-time employees and is responsible for fundraising for the Center. Our constituents include Board members, elected government officials, individual donors, corporations and foundations. This position reports directly to the Director of Development Operations.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with the planning and execution of special events
  • Assisting with the management of volunteers
  • Writing thank you and solicitation letters
  • Making calls on behalf of development staff to donors, volunteers, Board members and others
  • Attendance at select Mann Special Events
  • Assisting with research of prospective donors and supporters
  • General office work including: preparing mailings, maintaining excel spreadsheets, filing, copying, scanning, and answering phones.


  • Must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Must have a very good phone manner and a professional demeanor at all times
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Must be available for three all day events on April 15th, April 16th, and May 11th
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Previous experience in a fundraising environment is preferred but not required.
To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Heather Goldsmith, Director of Development Operations at hgoldsmith@manncenter.org with ‘Development Intern’ as the subject line.  Please note there is a 10-15-hr/week minimum commitment for Development Internships.


Reporting to the Artistic Administrator & Festival Artistic Director this intern will provide key administrative support to Liberty: Unplugged!, a curatorial festival scheduled for presentation by the Mann in 2015.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Support on handling of final details for Liberty: Unplugged! Citywide Poetry Contest
  • Assisting with the planning of the Liberty: Unplugged! Town Hall event
  • Serving as additional support on distribution of festival curriculum to select schools
  • General administrative duties and online research
  • Attendance at all Liberty: Unplugged! events when required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines
  • Possesses strong telephone and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to work both independently and as part of team.
To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Willis, Manager of Community Partners and Orchestral Affairs at lwillis@manncenter.org with 'Artistic Intern' as the subject line.