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Marketing Manager - Customer Journey

Department:   Sales & Marketing
Reports to:     Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Communications
Reporting:     This position reports to SVP at Kimmel because of its focus on the Campus needs, but it serves multiple departments and Resident Companies (RESCOs) and has multiple “dotted lines” of reporting.
Status:     Exempt


The Marketing Manager - Customer Journey is key to the successful implementation and training of customer journey strategy for the Kimmel Cultural Center and its various Resident Companies. This position will evolve in its role after integration from largely serving the steps needed to integrate, to then serving the implementation, and then to the change-management needed to onboard RESCOs.

This position is directly responsible for advising and organizing the team around solving complex communication challenges, bridging the gap between communication needs and technical solutions, and works with multiple teams to advise on automated processes. The role requires an innovator, a systems thinker, and someone passionate about helping automate complex communication processes. This position will excel best with someone who can connect this new platform to all other aspects of Kimmel's activity, create reports and dashboards, and drive growth opportunities, efficiencies, and revenue. This individual combines an in-depth knowledge of Kimmel's business objectives, online strategies with a deep understanding of the complex structure of organizations that rely on Kimmel. This person is responsible for communication vertically and horizontally about progress, projects, and timelines, organizing information, and ensuring that procedures are followed.

This individual has a combination of strong project management and hands-on marketing skills, serving a vital role in promoting the integration of Salesforce across departments, with Kimmel's eight Resident Companies, Ticket Philadelphia, and Information Technology systems team, while ensuring seamless delivery of all work. This candidate must be prepared for a fast-paced environment and be comfortable making decisions and influencing through collaboration. With a focus on patron satisfaction, audience development, and retention in a deadline-driven environment, the individual will be key for change-management with the integration and continued optimization of Salesforce.

Immediate Priorities:

  • Assisting with Salesforce integration starting with Kimmel and Ticket Philadelphia
  • Integration of an improved digital nervous system through communication automation.
  • Build systems and efficiencies into email communication procedures through automation of complex patron journeys
  • Develop standard KPI to measure effectiveness.
  • Create reports and dashboards
  • Train users on Salesforce platform (new staffers across Campus and regular recurrent training for best practices)
  • Combine data sources from Tessitura, Qlik, RMA software as well as email system, SMS communication, social channels and google analytics to provide regular analysis and an agile approach for use of this new tool.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees creation and implementation of all Salesforce Journeys
  • Help draft / review user stories, assign story points, and ensure testing and delivery within the stipulated budget and time limits.
  • Coordinating with appropriate internal and external partners for proper approvals and achieving high-impact, quality standards for Salesforce communication journeys/content and increasing and maximizing ticket-selling and communications.
  • Analyzing financial information (e.g. revenues, expenditures and cash management) to ensure all digital operations are within budget.
  • Manages all Salesforce vendor and consultant relationships.
  • Implements workflow management processes to manage continuous requests for changes and enhancements.
  • Manages optimization for Salesforce projects both internally and externally.
  • Maintains and reports regular, thorough, and actionable statistics and analytics to understand customer behavior, and to drive customer satisfaction, acquisition, and retention.
  • Stays current with other Salesforce users, performing arts organizations and drives improvements for best practices in innovation and technology, including web analytics and social media.
  • Keeps the Center current, implementing the latest, successful mobile applications and technologies.
  • Ensuring that digital communications through Salesforce tool meets design and user experience standards and that it falls within Kimmel brand guidelines.
  • Liaisons with Ticket Philadelphia and IT regarding overall salesforce patron communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Management experience in digital marketing, information systems, or a related field with focus on marketing or general business.
  • Experience in leadership, contract negotiation, budget management.
  • 4+ years of experience in a role involving complex project/change implementations related to ecommerce, corporate, or arts organization internet presence.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with multiple lines of business in addition to technical teams to define business requirements and facilitate the implementation of technical solutions.
  • Track record managing and implementing measurable Internet and e-mail campaigns and proven ability to recommend and put into effect strategies and technologies that provide positive return on investment.
  • Web ticketing experience a plus.
  • E-Marketing experience in the Philadelphia market a plus.
  • Experience working in an Arts and/or non-profit environment is a plus.
  • Experience with data warehouse reporting and software used to make dynamic pricing decisions.


  • Ability to comprehend the complicated structure of Kimmel Cultural Campus and its resident companies.
  • Ability to work in a complex organizational structure that includes many internal and external stakeholders.
  • General understanding of WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
  • Experience and ability to use content management systems that employ role-based workflow.
  • Experience with performing arts model a plus.
  • Strong writing skills; strong communication skills.

Environment, physical demands and other conditions:

  • Some evening and weekends will be necessary
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of materials
  • The Kimmel Center's IT environment is managed by IT Services, which will work closely with and in support of this position.
  • The Kimmel Center's ticketing functions are managed by Ticket Philadelphia, which will work closely with and in support of this position.
  • Business Applications: Tessitura, Ungerboeck, EpiServer CMS, Google Analytics, Wordfly.
  • Development environment: Adobe Creative Cloud

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please send Cover Letter and Resume to Crystal Brewe

Organizational Overview:

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts.

We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night across our 9 event venues, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect.

The Kimmel Cultural Campus is the Managing Partner of Ticket Philadelphia, a partnership which provides ticketing and customer service services to the Campus, the Philadelphia Orchestra and other Resident Companies on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. For additional information, visit 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

The diversity of our region is our strength, and we are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive cultural campus that reflects our commitment to an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued onstage and off. See our year-end diversity and inclusion report here: Diversity and Inclusion Report

Mission Statement:

We engage the region’s diverse communities in art through performance and education. Our cultural campus serves as an inclusive and preeminent place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of the Philadelphia region. The principal means by which The Kimmel Cultural Campus achieves its mission include:

  • People: Cultivate a creative, inclusive, socially responsible community where artists, guests, staff, donors, and volunteers share experiences that are delivered with pride and integrity.
  • Exceptional Experiences: Collaborate, present, and produce to ensure a broad range of relevant and meaningful performances, events, and artistic programs, including support to artists in the creation of new work for the Campus that serves the region’s audiences.
  • Arts Education: Educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences and multi-year opportunities to see, make, and understand the performing arts both on-campus and in communities.
  • The Cultural Campus: Operate venues and nurture assets that deliver diverse and vital arts experiences, are a proud home to our Resident Companies, and are active gathering spaces for social and community events. These venues include the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater.

Vision Statement:

Transforming lives daily through the arts

World View:

The Kimmel Cultural Campus believes that the arts build strong communities and are essential to enhance the human experience.


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