Colonial Hires New Assistant Director

Colonial Hires New Assistant Director

The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem is pleased to announce that, after an extensive job search, the new position of Assistant Director for Advancement and Marketing has been accepted by Christine Kelly. We received numerous applications from some very qualified individuals” reported Executive Director Stephen Dignazio, “and Christine was our first choice based on her qualifications, experience, and skill sets. We couldn’t be more pleased.” Christine has held positions with organizations large and small including Development Director at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT, Digital Marketing Supervisor and Coordinator for Major Donor Communications KQED, San Francisco, CA, and Data Analytics Manager Co57 Systems, Boston MA. She is experienced with a myriad of digital marketing platforms and in addition has pursued a diverse leadership and personal development path including hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, attending a Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, and working as a Refugee Resource Coordinator in Siracusa, Sicily.

Describing her path to the North Country Christine said, “I visited Bethlehem several times in the past few years — this area really made an impression on me. Where else can you find world-class outdoor activities, great food, breweries, arts venues, engaging cultural institutions and a National Forest all in the same place? I'm excited to be starting a new chapter in Bethlehem and grateful to be joining The Colonial Theatre's team.”

This new position at the theatre is a necessary response to the growth and improvements The Colonial has experienced in the past few years. “On the heels of our renovations,” Dignazio said “our biggest challenge has been managing our growth. It would be hard to imagine a better fit for The Colonial at this time!”