Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Director of Marketing Jonathan StilesApril 12, 2021
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Jonathan Stiles as Director of Marketing. Stiles brings to the Museum more than two decades of experience in the nonprofit arts and culture sector as both a performer and administrator.
Most recently, Stiles oversaw the marketing department of Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the nation’s premier ballet companies, where he directed all communications, sales, and marketing initiatives from 2015 - 2020. During his tenure, the Ballet saw its three highest-grossing years in the company’s history. In addition to the main performance season, Stiles supported the marketing efforts of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet as well as the Ballet’s community engagement initiatives and fundraising efforts.
He previously was a member of the Corps de Ballet of Pennsylvania Ballet for 15 years, during which time he performed a variety of leading roles and worked with some of the world’s most renowned choreographers. During that time, he served as the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers’ union representative and was the producing director for the benefit concert Shut Up & Dance.
“Jonathan is creative, collaborative, and a passionate advocate for arts and culture in Philadelphia,” said Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President and CEO of the Museum. “His expertise will be invaluable as we continue to build the Museum’s brand, expand its reach both onsite and online, and work to fulfill our vision to ensure that the promise of the American Revolution endures, as we look ahead to the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding in 2026.”
In his new role, Stiles will be responsible for creating awareness of and engagement with the Museum and its wide array of exhibitions, programs, and activities onsite and online to broaden the Museum’s impact. He will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the Museum’s marketing strategies and building the Museum’s brand to engage new and existing audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Stiles received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina School of Arts and a graduate certificate in nonprofit administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.
About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.