Develops marketing communications, advertising, and publicity strategy. Determines the best avenues for marketing, whether via radio, print or digital. Allocates budget and negotiates contracts with vendors; creates strategic marketing partnerships; researches and uses effective marketing segmentation for targeted audience building.
Plans and coordinates the development and production of marketing campaigns, ensuring deadlines and budgets are met. Designs, writes, and edits high profile or high visibility marketing materials, which may include program copy, social media spots, advertisements, fundraising efforts, and other web material.
Leads media interface, including writing press releases, planning, and organizing media coverage for major events, and crafting responses to sensitive or controversial issues.
Key liaison with box office for ticketing data and strategies.
Trains and supervises hourly staff and temporary student workers.
Performs one or more of the following marketing functions: marketing communications /advertising; Web blogs or digital marketing; market research; development or review and update of the marketing infrastructure and management of external sales agency relationships.
Monitors, analyzes, and reports on sales and circulation activity. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Conducts market research, analyzes results and develops marketing strategies based on findings. May participate in developing new products and services, and determining new markets.
Performs other related work as needed.
Four to five years of experience in marketing and communications in the arts, or classical or contemporary music fields.
Background with social media.
Background in media relations.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of music; classical music is strongly preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Mac computers.
Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills strongly preferred.
Creativity in developing innovative ideas and problem-solving situations.
Work under tight deadlines.
Work with diverse groups of people, including extended staff and campus colleagues, artists, faculty, students, audience members and donors.
Strong customer service and verbal communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Have a positive outlook, enthusiasm, energy, and a willingness to learn.
Willing to do what it takes to get the job done, including providing support on a variety of tasks for production, marketing, and audience services, including at performances.
Work scheduled concerts.
Some evening or weekend work could be possible.
At venues, some physical work is typically necessary.
Lift up to 25 pounds.
Walk to various parts of campus.
Mix of office and concert event environments.
Letter of Interest in this position (required)
References Contact Information (3)(required)
Please attach a response to the following:Â Propose a detailed marketing plan for a concert by Myriad Trio (Demarre McGill, flute, Julie Smith Phillips, harp, Che-Yen 'Brian' Chen, viola)Â (required)
February 24, 2023, 7:30 pm Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St, Chicago IL
Program: David Bruce: The Eye of Night
Jan Bach: Eisteddfod
Lita Grier: Elegy
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Gershwin: Three Preludes
Tickets $40 | $20 under 35 | $10 Students
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