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Marketing & PR Manager
Richmond (VA) Symphony Orchestra

 Job Summary:

The Marketing and PR Manager is responsible for managing the marketing and communications efforts of the Richmond Symphony including the production of print and electronic advertising and collateral materials specific to promotion of ticket sales, concert attendance, fundraising, engagement programs and other external relationships consistent with Board of Director policies and long-range objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Director APC and staff in the design and implementation of the Symphony’s overall promotional strategies
  • Oversees the creation and traffic flow of Symphony marketing and promotional collateral
  • Maintains budget for Marketing & Communications; including tracking, entering and submitting invoices as received
  • Manages the Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer
  • Interfaces with media outlets to ensure timely design and placement of all advertising
  • Writes ad copy and scripts for Symphony print and electronic ads
  • Manages e-marketing and regular communications with patrons and community
  • Maintains social media plan and growth strategies in collaboration with other key players
  • Writes and distributes press releases while maintaining strong relationships with members of the media
  • With Marketing Assistant, responsible for website management and maintenance that is aligned with patron needs and departmental priorities
  • Oversees the creation of playbills for the symphony performances with the Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of APC

Requirements:

Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and efficient time management, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals.

  • Commitment to the principles of teamwork and shared responsibility
  • Ability to multi-task and meet simultaneous deadlines
  • Ability to handle confidential conversation, correspondence and records
  • Ability to relate to a diverse group of people including staff, board members and community members
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate problems or to identify them before significant impact on service delivery, expenses or revenues
  • 3-5 years of Marketing/Communication Experience
  • Interest in the Symphony/Performing Arts a plus

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health insurance, long term disability, self-funded dental insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) account, and paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

Location: Richmond, VA

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

Contact Name: Scott Dodson, Director of Advancement and Patron Communications | sdodson@richmondsymphony.com

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to sdodson@richmondsymphony.com.  Phone calls will not be accepted.


Grants Manager (Part Time)
Richmond (VA) Symphony Orchestra

 Job Summary:

The Richmond Symphony seeks a contract Grant Manager to be responsible for coordination of all private foundation and government grant writing, including completing grant requests to existing funders as well as identifying, recommending, and submitting proposals to new sources. Proposals will be for both operating needs and project-based needs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research and writing of grant applications for current and potential foundation and government funders
  • Manage the tracking of existing grants; help develop/maintain internal reporting/tracking system
  • Seeking out additional grant programs
  • Prepare renewal grants as applicable with local, state and federal government agencies
  • Edit draft applications for accuracy and completeness in accordance with grant requirements
  • Provide leadership and other staff with timely information on potential funding opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement and other departmental staff to implement funding strategies
  • Prepare reports as required by grant agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and efficient time management, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability to execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals. Candidates must also possess a commitment to excellence and to personal and professional development as a prerequisite to meet the changing needs of the job, and undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required.

 

The ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment is crucial to successful performance of the position’s requirements.

 

Additional Skills include:

  • Knowledge of grant application process and procedures
  • Highly organized and proactive in the identification, cultivation and acquisition of new and existing grants
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Critical and creative thinking to develop multi-year grant strategies for foundation prospects
  • Strong project/time management skills
  • Knowledge of research techniques for prospect grant writing
  • Some experience writing grants for non-profit organizations including: public and private foundations, as well as federal, state and other government sources
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Contact Name: Kathryn Pullam, Senior Manager of Institutional Giving | kpullam@richmondsymphony.com

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to kpullam@richmondsymphony.com.  Phone calls will not be accepted.