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Marketing & PR Manager

Job Summary

The Marketing and PR Manager is responsible for implementing marketing and communications efforts of the Richmond Symphony related to promotion of ticket sales, concert attendance, fundraising, engagement programs and other external relationships consistent long-range objectives.

  • Works closely with Director APC and staff in the design and implementation of the Symphony’s overall promotional strategies
  • Liaises with staff and from other Symphony departments to assess and implement organizational marketing and communication needs
  • 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 Coordinator & 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 and places Symphony spokes-people in on-air promotions while maintaining strong relationships with members of the media
  • With Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer, 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 Coordinator & Graphic Designer
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of APC

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
  • 2-5 years of Marketing/Communication Experience
  • Interest in the Symphony/Performing Arts a plus

Competitive benefits including health, dental and 403 (b) plan

  • Position will have work space in the Richmond Symphony office (parking provided).
  • Work is performed in a fast paced office environment.
  • Attendance and participation at concerts, events and activities will be expected outside of normal office hours and on weekends with advance notice.
  • The Richmond Symphony strives to create an environment that practices shared values inclusive of the following: Mutual Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Transparency, Trust, Insistence on Excellence, Hunger for Success, Passion, Creativity and Fun.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample by March 29, 2019 to sdodson@richmondsymphony.com.  Position open until filled. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Senior Manager of Youth Orchestras

Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony (RSO) is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia, and is committed to providing outstanding and innovative concert experiences of symphonic music of all kinds. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the four orchestras of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. In 2015, the Richmond Symphony launched a community concert initiative which brings orchestral performances to neighborhoods under a large, outdoor mobile stage known as “The Big Tent.” In May 2017, the League of American Orchestras and the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation recognized the Richmond Symphony as a leader in community engagement and innovation in the orchestral field by selecting the Symphony as one of their 21 national Futures Fund orchestras. Committed to artistic excellence and education, the Richmond Symphony was chosen as part of a coalition to host the Menuhin Competition (known as “the Olympics of the violin”) in Richmond in May, 2020.

The Senior Manager of Youth Orchestras is an outgoing, passionate, self-motivated and detail-oriented person who is energized by supporting student achievement in the arts. He/she is responsible for managing the Richmond Symphony’s Youth Orchestra Program (YOP), Orchestra Project summer camps, and supporting other programs and partnerships focusing on applied study. This position manages a team of parent and student volunteers, and works closely with staff, musicians and conductors in the daily operation of RSO’s education programs. The Richmond Symphony’s Sr. Manager of Youth Orchestras is a critical member of the education team and will influence YOP’s managed growth and program expansion. This is a full-time exempt, benefits-eligible position reporting to the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

Key Responsibilities:
• Actively and responsibly manage the daily operation of the Youth Orchestra Program and Orchestra Project summer camps including:
 Implement student recruitment, communication and retention plans to foster healthy program growth
 Produce all parent/student mailings and calendar updates; maintain websites & social media
 Produce schedule, handbook, newsletter and all supporting materials for yearly YOP and camp activities
 Attend and coordinate auditions and weekly rehearsals, working with parent representatives, student work study and volunteers
 Support the administrative needs of the YOP conductors
 Work with staff to secure coaches and other artistic support staff
 Maintain positive and active relationships with alumni
• Assist the Director of Education and Community Engagement in the management of school partnerships such as VIBE, Music Together and residencies
• Develop strong partnerships with local music educators, supervisors and in-school music programs

Required Qualifications:
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required; music or music education preferred • 3+ years’ experience in educational setting and/or direct arts management experience preferred • Experience with out-of-school time programming helpful • Understanding of orchestra and/or band pedagogy and repertoire; enthusiasm for symphonic music • Strong administrative, technology and organizational skills • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders including community members, educators, administrators, musicians and staff. • Must possess strong computer skills including database and be willing to work nights and weekends with advance notice
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. Parking is provided.
How to apply:
Applicants must submit: • Resume, cover letter and 2 professional references • Application review begins March 22, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission only. • Any offer of employment is contingent upon background check. Please submit materials to jsanford@richmondsymphony.com