|Job Title||Marketing & Public Relations Director|
|Posted By||Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Marketing / Outreach / Communications|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
The Grant Park Orchestral Association in Chicago, Illinois is seeking a Marketing and Public Relations Director to plan and administer all marketing, communications, public relations, sales, and audience development activities on behalf of the Grant Park Music Festival.
As part of the Association’s management team, the marketing and public relations director is responsible for planning, supervising, administering and evaluating programs that meet or exceed attendance and membership revenue goals for orchestral and choral events and maximizing the visibility of the Festival consistent with Association policies and long-range objectives. As such, the marketing and public relations director will plan and manage all marketing activities including but not limited to public relations (press, program books, newsletters, etc.); advertising (print, electronic, and media); season membership acquisition and renewal campaigns (direct mail, telemarketing); all single-night sales; audience research; new membership activities; and merchandising for the Association.
The Grant Park Orchestral Association seeks a highly organized individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to implement, organize and prioritize multiple projects to meet deadlines. A minimum of three years’ experience in marketing, communications, or public relations. Relevant experience in a performing arts not-for-profit environment preferred. Previous supervisory experience, sales skills, and a strong knowledge of music and current marketing trends and issues preferred. Strong data analysis/database experience and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential.
$59,000 to $67,000 commensurate with experience, including three weeks vacation, sick and holiday benefits, comprehensive health and dental plus a 403(b) pension plan.
Each summer, the Grant Park Music Festival performs 10 weeks of concerts rich in both traditional classical fare and rarely heard orchestral and choral pieces, free to all of Chicago in Millennium Park’s exquisite Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Conceived in 1935 by Mayor A. J. Cermak as a way to bolster Chicagoans during the Great Depression, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus now presents its classical concert series to approximately 300,000 visitors annually. Another 1 million listeners enjoy the concerts via radio broadcast, while during the day, anyone can stop at the Pavilion to take in an open rehearsal. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar has led the Festival since 2001. Previous conductors include David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Zdeneck Macal, and Hugh Wolff. The 100-member Grant Park Chorus was founded in 1962 and is currently led by Chorus Director Christopher Bell. The Grant Park Orchestral Association is governed by a 27-member Board of Directors and has a 2012 operating budget of $4.8 million.
For more information on the Grant Park Music Festival, please visit our website: www.grantparkmusicfestival.com
Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Human Resources, Grant Park Orchestral Association, 205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601. No telephone calls, please. You may also send your materials via email to: humanresourcesgpmf.org (MS Word, PDF’s or text file attachments only, please).
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 31, 2012
The Grant Park Orchestral Association is an equal opportunity employer.
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