Job Opportunities

Eugene Symphony Association is currently hiring for the following positions:

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Application due by November 15, 2021; open until filled. 

The Position
As an integral member of ESA’s management team, the Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating programs that meet or exceed attendance and ticket revenue goals for Eugene Symphony events, and maximizing the visibility of the organization consistent with brand standards and objectives. In general, the Marketing & Communications Manager will oversee, plan, and/or execute all marketing activities and a range of outbound communications, including but not limited to: advertising to generate ticket sales; season subscription renewal and acquisition campaigns; coordination with ticket office management; printed collateral (program magazines, brochures and other direct mail pieces, event invitations, and annual report); digital media (website, outbound email campaigns, and social media); audience research; new subscriber activities; merchandising; and select public relations activities. The Marketing & Communications Manager will also coordinate outbound communications with and for Development & Fundraising and Education & Community Engagement departments. This position requires familiarity with current research and resources in marketing, excellent interpersonal skills, a keen eye for detail, and a flair for the written word.

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will have excellent project management skills, a record of success in facilitating multiple ticketing campaigns that achieve results, and will exhibit leadership abilities. They will have a strong desire to maintain and strengthen the organization’s brand within the regional community as well as the broader music world. They will have a deep commitment to community engagement as central to the purpose and mission of the arts in general and the orchestra specifically. The successful candidate will have superb written and verbal communication skills and is equally comfortable dealing with Board members, concertgoers, students, and sponsors, as well as musicians, staff, and vendors. They will work well under pressure and will be able to manage competing priorities and deadlines effectively. They will be a person of integrity with a reputation for fairness, honesty, and high ethical standards. They will be a self-starter with high energy, maturity, and self-confidence. The successful candidate needs to be willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done, whether that be event setup or proofreading a 60-page magazine on deadline.

The successful candidate will have three to five years of directly relevant work experience. Nonprofit arts administration work experience and knowledge of orchestral music are significant pluses.

Compensation and Benefits
The Marketing & Communications Manager is offered as an exempt full-time permanent position, with occasional nights and weekends required. Salary range offered is between $50,000-$60,000 annually. Benefits offered include health, vision, and dental coverage; three weeks of paid vacation; nine paid holidays plus some schedule flexibility; employer contribution of 3.5% of annual salary into retirement account; sick leave; dedicated professional development resources and sabbatical leave policy; paid parking; and ticket privileges to Eugene Symphony events.

NOTE: All current administrative employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 and prospective employees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.

Please send a letter of application that describes both interest in the Eugene Symphony and qualifications for the position. Include a résumé, contact information for at least three references, and a link to a portfolio or samples of your work if available. Applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s consent.

Please email all requested materials as a combined PDF with “Marketing & Communications Manager” in the subject line by Monday, November 15, 2021 to:

Eugene Symphony Human Resources

It is the policy of the Eugene Symphony Association to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.