Administrative Openings

Thank you for your interest in joining the NJSO team!

Available Positions:

Marketing Manager

Status:  Full Time Exempt
Reports to: Director of Marketing & External Affairs
Posting date: September 18, 2014
Closing date: October 8, 2014

Job Summary

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra seeks a detail-oriented, flexible and creative marketing manager to handle all media planning and buying, social media strategy and execution, and select promotional campaigns and programs. This talented professional supports the sales of single tickets and subscriptions and contributes to audience engagement efforts as an integral member of the NJSO’s Marketing & External Affairs team.

Principal Responsibilities

Core responsibility: to manage advertising, social media, promotions and internal design production activities.

  • Advertising

    •  Develop and implement advertising campaigns (print, online, radio, outdoor and grass roots) focused on single ticket sales and subscriptions.

    • Cultivate relationships with sales and marketing representatives to secure sponsorships and best rates.

    • Track and analyze results in order to maximize efficiency and revenue.

    • Write compelling, on-message copy for all advertisements.

  • Social Media

    • Maximize engagement through day-to-day social media interactions on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.

    • Plan and execute advertising campaigns and contests that focus on sales results.

    • Develop growth plans for existing social media platforms and determine appropriateness of new or different platforms.

    • Work collaboratively with other staff members to create, maintain and execute an organization-wide editorial calendar.

  •  Promotions

    • Create promotional opportunities that enhance the NJSO’s visibility in our communities and increase ticket sales.

    • Manage select promotions and events, including College Night, one of the NJSO’s signature Accent programs.

  •  Design Production Management

    • Maintain the department’s master project schedule to ensure on-time completion.

    • Consult with colleagues to develop project specs and timelines.

    • With Art Director, develop deadlines and timelines for graphic design projects.

  •  In addition, Marketing Manager will stay within budget for marketing initiatives, manage production and delivery of program book inserts, serve as an NJSO representative at concerts and meetings and perform administrative tasks as needed.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, music, communications or business, and a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of education/training and experience. Must be social-media savvy with demonstrable results growing audience share. Experience with media planning and buying, particularly online, is preferred. Understanding of the design process is valuable. Affinity for classical music is necessary. Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment where proficiency in meeting income goals is essential. Need a sincere desire to make classical music accessible to new and diverse audiences.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Prior experience with traditional advertising and grassroots promotions.

  • Advanced social media experience, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and beyond.

  • Excellent copywriting/proofreading skills.

  • Drive to achieve and exceed goals.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to flex presentation style to reach different constituents through different mediums.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to negotiate with vendors and partners.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to think creatively about promotions, turn problems into opportunities and interact positively with others in a team-oriented environment.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Must have working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications; prefer experience with Adobe Creative Suite as well.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

The employee may be required to perform the essential functions of the job during evening or weekend hours. Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile is necessary. 

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to:
Amy Brondyke, Director of Marketing & External Affairs
abrondyke@njsymphony.org – SUBJECT line must include the words MARKETING MANAGER SEARCH

No phone calls, please.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager of Education & Community Engagement

Posting Date: August 21, 2014
Closing Date: September 10, 2014
Status: Full-time
Reports to: Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement (ECE)
Supervises: Assistant of ECE; NJSO CHAMPS Site Coordinator

The Manager of Education & Community Engagement is primarily responsible for the operations of two core education programs of the NJSO Academy: the NJSO Youth Orchestras and NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project), an El sistema-inspired program after-school music program. Both programs are based in Newark. Additionally, this position collaborates on other initiatives of the department which centrally involve the identification and nurturing of young musicians.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Manages, promotes and advances the NJSO Youth Orchestras

    • Serves as primary liaison among the conductors, coaches, students and parents

    • Manages staff and volunteers on operations for all rehearsals and concerts

    • Collaborates on the planning and implementation of program evaluation and assessment

    • Supports the conductors’ artistic planning process 

    • Collaborates on the planning and implementation of grassroots program promotion efforts at schools, community-based organizations, community schools of the arts, etc. in the Greater Newark area

    • Processes payroll for coaches and conductors

    • Assists with writing and preparing copy for print materials as well as direct mail pieces and online campaigns.

    • Spearheads program alumni initiatives

  • Manages, promotes and advances NJSO CHAMPS

    • Serves as project lead on program development and implementation

    • Supervises part-time Site Coordinator

    • Oversees coordination of logistics for all program activities

    • Acts as primary liaison for external evaluation team

    • Supports the Artistic Director’s artistic planning process 

  • Collaborates on the artistic planning of the NJSO school time and family concerts

  • Other duties, as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in music performance, music education, and/or music therapy

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience working in an arts organization or educational setting

  • Knowledge of symphonic and/or chamber music repertoire 

  • Passion for making classical music accessible to new and diverse audiences

  • Experience running El sistema-inspired programs a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to flex public presentation style to reach diverse constituents 

  • High level of organization and professionalism

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to negotiate win-win partnerships

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to think creatively about marketing and sales, turn problems into opportunities and interact positively with others in a team-oriented environment

  • Must have working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications; experience with client relationship management databases a plus

  • Must enjoy working with youth, families and educators

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

The employee will be required to perform the essential functions of the job during evening and weekend hours. Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile is necessary for NJ travel. 

To apply for this position, please submit via email or snail mail the following items by Wednesday, September 10, 2014:

  • Cover letter

  • Résumé

  • Names and contact information for three professional references

  • Salary requirements

If submitting your application via email, the SUBJECT line must contain the words “MANAGER OF EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SEARCH.”

Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Please direct all submissions to:
Thomas Gorman
Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
60 Park Place, 9th Floor
Newark, NJ  07102
Email: tgorman@njsymphony.org
 

The NJSO is an equal opportunity employer.