Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications
The Marketing Assistant helps organize and execute the revenue generating activities of the Marketing Department, with a focus on sales, audience development, social networking, and customer service. This position is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced team environment to gain hands-on experience and learn valuable career-building skills in arts marketing.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Assists the Marketing Manager with revenue generating activities and audience development initiatives including:
- All direct mail appeals and mailings in support of H&H’s sales strategy
- H2, H&H’s young professionals program
- Ambassador program (retention program for subscribers)
- All grassroots outreach
- General administrative support for the marketing department
- Submits concert information to calendar listings
- Organizes press clippings and advertisements
- Helps maintain press list and creates press kits for concerts
- Maintains a grid of all electronic communications across the institution.
- Assists the PR/Communications Manager with E-Communications (using Constant Contact), and all copy for special email offers and other promotional material.
- Assists with reports on email campaigns and other marketing initiatives
- Generate lists for direct mail, ensuring timeliness and accuracy
- Overall support of the marketing department
- Oversees the retail Shop
- Orders merchandise and tracks inventory
- Researches and purchases new and seasonal items
- Manages in-person and online sales
- Trains staff and volunteers to sell merchandise
- Organizes and promotes post-concert CD signings
- Maintains financial spreadsheets and reconciles sales activities post-concert
- Executes Social Media
- Assists the PR & Communications Manager with the development of a comprehensive Social Media plan for the season.
- Stays abreast of developments in the social media marketing industry (i.e. Google+)
- Assists with weekly Social Media reports to track goals and campaigns
- Serves as Box Office back up when necessary, selling tickets, and processing subscription orders
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business administration, arts administration, or similar
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office; familiarity with HTML and ticketing software (The Patron Edge) is a plus
- Superior attention to detail
- Proactive, driven personality with a willingness to learn
- Proofreading and writing skills
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment
- Evening and weekend availability as needed for concert duty/special events
- Knowledge of music or the performing arts preferred
Position requires occasional lifting of heavy printed materials, large boxes and retail merchandise as well as the repetitive, daily use of a computer. The Handel and Haydn Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston. Interviews will not be scheduled until we have a diverse pool of candidates from which to select.
Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package included.
How to Apply:
1. FILL OUT APPLICATION FORM AT: http://bit.ly/19nCP4e
2. PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME AND AT LEAST ONE WRITING SAMPLE WITH SUBJECT LINE "MARKETING ASSISTANT" TO:
Handel and Haydn Society
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Apply by October 23, 2013
Founded in 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) is considered America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization and will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2015. Its Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus are internationally recognized in the field of historically informed performance, using the instruments and techniques of the composer’s time. Under Artistic Director Harry Christophers’ leadership, H&H’s mission is to enrich life and influence culture by performing Baroque and Classical music at the highest levels of artistic excellence, and by providing engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education and training activities. H&H’s Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus present live and recorded historically informed performances of this repertoire in ways that stimulate the musical and cultural development of our Greater Boston community and contemporary audiences across the nation and beyond.
H&H’s esteemed tradition of innovation and excellence began in the 19th century with the US premieres of Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Verdi’s Requiem, and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Today, H&H is widely known through its concert series, tours, local and national broadcasts, and recordings. Its nine-program series is held at Symphony and Jordan Halls in Boston and Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. H&H’s first recording with Harry Christophers, Mozart Mass in C Minor, was issued in September 2010 on the CORO label, followed by Mozart Requiem in September 2011 and Mozart Coronation Mass in September 2012.
As a major performing organization, educator, resource center, and community partner, H&H strives to entertain and inspire audiences, provide unique educational experiences for students at all levels, and reach all citizens in the community through broad outreach efforts. Established in 1985, H&H’s award-winning Karen S. and George D. Levy Educational Outreach Program reaches 10,000 students each year throughout Greater Boston, many in underserved communities. H&H also maintains partnerships with area cultural and higher education institutions, including Boston Public Library; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; New England Conservatory; and Harvard University.