The Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois seeks a Marketing Manager to join its collaborative, empowered team. This position reports to the Chief Marketing Officer. The Marketing Manager serves as the lead project manager for key elements of the Festival's marketing and membership campaigns, including print, digital, and email efforts. Strong candidates will demonstrate a passion for the arts and the mission of the Festival.
Manage production and distribution of all marketing collateral, including season brochures, postcards, flyers, street banners, and concert programs.
Design and manage effective email campaigns to support the Festival's membership program.
Maintain all aspects of the Festival's website, creating content, and monitoring site performance.
Develop engaging content for the Festival's social media channels, including high-quality photos and videos.
Coordinate with all Festival departments to ensure communications adhere to brand standards.
COMPENSATION Competitive annual compensation, commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package includes two weeks paid vacation, ten paid holidays, paid personal days, paid sick leave, comprehensive health, dental, vision and life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago's summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. Showcased in the city's most spectacular setting, the Festival continues to be the summer gathering place for all of Chicago. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is the official home of the Grant Park Music Festival, with free seats available for every concert.
The Festival is led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, along with Grant Park Chorus Director Christopher Bell, Grant Park Orchestral Association President and CEO Paul Winberg, and Board Chair Stephen Smith.
For more information on the Grant Park Music Festival, please visit our website: gpmf.org.
MINIMUM CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree required
Minimum of three years paid experience in marketing/sales in a performing arts or similar organization
Excellent writing skills
Experience using Tessitura and/or other ticketing systems/databases
Experience using Wordfly and/or other email marketing systems
Experience using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign software
About Grant Park Music Festival
The Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer music sensation for over 80 years. The Festival demonstrates that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus, can have a transformative impact on the city. Showcased in one of the city’s most spectacular settings, the Festival continues to be a summer gathering place for all of Chicago, where people from every neighborhood, from all walks of life, and from around the world, are connected through the power of music. The Festival is operated by the Grant Park Orchestral Association, which is governed by a 30-member Board of Directors and has a 2018 operating budget of $6.28 million.