Are you creative, with a background in classical music? Do you have a design
background and writing experience, as well as the technical skills to move across
technology platforms efficiently?
Do you want to be a strategic part of a performing arts organization’s growth?
This might be the perfect job for you. We are a small but far-reaching performing arts
organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we’re looking for you.
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players is looking for a skilled part-time Marketing
Manager who will be responsible for the organization’s marketing and box office
Our season consists of 4 concerts and 2 community events. We have a modest
subscriber base, dedicated patrons, and a rich 47-year history. The skill set required is
large in scope, but the tasks are manageable in a part-time position due to the volume
of activity required throughout the year.
The Marketing Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.
Headquarters: Organization headquarters is in San Francisco, CA.
Telecommuting: Required. Home office must be based in the greater Bay Area to
accommodate regular meetings, concerts, and events in San Francisco. The
organization has shared work space in San Francisco that is close to BART and MUNI.
Employees are welcome to work at the shared work space for up to 15 hours per week.
Relocation: Reimbursement is not provided.
Schedule: Recurring weekly schedule – TBD with candidate. 4 hours per day 5 days
per week during business hours in addition to required hours at all scheduled concerts
and events (approx 6 concerts and events per year). Some weekends and evenings will
be required for concerts and events. Recurring hours will be adjusted during concert/event weeks.
Type: Salaried, exempt. Approx 20 hours per week.
Salary range: Monthly salary. $3,333 / month.
Appointment dates: Open until filled.
Benefits: Eligible. Vacation, Sick, Holiday.
Supervises: Temporary employees who assist with concerts and volunteers.
❏ Manage and oversee marketing outreach and box office
❏ Manage website (WordPress) design, backend maintenance, and content updates
❏ Manage email marketing including content creation and calendar management, segmentation, and lists
❏ Create content for and manage social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram
❏ Manage Facebook and Google Ads
❏ Manage advertising bookings and affiliate swaps
❏ Create marketing collateral including program booklets, postcards, brochures, tickets, etc.
❏ Coordinate event front of house and oversee box office and staffing incl. temps
❏ Coordinate event activities for concerts and related event programs
❏ Manage ticketing and event web pages including website, EventBrite, and Facebook pages
❏ Design/revise/process/share surveys and polls
❏ Design slideshows for display in event lobby area
❏ Internal and external marketing communications with composers, artistic director, ensemble, and program writers
❏ Review/select event photos and publish to website and social media
❏ Video review/editing/posting
❏ Oversee production of print projects
❏ Manage SWAG orders and inventory
❏ Organize/ bring equip/swag to event
❏ Design, maintain, and process surveys
❏ Coordinate/oversee Inkind donation requests
❏ 3 years of proven expertise in a graphic design and leadership capacity in the marketing/communications field, including all aspects of the discipline (print, electronic, video, PR., advertising, and events)
❏ 3 years of experience in the performing arts field of music
❏ 3 years of recent experience designing and maintaining websites using WordPress
❏ 3 years of experience using MailChimp or equivalent email marketing software
❏ 3 years of experience overseeing and implementing social media campaigns
❏ 2 years of experience writing press releases
❏ 2 years of recent experience designing print collateral
❏ 1 year of experience using Google business products e.g Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar
❏ 1 year of experience box office
❏ Above-average writing/editing skills and demonstrated history as a strong online communicator, ideally in the music industry
❏ Strong understanding of marketing design for performing arts
❏ Strong sense of graphic design, layout, typography, UI/UX and front-end web development, basic HTML skills
❏ Experience with responsive template design and mobile environments
❏ Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, producing quality results on time and on budget
❏ Willingness and ability to learn new platforms
❏ Ability to develop content and to implement day-to-day tasks
❏ Self-motivated with proven ability to succeed in a remote working environment: self motivated with ability to manage priorities independently
❏ Has a home office equipped to accommodate the tasks as needed. SFCMP will provide a printer/scanner, Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat Pro, MS Office Pro, and Google for Business.
❏ Excellent customer service and a strong team player
❏ Excellent organizational skills
❏ Able to lift heavy objects up to 35lbs
❏ Online design and writing portfolio is required and must be included with application
❏ Must be available to work 20 hours a week on a regular schedule during business hours, 4 hours per day 5 days per week
❏ Advanced knowledge and experience of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
❏ Advanced knowledge of WordPress
❏ Basic HTML
❏ MailChimp or equivalent email marketing software
❏ Experience using Google business products e.g Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar
❏ Basic video editing skills
❏ Familiarity with box office software
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, communications, or related field
-Knowledge of the Bay Area contemporary classical music community
-Sense of humor
HOW TO APPLY
Submit the following in a single combined PDF to Lisa Oman, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
● Cover letter
● URL of WordPress website(s) that you have created or maintained with an
explanation of your role
● Press release or article that you wrote (date stamped within the last 3 years)
● E-blast including content that you wrote (date stamped within the last 3 years)
● Design samples that you created (within the last 3 years) which include three of the following five items: brochure, postcard, program booklet, e-blast, social media campaign, poster
Performing arts samples are preferred.
Only applicants who provide all of the above will be considered.
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP), an ensemble of highly
skilled musicians, performs innovative contemporary classical music. We nourish the
creation and dissemination of new works through high-quality musical performances,
commissions, and community outreach. We promote the music of composers from
across cultures and stylistic traditions who are creating a vast and vital 21st century
musical language. We seek to share these experiences with as many people as
possible, both in and outside of traditional concert settings.
Led by Artistic Director Steven Schick since 2011, SFCMP plays an important role in the
regional and national cultural landscape. The most long-standing, continually performing
new music ensemble outside the East Coast, SFCMP uses performances, collaborative
projects, commissions, and educational outreach activities to give audience members
and participants opportunities to discover musical repertoire that is new to them – and to
use these experiences as ways to better understand, interact with, and enjoy their lives
and our world.
In addition to programmatic innovation, our performances are rooted in artistic virtuosity.
Our 24 core musicians are among the Bay Area’s leading performers and educators.
They are active as soloists and chamber musicians and leaders of several dynamic
performance groups in California and beyond.