Creates digital and print marketing materials and assists with press announcements, radio ads, video clips, and other multi-media promotions; distributes to campus, community, and city audiences and to media lists throughout Chicago.
Assists with the planning, facilitation, and promotion of digital and in-person concerts and events for UChicago Presents and the Department of Music.Â Interacts with press and concert patrons and distributes marketing materials at live events as needed.Â As live concerts and events frequently take place outside of regular business hours. this job both requires and offers some time flexibility.
Works with the Humanities Division development team to generate, implement, and manage fundraising efforts for UChicago Presents and for Performance Program and Department of Music alumni and supporters, as needed.
Maintains e-mail and social media schedule / postings for multiple UChicago Presents and Department of Music accounts (Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.).
Manages routine website updates and University calendar listings for on-campus promotion.
Provides support for audience development initiatives, outreach, long-range planning, and special projects for both organizations, as requested.
Serves as liaison with the UChicago Arts Box Office for ticket sales and operations; reviews weekly sales reports and databases (including list exchanges) for UCP to support growth.
Assists in developing marketing communications, advertising, or publicity materials with a moderate to high level of guidance from others.
Performs one or more of the following marketing functions: marketing communications /advertising; Web blogs or digital marketing; market research; development or review and update of the marketing infrastructure and management of external sales agency relationships.
Performs other related work as needed.
Prior experience working in an office environment.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Broad knowledge of classical music, world music, and other musical genres (terms, composers, repertoire, protocols).
Solid knowledge of English grammar.
Training in journalism and/or demonstrated competency in writing press releases and media announcements.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office.
Familiarity with social networking platforms and website management.
Competency in database entry and database management.
Good communication and telephone skills.
Strong written and verbal communications skills, coupled with excellent editing and proofreading skills.
Create accurate and effective press releases as well as engaging materials for social media dissemination.
Utilize social media and the web platforms strategically and analyze their effectiveness in reaching constituents.
Proficiency with graphic design tools, particularly for social media and website management.
Strong organizational skills, plus ability to plan and carry out detailed steps for a given project.
Apportion time and priorities equally between two offices.
Work with internal and outside media sources.
Meet deadlines, and adjust to an irregular work flow.
Polished presence, professional attitude, positive outlook, and love of music.
Strong work ethic and spirit of collaboration.
Fast-paced environment, ability to complete specified tasks in prescribed amount of time essential.
Office environment - two campus locations corresponding to the two components of the job;Â comparatively small office spaces, working in close physical proximity to other employees.
Currently work remotely in accordance with University COVID guidelines; must be available for in-person work and events in Chicago when circumstances change.
Sit at a computer for 2-4 hours at a time.
Periodic walking to other campus locations.
Lift up to 25 lbs.
Some evening and weekend work, as scheduled in advance.
Letter of Interest in this position (required)
References Contact Information (3)(required)
Submit a sample press release plus two sample social media posts for the following concert:
Sunâ‹day, February 20, 2022 â“Â 3 pm, Logan Performance HallÂ
University of Chicago Wind Ensemble Concert (Nicholas Carlson, conductor)
Winter Concert featuring special guest performers Axiom Brass Quintet
Jess Turner: Through the Looking Glass
William Schuman: New England Triptych Â
John Adams: Lollapalooza
Fisher Tull: Concerto Grosso for Brass Quintet and Wind Ensemble
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