2017.06.22 Director of Arts Mrktng Grand Opera House

Director of Arts Marketing

Grand Opera House - Macon, GA

Working under indirect supervision of the Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications and Chief of Staff, the Director of Arts Marketing is responsible for marketing, promotions and media relations for The Grand Opera House, the Townsend School of Music, Mercer Theatre, Mercer Art Department and the Tattnall Square Center for the Arts. The Director of Arts Marketing works closely with the Executive Director of The Grand Opera House, the Dean of the Townsend School of Music, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and with program directors to achieve marketing and revenue objectives for their respective areas.

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in journalism, broadcasting, communications, marketing, or a closely related field is required as well as two years of experience developing and executing marketing and promotion plans for an arts organization, higher education institution, or a related organization. Excellent writing skills and working knowledge of AP Style to write and distribute news releases and compose stories for University publications are required. Additionally, the ability to edit scripts and radio spots to advertise arts events and programs is also required. The successful candidate will be familiar with basic design skills and have a working knowledge of software used for graphic design, web design, and photo editing in order to produce ads, brochures and other marketing materials. Some evening and weekend work is required in order to accommodate certain arts events. Candidates with experience mentoring students and who have an advanced degree in a related field are desirable. Interested applicants should complete the brief online application and attach a current resume and cover letter.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

A full job posting and link to apply can be found at https://www.mercerjobs.com/postings/2170.

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