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Digital Marketing Coordinator
Job Description — 15 September 2017
The Digital Marketing Coordinator works under the Director of Marketing & Public Relations to assist in the organization’s marketing and communications efforts, including the production of print and electronic advertising, social media content, and collateral materials specific to promotion of ticket sales, concert attendance, fundraising, education, community engagement programs, and other external relationships. A key responsibility of the Digital Marketing Coordinator is to assist in the planning of well-curated, highly-engaging, and shareable copy, video, and other content.
A successful Digital Marketing Coordinator will be a highly motivated, organized, enthusiastic, articulate, and creative individual with a strong customer service mentality with excellent writing skills, who will strive for collaboration and communication throughout the organization. Skills in media production, graphic design, and social media content creation are necessary for this position.
- Create and publish dynamic content on The Gilmore’s digital channels
- Maintain and update Gilmore website content and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic plan, organizational objectives, and mission statement
- Write blogs and regularly update the Gilmore’s YouTube channel
- Produce and coordinate organization’s email campaigns
- Assist in all social media content creation and advertising
- Help develop and maintain an editorial calendar for all social media channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram)
- Coordinate visual media updates, including social media event pages, cover photos, website cyclers, organizational video wall sliders, and Instagram stories
- Monitor all digital assets to make them consistent with the organization’s style guides, branding elements, and social media tags
Production and Design
- Photo and video capture/editing for social media and YouTube channel
- Assist in Livestream broadcasts and event photography
- Assist in writing print and electronic newsletters
- Organize all photography and videos to create the organization’s visual content
- Coordinate the production of/create program notes for biennial Festival, Piano Masters Series, and Rising Stars Series
Writing and Publicity
- Write copy for and assist in proofreading marketing materials, including press releases, print ads, newsletters, emails, and brochures
- Coordinate media coverage during Festival and respond to press inquiries
- Assist in purchasing advertisements in organizational program books and magazines for the Festival
- Research and acquire promotional material on artists presented at the biennial Festival, Piano Masters Series, and annual Rising Stars Series
- Update online event calendars for all upcoming events
- Serve as liaison for the organization at the Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant and Retail Association (DKRRA); volunteer in local committees
- Make presentations to the board and local/regional service clubs and organizations
- Document monthly Marketing Committee meetings
- Organize Gilmore-related donations for local organizations
Qualifications and Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or another communications field preferred
- Minimum 3 years of professional experience in marketing, social media, public relations, and/or production & design
- Outstanding writing, editing, and proofing skills
- High level of proficiency in MS Office, WordPress, and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro), necessary; knowledge of HTML, Google Analytics, and Tessitura, a plus
- Skilled in time, organizational, and work-flow management with the ability to prioritize multiple overlapping projects and changing priorities
- Knowledge of classical and jazz music, a plus
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Video production experience (shooting and Premiere editing), strongly desired
- Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor in a fast-paced work environment
- Extra commitment during the biennial Festival and interim season concerts, including occasional evenings and weekends
The Digital Marketing Coordinator reports to the Director of Marketing & Public Relations and helps to coordinate a team comprising the Box Office and Tessitura Coordinator, part-time Box Office Associate, graphic designer, web designer, and temporary Festival interns.
The Gilmore Keyboard Festival offers a competitive compensation package, including health insurance with employee contribution, life insurance, 401k plan, paid vacation, and holidays and sick leave, with a salary commensurate with experience.
To Apply for Digital Marketing Coordinator Position
Submit a resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to: The Gilmore, Attn: Curtis Cunningham, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 359 South Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007 or Fax (269) 342-0968 or E-mail email@example.com.
In addition, please include the following work samples with your application:
- Original writing sample or professional blog on a current topic in classical music
- Sample of work completed using Adobe Creative Suite software
- Sample of social media post
- Sample of video work (url)
Position open until filled.
Gilmore After School Piano Lab Instructor
Job Description — 9 August 2017
The Gilmore After School Piano Lab Instructor will teach keyboard skills and supervise practice for the Woods Lake Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, and/or Ann J. Kellogg Elementary Piano Lab Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Evening events will be required and additional day-time substitute teaching assignments are available.
- Degree in piano pedagogy/performance or relative experience
- Previous group piano teaching experience
- Ability to handle sensitive situations in a school setting
- Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in a fast-paced work environment
- Minimum commitment of September 2017 through May 2018
Hours and Wages
- Up to 8 hours a week possible
- $20-$30 hours dependent upon experience
- Supervise and instruct 2nd through 5th-grade students in group practice sessions
- Occasionally substitute for other in-school piano instructors
- Maintain, administer, and contribute to After School Piano curriculum
- Participate in Piano Lab recitals (February/May)
- Attend occasional education staff meetings at The Gilmore
- Report time worked via timesheets to Director of Education
- Complete special projects assigned by Director of Education
Filling positions for Woods Lake Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, and Ann J. Kellogg Elementary in Battle Creek. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in PDF or Word formats only to Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Adam Schumaker, The Gilmore, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Phone: 269.342.1166 or 800.347.4266.
Position open until filled.
Gilmore Piano Lab Music Therapist
Job Description — 8 August 2017
The Gilmore Piano Lab Music Therapist will conduct meaningful sessions that will instruct music as a leisure activity and use music as a tool for learning social behaviors and academics. The Gilmore Piano Lab Music Therapist will work closely with the administration and teachers at KRESA’s Young Adult Program in Kalamazoo. This position begins Fall 2017. Exact teaching hours are negotiable and dependent upon program registration and scheduling. Some evening events are required. Additional teaching assignments or opportunities may be offered.
- A degree in music therapy and board certification (MT-BC)
- Degree in piano pedagogy or relative experience
- Experience working with students with a diverse range of disabilities
- Previous experience in leading and instructing groups
- Ability to create and maintain your own schedule
- Experience working with digital keyboards, Google products, Logic X, and Synthesia
- Basic recording technology experience
- Minimum commitment of September 2017 through June 2018
Hours and Wages
- 6-9 hours a week possible, not including prep time
- $31/hour for sessions; $10/hour for prep time
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to conduct 4-6-week songwriting units
- Offer piano lab sessions to cultivate a love for music-making using non-traditional teaching techniques such as the Synthesia program
- Organize percussion circles for practicing good social behaviors
- Collaborate closely with KRESA staff to create a regular class schedule
- Report attendance and lessons to the Director of Education on a regular basis
To Apply for Gilmore Piano Lab Music Therapist Position
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in PDF or Word formats only to Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, at email@example.com or by mail to: Adam Schumaker, The Gilmore, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Phone: 269.342.1166 or 800.347.4266.
Interviews will begin immediately. Position open until filled.
Job Description — 28 April 2017
The Director of The Gilmore will be a creative, visionary and innovative leader who inspires and engages Board and staff, embodies the organization’s commitment to excellence and serves as a visible and enthusiastic ambassador for the arts in Kalamazoo.
Reporting to the President of the Board, the Director serves as artistic director and chief executive and is responsible for The Gilmore’s overall management including: artistic and educational programs and operations; financial and human resources; and future growth and development. The Director, working closely with dedicated Board members and staff, ensures The Gilmore’s current and long-term financial health through a combination of creative and proactive fundraising and earned revenue pursuits.
The Director will ensure that The Gilmore is financially and operationally sustainable today and into the future, seek new ways to develop and engage audiences, and retain a first-rate staff and engaged Board in order to fulfill the Gilmore’s mission to further the development of world-class keyboard musicians and composers.
Key responsibilities for the incoming Director include:
- Provide overarching artistic and operational leadership at the highest level for the biennial Gilmore Festival, annual Rising Stars recital series, biennial Piano Masters concert series and year-round music education programs
- Serve as chief representative of the Gilmore Festival and Awards in the global music world, assuring that the reputation of both is maintained and enhanced worldwide among artists, artist managers, composers and presenters; burnish The Gilmore’s tradition of excellence
- Nurture and invigorate The Gilmore’s exceptionally loyal community, drawing in new generations and broader audiences from near and far; carefully evaluate The Gilmore’s programming track record and bring a fresh perspective to developing high-quality, innovative and marketable programming which serves and attracts both new and existing constituencies and generates revenue
- Enhance and further develop The Gilmore’s education and audience engagement efforts throughout the region
- Continue to build The Gilmore’s brand, locally, nationally, and internationally, through traditional and digital platforms
- Develop collaborative relationships with members of The Gilmore Board and inspire them to invest their best ideas, efforts, resources and contacts; identify, recruit and engage new Board members
- Recruit and lead Artistic Advisory Committees of international scope to select recipients of the Gilmore Artist and Gilmore Young Artist Awards
- Mentor and nurture the careers of Gilmore Artists and Gilmore Young Artists
- Direct the commissioning of music involving the keyboard for the biennial Festival and the recipients of the Gilmore Artist and Gilmore Young Artist Awards
- Support and inspire areas of potential growth and work with the Board of Trustees to set the stage for next-level achievements, building on the goals identified in the 20152018 “Strategic Map”
- Build and steward relationships with the local donor community, especially the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation; proactively identify and cultivate new sources of support locally and nationally, if not internationally
- Supervise, recruit as needed, and retain a highly qualified and motivated professional staff; unify and empower the team; delegate and hold individuals accountable for specific and collective performance; maintain morale and provide direction
- Build relationships with other presenters and educational and cultural leaders in Southwest Michigan and beyond that may lead to beneficial partnerships for The Gilmore
- Establish a tone at the top that demonstrates and fosters high integrity and strong stewardship of The Gilmore’s reputation and resources
The Director will be an experienced artistic leader and administrator with a deep commitment to music broadly, and keyboard music specifically, and who will excite and generate support from current and potential audiences, artists, and donors. He or she will also ideally have or be:
- Executive experience as a music presenter with a reputation for quality, excellence and innovation; a familiarity with presenting diverse musical programming, ranging from classical to contemporary; experience with and a commitment to music education
- Extensive contacts and relationships in the international music community of artists, artist managers, composers and presenters; experience, relationships, and gravitas needed to recruit and inspire effective members of the Artistic Advisory Committee
- Experience and knowledge needed to mentor and nurture the careers of Gilmore Artists and Gilmore Young Artists
- A proven record of sound financial, staff and operational management, including extensive experience negotiating contracts
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to make decisions thoughtfully, thoroughly and decisively
- A team builder and collaborator with a successful record of engaging, partnering and building alliances with a wide range of stakeholders; willing to serve as a resource for the local arts community
- Demonstrated success as an enthusiastic and accomplished fundraiser with individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors; able to develop and maintain strong relationships with the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and other major donors
- A commitment to managing, mentoring, delegating and empowering a dedicated, loyal, and collegial staff
- The ability to attract and engage new and diverse audiences; creative marketing savvy; comfortable with technology and emerging digital platforms
- Experience energizing and engaging a board
- A good listener with excellent communication skills internally and externally
- A pragmatic risk taker with an entrepreneurial spirit; a track record of coalescing others around objectives and their successful implementation
- Committed to demonstrating and maintaining the highest ethical standards
- A sense of humor and humility
To Apply for Director Position
Please send applications or nominations to Becky Klein and Mark Tarnacki at TheGilmore@PhillipsOppenheim.com.
Position open until filled.
The Gilmore adds to its core team of staff in the months leading up to and during the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. All opportunities, temporary and permanent, are advertised on this page when open.
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The Gilmore is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F