The Gilmore

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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

Key responsibilities for the incoming Director include:

The Person

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:

To Apply for Director Position

Please send applications or nominations to Becky Klein and Mark Tarnacki at

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Job Description — 25 April 2017

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations directs the organization’s overall marketing and communications efforts, including the production of print and electronic advertising, social media content and collateral materials specific to the promotion of ticket sales, concert attendance, fundraising, education, community engagement programs and other external relationships. A key responsibility is to manage a plan of well-curated, highly-engaging and shareable copy, video and other content that helps to build interest in and knowledge of classical and jazz music while raising awareness of all programs associated with the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

A successful Director of Marketing and Public Relations will strive for collaboration and communication interdepartmentally and throughout the organization regarding new content initiatives, and will have a strong customer service mentality both internally and with outside vendors, media and partners. The individual will be an excellent writer with a passion for classical and jazz music and the mission of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Both creative and pragmatic, the Director will have a strong ability to continually brainstorm new angles and ideas for content and publicity.

Primary Responsibilities



Event Programs/Program Notes

Public Image

Box Office


Kalamazoo Tessitura Consortium (KTC) — a group of five local arts and cultural organizations that share a ticketing and customer relations management database

Qualifications and Requirements

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations reports to the Director and supervises a full-time Digital Marketing Coordinator, Box Office and Tessitura Coordinator, and part-time Box Office Associate in addition to temporary Festival interns.

The Gilmore Keyboard Festival offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

To Apply for Director of Marketing and Public Relations Position

Please submit a cover letter and resume, in PDF or Word formats only to Daniel Gustin, Director at or by mail to: Daniel Gustin, The Gilmore, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. No phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply: May 25, 2017
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

2018 Festival

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.

There are no positions open at this time.