JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

This senior leadership position will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in guiding LACO toward the achievement of its strategic goals: to position the Orchestra as an indispensable community resource; to present programs that diversify, expand, and strengthen the LACO community; and to establish a stable financial foundation on which to build the next 50 years of world-class artistry. In addition to bearing responsibility for ticket revenue, the Director of Marketing will join the Director of Development and Executive Director in driving LACO’s overall post-pandemic revenue recovery and growth. Historically, over two thirds of LACO’s total revenue comes from contributions, and LACO’s next Marketing Director understands that the ability of the organization to attract and retain donors is heavily reliant on the successful efforts of the Marketing Department beyond just selling tickets. Additional responsibilities include leading the marketing and communications teams, building on LACO’s industry-leading digital programming, and collaborating closely with the Development and Production Departments to oversee all outward-facing communication.

Qualifications

The successful candidate is an optimistic, strategic, collaborative, creative, curious, results-motivated marketing professional with fastidious attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to create and implement a plan toward successful outcomes. They will have extensive experience with marketing concerts & events, strong written and verbal communication skills, and comprehensive digital marketing strategy experience including social media, paid advertising, and email. They will have an affinity for classical music but love music of all kinds and seek others with whom to share it. They’re self-motivated, organized, data-driven, follow industry trends, and have a proven ability to independently and creatively solve problems. They have an entrepreneurial streak and are excited by the opportunities presented by change and innovation. They should exemplify strong project management skills and be motivated by working in a small, fast-paced work environment. Applicants should have at least eight years of marketing experience and should demonstrate increasing responsibility in previous positions. Familiarity with Los Angeles and willingness to travel throughout the region is a plus. Helpful but not required: experience with social media content creation, working knowledge of Office360, G-Suite, PatronManager, SalesForce, Adobe Creative Suite, Slack, WordPress, EMMA or similar email marketing platforms.

Position Responsibilities

– Accountable for departmental revenue goals totaling between $900,000 and $1MM annually (pre-pandemic), including subscription and single-ticket sales, merchandise sales, and inbound advertising
– Develop and execute an annual Marketing Plan in alignment with the LACO strategic plan to reach overall organizational revenue goals
– Lead a team of four full-time employees (one split with Production), PR consultant, and web-design consultant
– Set and manage Marketing Team workflows and goals
– Create and monitor annual Marketing budget of approximately $400,000, in consultation with Dir. of Finance
– Manage the design and production of print, digital, and physical collateral, including brochures, program books, mailings, inserts, posters, website, ads, billboards, emails, social media, print mailings, fundraising materials, and branded merchandise
– Responsible for maintaining institution-wide brand consistency
– Occasional copy writing and proofreading
– Other duties as assigned

This full-time, exempt position reports to the Executive Director. Salary commensurate with experience.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from diverse candidates, and we are committed to the creation of an inclusive work environment for all employees. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender expression/identity, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, criminal conviction, or sexual orientation.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and references to info@laco.org.

Application review begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled. v. 4/30/21

COMPOSER TEACHING ARTIST FELLOW

Department: Education

LACO expands its artistic footprint in composition by training the next generation of teaching artists with mentorship by established professional composers. In conjunction with LACO’s Meet the Music educational program, three Composer Teaching Artist Fellows will provide opportunities for exploration, exposure and education of composition to elementary students in the Los Angeles area through planned curriculum and school visits.

Derrick Skye, composer and LACO’s Artistic Advisor, will lead this program while instructing, mentoring and training fellows in a teaching artist role.  Mr. Skye and guest composers will also give advice about the business side of composition and what obstacles and opportunities they have found in their professional journeys.

Details are below on application process and fellowship requirements. Please join us for this 2021/22 CTA Fellowship class.

Application process

Applicants are undergraduate, graduate/doctoral students or those who have just graduated/started their careers

  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Sample of work: Include a piece of at least 5 mins or more for any instrumentation
  • 1-2 recommendation letters

Three fellows will be chosen for the 2021/22 season

  • Fellowship duties will occur between late September to late May/early June
  • Stipend of $900 each
  • Free tickets to LACO orchestral concerts, SESSION and Sound Investment events

to apply

Please email application to taylorlockwood@laco.org. Subject: Composer Teaching Artist Fellow. Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt.

meet the music docent

hours:

There are three Meet the Music concerts each season. Docents are asked to attend a two hour weekday morning training session at the LACO offices a few weeks prior to each of the four concerts. After the meetings, docents will then disperse to schools to teach students participating in Meet the Music. Docents are invited to attend all Meet the Music concerts.

duties include:

Going to schools to teach students about the music they will hear at a LACO concert. Introducing students to classical music in a fun way.

skills required:

Enthusiasm and the ability to present knowledge in exciting ways to large groups of 4th, 5th and 6th graders. An appreciation of music is a big plus, but a musical background is not required. We will provide you with all the information and training that you will need to teach the students.

salary:

Volunteer Position with insider perks and the invaluable opportunity to experience LACO’s Meet the Music concerts. Parking for training sessions and Meet the Music concerts will be provided.

Please call Taylor Lockwood at 213 622 7001 × 212 for more information.

volunteer

Volunteering is a satisfying way to give back to your favorite Orchestra. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet the musicians, attend concerts, receive acknowledgment in our season program and more!

Some of the ways you can help include office support, music education, concert/event support and orchestra hospitality. Learn more, or contact us at info@laco.org.