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Berkshire Opera Festival, INC Marketing & Communications Manager in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) - a summer opera festival founded in 2014 by Brian Garman and Jonathon Loy, and based in Great Barrington, MA - is currently accepting applications for the full-time, year-round position of Marketing & Communications Manager. BOF is seeking creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial individuals to join our rapidly growing company. Berkshire Opera Festival's summer season runs July - August, performing in venues throughout Berkshire County. BOF season programming includes one mainstage opera production, one second-stage opera, a free concert for the community, and a variety of donor and outreach events. BOF has just concluded our highly anticipated sixth season, which received overwhelmingly positive responses from critics and audiences alike. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Manager will be responsible for creating and implementing robust marketing, communications, and outreach strategies for BOF's annual summer festival, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with local businesses and community groups throughout the year. The position will be the primary point of contact for an external Publicist/PR firm, while also cultivating and maintaining relationships with local media outlets. The Manager will be responsible for driving earned revenue through ticket sales, program advertising, and special projects. This is a year-round, full-time, salaried position with a preferred start date of no later than February 1, 2022. The position requires year-round residency in the Berkshires, or within a comfortable commuting distance to BOF's offices in Great Barrington, MA. Except during the Festival Season, BOF offers the option for a hybrid in-person/remote work schedule at the discretion of the Executive Director. QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS - Undergraduate degree or comparable educational/professional experience in Marketing, Communications, Arts Management, or related field of study - A minimum of 5 years or equivalent of related professional experience - Some familiarity with opera and/or classical music - Experience developing marketing and communications strategies and materials - Experience designing and implementing robust, yet budget-conscious, advertising campaigns - Excellent written and verbal skills, including proofreading and editing - Stellar interpersonal and relationship-building skills - Strong knowledge of Google apps (GSuite for Nonprofits), Microsoft Office, and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) - Website management experience with programs such as Wix or WordPress - Experience with email marketing programs, ideally MailChimp - Moderate graphic design skills, highly desirable - Familiarity working with donor databases and/or CRM systems - Some practical experience with the performing arts - either personal or professional - required COMPENSATION This is an exempt, salaried position with a starting annual salary in the low-to-mid $40K range, commensurate with experience and specialized skills. Full-time BOF employees are eligible to receive a monthly health insurance reimbursement, paid holidays, 5 days of sick leave, and 10 vacation days per year. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES - Create and implement marketing and communications plans for both the Festival Season and offseason that will both ensure achievement of earned revenue/ticketing sales goals and engage BOF's base of donors and followers throughout the year - Manage the creation of the Festival program book, including coordinating logistics with the printer and graphic designer, collecting content, overseeing ad trades with other arts/non-profit groups, and selling program ads to area businesses For a full list of Essential Duties & Responsibilities, please visit: http://www.BerkshireOperaFestival.org/Employment

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