The Marketing Coordinator takes the leadership role in achieving and exceeding revenue goals and developing audiences for initiatives where the DSO productively expands reach and impact in the community.
Responsibilities include building a paid subscription and single-ticket audience base for the DSO William Davidson Neighborhood Series, overseeing growth of Soundcard, the DSO’s all-access student program, and NextGen, the DSO’s social and professional network for our next generation of patrons, as well as developing and executing plans to achieve ticket revenue goals for DSO’s Summer Series concerts.
William Davidson Neighborhood Series
Develops and implements Neighborhood Series subscription campaign, including direct marketing mail, media and digital campaigns, from conceptual development through design, mailing and printing
Develops and implements plans to achieve single ticket sales and attendance goals for Neighborhood Series concerts; builds program that will grow contributed revenue from neighborhood buyers
Extensive, face-to-face networking in DSO Neighborhoods to develop new affiliation- based sales clients; maintains relationship with existing clients
Develops and ensures the execution of plans that promote DSO Chamber Series and Rush Hour events, collect patron information from these events, and effectively follows up to drive those patrons to attend other DSO
NextGen and Soundcard Membership programs
With an entrepreneurial approach, create an effective sales and marketing strategy for furthering DSO’s NextGen and Soundcard programs, including:
Building relationships with area young professionals, schools and teachers throughout southeastern Michigan to promote and sell memberships
Serving as a primary point-of-contact with NextGen volunteers and helping foster volunteer support to help achieve campaign goals
Develops and implements sales plans to achieve or exceed ticket revenue goals for DSO’s Summer concerts, including Salute to America at Greenfield Village, and concerts at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford
Develops and monitors neighborhood audience development, Soundcard and NextGen budgets, as well as revenue projections and ticket pricing, soliciting support as appropriate
Analyzes and interprets historical ticketing data and patron buying patterns with an eye toward maximizing gross ticket
Support overall ticket campaign goals, including list development and brokerage for direct mail leads, call center and emails; media placements; design coordination; and digital campaigns
Works with other staff from the PD&E and Communications teams to plan and assist with digital media, press, and messaging to support sales efforts
Works with Advancement team to assist in the planning and execution of sponsor and donor campaigns as appropriate
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2-4 years’ experience in a sales capacity for events. Familiarity of classical repertoire preferred.
The successful candidate will have a proven record of achieving consistently increasing revenue goals. S/he will demonstrate initiative, strong problem resolution and organizational skills, and be able to participate successfully in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
Strong writing, design and communications skills necessary along with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with Tessitura ticket software, a plus.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Audience Development Secondary Reporting Relationship: Senior Director of Patron Development and Engagement
Personal Attributes and Competencies
Dynamic self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit who can think strategically, with imagination, and possesses a good sense of humor
Action-oriented, decisive, quick study with proven ability to accurately analyze information and act
High energy with a positive attitude and the ability to provide superior customer service
Highly competitive and self-motivated with the ability to “make it happen;” personal “edge” reflecting passion and urgency
Sensitive to the needs of individuals with strong political skill to maneuver within organizational cultures
Ability to work well under pressure; persistence, perseverance, tenacity, integrity and patience
Strategist that is motivated by deadlines and measurable outcomes
To apply, send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
About Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; and a summer tour of Japan and China with the ONL.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Beethoven and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).
A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, the Americ...an Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra.