Handel and Haydn Society

9 Harcourt Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
August 12, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Marketing Specialist


Marketing Specialist

Job Description, 8.5.19

The Marketing Specialist reports to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications. This person helps develop and execute the overall marketing and sales campaign for Handel and Haydn Society.This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, hard-working team with the shared goal of increasing the organization's visibility, audience development, and educational outreach. Candidates must have excellent communications skills, be technically savvy, and possess a working knowledge of marketing and communications, with attention to detail.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with all aspects of marketing and communications outreach, and with all operational aspects of the department.
  • Helps to reinforce the H&H brand in all communications.
  • Helps execute email campaigns through WordFly or MailChimp.
  • Assists with analytics of direct email campaigns.
  • Manages our social media program, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, and other channels.
  • Assists with analytics of social media campaigns.
  • Manages our paid digital social media program and supervise outside agency.
  • Inputs data into our customer relationship management program (CRM), Tessitura. Helps pull mailing lists from Tessitura.
  • Support program book advertising sales and trades, as needed.
  • Serves as Box Office and phone reception back up, selling tickets, processing subscription orders, handling incoming phone calls and assisting with the retail shop.
  • Helps update the website.
  • Supports design production, with an emphasis on collateral, print advertising, signage, and other.
  • Assists with execution of promotional plans for subscription andsingle ticket campaigns, including advertising, promotions, direct mail, and email communications.
  • Manage engagement programs such as instrument demonstrations, and first time subscriber renewal efforts.
  • Supports development and stewardship programs.
  • Supports H+H's Educational Programs and Concerts.
  • Supports Community concerts.
  • Performs other duties as needed upon request of the organization.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of marketing experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field from an accredited university or college.
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities, and welcoming hospitality skills for patrons, required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, integrity, maturity, and good judgment.
  • Systems experience with: spreadsheets (Excel preferred), email systems (WordFly and MailChimp preferred), social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Hootsuite, etc.), CRM (Tessitura preferred); website content management system CMS (Wordpress preferred); TRG list management; YouTube; Premiere; and Lightroom. Also a plus: design software (InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite preferred).
  • Experience with a performance arts organization is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Baroque and Classical music and a desire to learn more about historically informed, period-instrument performances is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, meet multiple deadlines, organize time and priorities, and work well as a member of the team. Ability to work occasional nights and weekends is a must.
  • Position requires occasional lifting of heavy printed materials, large boxes, and retail merchandise as well as the repetitive, daily use of a computer.
  • The Handel and Haydn Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston. Interviews will not be scheduled until we have a diverse pool of candidates from which to select.
How To Apply:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Apply by:
October 07, 2019
About this Organization:

The Handel and Haydn Society is internationally acclaimed for its performances of Baroque and Classical music. Based in Boston, H+H’s orchestra and chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners each year with a ten-concert subscription series at Symphony Hall and other leading venues in addition to a robust program of intimate events in museums, schools, and community centers. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the ensemble embraces historically informed performance, bringing classical music to life with the same immediacy it had the day it was written. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H also provides engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education to over 11,500 children each year through in-school music instruction and the Vocal Arts Program that includes six youth choruses.

Founded in Boston in 1815, H+H is among the oldest continuously performing classical music ensembles in the United States and is unique for its longevity, capacity for reinvention, and distinguished history of premieres. H+H began as a choral society founded by middle-class Bostonians who aspired to improve the quality of singing in their growing American city. They named the organization after two composers—Handel and Haydn—to represent both the old music of the 18th century and what was then the new music of the 19th century. In the first decades of its existence, H+H gave the American premieres of Handel’s Messiah (1818), Haydn’s Creation(1819), Verdi’s Requiem (1878), and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (1879). Since its founding, H+H has given more than 2,000 performances before a total audience exceeding 2.8 million.

In addition to its subscription series, tours, and broadcast performances, H+H reaches a worldwide audience through ambitious recordings including the critically-acclaimed Haydn The Creation, the best-selling Joy to the World: An American Christmas, and Handel Messiah, recorded live at Symphony Hall under Christophers’s direction.