Emmanuel Music

15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
November 19, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Director of Marketing and Communications


The Director of Marketing and Communications (DMC) strategizes and implements all marketing, communications, and PR efforts for Emmanuel Music.

The DMC will report to the Executive Director, will work closely with the Director of Development and Engagement, and will oversee a part-time graphic designer and any relevant interns/volunteers. Emmanuel Music has a small staff (10) and regularly works together as a team.

The right candidate will have a clear vision for strategic marketing efforts and a passion for classical music. They/She/He must be organized, detail- and deadline-oriented, and a great team player.

This is a salaried position. Comprehensive benefits include:

  • Health Insurance

  • A simple IRA retirement plan

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • A flexible teleworking policy

  • Industry discounts

The broad responsibilities and duties of the DMC include:

  • Institutional and Programmatic Marketing (Strategy and Implementation)
    The DMC is responsible for the strategy and implementation of all of Emmanuel Music’s institutional and programmatic marketing efforts, including: direct and indirect marketing across physical mail, radio, print, and television advertising; out of home marketing; digital marketing efforts including social media, email, and paid digital advertising; and cross-promotions/community partnerships.

  • Social Media and Website Management
    With support, the DMC will take primary responsibility for maintaining and updating Emmanuel Music’s website, monitoring SEO efforts and tracking website traffic and Google Analytics information. They/she/he will also be responsible for the strategy and oversight and/or implementation of social media marketing strategy and content creation/management.

  • PR
    The DMC will serve as the primary liaison to the press for Emmanuel Music, ensuring that our press list is up-to-date, and securing coverage for EMI on an institutional and programmatic level.

  • Patron Services
    The DMC will serve as a front line contact for patrons, and play a large role in the management of our ticket sales and front of house operations.

  • Audience Development
    Across all efforts, the DMC should keep in mind the overarching goal of increasing institutional awareness, expanding in-person and digital audiences and earned revenue, and creating lasting and authentic relationships with those in the Emmanuel Music community. The DMC will collaborate closely with the Director of Development and Engagement to effectively create and grow a patron pipeline.

  • Experience leading and implementing targeted marketing strategies across various digital and non-digital media, with proven efficacy, success, and growth

  • Familiarity working within a nonprofit arts organization

  • Familiarity with platforms such as WordPress, Constant Contact, G Suite, and various social platforms

  • Able to productively manage the different needs of in-person and digital audiences

  • Able to turn around projects in a timely manner and meet firm deadlines

  • Experience with AudienceView (previously OvationTix) is preferred

  • A background in classical music is strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with audience engagement, participatory feedback, or making relevant connections between art and community preferred

  • Experience with WebFlow a plus

How To Apply:
Please email your resume and something that you feel reflects you well (cover letter, video, work examples, etc.) to our Executive Director, Jaclyn, at jaclyn@emmanuelmusic.org. 
Apply by:
November 30, 2021
About this Organization:
Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based music ensemble comprising a professional chamber orchestra and chorus. Emmanuel Music was founded in 1970 by founding Artistic Director Craig Smith to perform the complete cycle of Bach Cantatas at Emmanuel Church - a cycle which has since been completed several times. Ryan Turner was named Artistic Director in 2010. Emmanuel Music now gives over fifty performances each year including a vocal and instrumental chamber music series, large-scale performances of opera, symphonies, and oratorios, free Lindsey Chapel Series, informal musician-curated Late Night Series, collaborations and tours.

Emmanuel Music has premiered a number of contemporary compositions including works by composer John Harbison and has recorded six CDs for KOCH International, one CD on the Nonesuch label, and one CD on the Emmanuel Music and AVIE labels. Emmanuel Music sponsors educational and outreach activities as part of the Community Connections program.