Serve as Temporary Communications Assistant for the Department of Music, and in particular its wide-ranging Performance Program. Generate written press releases, social media content, and feature articles pertaining to Performance Program concerts, master classes, and special events, as well as for faculty-generated events and special projects. Assist with the day-to-day implementation of all marketing and communications efforts as specified by the Director of Communications and Public Relations.
This is a part-time position, minimum 15 hours per week. Occasional extra duties to maximum total of 19.5 hours per week. Benefits are not included.
Job candidates: please ensure that you submit all of the required documents as listed in the â˜Required Documentsâ™ section below. Please also be aware that when you reach the Attach Documents page of the application process, use the â˜+â™ sign to attach additional documents beyond the resume.
Maintain social media schedule and postings for multiple Department of Music accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
Create press announcements for Performance Program events and distribute to media lists
Manage routine website updates and beadwork calendar listings for on-campus promotion
Assist with the creation of radio ads, video clips, and other multi-media promotions for Department of Music activities
Provide support for audience development initiatives, outreach, long-range planning, and special projects as requested
Ability to create Press Releases.
Strong written and verbal communications skills coupled with excellent editing and proofreading skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to be proficient with graphic design tools.
Ability to use social media and the web platforms effectively to meet the needs of the Program.
Project management skills required.
Ability to work with internal and outside media sources.
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
B.A. degree required
training in journalism and/or demonstrated competency in writing press releases and media announcements required
solid knowledge of English grammar required
basic knowledge of classical music (terms, composers, genres, protocol) required
good communication and telephone skills required
prior experience working in office environment preferred
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
familiarity with Microsoft Office required
familiarity with social networking platforms required
competency in database entry and database management strongly preferred
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
office environment: small office, working in close physical proximity to at least two other persons
fast-paced environment; ability to complete specified tasks in prescribed amount of time necessary
ability to sit at a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
periodic walking to other campus locations
ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
minimal evening and weekend work
Candidates: please supply the documents below which are required. Also, please note that when at the Attach Documents page of the application process, please use the â˜+â™ sign to attach documents beyond the resume.
Cover letter which is to include your interest in this position.
List of references (minimum 3)
Submit sample press release plus two sample social media posts for the following performance:
University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Saturday, May 26, 2018 â¢ 8 pm, Mandel Hall Bernstein: The Age of Anxiety (Daniel Pesca, soloist) Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
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