The Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College is seeking an enthusiastic and organized Event & Marketing Coordinator to join our team. Our 54,000 sq. ft. center houses three performance venues, including a 600-seat concert hall, an 86-seat recital/lecture hall, and an outdoor amphitheater. We serve Skidmoreâ™s Department of Music along with various other users, both internal and external to the college. With over 130 events each year, we attract a diverse audience of 25,000 people for concerts, multidisciplinary performances, faculty and student recitals, guest lectures, screenings, and college-wide assemblies.
The Event & Marketing Coordinator will play a crucial role in managing event production and marketing efforts. Working closely with the Managing Director, you will oversee box office operations, event management, scheduling, and artist services. Your creativity and organizational skills will be essential in creating compelling marketing materials and engaging our audience through digital media and community outreach.
Event Planning & Coordination: Collaborate with the Zankel Music Center team to plan, organize, and execute diverse events, concerts, recitals, workshops, and lectures. Oversee event logistics, including scheduling, box office operations, ticketing, artist services, and student staff.
Marketing & Promotion: Develop comprehensive marketing strategies to promote Zankel Music Center events to the Skidmore College community and the general public. Utilize various channels, including social media, email campaigns, print materials, and partnerships to maximize event attendance and visibility.
Digital Media Management: Maintain and update the Zankel Music Center website, social media platforms, and online event listings. Create engaging content, including event descriptions, artist spotlights, and multimedia materials.
Public Relations: Cultivate and maintain relationships with local media outlets, arts organizations, and community partners to enhance the Zankel Music Center's presence in the region.
Audience Engagement: Implement strategies to engage with audiences before, during, and after events. Encourage feedback, conduct surveys, and analyze data to improve future event planning and marketing efforts.
Collaboration & Communication: Work closely with faculty, staff, students, and visiting artists to ensure seamless event execution and effective communication across departments.
Â· Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, Arts Management/ Administration, or related field.
Â· 1-3 years of experience in event planning and marketing, preferably in the arts or cultural sector.
Â· Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Â· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Â· Proficiency in digital marketing tools, content management systems, and social media platforms.
Â· Familiarity with graphic design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) is a plus.
Â· Passion for the arts and a keen interest in promoting cultural events and performances.
Â· Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed for event coverage.
Pay Rate: $23.30 - $25.00 per hour commensurate with experience.
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Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!