We have two teaching artist positions to fill for Bravo Waterbury!

Position: Marketing Manager
Department: Marketing
Reporting To: Executive Director
Hours: Part-time, some nights and weekends required
Location: Remote Work Option Available

Overview: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Marketing & Engagement Manager is responsible for helping to tell the story of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra. The Marketing & Engagement Manager plays an integral role in carrying out the organization’s commitment to its community and patrons, helping to expand institutional and programmatic visibility through innovative and effective marketing, public relations, and community engagement and outreach.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Create a media plan around each season and its concerts, events, and special initiatives

  • Negotiate and place all traditional media including print, radio, television

  • Create content and manage all digital media

  • Oversee the creation of season program book, and all concert program inserts

  • Write and distribute external marketing content, including press releases and calendar listings

  • Manage and maintain WSO website and social media pages



  • Develop and steward media relations, and maintain updated database of media contacts

  • Support marketing/PR efforts around WSO educational and community programs and initiatives, including the Symphony’s Bravo Waterbury program

  • Serve as a WSO representative at community events and meetings

  • Oversee outreach and sales for paid and trade program book advertising

  • With the Executive Director, secure and steward business sponsorships


Development/Patron Services

  • Coordinate production, design, and distribution of fundraising campaigns, including the annual fund appeal and GiveLocal

  • Coordinate production and design of annual subscription campaign

  • Design development and sponsorship promotional materials

  • Oversee the marketing and design of invitations and other collateral for fundraising events, receptions, and house concerts

  • Help to create a visual environment around concerts and events that optimizes patron experience

  • Steer efforts that increase patron engagement and grow patron database

  • With the Operations Manager, support efforts to maintain and update patron database

  • Provide additional box office support with subscription, single ticket, and group sales, as needed  



  • With the Executive Director, track marketing budget on a monthly basis

  • Ensure the timely submission of invoices from marketing/advertising vendors

  • Archive marketing and media materials

  • Attend and participate in WSO Development-Marketing Committee meetings

  • Other administrative duties as assigned, including walk-in & phone reception, which is shared among all staff members.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience, preferably in an arts or nonprofit organization.

  • An undergraduate degree, with priority consideration given to applicants with a degree in marketing, communications, or arts administration or nonprofit management. 

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

  • Experience with CRM and e-mail marketing platforms (i.e. Salesforce)

  • Familiarity working with key social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

  • Familiarity with web analytics and SEO

  • Experience working in a full-time office setting, with a demonstrated ability to learn new technologies with ease

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Editing ability and attention-to-detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an affinity for customer service

  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with an ability to meet deadlines and objectives

Submit cover letter and resume to info@waterburysymphony.org.