Assistant Director of Audience Development - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

Unfortunately, this job is expired as of 11/30/2015.

To continue in your search through the appropriate job categories, click either Administrative Staff, Higher Education Executives, Faculty, Post-Doc and Graduate Assistants, . You can also utilize "guess-free" keyword search tools with up to eight pre-defined criteria. Search for and Apply to academic postings directly from the site. Post your background either confidentially or overtly. Stand out and be discovered!



Miami University

Oxford, Ohio


United States
(1252)

Categories

Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  1252

The Assistant Director of Audience Development leads the Series’ communications strategy and event management efforts with a deep understanding of our varied offerings in performing arts and entertainment, education outreach, and special events. He/She works in a variety of capacities with a fluid team of colleagues, students, interns, volunteers, vendors and collaborators to accomplish departmental, college and University-wide goals.

Duties

Areas of Responsibility

Marketing: Develop and direct marketing and communication strategies to accomplish participation and profile while building community value.

  • Planning: Develop and implement creative direction, strategies and tactics to effectively advertise, promote and publicize Series events, outreach, sponsorships, initiatives and partnerships. 
  • Digital Marketing:  Develop and administer the Series’ digital presence, including email and digital marketing, website content and social media platforms.
  • Audience Evaluation:  Develop and execute audience evaluation initiatives to target and refine communications strategies, understand and improve audience experiences, and measure the impact and outcomes of projects in support of short- and long-term goals.
  • Sales Analysis:  Use historical data, sales and participation trends to recommend and implement changes.
  • Manage: Student and professional designers and other vendors to assure expected levels of quality work are achieved and budgets are observed.

Education/Outreach: Responsible for managing all aspects of the Series’ education and outreach programs.

  • Develops curricular content, promotional plan and actively solicits participation in Series’ programs, including educators, community members, sponsors and students.
  • Coordinates all educational outreach activities, including transportation, promotion, event management and post-event analysis.

Fundraising & Grants: Supports the Director in accomplishing departmental fund raising and unearned income goals via integrated marketing and outreach efforts.

  • Show & Tell:  Manages the initiative to build community and campus value of Series programs.
  • VIP Donor/Sponsor Program:  Develops and produces fund raising materials; facilitates artist meet-and-greet and other events.
  • Arts Camps:  Helps promote and manage youth arts camps, including soliciting and screening camp staff applicants, assisting in supervising campers and daily parent reports.
  • Wine Tasting/Special Events:  Takes a leadership role in marketing and producing annual Wine Tasting fundraiser; participates in other fund raising activities as appropriate.
  • Grant Writing:  Prepares narrative, support material and other data necessary for successful grant applications from of a variety of funders; prepares grant reports as needed.

Administrative: Supervises student employees and interns, providing feedback necessary for expected job and academic performance.

  • Participates in strategic short- and long-term planning.
  • Represents the Series on campus and with regional committees and events as necessary.
  • Serves ex officio on the Performing Arts Series Advisory Board; attends all meetings; prepares and presents reports as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and facility with graphic design.
  • Relevant marketing industry knowledge.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work with a variety of individuals and offices across the campus, community and a variety of vendors to accomplish departmental goals.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours. 
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is essential.
  • The successful candidate will…

  • Possess a combination of academic credentials and relevant professional experience that demonstrates a record of successful project management, preferably in an arts/education/cultural setting.
  • Work comfortably in a variety of creative and administrative contexts as a staff member, leader, educator/trainer, committee member, consensus builder, purchaser/client.
  • Be able to answer the "what and why" of a proposed project before resources are committed.
  • Be a flexible, self-motivated team player, who is able to think strategically, build consensus and quickly solve problems, often in public situations.
  • Be skilled at identifying, cultivating and managing relationships and partnerships across campus and in the community to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Be creative, thoughtful, articulate, energetic, savvy and passionate about the Series’ mission.

Submit (as "other" document) samples of your work that will demonstrate how your abilities and experiences best match the job description. A brief explanation of context for each sample is appreciated.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two to three years of experience with concert/event marketing.
  • Experience in developing donor relations.
  • Experience in a university and/or non-profit setting a plus.

 Computer Skills

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is highly desirable, specifically, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with Cascade web content management system is a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Submit (as "other" document) samples of your work.


Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Performing Arts Series
  • Assistant Director of Audience Development
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Cultural Facilities / Museums
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
logo
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
References