The Marketing & Communications Associate plays an active role in designing and implementing the Festival’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications. Because of the event-oriented nature of the work, evening and weekend hours are to be expected.
Facilitate in the creation of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan that will enhance the Festival’s image and position within the region as well as the national and international marketplace;
Coordinate with the Festival’s Advancement department to monitor ticket sales and attendance, recognizing and responding to data and trends accordingly;
Assist in the planning and creation of all marketing collateral including programs, inserts, direct mailers, digital displays, advertising and other signage by procuring local vendors and scheduling in-house creative;
Schedule media in accordance with the master plan, negotiating with various representatives for premium placements and rates;
Assist in the Festival’s local and national radio efforts, promoting the GTMF radio show through digital and traditional means;
Manage the distribution of Festival materials by conducting city-wide canvassing and deliveries to Festival partners;
Develop and maintain relationships with regional partners through regular visitations, pitching, and delivery of Festival information;
Maintain department files and assets for archiving by utilizing best practices;
Provide general administrative support.
Manage brand assets such the logo suite, photography, style guide, brand guide, and mission statement;
Manage the Festival’s press kit;
Craft compelling and accurate marketing copy for a variety of applications such as collateral, communications, and press releases;
Create Festival collateral to print and / or digital specification;
Produce and distribute an electronic newsletter via the MailChimp platform;
Manage content updates and general maintenance on the Festival’s website;
Capture audio and / or video footage and prepare and edit videos for distribution;
Cooperate with the Festival’s offsite social team to organize, arrange for, and capture content and material for digital publishing.
Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop;
Familiarity with print production;
Knowledge and proficiency with WordPress and MailChimp platforms;
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;
Attention to detail with sensitivity for style guides and brand management;
Must be deadline driven with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively;
Must possess an outgoing demeanor;
Possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a clean driving record;
Familiarity with classical music and standard orchestral practices preferred. A general love for the arts and a good sense of humor is required;
Video production skills are a plus.
About Grand Teton Music Festival
For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd.