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Marketing Manager

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers a position for a Marketing Manager. The Marketing Manager is responsible for assisting in creating and managing the execution of the marketing plans of a busy Marketing and Communications department.  Specifically, the Marketing Manager maintains and updates the CMS website, manages email campaigns and lists, contributes to social media, edits and creates copy, supports targeted audience outreach, acts as a liaison to outside vendors, and assists with the production of programs and publications. The Marketing Manager reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Successful candidate will have a degree or relevant experience in Arts Administration or Marketing, as well as knowledge of classical music. Candidate should be a detail-oriented self-starter as well as a team-player, be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite, Tessitura, and have a working knowledge of HTML. Minimum of 2-3 years of office experience required.  Schedule includes some evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.  Only candidates who meet these criteria should apply.  Please send cover letter and resume to eholum@chambermusicsociety.org. No calls, please.



The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (“CMS”), one of 11 constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seeks an Associate Director, Individual Giving. The largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center also includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. The Chamber Music Society’s Lincoln Center home is Alice Tully Hall – the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, CMS draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind. It presents annual concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music.

Reporting to the Director of Development and managing a staff of two, the Associate Director, Individual Giving is a key member of the Development staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing annual strategies to grow and direct all activities of the Annual Fund Friends and Patrons from donor identification/research to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship throughout each performance season, meeting or exceeding the annual budgeted goal.
  • Managing all operations of the Annual Fund and overseeing the work of the Individual Giving staff: the Manager of Individual Giving, Patrons and the Manager of Individual Giving, Friends.
  • Developing and maintaining a tracking system for research, engagement, and solicitation in Tessitura.
  • Providing income analysis for meetings as requested.
  • Attending concerts throughout the season in Alice Tully Hall, Rose Studio and working the intermission and/or post-concert receptions associated with each.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Development and Executive Director on strategies for upcoming campaigns and special projects, including enhancing Individual Giving at the Leadership Levels.
  • Supporting the Director of Development with the Global Council and Development Committee meetings.
  • Generating correspondence for Executive Director and Director of Development and other miscellaneous duties as needed.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years of related development experience in individual giving, preferably within a performing arts organization; exemplary leadership skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment, adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards; outstanding writing, planning and organizational skills; excellent research skills; the ability to successfully manage a variety of projects simultaneously; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Board members, colleagues, and the public. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; Tessitura experience highly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Search Consultant: Donna Bonem Rich, CFRE at execsearch@richassociates.com.