Marketing Assistant
Job Details
Esperson - Houston, TX
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Marketing

Job Title: Marketing Assistant

Department: Marketing

Reports to: Marketing Revenue Manager

Status: Regular, full-time, exempt from overtime

Summary:

Primary contact for marketing administrative work such as asset management, advertising production, and budget management. Support sales by developing and implementing cross-promotional opportunities for all concert series. Support marketing team members with administrative tasks as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Act as primary lead for group sales in support of achieving overall single ticket revenue goals
    • Explore and implement creative opportunities to grow group sales revenue from new and existing clients
    • Prospect and research organizations/groups to generate group business
    • Cultivate partnerships with community contacts (churches, schools, travel operators, affinity groups, retirement homes, hotel and apartment concierges, etc.)
    • Manage the entire group sales process with a high level of customer service, from proposal to ticketing, billing process and onsite event execution
  • With support from Marketing Director and Marketing Revenue Manager, grow future audiences by overseeing and implementing young professional and college student programs create compelling offerings, recruit ambassadors, coordinate creation of collateral, track effectiveness
  • Organize and manage all marketing assets such as photography, video assets, and artist bios and headshots
  • Ensure that Houston Symphony information and content is updated on the Houston Theater District website and any other third-party listings sites
  • Coordinate distribution of marketing collateral in brochure racks at Jones Hall and Esperson to maintain a constantly updated presence of materials in the hall
  • Support production of marketing materials including but not limited to radio spots, print advertising, direct mail, and commercials. Includes work with vendors and managing internal approvals.
  • Oversee all marketing invoice processing and, with support from the Marketing Revenue Manager, manage departmental budget tracking in coordination with the accounting department
  • Assist Chief Marketing Officer with administrative tasks, including but not limited to credit card expense reporting, presentation development, and coordination of departmental events and meetings
  • Support other members of the marketing and sales team as needed on website updates, email marketing, promotions, and social media
  • Work concert duty as required by the marketing and communications team (approximately once a month, involving evening/weekend hours)
  • Perform additional duties as required by the Houston Symphony Society

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in marketing or related field required
  • 1-2 years marketing or non-profit experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented approach a must.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function effectively as part of a departmental team
  • Ability to keep up with changing priorities, work well under pressure, and multi-task
  • Facility in word processing and spreadsheet applications required
  • Sales and customer service experience preferred
  • Knowledge of orchestral music preferred
  • Experience with Tessitura (CRM) a plus
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, including some holidays
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