Employment

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Audience Services Manager (full-time)

The Audience Services Manager serves as the organization’s principal customer service representative. Responsibilities include:

  • Handling subscription and single ticket inquiries and orders;
  • Managing and maintaining the ticketing system and buyer database, including related website pages;
  • Assisting with marketing campaigns, including analyzing subscription and ticket sales, generating sales reports, developing sales initiatives, and managing and expanding group sales;
  • Attending all concerts, managing on-site box office operations, and serving as principal liaison to performance venues’ box offices;
  • Collaborating with the development department in solicitation campaigns, data management, and audience events; and
  • Other tasks as they arise in what is a versatile work environment.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years full-time work experience, or the equivalent, including box office experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple projects
  • Strong analytical abilities and computer skills including ticketing, database and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Experience in arts administration and knowledge of classical music is a plus

To apply, please email resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience, explaining interest in the position, and citing salary requirements to baroquejobs@gmail.com with “Audience Services Manager” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Music of the Baroque is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Music of the Baroque, visit www.baroque.org.

Director of Development (full-time)

Music of the Baroque is seeking to hire a Director of Development to partner with the Executive Director in taking the organization’s solid base of fundraising to the next level.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute Music of the Baroque’s annual development plan to raise $1.5 million annually;
  • Secure annual support from board members, individuals, corporations, foundations, and government;
  • Play a leading role in the planning and execution of Music of the Baroque’s annual fundraising gala;
  • Develop and manage relationships with major donors and prospects;
  • Create and implement a corporate sponsorship program;
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, create relationships with Chicago’s foundations;
  • Support the Executive Director and Board to identify and enlist new directors for Music of the Baroque;
  • Create a large fundraising campaign capitalizing on Music of the Baroque’s upcoming 50th anniversary season in 2020/21;
  • Manage the development department’s work including supervision of the Development Manager;
  • Work closely with the marketing team and other colleagues to ensure high-quality collaboration and first-class communications are in place at all times;
  • Other responsibilities as they arise in what is a versatile work environment

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of fundraising experience, with at least 2-3 years in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated track record of securing major gifts
  • Ability to multi-task and to be flexible and adaptable to changing needs
  • Experience of high-level work in executing a solicitation strategy
  • In-depth knowledge of Chicago’s philanthropic community preferred

To apply, please email resume and cover letter detailing your fundraising achievements and interest in this position to: baroquejobs@gmail.com with “Director of Development” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries please. Music of the Baroque is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Music of the Baroque, visit www.baroque.org.